Accreditation certifies DoubleVerify’s proprietary technology and products in delivering online media transparency and accountability solutions
New York, NY – (February 20, 2013) DoubleVerify, the worldwide leader in online media transparency, accountability and performance measurement today announced that is has received accreditation from the Media Rating Council (MRC) for its suite of Verification and Viewability products, which includes its BrandAssure, BrandShield, AdAssure and ViewAssure product offerings. MRC is the independent industry organization whose mission is to ensure valid, reliable and effective audience measurement services.
MRC accreditation certifies that DoubleVerify’s procedures adhere to the MRC’s Minimum Standards for Ratings Research and to industry accepted guidelines for digital campaign measurement, including the IAB’s Ad Verification Guidelines and IAB’s Display Ad Impression Measurement Guidelines. DoubleVerify’s proprietary pixel and crawler technology accurately evaluates impressions served across a wide range of important dimensions:
- Ad Viewability: Viewed Rate, Average Seconds Viewed, Entire Creative Viewed Rate
- Site Context: Inappropriate content and site list violations
- Ad Placement: Ad position (below and extremely below the fold), multiple ads, out of channel, competitive separation
- Geographic Targeting: U.S. and International
“Achieving MRC accreditation confirms that the innovative solutions that DoubleVerify has pioneered over the years to drive online media transparency and accountability are proven effective,” said Wayne Gattinella, CEO and President of DoubleVerify. “Importantly, we are the first company to receive MRC accreditation for measuring ad placement and competitive separation–capabilities vital to ensuring quality online campaign performance.”
DoubleVerify’s full suite of MRC-accredited products and services includes:
- BrandAssure – brand safety and geographic-target monitoring
- BrandShield – brand safety blocking
- AdAssure – ad placement and target monitoring
- ViewAssure – ad viewability measurement
Reactions to the MRC accreditation of DoubleVerify’s verification and viewability products:
“We congratulate DoubleVerify on this significant achievement,” said George W. Ivie, MRC’s Executive Director and CEO. “The accreditation process is rigorous, and achieving MRC accreditation speaks highly to both the quality and transparency of DoubleVerify’s processes.”
“The IAB recognizes and supports the importance of third-party oversight of advertising industry standards verification and accountability if we’re to propel the marketplace forward,” said Steve Sullivan, Vice President, Advertising Technology, IAB. “A successful MRC accreditation represents a truly high bar in this respect. We congratulate DoubleVerify for taking this vital step.”
“DoubleVerify’s MRC accreditation is a key step forward for the industry and the viewability movement,” said Eric Franchi, Co-founder, Undertone. “DoubleVerify is an important partner in providing viewability data that Undertone will use to make smarter campaign decisions for our clients.”
“The recent MRC accreditation further strengthens our confidence in DoubleVerify’s integrity as a leader in online verification and viewability measurement,” said Brian Ledoux, VP, Ad Operations, UM. “DoubleVerify’s solutions are right in line with our advertiser’s needs for online media measurement.”
DoubleVerify (www.doubleverify.com) is the world leader in online media transparency, accountability and performance measurement. DoubleVerify provides the innovative technology and insights that ensure brand effectiveness for the world’s largest digital advertisers. DoubleVerify validates over 60 billion advertising impressions per month for the leading Fortune 500 companies, advertising networks and media platforms. DoubleVerify was conferred the World Economic Forum 2012 Technology Pioneer Award for being one of the most innovative stakeholders in the technology space. Headquartered in New York City, DoubleVerify’s investors include JMI Equity, Institutional Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, First Round Capital and Genacast Ventures.
The Media Rating Council is a non-profit industry association established in 1964 comprised of leading television, radio, print and internet companies, as well as advertisers, advertising agencies and trade associations, whose goal is to ensure measurement services that are valid, reliable and effective. Measurement services desiring MRC accreditation are required to disclose to their customers all methodological aspects of their service; comply with the MRC Minimum Standards for Media Rating Research as well as other applicable industry measurement guidelines; and submit to MRC-designed audits to authenticate and illuminate their procedures. In addition, the MRC membership actively pursues research issues they consider priorities in an effort to improve the quality of research in the marketplace. Currently approximately 80 research products are audited by the MRC. Additional information about MRC can be found at www.mediaratingcouncil.org.