• ABC once again delivers verification for online brand safety to Vibrant Media

    Today we announce that Vibrant Media has once again been verified to the JICWEBS Digital Trading Standards Group (DTSG) Good Practice Principles by independent industry auditor ABC.  The aim of the Good Practice Principles is to inject greater transparency into the UK digital display market, ultimately giving brands greater reassurance that their advertising is more likely to reach the right audience and is not associated with content that could jeopardise brand reputation.

    By renewing their DTSG seal Vibrant Media have demonstrated their continuing commitment to transparency and helping the industry work towards greater online brand safety.

    For more information on ABC UK’s Verification Service please go to: www.abc.org.uk/dtsg.

    Simon Redlich, ABC Chief Executive (Interim), said: “We are delighted to have verified Vibrant Media as compliant with  JICWEBS Digital Trading Standards Group Good Practice Principles. ABC’s verification service gives our industry confidence about compliance with JICWEBS industry-agreed standards and raises the bar in the important area of brand safety, a key milestone in the evolution of digital display advertising.”

     

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     About Vibrant Media

    Formed in 2000, Vibrant Media is the original native advertising platform. Vibrant connects consumers in real time with engaging content and brand experiences cross-platform. Delivered directly off of words, images & video within a premium native environment, Vibrant’s solutions are designed to be viewable, relevant and engaging. With over 6,600 premium publishers, reaching more than 450 million unique users per month, Vibrant delivers native advertising at scale. Vibrant works with top brand advertisers such as Microsoft, Unilever, Chrysler and AT&T. The company was founded in 2000 and has offices in New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, London, Hamburg, Munich, and Dusseldorf. For more information about Vibrant, please visit www.vibrantmedia.com , http://www.vibrantmedia.com/news/vibrant-news/www.facebook.com/vibrantmedia  or www.twitter.com/vibrantmedia. Vibrant’s blog with insights on the digital marketing industry can be found at https://www.vibrantmedia.com/news/vibrant-blog/

     

    About ABC

    ABC inspires confidence in the market across the media world by delivering a valued ‘stamp of trust’.

    ABC underpins the way billions of pounds worth of advertising budgets are traded across the converging media landscape in the UK and beyond.  It has two roles:

    1. To bring the industry together to agree standards that define media measurement and determine best practice.
    2. To offer independent audit and compliance services, delivering certification which verifies that data and processes meet the industry-agreed Reporting Standards.

    ABC is governed by the industry, for the industry. ABC’s board consists of advertisers, media agencies, media owners and trade bodies.  They represent the differing interests of the media industry and meet regularly to agree new standards and make strategic decisions as to how ABC is run. With Board consensus, ABC has the ability to provide certification for any platform. As advertising platforms develop, ABC continually innovates and evolves to ensure its portfolio of products and services delivers to the media industry’s needs.

    ABC UK was established in 1931 and is a founder member of the International Federation of ABC (IFABC).  Richard Foan, Group Executive Director of Communication & Innovation, ABC UK, also chairs the IFABC Web Standards Group, which works to deliver global standards and establish digital good practice across the world.

     

    For press enquiries, please contact Native Consultancy: Richard Edwards and Rachel Hesslegrave on 01442 200971 or abcpressoffice@nativethinking.co.uk

     

     

    About JICWEBS

    JICWEBS www.jicwebs.org is the Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards. This industry‐owned organisation meets 4 times a year to ensure independent development and ownership of standards for underpinning online ad trading. This provides credibility, comparability, and transparency, which is particularly important for advertisers who then have a universally recognised set of principles to work with. ABC audits digital media and systems to these industry‐agreed standards and verifies that the principles have been applied.

    Representatives on JICWEBS encompass all areas of the digital industry including advertisers, agencies, media owners and technology providers from the following trade bodies: IPA, IPA digital, ISBA, AOP, IAB, NS, NPA.

    Many of the JICWEBS standard definitions have been adopted by all IFABC (International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations, www.ifabc.org) members. The IFABC World Wide Web Standards Group reviews these global metrics every year to make sure they remain relevant to the people spending money on online advertising.

     

    For more information please visit www.jicwebs.org

     

    About the Digital Trading Standards Group (DTSG)

    The DTSG comprises representatives from the following sectors of the digital display trading ecosystem: advertisers, agencies, agency trading desks (ATDs), demand side platforms (DSPs), advertising networks, sales houses, advertising exchanges, supply side platforms (SSPs) and publishers.