Barons Media’s Digital Ad Security Summit a big success!

Barons Media thanks everyone for making its 1st Annual Digital Ad Security Summit a big success.  Everyone dedicated to the fight against Ad Fraud was in attendance and contributed to raising awareness in the space.

Learn more about the summit’s guest speakers here:

In the 8 years Barons Media has been in business, transparency in our network has been key.  We believe in a safe marketplace for our advertisers and have always implemented new technologies to safe guard them.

Having guests raise awareness and comment on the latest technologies in the space has been instrumental in the fight against ad fraud. Ben Edelman gave a fantastic speech on the subject touching on some of the pitfalls in the industry as well as some of the hypocrisies. You can view his speech here:

You can view more pictures from the Digital Ad Security Summit here:

There have always been those who falsify impressions by utilizing BOTs or those who syndicate a site across publishing networks aiming to keep the syndicated site’s referrer information intact.  Of course fraudster techniques extend far beyond this.

As these methodologies grow in sophistication it becomes increasingly difficult to eliminate these threats before they become a problem.  There have been occasions where fraud in the market has penetrated not only our own safety measures but also those who make up a significant portion of the market.

In these cases the industry adapts and adjusts fraud prevention techniques accordingly.  Barons Media prides itself in being proactive in fraud prevention contrary to many in the market who simply react to a specific threat.

Barons Media has aligned itself with third parties such as Forensiq and TheMediaTrust who are experts in their field, strengthened our QA team with additional technical and operational staff and have dedicated time to finding new ways to safe guard our network.

While many like to play the “Blame Game” or “Pass the Buck”, Barons Media feels there’s a shared responsibility in the ad ecosystem.  Both parties need to take a proactive stance against fraud in the market.

There have been countless articles outlining how fraud continues to perpetuate in today’s marketplace.  It’s apparent fraud is making up a large portion of the market and advertisers adjust their budgets accordingly.  Once we work together in making a safer marketplace we should see ad spend increase exponentially.

Barons Media looks forward to the next Digital Ad Security Summit, hope to see you there!