IAS Announces Campaign Sync Solution with Xandr’s Invest DSP to Match Advertisers’ Pre- and Post-bid Settings

IAS Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment reduces ad campaign block rates and campaign activation time to further optimize digital media quality

NEW YORK, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today announced the launch of its Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment. Currently accessible in Xandr’s Invest DSP globally and other DSPs soon, the solution allows advertisers to seamlessly mirror their post-bid advertising campaign settings with their pre-bid settings, for both mobile and desktop across video and display inventory. With the Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment, advertisers can enable unified brand safety, keyword blocklists, URL exclusion lists, brand suitability (Context Control avoidance), and invalid traffic avoidance settings. 

Streamlining Activation
The unified pre-bid segment removes the complexities and reduces the time and human error associated with manually mirroring post-bid preferences to pre-bid. Advertisers can launch and optimize their digital media campaigns quickly, ensuring comprehensive protection and time-sensitive updates in response to emerging news or trends. 

Reducing block rates
The solution will reduce post-bid block rates since undesired placements are avoided in the bid stream. Brands can reinvest savings into quality media and focus on optimizing future campaigns.

“Our Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment provides the necessary tools to help advertisers increase efficiency and ROI of their programmatic campaigns,” said Tom Sharma, Chief Product Officer, IAS. “Advertisers can capture their preferred campaign settings all in one place, streamlining workflow, reducing block rates, and improving overall media quality.” 

“We’re pleased to bring this solution first to Xandr, with more integrations in global DSPs to come. Ensuring digital ads land in environments that are safe and suitable has never been more important, especially in an ever-evolving digital landscape and news cycle. Our solution reduces some of the complexities in campaign management for advertisers.”

Unified Settings
During campaign set up, advertisers no longer need to create new lengthy lists or select thresholds for brand safety and suitability separately at the post-bid and pre-bid levels. IAS’s Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment simply syncs the advertiser’s selected post-bid avoidance settings from IAS Signal and presents it in a unified way, into one single pre-bid segment. This Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment will then automatically sync within the DSP to reflect any future changes to safety, suitability, invalid traffic, or custom lists.

The solution includes contextual avoidance segments and custom contextual segments based on a brand’s individual needs. IAS’s Context Control solution is driven by its proprietary Machine Learning capabilities, which can now seamlessly sync between post and pre-bid. Context Control is able to analyze emotion and sentiment of a web page with close to human comprehension. 

DSP Integration
Xandr’s strategic buying platform, Invest DSP, now offers IAS’s Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment for client activation alongside its existing IAS pre-bid segments, including contextual targeting and contextual avoidance. 

“The integration of IAS’s Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment will reduce the time spent by advertisers manually matching their brand safety and suitability settings at both the post and pre-bid levels,” said Dylan McBride, Global Head of Partnerships, Xandr. “The solution ensures that advertisers are able to launch campaigns with greater confidence and accuracy.”

Advertisers will continue to measure campaign performance through Signal, IAS’s reporting platform. 

About Integral Ad Science
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com.

About Xandr

Xandr, a part of Microsoft Advertising, powers a global marketplace for premium advertising. Our data-enabled technology platform, encompassing Xandr Invest, Xandr Monetize, and Xandr Curate, optimizes return on investment for both buyers and sellers, while maintaining a commitment to an open marketplace and empowering the open web globally.

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