SOURCE: Integral Ad Science

Integral Ad Science

October 13, 2016 10:00 ET

Integral Ad Science and AOL Expand Relationship, Announcing Full Integration of Anti-Fraud, Brand Safety, and Viewability Tools Across Video and Display

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2016) -  Integral Ad Science (IAS), the technology and data company that empowers the advertising industry to effectively influence consumers everywhere, today announced that AOL has integrated IAS video viewability pre-bid targeting into the ONE by AOL platform. Today's announcement expands the two-year old relationship between the companies and underscores their commitment to ensuring that advertisers and publishers have the tools required to most effectively target their video ad campaigns. The IAS performance-matching video viewability targeting allows advertisers to select, and achieve, viewability thresholds at 40+ percent, 50+ percent, 60+ percent, and 70+ percent.

"At AOL, we are firmly committed to raising the quality of content and ad experiences by providing advertisers and publishers the tools to create greater intelligence, transparency, and control," said Tim Mahlman, President, AOL Platforms. "Integrating with trusted partners like Integral Ad Science helps us do just that. Today marks an important step in a two-year integration with IAS, and we're proud to now offer their full suite of brand safety, anti-fraud, and viewability tools across video and display."

An open, multi-channel programmatic platform, ONE by AOL delivers a holistic view of marketing spend and performance across all screens, a powerful capability in today's advertising ecosystem. When customers pair ONE by AOL with IAS's proprietary technology, they can efficiently and seamlessly purchase viewable, fraud-free advertisements and get MRC-accredited viewability reporting across their display and video campaigns. As advertisers grapple with finding and targeting the right audience on the right device, and ensuring campaigns are actually being viewed, this partnership provides them with the tools to utilize campaign data in a more meaningful way.

The companies began their relationship in 2014 when AOL integrated IAS ad fraud detection capabilities. When AOL launched the ONE by AOL platform last year, IAS became one of its original partners, providing the industry's most robust capabilities on the platform.

"IAS analyzes billions of media quality metrics each day to ensure we're providing our partners with the most accurate information, enabling them to supply the best campaign analyses to their clients," said Scott Knoll, CEO at IAS. "This expanded relationship with AOL addresses the massive industry demand for solutions that go beyond simply ensuring that ads are viewable, to instead ensuring that ads are viewed by the appropriate audience on the right device." 

About Integral Ad Science
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global technology and data company that builds verification, optimization, and analytics solutions to empower the advertising industry to effectively influence consumers everywhere, on every device. We solve the most pressing problems for brands, agencies, publishers, and technology companies by verifying that every impression has the opportunity to be effective, optimizing towards opportunities to consistently improve results, and analyzing digital's impact on consumer actions. Built on data science and engineering, IAS is headquartered in New York with global operations in ten countries. Our growth and innovation have been recognized in Inc. 500, Crain's Fast 50, Forbes America's Most Promising Companies, and I-COM's Smart Data Marketing Technology Company. Learn more at http://www.integralads.com.

About AOL
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms, tapping into Microsoft inventory and original content brands like TechCrunch, The Huffington Post and MAKERS, which reach over 500 million monthly global consumers. Within its mobile advertising network alone, AOL has a reach of roughly 600 million users. A subsidiary of Verizon, AOL is shaping the digital future.