120% increase in CTV and mobile apps classified as fraudulent

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 
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DoubleVerify Global Study: Brand Safety Incidents on Mobile Apps Increase Three-Fold, as Ad Budgets Shift to Mobile

  • Fraudulent CTV & Mobile Apps Grow 120%, as Advertisers Target Premium, Emerging Media

NEW YORK — DoubleVerify (“DV”), the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software and analytics, today released its 2019 Global Insights Report, providing a market-by-market benchmark on the current and future state of media quality on the Internet.

The Report explores global trends in brand safety, fraud and viewability, with a number of key findings. The new 2019 data indicate that mobile app brand safety violations have grown 194% in the last year – as users’ content consumption patterns and corresponding ad budgets increasingly shift to mobile. In addition, the number of CTV and mobile apps identified as fraudulent has risen sharply – up 120%, as fraudsters increasingly target these premium, high-growth environments.

“Brand safety, fraud and viewability continue to be top-of-mind for advertisers, and with good reason,” said Wayne Gattinella, CEO of DoubleVerify. “Headlines buzz with stories about brands appearing beside fake or objectionable content, and emerging fraud schemes. The stakes are high as advertisers rightfully demand clarity and confidence into the quality and performance of their digital investment.”

About the Report

The 2019 Global Insights Report provides a market-by-market analysis of DoubleVerify impressions measured during the period of May 2018-April 2019, for display and video ads placed on desktop, mobile devices and CTV. The report includes 75 countries across North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific (APAC), and Europe / Middle East / Africa (EMEA). In developing the report, the company analyzed data in 40+ languages, across over 1,000 brands.

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