Discover new media/sources with Related Profiles.

Want more Media/Sources?
Introducing Related Profiles.

Let’s take an example: You are looking for Media Specialized in Music in France.

Your Corpus will look like this:

1/ Looking at trends over past month vs past week:

As shown below, Specialized Media in Music have an upward trend on Arts, Motion Picture and Sound Recording and Photo

2/ Let’s create a new Corpus from those 3 related classifications over the Past Week:

Your new corpus will look like this:

Now, let’s have a look at the top Classifications over the Past Week:

Music is #1 despite not being in the Corpus definition.

3. Discovering new media with the same editorial profiles

Left table below shows Media from the initial query (Music), Right table shows the Related Media over the Past Week.

2.5x more Media.

85 new media + the initial 56 = 141 Media. +2.5x more Media

Want to give it a shot? Contact us!

contactus@trustedout.com

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Introducing All periods Expertise for Media and Sources

What Expertise over a period means:

TrustedOut’s AI compares every word and expression of every article in a country with every classification’s bag of words of our taxonomy. (more on our technology here).

As every word in those bags of words has a weight, permanently re-assessed, we are able to compute a level of expertise over a period of time. For “Past week” for example, within all articles profiled over the past 7 days, some have a level of expertise corresponding to, from most expert to least, “Dedicated”, “Specialized, “Covered” or “All”

Different periods mean different Media and Sources

As explained in our Technology page defining a period of profiling means a time sensibility. The shorter the period is the more sensitive to news your Corpus will be. Reverse is true. The longest the period is, the more stable the Corpus will be.

Want them all? Select All Periods.

The list of media and sources your analytics or whitelist as campaigns will be based on might want to combine them all, the most sensitive to news and the most stable over time.

Let’s watch an example:

From the corpus definition above (Eating and Drinking, Specialized, in France):

Specialized, past week:

Hereafter is the Media and Sources export. Green means unique to this period of time.

We can see a lot of Media and Sources unique to this period with a majority of Twitter account belonging to Media showing the sensibility to news we explained above. Those Media twitter accounts have been active over the past 7 days but their weight over a longer period of time, Month and Quarter, doesn’t qualify them as Specialized.

Specialized, past month:

Same for past month here:

Specialized, past quarter:

Same for past quarter here:

By the numbers:

Why it matters:

Depending on your project, analytics or ad campaigns, the sensitivity to news and the depth of expertise mattes. Not only are our profiles updated permanently but your selection allows you to truly get the definition of content you trust… to make decisions you are going to trust.

Questions? Shoot!

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Content is all about Trust. Trust is Personal.

Credits: Gallup/Knight https://news.gallup.com/poll/319724/bias-others-news-greater-concern-bias-own-news.aspx

“Bias in Others’ News a Greater Concern Than Bias in Own News”

This article from Gallup (illustration above) confirms what we wrote in December 2018

While distrust is general, trust definition is personal.

Bias perception is getting worse

In the highly recommended “Knight Foundation: American Views 2020: Trust, Media and Democracy“, subtitled “A deepening divide”, we can read:

“Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they see too much bias in the reporting of news that is supposed to be objective as “a major problem” (73%), up from 65% in the 2017 study.”

Bottom line: Use Content you Trust to make decisions you gonna trust.

TrustedOut is all about defining the content you trust and getting it to ensure total brand safety, maximize ROI, feed your analytics tools, keep your organization up to date…

Questions? Let us know!

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Watch the content your BI is based on and where your brand is exposed in your ad campaigns.

Is the content you base your decision on the one you trust?
Is your brand appearing within sites you trust safe?

To make sure you answer yes to those questions (and more like where is focused your PR effort, are you tracking the right market…), TrustedOut is proud to offer, a posteriori profiling report.

It’s never too late. To know and fix.

As shown in the graphic above:

1/ Get the list of sources/media from your analytics tools and/or your DSP

Simply export the list of sources and/or media used for your analytics or get the list of domains from your DSP or ask your ad agency. This list can be in CSV, XLS or else in text format.

2/ Simply use the new “is in file” condition

New in TrustedOut is the “Files” menu. Upload your CSV or XLS made of your sources/medias as seen in previous step

Add the new condition for “Website”: “is in file” and select your CSV/XLS

3/ Click Report. Voila.

A real example?

Of course, we will keep this example anonymous. The privacy of people who trust us is top priority for us.

From an ad campaign, not using TrustedOut for its curation, we got the CSV file of all domains where a bid was won and thus, the client’s brand was exposed.

The Corpus producing the Report is dead simple but you can use this new filter line to dig into taxonomy, Spotted as, Countries, Languages etc…

Let’s go super simple. 1 line. That is it.:

Again, to keep this example all private, we won’t show the real and full report but here are few pages

Is your brand exposed in editorial focuses you want?

TrustedOut Report shows the editorial evolution of the domains where your brand was exposed.

Of course, the same applies to a list of sources used for your strategic decisions out of your analytics tools.

Is your brand exposed in sites spotted as toxic, political, religious or satirical?

Do you truly knew your brand was exposed there?

In our example, the client didn’t know and didn’t want to be seen on sites perceived as Far left or Far Right.

Well, just to mention one, its brand was on Breitbart. And more…

In the country and language you picked?

Client aimed for France and French.
TrustedOut found only 58.9% were in French and less than half in France.

The Solution: Use TrustedOut to ensure your curation is made of the content you trust.

In the example above, we offered a different whitelist made of media in France and in French, the desired taxonomy, both in expertise level, over a chosen period of time and blocked all toxic and extreme political orientation. We could do more.

Straight forward:

We encourage you to read this post: TrustedOut for Xandr: First results

Want to test drive?

Contact us to see if you qualify for a free report (large ad agency, enterprise, in the US or in France).

or email us at contactus@trustedout.com

SSP* coverages in the USA and France.

* SSP: Ad Supply-Side Platform

Target SSPs within your Corpus/WhiteList

As we announced on August 17th, TrustedOut now allows you to target your favorite SSP for your ad campaign.

Top 6 classifications per SSP in the USA:

Politics and Sports, then Society…

… No Tech and only one for Economy and Finance.

Top 6 classifications per SSP in France:

Sports and all about the same.

Tech but no Lifestyle, Economy or Finance.

Your Corpus is ready? So is your Curation for your DSP.

UI is dead simple: Add the “Ad Supply-Side Platform” and select your SSP as shown above. Save your Corpus.

Now, let’s connect your curation made with a TrustedOut Corpus to your DSP…

3 clicks…

Click #1: Get Media and Sources (as shown on the picture above)

Click #2: Connect

Click #3: Select Xandr (formerly AppNexus (Read Partnership announcement))

… and get a Deal ID ready for your DSP!

Insert this Deal ID in your DSP and let TrustedOut feed your campaign with Content you’ve selected.

Simple, Safe and Permanently Updated.

Questions? Let us know!

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TrustedOut’s Ad Campaign Curation: Simple, Safe and Permanently Updated.

Your Corpus is ready? So is your Curation for your DSP.

Short post today, as the process of connecting your curation made with a TrustedOut Corpus is ridiculously simple!

3 clicks…

Click #1: Get Media and Sources (as shown on the picture above)

Click #2: Connect

Click #3: Select Xandr (formerly AppNexus (Read Partnership announcement))

… and get a Deal ID ready for your DSP!

Insert this Deal ID in your DSP and let TrustedOut feed your campaign with Content you’ve selected.

Simple, Safe and Permanently Updated.

Simple as above reviewed the 3 click process.

Safe and Premium as demonstrated in this post: TrustedOut for Xandr: First results

Permanently Updated for 2 reasons:

1/ You can at all time go back to your Corpus, make changes and a click on “Save” will update the curation

2/ TrustedOut permanently updates its profiling, so if media are added or removed from your Corpus, they are also updated in your campaign.

Want to run a test?

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Corpus Reports: Brand Safety Surveillance and Analytics Perimeters Watch.

New: Corpus Reports.
Easy to read, Easy to share.

We are delighted to introduce within our Customer User Interface, a new feature coming from the feedback we’ve collected:

“How to get a daily report on the Corpus I’m using for an ad campaign or analytics on a product launch?”, “I want to share this report with my management, so no learning curve, must be straight forward”

Well, here it is. In the Customer UI, there is a new “Report” button. At any time you can get a PDF of what your Corpus is made of and share it amongst your team or/and client for review or approval.

Brand Safety Surveillance.

Let’s take an example: You are running an ad campaign to get traffic to a page. TrustedOut analyzes the destination page and build the following Corpus for this campaign:

  • Content must be French for France
  • Media must have covered “Society” AND talk about “Digital Life” over the past quarter to get stable classifications

Corpus looks like this:

A click on the “Report” button will give you this PDF:

Click on the button to get the report

Fine tuning your Corpus to get the desired Report

At all time you can tweak your Corpus to correct things you don’t like in the Report.

For example, page 29 shows:

… and you don’t want:

  • Toxic content
  • You can tolerate Politics but don’t want Far Right, nor Far Left
  • You’re ok with Religions and Humorous/Satirical

Then, change your Corpus definition to:

Next: Connect your Corpus to your DSP. (Spoiler alert: Blog post coming soon :))

Analytics Perimeters Watch

Controlling and sharing the Corpus you use for your analytics is critical.

After all, trusting decisions you are going to make impose to share the content you use to make your analytics and thus the decisions from those.

(reminder: the name TrustedOut comes from “If it’s not Trusted In, it cannot be Trusted Out”)

To pursue with our example above, the Report shows on page 9 the trends of your Corpus over time:

Now, say you don’t want to use, for any reason, media talking about Preschool and Primary Schools:

Simply change your Corpus definition with the addition line:

And now, Trends look like this:

Get management and clients involved by sharing Corpuses!

Questions? Let us know:

contact@trustedout.com

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Contextual relevance is key to customers. Profiling is key to Contextual relevance.

Credits IAS https://insider.integralads.com/contextual-advertising-research

Ads must be relevant to content.

In a report we encourage to read, IAS explores the power of context on consumer perception, we can read:

“Contextual relevance is preferred across all verticals

When shown articles representing different verticals, consumers were consistent: they always preferred contextual relevance. Across the board, consumers paired the advertisements they prefer with articles categorized in the same content vertical.”

The picture above shows the majority of consumers prefers to have ads relevant to the content where they are inserted.

It does make sense to avoid any opposition or distraction from the content.

Profiling makes content relevant.

TrustedOut’s Holistic Profiling works like this:

Which means, not only the content where the ads will be inserted is classified and gauged in expertise but the Perception and the Orientation of the Media of insertion are also gauged.

Ex: How it applies to Entertainment:

No more unmanageable, biased, irrelevant over time keywords

With TrustedOut, Classifications in our taxonomy define a Vertical.

For Entertainment, for example, brand classification “Entertainment & Leisure” comes to mind. But then, why not Information and Communication with its Motion pictures, Online Media, etc… and then why not Culture and Arts with its Arts, Comics, Dance… and then what about content about Eating and Drinking?…

Geo: USA, As of 2020/08/28

Why it matters?

No dependance of unmanageable, irrelevant over time lists of keywords.

TrustedOut qualifies every piece of content at the moment of use. Expressions and their weight are permanently updated.

An amazing opportunity for greater context relevancy.

In our example above, adjust ad messages to the type of Entertainment. Greater context relevancy, greater approval from the customer!

Relevant… and safe!

Now that context is relevant, but…
… is the publisher of this content spotted as Fake News, Junk Science, Conspiracy Theory, Revisionism or Hate News?
… is the publisher politically oriented? Religiously oriented? Humorous/Satirical?

Say you are looking for Entertainment in the largest sense as shown above but you don’t want publishers spotted with toxic content, not far right or far left and not humorous/satirical. No filter on Religion.

Your ad campaign will run within this corpus:

Related read:

TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

TrustedOut for Xandr: First results

Questions? Let us know!

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Comparing humorous/satirical sites in the US vs France

Editorial focuses of sites spotted as Humorous/Satirical:

Above are the Editorial Radars for the sites spotted as humorous or satirical in the US and in France.

Below are the weighted editorial focus (above 1% and as of August 17th)

Quick points:

Scope:

    • All about People in the USA.
    • Wider in France with People, General and Sciences.

Lifestyle:

    • More masculine than feminine in the US
    • Masculine, Feminine, Home higher in the US
    • Child and Teen and Youth in France

Culture and Arts:

    • 2x more in the US

Entertainment and Leisure:

    • High and only in the US

Society:

    • Political Engagement, way higher in France.
    • Religion present and equivalent in both countries.

Politics, Economy and Enterprise:

    • In line with Society > Political Engagement, Politics is High and only in France.
    • Union high in Economy and Enterprise in France.

Education, Sports:

    • Both only in the US.

Sciences:

    • Only in France.

Why it matters:

Understanding how humor and satire is played out matters for your communication campaigns to get the perfect messages at the perfect place.

Want to know more? Let us know!

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New for your ad campaign whitelists: Target SSPs and Add Mobile Apps

Adding SSPs to Media Profiles

Now TrustedOut adds authorized SSPs to Media Profiles. Example above is BFMTV

Add a SSP Filter to your Corpus for targeted WhiteLists

Targeting Media authorizing your favorite SSP is as simple as adding the following filter line:

 

As shown, available SSPs are Xandr (formerly AppNexus) with whom we have a partnership, Google, Smart Adserver, FreeWheel, Rubicon Project and Teads.

Extend your Whitelist reach with Media Mobile Apps.

In addition to SSPs, TrustedOut now also offers pending Apps of a Media. Following the BFMTV example above, here are the corresponding Mobile Apps:

Next read:

TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

Want to test it? Let us know!

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TrustedOut for Xandr: First results

What we’ve learned so far.

A month ago we announced: “TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

Collaboration went very well and a month later, here’s what we’ve learned about TrustedOut for Xandr:

100% Industrializable.

To make the process totally frictionless, we profile the destination site and use this profiling to build a similar corpus and get the list of media from it. This list of media is then connected to Xandr, as the trusted whitelist.

100% Safe.

100% of the whitelist coming out of the corpus created, and if necessary, fine-tuned and/or validated by the brand manager, is following TrustedOut’s holistic profiling process

100% Premium.

Nothing but Safe Media.

No Games, No Directory, No Platform.

And all local. If you select the country and/or the language, 100% will be from your selected countries and/or languages.

Higher Engagement.

We’ve enjoyed significantly more impressions viewed per domain.

Cheaper CPM.

While Premium, we’ve also noticed cheaper CPM.

Bottom line: TrustedOut is frictionless because industrializable, totally safe and Premium for your brand.

Want to give it a shot? Let us know!

contact@trustedout.com

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Lessons for growing publisher revenue by removing 3rd party tracking*

*Source: Brave https://brave.com/publisher-3rd-party-tracking/

The end of 3rd party cookies

On January 14th of this year, Google wrote: Building a more private web: A path towards making third party cookies obsolete

How personal data are “broadcast”.

We highly recommend this document, “Behavioural advertising and personal data”, from Dr Johnny Ryan, where we can read:

“…every time a person loads a page on a website that uses real-time bidding advertising, personal data about them are broadcast to tens – or hundreds – of companies. Here is a sample of the personal data broadcast.

●  What you are reading or watching
●  Your location (OpenRTB also includes full IP address)
●  Description of your device
●  Unique tracking ID or a “cookie match” to allow advertising technology companies to try to identify you the next time you are seen, so that a long-term profile can be built or consolidated with offline data about you
●  Your IP address (depending on the version of “RTB” system)
●  Data broker segment ID, if available. This could denote things like your income bracket, age and gender, habits, social media influence, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, political leaning, etc. (depending on the version of “RTB” system)”

“We used to read the newspaper, now the news reads us.”

This quote from the Global Editors Network. We strongly encourage you to read the article using the quote as a title and try the section “What happens when you read an article online”. Below is a screenshot for Spiegel.de

1 out of 5 happy for their data to be shared (UK, 2017)

In 2017, GFK was commissioned by IAB Europe (the AdTech industry’s own trade body) to survey 11,000 people across the EU about their attitudes to online media and advertising. GFK reported that only “20% would be happy for their data to be shared with third parties for advertising purposes”. [source]

Finding#1: Removing 3rd party tracking/AdTech and investing in Context increases revenue!

The first chart and the chart below are from the article from Brave.com, “lessons for growing publisher revenue by removing 3rd party tracking” both demoing the revenue increase is attributable to removing 3rd party tracking and adtech.

NPO and its sales house, Ster, invested in contextual targeting and testing, and produced vast sales increases even with sites that do not appear to dominate their categories.

The Covid-19 market shock shifted the market from video to display

Finding#2: “legitimate publishers of all size can increase revenue”. The New York Times example…

On their site, Open.nytimes.com, they wrote: “As of April 2019, we [The New York Times] removed all third-party data controllers from our homepage, section fronts and articles. … This reduced the amount of data we shared with third-party data controllers by over 90 percent. We are working on ways to improve this number…”

Finding#3. “Context is powerful.”

“NPO properties now provide no geotagging, no frequency capping, and no cross device measurement. Despite the absence of these features, extensive testing with advertisers has proven that the ads are effective, and advertisers are spending more with NPO than before.”

Next read:

TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

Introducing the Brand Safety Report

The game is rigged: A former marketer shows you how Big Tech’s advertising practices harm us all

You have questions? Let us know!

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Introducing the Brand Safety Report

Download Corpus Profile
Click to download

Get a report on your ad campaign  whitelist.

You are running or ran an ad campaign and want to make sure your brand is/was safe? Now you can. Simply get the profile of the corpus used for your campaign.

Here is an example of a Corpus profile for a campaign active on July 8th and 9th (of course, you can get as many corpuses and corpus profiles within a campaign)

An holistic Corpus Profiling

As announced in last week post, Holistic Media Profiling is us, Corpus profiles cover the 3 facets: Content & Expertise (taxonomy of what is published), Perception (Spotted as toxic) and Orientation (Political, Religious, Satirical)

A brand new Editorial Trends page.

Visualize how the list of media in your corpus evolved in the past 7 days compared to the past month and the past quarter:

Picture where your brand was exposed

Still work in progress but this page in the report shows if your brand was exposed in a toxic and/or religious and/or Humorous/Satirical environment.

Want to dive into a Spotted area?

From above, you’d like to get the Media spotted as Religious > Christianity?

Simply add the following condition to your Corpus:

… and get the Media list (Media > Get > Download > Media):

Finally, you decide to remove Media spotted in Religious > Christianity, simply add the following condition:

Questions? Let us know 🙂

contact@trustedout.com

Holistic Media Profiling is us.

Profiling Content & Expertise + Perception + Orientation

After 2 years of development, we are proud to announce the completion and immediate availability of our holistic media profiling including the 3 facets: Profiling Content & Expertise + Perception + Orientation.

What makes us unique:

Nationwide.

Our goal is to listen to every article every media publishes in every country. At this point, we cover France and the USA but adding a country is just a matter of teaching our AI systems.

Permanently updated. Unbiased. Universal.

Our AI systems always update every classification with new expressions found in a country and a language. It also guarantees the absence of humans biais would introduce and a constant level of competencies on every subject.

Universal and live taxonomy weighting expertise.

The very first profiling we worked on was building a unique universal taxonomy to recognize the editorial focus of a piece of content. Our taxonomy can be connected to another one, like the way an Enterprise organizes its businesses, per industry for example. This allows Enterprise customers to use TrustedOut in their own environment.

Universal, because with our Nationwide total coverage of what is talked about in media our taxonomy had to cover every matter, everything. We did it.

Live, because our AI updates the bags of words that identify a classification and the taxonomy itself is updated.

The use of words or expressions shows the level of expertise in a classification.

Perception.

We believe toxic content, such as fake news, junk sciences… is a perception. For example, what is fake for someone is not for someone else. We are not about fact checking which can also be disputed but instead, we gauge how a media is perceived.

Orientation.

Orientation is the detection of a political, a religious and/or a humoristic/satirical angle. Political detection is either: Negative (no orientation detected), Far left, Left, Right or Far Right. Religion detection is either: Negative, or, in alphabetical order, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism. Humoristic/satirical detection is either positive or negative.

Next read:
TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

Questions? Let us know!

Contact us at: contact@trustedout.com

Media covering Preventive Medicine also talk about…

Click to zoom. Note: Preventive Medicine is part (leaf) of Medicine and Health (stem) in our taxonomy.

Preventive Medicine next to what other Editorial Classifications?
In France? In the US?

Preamble:
Radar charts above are made to show the Top 6 editorial classifications and their respective weights. Data are for the week from June 22nd until June 29th 2020.

Here’s a more detailed view:

Click to zoom

Interesting to notice within the Top6:

  1. Unsurprisingly, Media in both countries are focused on Medicine & Health, but Pharmacy & Drugs is almost as high as Preventive Medicine in the US (Way less in France).
  2. Media in the US are Personal, Family and Care, when France talks Disease, Dermatology and Dentistry/Odontology
  3. In the US, right after Medicine & Health is Economy & Enterprise, heavy on Employment & Unemployment, Communication and Career. Health has a strong link on Jobs. Not present in France
  4. In France, right after Medicine & Health is Politics, heavy on Political Party, Civil Defense, Public Services and Administration. #6 in the US with Public Services at the same level.
  5. Lifestyle is present in both countries. Only with Kids in France, more classical Lifestyle with Home and Eating & Drinking in the US.
  6. Healthcare is only present in the US, heavy on Hospital & Clinic while Sports is only present in France with Fans/Community and, unsurprisingly, Football and Cycling

Why it’s important

Avoiding:

In these uncertain times, you might want to avoid content related to the current pandemic, so instead of managing the unmanageable, always out-of-date, black list of keywords, simply add the following condition to your Corpus, export/connect to your DSP… voilà.

Targeting:

If you choose to target the Medicine & Health > Preventive Medicine content, it’s important for the consistency of your brand to know what type of content is within the Media you will authorize in your white list or your PR effort or what kind of content you choose to analyze.

Questions? Tell us!

TrustedOut partners with Xandr to bring new intelligence in targeting capabilities

We are extremely proud to announce that TrustedOut is now available to buyers through the Xandr platform.

Through this collaboration, marketers and agencies using Xandr’s strategic buying platform, Xandr Invest, will have access to unique and granular contextual targeting capabilities that will allow them to bring intelligence to their campaigns.

Xandr, ex. AppNexus, is AT&T’s advanced advertising company, provides an advanced buy-side and sell-side advertising technology enabling buyers and sellers to access and trade premium inventory in a trusted and streamlined environments.​

TrustedOut through ‘Corpus Intelligence’ enables buyers to identify trusted environments and deliver their contents and their campaigns with  uniquely profiled, AI-fed and permanently updated media database.

“Xandr seeks out sophisticated solutions to offer advertisers looking for alternatives to cookie-based solutions for finding valued audiences. We are excited to welcome TrustedOut as a technological collaboration on our platform and have them contribute to increased contextual targeting capabilities for Xandr customers,” says Paul-Antoine Strullu, VP & Managing Director, Southern Europe at Xandr

“This partnership with a global leader such as Xandr is a fantastic milestone for TrustedOut. We could not be more excited to partner with Xandr to bring contextual targeting technology to another level!” adds Freddy Mini, TrustedOut’s President and co-founder.

TrustedOut’s Solutions for Online Advertising

 

1. Brand Safety | 2. End of Cookies | 3. Reporting Laws


1. Brand Safety: What we are fixing:
How can we make sure a Brand is totally safe?

A major issue. Brands take years to build and can be detroyed in a moment. To avoid having your brand displayed in an unsafe environment, the brand must define what is safe and build a whitelist accordingly.

How we are fixing it:
Build and Manage your Whitelist with your definition of what is safe for your Brand.

Create a Corpus corresponding to the media profiles safe for your brand:

For a campaign, you are looking for media and sources:

  • Widely covering Driving as a Lifestyle during the past Quarter in America
  • But not related to Racing, cars or motorbikes
  • And without any political orientation
  • And not perceived as Fake or Hate news
Click to zoom

TrustedOut, at this very moment, found 2,667 media and 6,017 sources. Finding corresponding sources is important to laser target part of a media. Click on [Get] to have a look at the list. You can always fine tune the list with more conditions…

Click to zoom

Ready? click on [Download] and [Media (CSV)] to download your whitelist.
You can also [Connect] with your DSP so updates on the list get sync’ed with your DSP.

Bottom line: The whitelist is made of media profiles you select.


2. End of Cookies: What we are fixing:
How to target audience in absence of cookies?

Following Apple, Google has announced the end of cookies, and context, which means targeting will no longer be done using these classic methods.

How we are fixing it:
Grab Intelligence from the targeted article’s classifications.

Without insights from cookies, most of the intelligence resides in the article where the ad might be placed and its URL.
From the previous corpus, you can visualize how articles from a source are classified.
For example here, from the Media “InsideEVs”, we have for the source “InsideEVs – Features” the following articles:

Click to zoom

The URL indicates the source (feed) which is also profiled giving even more intelligence on the article.

Furthermore, Classifications of an article not only detect editorial orientations not dependent on the presence or absence of keywords but those classifications also evolve over time. Meaning what is perceived in a way at publishing time, might be perceived in a different way later… This is a unique guarantee ad targeting, and thus Brand Safety, will remain relevant and secure over time.

Read Classification vs Keywords to understand the huge benefits of Editorial Orientations AND the evolution of classification over time.

Classification vs Keywords


3. Reporting laws: What we are fixing:
How to deal with government reporting laws such as the Avia law?

    • First France and, according to the Guardian, other countries will follow, Brands will have to display, on a monthly basis, sites where they bought advertising. A way to show who finances who.

How we are fixing it:
Report Media with their profile made by TrustedOut. AI-Powered. Unbiased, Universal and always Up-to-date.

    • Reporting laws, such as the “Avia law” in France are explained here:

The Political role of Advertisers

    • To follow up on previous example above, a brand advertising on “Inside EVs” could link to this TrustedOut Media Profile

Corpus
 

Demo

This Solution is also available here.

Other solutions from TrustedOut :

Business Intelligence | Business Watch | Publishers

Questions? Let us know!

How Health is covered depending on Political Orientations. US vs France.

In the radars above, we analyzed Editorial Classifications in Media in the US and France, in between June 13th and June 20th using the following Corpus:

. Country is “France”, and then, “USA”
. Source Taxonomy is “Sciences>Medicine & Health” OR “Industries>Healthcare”, “Covered” AND over the “past week”
. Spotted as Political is “Left” OR “Far Left”, and then, “Right” OR “Far Right”, and then “Negative”

Top 6 Editorial Classifications in the USA:

  1. No Political Orientation has Medicine & Health significantly #1 and ahead of #2 and #3
  2. Both No Political Orientation and Right/Far Right have Medicine & Health as #1, which seems obvious looking at the Corpus definition, but Left/Far Left has it at the lowest percentage, #3, below Society and Lifestyle
  3. Interestingly, all have Politics in the same range.
  4. Right/Far Right has Economy & Enterprise higher than No Political Orientation and Left/Far Left have Economy & Enterprise, both at the same level.
  5. Both No Political Orientation and Left/Far Left have Entertainment & Leisure. Right/Far Right does not but has Law instead.

Top 6 Editorial Classifications in France:

  1. All 3 have Medicine & Health as #1 and in similar range.
  2. All 3 have Lifestyle and Economy & Enterprise in similar range.
  3. All 3 have Society and Politics but higher when a Political Orientation is spotted
  4. Only when No Political Orientation is spotted do we have Formal & Earth & Universe Sciences
  5. Only when Left/Far Left Orientation is spotted do we have Human Sciences
  6. Only when Right/Far Right Orientation is spotted do we have Entertainment & Leisure

Content Orientations can be helpful.

Many times, Content Orientations are banned but, in the light of charts above, depending of your communication goals, Political Orientations may be helpful.

Want to know more? Contact us!

Introducing Religious Orientation in Media

Learnings on Editorial Coverages: Media Spotted as Religiously Oriented in the USA vs France.

Last week, we announced the new Spotting of Political Orientations, this week, we’re introducing the new spotting of Religious Orientations in Media!

All these analytics where done on the period 3/17-6/17/2020.

Today, we are looking for coverage of the following religions:  Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism, deliberately listed in alphabetical order as, should it be necessary to mention: In no way, we are pushing, nor valuing any religion, one vs another, or in general.

Above, we are comparing the Editorial Classifications of Media spotted as Religious in both, USA and France.

We can see Editorial classifications are very similar except for Economy and Enterprise, only in the USA and Medicine and Health, only in France.

What makes Media Spotted as Religious different?

In the USA:

Here, we are comparing ALL media vs those spotted as Religious, both in the USA.

The Top 6 Editorial Classifications for Media spotted as religious:

. Has Society as #1
. Shares the same Top 3
. Does not have Sports and Entertainment and Leisure
. Has Economy and Enterprise and Humain Sciences

In France:

This time, we are comparing ALL media vs those spotted as Religious, both in France.

The Top 6 Editorial Classifications for Media spotted as religious:

. Like in the USA, has Society as #1
. Unlike in the USA, does not share the same Top 3
. Does not have Tech and Sports
. Has Human Sciences and Medicine and Health

Country vs Country+Language

Next, we had a look at the difference between a language and the same language spoken in a specific country.

The Top 6 Editorial Classifications for Media spotted as religious in English, in the USA vs anywhere:

. Same Top 3 but stronger in Society and Politics in the USA
. USA has Economy and Enterprise
. Anywhere has Law

The Top 6 Editorial Classifications for Media spotted as religious in French, in the France vs anywhere:

. Same Top 6
. Stronger in Society, Lifestyle and Politics in France

How is Christianity covered?

Now, let’s focus on one religion. We picked Christianity, out of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism because its coverage is the largest within both countries.

 

The Top 6 Editorial Classifications for Media spotted as Religious > Christianity in both countries:

. Both have Society as #1 with heavy scores. 
. Both have Lifestyle, Politics, Human Sciences, Culture and Arts
. Only France has Medicine and Health
.Only USA has Education.

Interested? Let us know below:

Introducing Political Orientations Spotted in Media.

Learnings on Editorial Coverages: Far Left vs Far Right and US vs France.

New: We can now spot Political Orientations in Media! In a coming post, we will explain how we are able to do this.

In today’s post, we decided to analyze extremes in the Political spectrum, Left and Right and in France and the USA (we only considered editorial classifications greater than 1%):

Today, we’ve also decided to start with some of the learnings and give you more depth afterwards. (Let us know if you liked it?)

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Editorial coverages in both countries

Far Left: #1, Politics, #2, Society
Far Right: #1, Society, #2, Politics.

Politics+Society =
In the US: 46.3%, Far Left, 48.8%, Far Right
In France: 24.7%, Far Left, 29.3% Far Right

Political Party is a Far Left thing.

Political engagement high for both wings.

Unions but in opposite wings: Far Right in France and Far Left for the US

Lifestyle in both wings but covers Child, Teen and Youth in France and Masculine in the US.

Only Far Left in both countries covers Home

Editorial coverage specific to the US.

Both wings cover LGBTQ and Religion.

Both wings cover both Civil and Military Defenses.

Only US Far Right does not cover Foreign Affairs

Both wings cover Law > Constitutional and Criminal. Far Left also covers International

Both wings cover Human Sciences > Philosophy

Editorial coverage specific to France.

Both wings cover Immigration and diversity

Only Far Left covers Social and Labor

Far Left does not cover Medicine and Health

Far Left does not cover Human Sciences


In more depth:
Spotted Far Left in France

Politics – 14.9%
Public Services (Social/Health) – 9.1%
Foreign Affairs – 2.1%
Government – 1.7%
Political Party – 1.2%
Society – 9.8%
Political Engagement – 5.1%
Immigration and Diversity – 2.1%
Law – 9.1%
Social and Labor – 6.4%
Economy and Enterprise – 9.0%
Economy – 1.5%
Employment and Unemployment – 1.0%
Medicine and Health – 6.3%
Care – 3.2%
Lifestyle – 5.8%
Child, Teen and Youth – 2.8%
Home – 1.3%

Spotted Far Right in France

Society – 19.2%
Political Engagement – 8.2%
Misc News – 4.5%
Religion – 2.5%
Immigration and Diversity – 2.0%
Politics – 10.1%
Foreign Affairs – 2.7%
Political Party – 2.6%
Public Services (Social/Health) – 1.5%
Civil Defense – 1.3%
Government – 1.2%
Lifestyle – 6.9%
Child, Teen and Youth – 2.0%
Medicine and Health – 5.4%
Veterinary Medicine – 1.2%
Care – 1.0%
Economy and Enterprise – 4.8%
Union – 2.1%
Economy – 1.2%
Human Sciences – 3.9%
Philosophy – 1.2%
Psychology – 1.1%

Spotted Far Left in the USA

Politics – 29.8%
Political Party – 12.5%
Foreign Affairs – 6.9%
Government – 5.1%
Public Services (Social/Health) – 2.5%
Military Defense – 1.5%
Civil Defense – 1.0%
Society – 16.3%
Political Engagement – 7.7%
LGBTQ – 3.4%
Religion – 2.1%
Economy and Enterprise – 8.5%
Economy – 5.1%
Union – 2.9%
Law – 5.5%
Consitutional -2.7&%
International – 1.4%
Criminal – 1.0%
Lifestyle – 4.5%
Masculine – 2.8%
Home – 1.0%
Human Sciences – 3.9%
Philosophy – 2.5%

Spotted Far Right in the USA

Society – 26.6%
Political Engagement – 7.5%
Religion – 6.9%
LGBTQ – 5.4%
Misc News – 2.7%
Humanitarian Aid – 1.4%
Politics – 22.0%
Political Party – 8.9%
Government – 5.2%
Public Services (Social/Health) – 2.1%
Military Defense – 1.4%
Civil Defense – 1.2%
Law – 6.5%
Consitutional – 3.3%
Criminal – 2.2%
Lifestyle – 5.2%
Masculine – 1.5%
Medicine and Health – 3.8%
Care – 1.0%
Human Sciences – 3.7%
Philosophy – 2.6%

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Nielsen’s Ad spent vs TrustedOut Editorial classifications. What is bought, What is written.

Where advertising budgets went in Q1

The chart above is from MarketingCharts showing the Top 10 Advertising Categories in Q1 2020 using Nielsen Worldwide data. MarketingCharts adds: “Figures show the percentage share of advertising spend across 21 countries: Australia; Belgium; France; Germany; Indonesia; Ireland; Italy; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Phillipines; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Singapore; South Africa; Spain; Thailand; UK; USA.”

What was written in the past 3 months

Knowing where ad dollars went from January to end March 2020, we decided to compare with our AI-powered classifications in the past 3 months (3/3-6/3) to gauge if there was a correlation. TrustedOut, at this point of its development, solely focus on the US and France.

Reminder: the goal of this post is to match numbers between what is spent and what is written.

1/ Matching Nielsen’s categories and TrustedOut’s taxonomy

The 10 categories from Nielsen, representing 72% of the ad budget spent in Q1 must be compared to TrustedOut’s taxonomy of  24 branches and 292 classifications.

We use this method of matching 2 taxonomies with large accounts so they can continue to use their own.

For this exercise, we asked our Head of Information and Editor in Chief to do the work.

2/ Editorial weights per country over a period of time

Each and every article is profiled to get its weight in the relevant classification (here’s how TrustedOut works).

Example: This article from CNN: American Airlines expands its US flight schedule for July is classified as:

59.6% Industries › Transportation › Air
40.4% People › Entertainment And Leisure › Tourism And Travel

3/ What is spent and What is written

The cumulation of those weighted classifications over a period of time gives the Editorial weights as shown in the table below

A dry run to demo capabilities.

We are comparing 2 different periods of time, January-March for Nielsen and March-May for TrustedOut and 2 different geos, 21 countries (including France and the US) for Nielsen, and 2, France and the US, for TrustedOut to showcase what can be read from this exercise.

Learnings:

Of course, we offer these analytics to customers with selected set of data.

72% bought vs 36-40% of what is written

Or, another way to say it, 60+% of what is written is NOT within 70+% of budget spent.

Screaming Opportunities…

According to Nielsen, Food attracts 8.9% on Ad Spent but the Editorial Offer is only 1-1.3%.

Yes, we are talking ad revenues that have to do with page views. But when the discrepancy is so important it might be a good idea to boost exposure of those pages and since dollars are coming in, to have more pages to satisfy the demand.

… and Crowdy areas

To the contrary, Entertainment gets 7.5% of the budgets but has 12.4-14.6% of Editorial offer. Might be a good idea to switch to more ad-opportunistic classifications

Editorial reactivity

An interesting case is the Top1: Healthcare. More than 1 USD over 10 spent on this Nielsen category. And, again, that’s for January-March 2020. In the past 3 months, TrustedOut measured 6.8-7.2% which high compared to normal times before Covid-19.

To gauge if this focus did last over time, we looked at the numbers for the past month (compared with past quarter):

+91% articles on Healthcare in the US. +53% in France.

Actions from here.

Our goal is to help make greater decisions with greater insights.

For Ad buyers: Be Nielsen in this example.

Contact us with customer budgets and let’s map the Editorial opportunities. Basically, you will replace Nielsen in this example and compare your numbers with ours, updated daily to optimize your ROI.

For Publishers: Get more inventory where budgets are.

Contact us with the projection you have on ad spent trends and let us map how to be best positioned in terms of inventory and competitive offering.

Interested? Contact us!

Helping Brand Managers address the Football lovers market

TrustedOut Quadrant for Football lovers

In a previous post we explained the TrustedOut’s Benefits and its Quadrant: A unique way to address Marketing and Advertising related to a market.

Let’s focus today on American Football Lovers and how TrustedOut can help Brand Managers.

Brand Managers:
Delivering a True Brand Consistency.

From the Quadrant:

1. Total Brand Safety

Brand Managers will want to totally secure their brand with a Whitelist made of their trust criteria:

  • Country is the US
  • AND Sources must cover Sports>Football (to broaden the number of media) over the past week (to ensure all classifications amongst the latest news)
  • AND Sources must cover Sports>Community over the same period of time
  • AND NOT be perceived as toxic
  • AND NOT be sensed as being politically extreme.

Corpus looks like this:

… representing 409 media with 845 sources and about 9,000 articles a day and 1.5M abstracts from the past.

Whitelist will be download or, even better, connected with a partner DSP:

 

This whitelist will drive the ad campaign to ensure, only media validated by the Brand Managers, will expose the brand.

2. Aligned watch and alerts

To make sure everyone within the company and partners are aligned and up-to-date with the targeted market, here Football Lovers, the Corpus will be modified like this:

  • Country is the US is replaced with Language is English for this watch
  • AND Sources must be dedicated to Sports>Football to narrow the coverage and watch the most important and dedicated ones.
  • AND Sources must be dedicated to Sports>Community over the same period of time
  • AND NOT be perceived as toxic
  • And removed the Political criteria to be aware of special treatments.

… representing 46 media with 57 sources and about 127 articles a day and 44.5k abstracts from the past.

This Corpus is download in the OPML format, ready to be imported in your favorite RSS Reader, Alerts, Newsletters tools.

3. PR Measurement

In this example, the Brand Manager wants his/her brand to be recognized in the Digital space. For that, he defines the perimeter where the brand must be seen and wants to make sure articles will be analyzed.

  • We will reuse the Corpus made for Whitelistings
  • And removed the Political criteria to be aware of special treatments
  • AND add Sources must also cover Digital Life OR Digital Tech

… representing 21 media with 27 sources and about 731 articles a day and 95.3k abstracts from the past.

One way from here is to download the list of articles in a CSV format and import those lists in Excel to add comments and scores for PR effort measurements

Next:

Read the equivalent of this post on Soccer in France

Stay tuned for the part: Advertisers

Interested? Let us know?

Building a Corpus and Getting relevant articles from a list of articles.

Last week we demoed how, from a list of URLs, you can optimize your communication! This week, we will show you:

How to create a Corpus to feed your analytics tools and get more relevant articles from your selection of articles.

In other words: How can I get more of those articles I find relevant for my analytical/survey/study project?

Like last week, we will preserve the confidentiality of those involved in this real business case by not revealing names or original articles.

1/ The case: A study about a special look at Sports

Client is on a study about some specific aspects of Sports and gave us a list of few articles found interesting to explore.

They need more of those articles and, ultimately, feed their analytics tools with a Corpus made and always up-to-date with relevant sources.

2/ Learning from the classifications of those articles

As mentioned above, we will not share those articles to preserve the confidentiality of the client.

Here are the top, weighted classifications from the articles list:

3/ Creating a Corpus from those classifications

Client told us Sports was the target, so we’ll ask TrustedOut for Sources specialized in all Sports.

And will add the condition that those sources are covering one or more of the top classifications found above: Fashion, Communication and/or Digital Life.

Also, client wants to use the articles he gaves us found in France to explore a new market: the US.

From a list of french articles to a US-France Corpus

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TrustedOut returns 59 Medias, 96 sources representing an average close to 250 articles per day.

Here are 3 examples of sources found for this Corpus and their respective main profiles over the past week

Footpack

  • People › Sports › Football And Soccer | 31.8%
  • People › Lifestyle › Fashion | 21.8%
  • People › Lifestyle › Luxury | 17.2%
  • People › Sports › American Football |7.0%
  • People › Sports › Cycling | 5.9%

Complex

  • People › Lifestyle › Fashion | 14.6%
  • People › Entertainment And Leisure › Celebrities | 11.3%
  • People › Culture And Arts › Music | 10.9%
  • People › Culture And Arts › Movies | 4.9%
  • People › Entertainment And Leisure › TV And Video And WebTV | 4.0%

Highlights Football

  • People › Sports › Football And Soccer | 31.5%
  • People › Sports › Table Tennis | 19.6%
  • General › Tech › Software And OS | 12.8%
  • People › Sports › Basketball | 11.3%
  • General › Tech › Digital Life | 10.5%

4/ Reading targeted articles

Let’s get the latest articles from our Corpus.

Below is what the beginning of the list of those articles looks like with URLs, time stamps and classifications for each relevant article.

Fashion classified articles?

Fashion, as seen above, was the top classification found from the list of articles that were given to us.

How about getting articles from our Corpus classified in Fashion?

Simply select this classification in the list of articles coming from your TrustedOut Corpus! Here are the first 2:

Want to read them?

Les maillots de gardiens 2020-2021 d’Umbro s’inspirent des annees 90

Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week | GearJunkie

Why it’s so critical?

The Corpus makes or breaks any analytics.

No matter how smart your analytics algorithm is, if you feed it with too few, too biased, too outdated, too broad… not only will you get twisted results from your genius algos but, worst, decisions made from it will be wrong and untrustworthy.

Trust your Corpus to Trust your Decisions.

We’ve shared 2 ways to build a trustworthy Corpus:

Criteria-based Corpus creation:

TrustedOut was made to get content corresponding to profiles you trust for a specific purpose.

Example-based Corpus creation:

These two last posts demoed how you can get more from a list of articles/URL.

Questions? Reach out!

 

Editorial Intelligence to find your communication targets.

The case: How, from a list of URLs, can I optimize my communication?

To preserve the confidentiality of those involved in this real business case, we will not share any name or URLs

In our exemple hereafter, the client, ACME Co., has compiled a list of article URLs related to its brand. We could use this list as is but ACME is also scoring every article with a popularity number made of mix of likes, retweets, comments…

All in all, we start with a list of URLs compiled by a client, with or without scores.

1. Editorial profiling for each URL.

For each and every URLs, TrustedOut returns the top editorial classifications.

2. Classifications/score weighting and taxonomy consolidation.

Per article, classification split and scores are weighted. Then, to align with the taxonomy, the 3 hierarchical layers are consolidated:

3. Tree Mapping learning.

We use Tree Mapping to get a visual of the table above.

TrustedOut Editorial Tree Mapping
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Here are some key learning:

3.1 People #1. Priority to Political Engagement

People is the biggest classification branch and Political Engagement should definitely be a priority. For campaigns, PR and watch.

Interesting, as well, are 2 related classifications: Series in Culture and Arts and TV/Videos/WebTV in Entertainment and Leisure.

3.2 Then, is Politics. 3 major classifications echoing People’s Political Engagement.

Very interesting, to see, way above, Political Engagement in People first and then 3 classifications of the same stem, Politics from the General branch.

Public Services, Civil Defense and Government are totaling 38,500, that’s almost 95% of the People’s Political Engagement (40,800).

It becomes easy, to orient your communication to resonate on this insight.

3.3 Sciences is all about Medicine and Health. Don’t miss Pharmaceutical and Drugs.

Same stem, Medicine and Health, 3 classifications with 2 clear split in importance: Pharmacy and Drugs and then, Care and Fluid.

Clearly, Pharmacy and Drugs, bigger than each Politics and half of the top notch Political Engagement, should be a focus.

3.4 Industries: All about Healthcare. 2 top classifications.

Interesting to see top 2 are, by far, Hospital and Clinic and Pharmaceuticals, both in Healthcare. 3rd and far behind is Manufacturing and Retail > Tobacco.

Interesting insight as well is to see the Industries > Medicine and Health > Pharmaceutical being half of Sciences.

Sciences first, then Industries helps with the agenda of your communication and branding efforts.

Bottom line: Focus on People and Sciences, knowing what to talk about for each.

Use the following insights for your communication, ad campaign, PR effort, Internal/External engagements…

> Tone: People and Sciences first.

> Address People’ Political Engagement knowing the 3 matters in Politics

> Approach Sciences’ Pharmaceutical and Drugs and develop on Healthcare.

> Have an eye on popular series and videos

Intrigued? Reach out!

TrustedOut Benefits. For Advertisers and Publishers. For Brand Managers and Analysts.

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For the Advertiser:

The need for a new source of intelligence in targeting

Advertisers want a perfect targeting for their campaigns. With the end of 3rd party cookies, Advertisers will have to rely on other sources of intelligence to target the perfect page for ad insertions.

No self-declaration. No bias.

TrustedOut is totally independent from any preset lists and is entirely powered by AI using countrywide published content. This guarantees our content profiling to be unbiased, universally able on any matter and always up-to-date. We do NOT use any self-declared data coming from anyone. We listen, profile. All the time.

Dialect detection means no dependence on keywords.

How can you, for example, target the Healthcare Industry? With a list of keywords? Who did it? Is it up-to-date?… Hard to manage. Instead TrustedOut listens and profiles everything published and keeps on learning the words and expressions, the “dialects” (or “bags of words”), for each and every classification. This way, the definition of “Healthcare, in our example, always captures the words and expressions used for this targeting. No worries. No lists, potentially biased and out-dated. You are covered. Always.

Profiling Intelligence must be at insertion time.

Content perception varies upon time. A page/an article can be perceived primarily in one classification and, over time, in another one. In this example, we see first “Employment” at publishing time and 3 weeks later, “Seniors”. Same with the dialect words and expressions, it all evolves over time which is key for a perfect targeting.

 


For the Publisher:

The need for a precise, external and unbiased product pulse.

Like any business, publishers need a trustworthy, unsolicited, unbiased look at what they publish. This goes for articles, feeds/sources and the whole media (distinct domain). Not only this is critical to pilot a business but also to compare with others.

The end of self-declarations for special ops.

TrustedOut provides always-up-to-date profiling of a section or the whole of a media. It also provides trends which can be compared. The end of self-evaluations, self-declarations for a more trusted relationship with your sponsors and commercial partners.

Editorial trends and KPI measurement.

TrustedOut profiles published and exposed content. All of it and at all time. This means measuring editorial trends and positioning. Amongst a media and across a market, a region or a country. Mapping Editorial trends pictures how one reacts to a matter in depth and in time. Finally, it also measures performances and the balance of demand/delivery.

 


For the Brand Manager:

Brand Consistency Builds Brand Awareness

Marketers know Brand Consistency is key to build and keep awareness and credibility. To keep brands consistency, brands must be totally safe and not appear in an environment not consistent with its values. TrustedOut allows Marketers to define the content appropriate for their brands and get corresponding Whitelists where to deliver the right communication.

Consistency, inside and outside.

Branding is not reserved to marketers. Everyone within an organization, employees, board members, partners and, of course, customers and prospects should all have access to a curated list of sources related to the brand.

Consistency in PR goals and measurements.

Direct your PR efforts to where you want your brand to be and use our instant profiling to measure evolutions and progresses. Define KPIs with your PR departments and measure your ROI on a classification, a perception, a competition.

 


For the Analyst:

Must trust the Content in to trust the decisions out.

The mandatory first step in any analytics is to trust the content/data you are going to analyze. If you do not, results will be unreliable and worst, decisions you are going to make might be dangerous and disastrous to your business and brand. Bottom line: if no trust in, then no Trust Out.

Who reacts to what, and how.

Analyze how an event, product launch or local news, are classified and where. A great source of insights on how to prepare for a new launch or positioning.

Watching the future.

Industries keep on evolving. Be on alert about what technology is popping up, how it is received amongst content oriented, political or else, and where it is happening.

Let’s talk?

Covid-19 Editorial Trends. Why it matters to Advertising and Marketing.

TrustedOut. All rights reserved. (data as of April 22nd 2020)

How do Editorial focuses evolve with the Covid-19?

Covid-19/Coronavirus is a major disruption in almost everything. It has been the main focus of all major media for weeks.

Now that weeks are passing by, we wanted to have a look at any evolution of the Editorial focus on media.

Mapping the difference in focus on Industries > Healthcare.

We picked a classification, Industries > Healthcare and a region of France, the East, selected regional newspapers and compared how the main classifications of those titles evolved over the past week vs the past month. And mapped those delta in focus.

Focus shifting?

Finally, as shown above, per title, we displayed what has been the past week focuses (top classifications).

Why it matters.

For a publisher: Precise Editorial Pulse.

Knowing your product critically matters.
And it cannot be self-declared or self-appreciated.

To get a live and precise picture, on how, within a region, this title compares with others. Voluntarily or not, it does matter for the title brand sake to know where it goes and stands.

For an advertiser: Perfect Content Targeting.

Right content for the right message, measured at the moment of insertion.

Content targeting is even more important with the changes in cookies. Not only content profiling must be done right and provide the best insights on classification but it must be done at insertion time because appreciations on content vary over time and what was at publishing time may not be the same at insertion time. (More info and example here)

For a brand manager: True Brand Consistency.

As Warren Buffett says, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it”
Branding consistency is vital.

Brand must be safe, everywhere, but also stay consistent. The only way to ensure both is to define your trust and get the media corresponding. Key for Whitelisting in campaigns, internal watch and external communication.

For an analyst: Mandatory Corpus Trust.

Content used for any analytics (the Corpus), must be trusted to trust the decisions made from it.
“If it’s not Trusted In, it cannot be Trusted Out”

Any analytics, any Business Intelligence is a 3A process. Aggregation of the content/data to be used, Analytics of those, Action taken from the Outcome of Analytics. You can have the best Analytics and Action algorithms and staff, it is not only useless but dangerous to make anything from it if you don’t trust the Content and/or data to be used.

Questions? Let us know!

Editorial Trends during Coronavirus – USA Today, WSJ, Miami Herald, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Ouest-France.

Editorial trends past week vs past month, past month vs past quarter.

How do media evolve during this unprecedented period we are experiencing with the Covid-19/Coronavirus?

We decided to focus on 3 daily newspapers in France and the US and look at how their editorial orientation evolved over the past 7 days vs the past 30 days and the past 30 days vs the past 90 days.

Numbers are as of Wednesday, April 22nd 2020 and analyze the official twitter feed.

USA: Top 2 and 1 local.

USA Today

Back to People.

Lifestyle never left but People, Home and Sports are back. Less on Medicine & Health and Politics


The Wall Street Journal

Very stable on Lifestyle>Home.

Tech is growing.  Economy & Enterprise still high but more focused on Real Estate. Less Politics.

Miami Herald

More on Money, Less and Medicine & Health

Stable on Economy & Enterprise, More on General>Finance, less on Healthcare, Politics and Government.

France: Top 2 and 1 regional.

Le Monde.

Shaping up the future?

Politics is coming back. Industries is popping up. A little less on Medicine and Health.

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Le Figaro

More fun. Less serious stuff.

Time for break. Entertainment & Leisure and Culture & Arts are back. Easing on Public Services and Medicine & Health

Ouest-France

Back to the field

Back to Society and industries, less on Medicine & Health and Sciences. A little less in Sports and Soccer in particular.

Want to know how we make this happen?

Read this post: AI-Powered Classification vs Keywords

https://www.trustedout.com/blog/how-classification-detects-editorial-angle/

Questions? Let us know!

Media and Coronavirus: Trust Up, Consumption Up, Revenue Down.

The Trust Chronology:

June ’18: Poll: 72 percent say traditional outlets ‘report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading’

Feb ’19: Information from Traditional Media, Conversations on Social Media.

Back then, we wrote this post:

Get information from Traditional Media, have conversation on Social Media. Not the other way around.

March ’20: Coronavirus Approval Rates: Trump > News Media

As we wrote 2 weeks ago

Coronavirus amplifies the gap in trust.

Coronavirus update: GOP 25% (-8%), Dems 61% (-5%)

Credits: Gallup

April ’20: Trump’s Approval rating falls

Credits: Gallup

April ’20: 83% Of Americans Trust Journalists For Coronavirus Info. 50% Trust Social Media

So, Trust is up and Media consumption is up

Credits: Gallup

But Ad spending is down.

Credits: eMarketer

Time for Brands to get stronger (and support traditional media)

Coronavirus impact on Brands Trust (and our contribution)

Our contribution:
TrustedOut in April. Free.

For brands (US or France)

You are the Manager of a recognized brand in the US or France, contact us and we’ll help you build the perfect whitelist for your next ad campaign.

For analysts (US or France)

Your are an analyst for a solid Business in the US or France, contact us and we’ll help you create the perfect corpus to trust the sources and thus, trust your decisions.

Interested? Reach out here:

Coronavirus impact on Brands Trust (and our contribution)

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it…

… if you think about that, you’ll do things differently” – Warren Buffett

That was a post we wrote in June 2019.

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it…

Brands behaviors on Coronavirus impact their trustworthiness.

We highly recommend reading the most awaited 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer. This post is about our takeaways, focused on the vital trust in Brands

 

 

Solve, don’t sell.

Out of Edelman’s 5 recommendations, the 3rd one, Solve, don’t sell, resonates the most with us.

Brands vs Gov.: Critical. Faster and more effective.

More than ever, Trust in a brand is very meaningful, if not emotional. People believe Brand are playing a critical role in addressing the crisis and, believe Brands respond faster and more effectively than the government.

Brands to help gov. (not the other way around)

Brands to be a reliable news source.

Remember this recent post? Coronavirus amplifies the gap in trust showing, and it’s no news, distrust in News Media.

Coronavirus amplifies the gap in trust.

Well, Trust in Brands also means serving as reliable source:

Think People, not Business.

Under attack, and especially one of this magnitude, people matter. All of them, inside and outside your brand reach.

And, of course, what you produce must help with its purpose and be affordable.

Now is not the time for wild creativity in product launches and commercial campaigns.

Don’t hide, Be visible. Reassure. Strengthen your brand trust.

Do not stop communicating. To the contrary, reassure on your brand values and apply the advices above.

To apply those advices on ourselves:

Our contribution:
TrustedOut in April. Free.

For brands (US or France)

You are the Manager of a recognized brand in the US or France, contact us and we’ll help you build the perfect whitelist for your next ad campaign.

For analysts (US or France)

Your are an analyst for a solid Business in the US or France, contact us and we’ll help you create the perfect corpus to trust the sources and thus, trust your decisions.

Interested? Reach out here:

Coronavirus impact on the News Industry (and Journalism)

Early 2019. Saving Journalism. Already.

Early 2019 we wrote this post about the need to save Journalism

Saving journalism. [updated 2/19/19]

Journalism, the cure to media distrust.

As we wrote previously, quality journalism respecting privacy and transparency, delivering the brand values of the media they work for is the solution to the current distrust, driving to misinformation and, ultimately, to violence.

Coronavirus Update:
Journalism has ‘never been more important than it is right now’

We could not agree more with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg:

“Journalism is hugely important all the time, but it’s probably never been more important than it is right now, when people really need critical information about what’s going on,” said Sandberg. “That means that those businesses have to be supported. So we’re doing it by spending money and we’re doing it by granting money.”

And Facebook is doing it, as promised. Facebook spending $100 million to help news outlets in coronavirus crisis

News industry braces for major layoffs, pay cuts

Why it matters: Local news was already facing dire strains in the United States. The coronavirus and a pending recession could push the industry into near collapse at a time when people need access to local news and information more than ever before.

More impacted.

While tech giants like Google, Facebook and others are expected to lose billions of advertising dollars this year thanks to economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the losses aren’t expected to cripple these companies.

The bottom line: “With the rapid drop in general ad revenue, overall revenue is dropping fast while costs and need are rising. This is on top of decades of financial stress. There is no fat in the system,” says Chavern.

Questions? Let us know!

Coronavirus amplifies the gap in trust.

Remember the split in trust in Media between Republicans and Democrats?

Trust in Media: GOP 33%, Dem. 66%

Source: Edelman

We wrote this:

Impact on brands? Trust in Business vs Media likely tells political orientation.

Coronavirus update: GOP 25% (-8%), Dems 61% (-5%)

We highly recommend reading this article from Axios

“Americans are largely approving of how U.S. institutions and leaders are responding to the coronavirus situation.

Hospitals are held in the highest regard during this health crisis, consistent with the high trust and ethical ratings medical and health workers receive in normal times.”

Appraisals evolve over time. So do our classifications.

As we wrote here, our classifications operated by Artificial Intelligence are the only ones to capture and update over time:

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 2/2: Evolution over time.

Why it matters to Brands?

As we wrote, Advertisers have a major role on our society.

Internet has a major role on our society.
Advertising has a major role on the Internet

In other words, Advertisers money fuels web sites that have a major role on our Society. We already know the impact on elections, but is it limited to it?

Consumers believe brands intentionally place ads

Brands must be careful with where their ads appear as consumers associate the brand with the content around.

Not only for Brand Safety violations but for Political orientations.

“Whitelisting, which only allows ads to be placed in approved environments, may in fact be the best brand safety insurance.” – AdWeek

We have the solution:

Contact us:

Introducing TrustedOut Kiosks

In these challenging times, we wanted to offer a way to help and came up with the TrustedOut Kiosks.

Free, Simple, Focused.

Super simple, select a subject, download the file (OPML) and import it in a RSS Reader and enjoy the latest news. Simple. Get more info at the end of this post.

Car Racing

US:

Country: US, Language: English, Classification: People > Sports > Car Racing, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

13 Media and 26 Sources representing an average of 113 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for the US

France:

Country: France, Language: French, Classification: People > Sports > Car Racing, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

10 Media and 15 Sources representing an average of 100 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for France

Video Games

US:

Country: US, Language: English, Classification: General > Tech > Video Games, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

37 Media and 55 Sources representing an average of 507 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for the US

France:

Country: France, Language: French, Classification: General > Tech > Video Games, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

33 Media and 61 Sources representing an average of 341 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for France

Fashion

US:

Country: US, Language: English, Classification: People > Lifestyle > Fashion, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

39 Media and 49 Sources representing an average of 220 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for the US

France:

Country: France, Language: French, Classification: People > Lifestyle > Fashion, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

13 Media and 27 Sources representing an average of 215 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for France

Investment & Stock Market

US:

Country: US, Language: English, Classification: General > Finance > Investment + Stock Market, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

52 Media and 124 Sources representing an average of about 4,000 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for the US

France:

Country: France, Language: French, Classification: General > Finance > Investment + Stock Market, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

15 Media and 28 Sources representing an average of 495 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for France

TV & Video

US:

Country: US, Language: English, Classification: People > Entertainment and Leisure > TV and Video and WebTV, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

16 Media and 21 Sources representing an average of 111 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for the US

France:

Country: France, Language: French, Classification: People > Entertainment and Leisure > TV and Video and WebTV, Level: Specialized and above, Spotted as: No Political orientation, Not toxic and Sources is not Media’s Twitter account.

9 Media and 12 Sources representing an average of 58 new articles daily (as of 3/22/20).

Download Kiosk for France

Enjoy your Kiosk in your favorite RSS Reader

Find the OMPL Import in your Reader. For example:

In Inoreader, click on your icon on the upper right corner and select Preferences, then Import/Export/Backup and Import the OPML file from the Kiosk above.

In Netvibes, click on Add > New > Reader app > Import OPML

In Feedly, click on your icon (often in lower left corner) > Organize Sources > Import OPML

etc…

Hope you’ll find this useful.

Need another Kiosk Subject? Let us know.

Do Publisher Brands and Illustrations impact Trustworthiness?

What are the impacts of illustrations and publisher brands on readers trust.

Gallup and Knight Foundation just released first results on their experimental platform to measure the impact on trustworthiness of the presence of an image and/or the name of the source.

We’re sharing our takeaways. We strongly recommend the full document for more details and methodology.

“HIGHLIGHT 1: SOURCE LOWERS GENERAL TRUSTWORTHINESS, IMAGE SHOWS NO EFFECT”

An image is worth a thousand words… but that image does not help trustworthiness.

Even more surprising, and a bit scary, knowing the source of content lower trustworthiness.

The perception of a publisher brand has, overall, a negative impact.

“HIGHLIGHT 2: SOURCE ATTRIBUTION LOWERS TRUSTWORTHINESS FOR ONLY SOME NEWS OUTLETS”

This study picked up those 7 news sites to gauge how their political orientation impacts trustworthiness.

“With the key exception of the The New York Times, the results based on this subset of media outlets suggest source cues decrease general trustworthiness of content carried by news outlets, if they are better known and perceived to have a partisan agenda.”

“HIGHLIGHT 3: PARTISANSHIP DRIVES TRUSTWORTHINESS RATINGS WHEN SOURCE IS SHOWN”

We find here the equivalent to the “echo chamber” effect in Social Networks. Agree with who you already agree.

“Partisans rate news stories as more or less trustworthy depending on whether the source is viewed as sympathetic or hostile to their political preferences.”

““BRAND” AFFECTS PERCEIVED TRUSTWORTHINESS MORE THAN INFORMATION INCLUDED IN AN ARTICLE.”

Sounds like a Catch 22, when you re-read this post, doesn’t it?

Media: Contributing to polarization AND reflective of polarization.

TrustedOut secures your Brand and preserves your Brand Consistency.

Questions? Shoot!

Impact on brands? Trust in Business vs Media likely tells political orientation.

This post is inspired by a PEW Research Center survey and a Journalism article about this survey. We highly recommend reading both.

A split over Business and Media.

Trust Businesses? you’re likely a Republican.

Trust Media? you’re likely a Democrat.

A very interesting look at our polarized views.

Tell me what you read…

Political moderation means Trust moderation.

Unsurprisingly but data proven hereafter:

“In recent years, partisan media divides have grown, largely driven by Republican distrust”

Why it matters to Brands?

As we wrote, Advertisers have a major role on our society.

Internet has a major role on our society.
Advertising has a major role on the Internet

In other words, Advertisers money fuels web sites that have a major role on our Society. We already know the impact on elections, but is it limited to it?

The political role of Advertisers.

Consumers believe brands intentionally place ads

Brands must be careful with where their ads appear as consumers associate the brand with the content around.

Not only for Brand Safety violations but for Political orientations.

“Whitelisting, which only allows ads to be placed in approved environments, may in fact be the best brand safety insurance.” – AdWeek

We have the solution:

Contact us:

Solutions for Business Intelligence

What we are fixing:
Cannot trust what’s out of your BI Tools if you do not trust what’s in.

Business Intelligence is all about juicing data to get insights that will make better, smarter decisions.
You may have the smartest decision makers and have bought the smartest algorithm for your semantic analytics, if you do not rely on the content you analyze, you can not rely on any decisions you’re going to make.

How we are fixing it:
Feed your BI tools with content profile you define.

1. Define what content you are looking for with TrustedOut

For example, you need some insights on American and eating and drinking. Ask TrustOut for:

  • Content in the US
  • Media must be talking about Eating and Drinking
  • but you are looking for the Lifestyle part, not the Industrial part, meaning you want to remove all about Food Processing and Food and Beverage Services.

= TrustedOut found 3,660 media with 9,292 sources

2. Review your Corpus

Next, Click on “Get” and watch Media and Sources Profiles…

 

3. Feed your BI tools

Now, you can “Connect” your list of Media and Sources (the Corpus) with your BI Tools or download in CSV the list. With “Connect”, TrustedOut will keep the list updated within your BI Tools. Watch a demo featuring our partner Digimind:

This Solution is also available here.

Questions? Let us know!

Introducing How-Tos

Now available, Tutorials to become a TrustedOut Ninja in Minutes!

Note: Of course, you can read those tutorials but you will need to have an account with us to run those Tutorials. Don’t have one? ask us!

Here are the first 4 tutorials available:

1. Get Profiles on a specific Media

  • Get Media Profile
  • Get Source Profile

Read this tutorial

2. Create a Corpus focused on a single Industry

  • Create an Industry Corpus
  • Get taxonomy mapping and Media, Source Profiles
  • Export to DSP, Analytics and Readers
  • Watch latest classifications

Read this tutorial

3. Map your Market with sophisticated taxonomy queries

  • Create an Economy and Enterprise Corpus
  • Remove sources from an undesired taxonomy
  • Expand to sources from another taxonomy

Read this tutorial

4. URL selection to fine-tune your Corpus

  • Create a Lifestyle Corpus
  • Exclude Twitter Sources
  • Only focus on talkative sources
  • Feed your analytics tools with your Corpus

Read this tutorial

Questions? Let us know!

Solutions for Online Advertising

1. Brand Safety | 2. End of Cookies | 3. Reporting Laws


1. Brand Safety: What we are fixing:
How can we make sure a Brand is totally safe?

A major issue. Brands take years to build and can be detroyed in a moment. To avoid having your brand displayed in an unsafe environment, the brand must define what is safe and build a whitelist accordingly.

How we are fixing it:
Build and Manage your Whitelist with your definition of what is safe for your Brand.

Create a Corpus corresponding to the media profiles safe for your brand:

For a campaign, you are looking for media and sources:

  • Widely covering Driving as a Lifestyle during the past Quarter in America
  • But not related to Racing, cars or motorbikes
  • And without any political orientation
  • And not perceived as Fake or Hate news

TrustedOut, at this very moment, found 2,667 media and 6,017 sources. Finding corresponding sources is important to laser target part of a media. Click on [Get] to have a look at the list. You can always fine tune the list with more conditions…

Ready? click on [Download] and [Media (CSV)] to download your whitelist.
You can also [Connect] with your DSP so updates on the list get sync’ed with your DSP.

Bottom line: The whitelist is made of media profiles you select.


2. End of Cookies: What we are fixing:
How to target audience in absence of cookies?

Following Apple, Google has announced the end of cookies, and context, which means targeting will no longer be done using these classic methods.

How we are fixing it:
Grab Intelligence from the targeted article’s classifications.

Without insights from cookies, most of the intelligence resides in the article where the ad might be placed and its URL.
From the previous corpus, you can visualize how articles from a sources are classified.
For example here, from the Media “InsideEVs”, we have for the source “InsideEVs – Features” the following articles:

The URL indicates the source (feed) which is also profiled giving even more intelligence on the article.

Furthermore, Classifications of an article not only detect editorial orientations not dependent on the presence or absence of keywords but those classifications also evolve over time. Meaning what is perceived in a way at publishing time, might be perceived in a different way later… This is a unique guarantee ad targeting, and thus Brand Safety, will remain relevant and secure over time.

Read Classification vs Keywords to understand the huge benefits of Editorial Orientations AND the evolution of classification over time.

Classification vs Keywords


3. Reporting laws: What we are fixing:
How to deal with government reporting laws such as the Avia law?

    • First France and, according to the Guardian, other countries will follow, Brands will have to display, on a monthly basis, sites where they bought advertising. A way to show who finances who.

How we are fixing it:
Report Media with their profile made by TrustedOut. AI-Powered. Unbiased, Universal and always Up-to-date.

    • Reporting laws, such as the “Avia law” in France are explained here:

The Political role of Advertisers

    • To follow up on previous example above, a brand advertising on “Inside EVs” could link to this TrustedOut Media Profile

Corpus
 

 

Demo

This Solution is also available here.

Questions? Let us know!

New TrustedOut.com is here.

A new version of TrustedOut.com is now available!

As our technology and commercial offers continue to evolve, posts are no longer enough and we had to update our site as well.

We decided to re-organize our site in 2 groups:

Where, Why, How:
Vision, Benefits, Technology.

Our Vision is to make Trusted Content a utility, so everyone in any organization can tap into content they trust and thus, trust any decisions made  from it. More…

Our Benefits are coming from our AI-Powered Classifications which brings no-biais, always up-to-date universal expertise to profile any piece of content. This provides unmatched advantages vs keywords, such as Editorial Orientation and Evolution over time. More…

Our Technology is proprietary Machine Learning for Tailor-Made AI-Profiling. It’s all about datasets permanently updated for internal and external classifications. More…

Who:
Solutions for Business Intelligence, Business Watch, Online Ads, Publishers.

4 dedicated pages to the solutions we provide to 4 different type of customers:

For Business Intelligence Analysts: 

What we are fixing for Business Intelligence:
Cannot trust what’s out of your BI Tools if you do not trust what’s in.
How we are fixing it:
Feed your BI tools with content profile you define.

Read Solutions for Business Intelligence…

For Business Watch Users:

What we are fixing:
How to align Executives, Collaborators and Partners with Company Goals?
How we are fixing it:
Feed your RSS readers and newsletters tools with Corpuses from your BI Tools.

Read Solutions for Business Watch…

For Online Advertisers, Agencies and Publishers

1. Brand Safety: What we are fixing:
How can we make sure a Brand is totally safe?
How we are fixing it:
Build and Manage your Whitelist with your definition of what is safe for your Brand.

2. End of Cookies: What we are fixing:
How to target audience in absence of cookies?
How we are fixing it:
Grab Intelligence from the targeted article’s classifications.

3. Reporting laws: What we are fixing:
How to deal with government reporting laws such as the Avia law?
How we are fixing it:
Report Media with their profile made by TrustedOut. AI-Powered. Unbiased, Universal and always Up-to-date.

Read Solutions for Online Advertising…

For Publisher’s Executives and Editors:

What we are fixing:
How am I perceived? How do I compare? Are my Editorial efforts visible?
How we are fixing it:
Get instant Profiles on a Media, a Source and/or Articles.

Read Solutions for Publishers…

Questions? Let us know!

Must read posts.

1. Our vision:

Trusted Content as a Utility

  • Distrust in Media is a major, major issue.
  • No trust in content, No trust in decisions made from it.
  • Trusted Content should be like water or electricity: A Utility.
  • Define the content you trust for every segment of your business.

Trusted Content as a Utility

2. Our unique technology.

2.1 AI-powered classifications vs Keywords.
Editorial Orientations detection.

Going beyond a 1-Dimensional access to knowledge

AI-Powered Classifications are adding 2 more dimensions: Editorial orientations and timing context.

Read the full post to see example of a single event treated in 3 different ways in 2 different countries

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 1/2: Editorial Orientations detection.[updated]

2.2 AI-powered classifications vs Keywords.
Evolution over time.

For content selection: AI-powered classifications can sense Editorial Orientations AND Evolution over time. Keywords cannot.

Perception of an event evolves with time, so do our AI-Powered classifications.

How can AI-Powered Classification do this?

In a previous post, we explained how our AI worked:

How our AI-powered classification works.

Every new article is classified as follow:

Why it matters.

What’s true at publication time might not be at analytics time, or advertising time…

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 2/2: Evolution over time.

Questions? Ask!

AI-managed taxonomy to keep up with language evolutions.

Measuring against datasets.

We explained in the following post how our classification works:

How our AI-powered classification works.

For the taxonomy, words from articles are measured vs Classifications datasets (a.k.a. Bags of words)

To gauge how a media is perceived, we, this time, measure what is said vs Perceptions datasets


Matching and weighting are making the score of the document. This is how we know where an article belongs and its level of expertise/severity.

AI to keep datasets permanently relevant.

The perception we have on an event evolves over time. So should the classification of this article. To make it happen, we keep the datasets always up-to-date. As seen in last week post, the classification of an article evolves with time:

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 2/2: Evolution over time.

 

The evolution domino effect: Languages impact datasets, which impact taxonomy.

The way we talk about something evolves with time. In fact, the dialect of the tribe made of people concerned about something evolves over time. More specific, cooler, geekier, newer… whatever is the reason, we love changes, we love new ways to express ourselves.

Datasets updates. Permanently.

Datasets must be rebuilt and updated permanently to catch new words, new importance on words, up and down, and the disappearance of some.

Overlapping intelligence. On watch.

As datasets evolve they may make a classification overlap over another which will weaken the taxonomy.

We measure overlapping, permanently as well, and if one is detected the taxonomy evolves consequently.

Recommended (re)Read:

Trusted Content as a Utility

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 1/2: Editorial Orientations detection.[updated]

Questions? Shoot!

The political role of Advertisers.

Advertisers have a major role on our society.

Internet has a major role on our society.
Advertising has a major role on the Internet

In other words, Advertisers money fuels web sites that have a major role on our Society. We already know the impact on elections, but is it limited to it?

Advertisers to publicly list where they advertise.

In France, to fight hate speech, Senators passed an amendment in mid-December on a law named “Avia law” requiring brands to know where their online advertising campaigns are running and to keep a public list of those sites.

Programmatic advertising could be impacted.

Discussions were held on how to make online advertising actors, in particular brands and their agencies, responsible for the financing of illegal content. An amendment by MP Eric Bothorel (withdrawn for now), provided for penalty of up to one year’s imprisonment and a fine of up to EUR 250 000 against advertising brands, their agency representatives and advertising service providers if their advertisements are purchased on sites whose hateful nature has been determined as such by a court decision.

According to The Guardian this French law “could be copied across Europe.”

Helping publishers and advertisers.

On Tuesday, December 17th, the French Senate did adopt a modified version of the original bill:

The new text stipulates in particular that “advertisers shall publish online and keep up to date at least monthly the information relating to the places where their advertisements are placed which are communicated to them by sellers of advertising space on the Internet, pursuant to Article 23 of Law No. 93 122 of 29 January 1993″ (known as the Sapin Law, editor’s note).

Using an AI-powered media profiling 3rd party.

To be efficient, media profiles cannot be self-declared by media themselves. The profiling process must be transparent, unbiased, universal and always up-to-date with the current context.

TrustedOut provides those informations on Media, Sources and/or Articles:

1. To the buyers of ad space.

Say ACME wants to run an ad campaign on media covering the Aerospace and Defense Industry in France.

The corpus will look like this:

Profiling, reporting and updating every month those 90 media, 171 sources, 2+k articles a day, can be cumbersome and open to mistakes.

Instead, TrustedOut produces those reports on a media, say here “Lignes de Defense”, showing toxic profiling, such as Hate news, but also Political orientations and the sources qualifying for the campaign.

In this report, and over the past 30 days, the media and all its sources have covered the following classifications:

ACME, the advertiser, combines the white list of its campaign and the reporting desired by the coming laws.

2. To the sellers of ad space.

Lignes de defense can produce a report solely focused on its media with all combined sources, or a report per source.

In addition, Lignes de defense can dig into each article it publishes and view how the article is profiled.

We do encourage to (re)read the 2 posts on article classifications sensing Editorial Orientations

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 1/2: Editorial Orientations detection.

and this one on how classifications evolve over time

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 2/2: Evolution over time.

Bottom line:

  • Advertising money plays a role in our society
  • Governments will want Advertising money to be publicly showing what type of content it finances
  • A 3rd party, unbiased AI-powered profiling resource like TrustedOut is key.

Questions? Let us know!

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 1/2: Editorial Orientations detection.[updated]

Going beyond a 1-dimensional access to knowledge.

For years, access to knowledge has been ruled by keywords presence. Search engines, corpus selection for business intelligence, DSPs for online advertising, Brand Safety, Watch alerts…

All is about the presence or absence of keywords to trigger the selection of content: A 1-dimensional access, keywords based, to knowledge. Linear. Limited to 0 (absent) or 1 (present).

Keywords presence does not sense angles, subtlety and orientations taken by the author (nor the sensitivity over time. Today’s meanings are the same any other day).

For example, the presence of “Christmas gift” might be “ok” but is it in a context of “Military defense” and “Weapon”? Can you maintain queries excluding all related, always evolving dictionaries of synonyms and be sure your brand won’t be exposed?

After all, a word can have several meanings depending on its context and the time it is read. AI-Powered Classifications are the solution:

AI-Powered Classifications are adding 2 more dimensions: Editorial orientations and timing context.

Today, we will focus on editorial orientations detection.

Next week, we will explain the sensitivity to the time of publication.

[update] The second part is now published:

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 2/2: Evolution over time.

Both, AI-Powered Classifications and keywords based selections are unbiased, universal and up-to-date. Because TrustedOut is AI-Powered, our machine learning guarantees the same non-humain, machine powered benefits.

Editorial Orientations Example:
1 event, 2 countries, 3 articles, 10 classifications.

The event: let’s take North Korea announcing a special Gift to the US.

The 2 countries: We then selected 3 articles from a Google Search on “North Korea Gift” for the US and “Coree du Nord Cadeau” for France.

The 3 articles: we randomly picked USAToday, CBSNews and Le Figaro.

Here are the top 10 classifications TrustedOut came up with. For each we’ve added how the media is spotted for its Political Orientations (beta)

USAToday

Vase or missiles? US awaits Christmas ‘gift’ from North Korea’s Kim

1 General › Politics › Diplomacy
2 General › Politics › International
3 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Weapon
4 General › Politics › Military Defense
5 General › Politics › Civil Defense
6 Industries › Energy › Nuclear Power
7 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Naval System
8 General › Politics › Administration
9 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Aerospace Systems
10 General › Politics › Government

CBSNews

No sign of “Christmas gift” from North Korea yet, but deadline looms

1 General › Politics › Military Defense
2 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Weapon
3 General › Politics › Diplomacy
4 General › Politics › International
5 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Naval System
6 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Aerospace Systems
7 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Missiles And Rockets
8 Industries › Energy › Nuclear Power
9 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Satellite
10 Industries › Transportation › Ship

Le Figaro

Trump is hoping for a “nice vase” instead of a North Korean missile for Christmas. (Trump espère un «beau vase» au lieu d’un missile nord-coréen pour Noël)

1 General › Politics › Diplomacy
2 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Weapon
3 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Aerospace Systems
4 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Missiles And Rockets
5 General › Politics › International
6 General › Politics › Military Defense
7 People › Society › Opinion And Idea
8 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Satellite
9 General › Law › International
10 Industries › Aerospace And Defense › Aircraft

Editorial Angles

Here’s a summary of the classifications for the 3 articles:

A few remarks:

  • USAToday and Le Figaro top classification is Diplomacy. CBSNews is Military Defense

  • The 2 US articles have the same top 4. (in a different order)

  • Le Figaro does not have Nuclear Power in its Top 10

  • All have Military Defense. Only USAToday has Civil Defense

  • All have Aerospace and Defense > Weapon in their top 3

  • Only Le Figaro has Society > Opinion and Idea and Law > International in its top 10

  • For Industry > Aerospace and Defense, USAToday has 3, CBSNews has 4, Le Figaro has 5 out of their Top 10.

Here’s how TrustedOut saw the Aerospace and Defense Industry, back in October:

Corpus Intelligence for an Industry: Aerospace & Defense – October 2019

Next: Evolution over time.

How AI-Powered Classifications are sensitive to the time of publication: Meaning, Classifications evolve with the time as our “bag of words” are permanently updated and why it matters… Continue to part 2/2

Questions? Ask!

AI-powered classifications vs Keywords. Part 2/2: Evolution over time.

For content selection: AI-powered classifications can sense Editorial Orientations AND Evolution over time. Keywords cannot.

For years, access to knowledge was all about the presence or absence of keywords to trigger the selection of content: A 1-dimensional access, keywords based, to knowledge. Linear. Limited to 0 (absent) or 1 (present).

Last week, we covered the first advantage of AI-Powered Classifications vs keywords based selection, Editorial Orientations, and showed how the same event, on 3 different publications can have different Editorial Orientations.

This is an additional dimension to access knowledge.

Read postLet’s now have a look at a 3rd dimension: Sensitivity over time.

Perception of an event evolves with time, so do our AI-Powered classifications.

France has been through a lot of social movements with the pension reform the French government is pushing for.

From the beginning of the protests until now, the perception has evolved.

Let’s look at the same article and how AI classifies it at two different times.

This article was published on Dec 10th 2019:

Pension reform: “It would be a misdiagnosis to talk about minced runs.”  [google Translation] (Réforme des retraites: “Ne parler que de parcours hachés serait une erreur de diagnostic”)

On Dec 10th, top classification was:

We are at the beginning of the movement, Employment and Unemployment is the top classification.

On Dec 31st, top classifications are now:

3 weeks later, the very same article with the very same content is classified as Senior first, then Social Assistance and, now in 3rd, Employment and Unemployment

Clearly, after 3 weeks of protests, Aging and Social are topping the Employment dimension.

How can AI-Powered Classification do this?

In a previous post, we explained how our AI worked:

How our AI-powered classification works.

Every new article is classified as follow:

Which means the day the article is published, we use Classifications Datasets (aka bags of words) on that very day.

Classification Datasets are also updated to sync with every single classification and sense the depth of expertise over time. This means some words can be in and out and with a different weight over time. This means classifications are set, by default, for the day an article is published but can be re-run on a different day and produce a different classification. Like in real life, your perception of something evolves with time.

Why it matters.

Simply because time is a vital dimension of perception.

Simply relying on the presence of keywords to select content for analytics, expose your brand via advertising etc… is dangerous.

What’s true at publication time might not be at analytics time, or advertising time…

In the example above, you may or may not want articles about “Seniors”. At publication time, the article was under the radar, 3 weeks later it is classified as “Seniors”. Is it still where your brand wants to be exposed? are those content the one you want to analyze today? do those articles matter for the education of your teams?

Relying on keywords that are present in content forever, not only does not give you the orientation of the content but is not sensitive to the evolution of perception. And as we know, in Marketing:

Perception is reality.

Questions? Ask!

 

It was 2019.

First of all, we wanted to wish you, not only an happy new year, 2020, but an happy new decade! Happy 20s!

Consequently, as the 10s end, let’s have a look at…

The Top 10 posts of 2019

By anti-chronological order of publication. [view all posts]

#1. Our vision. Trusted Content as a Utility

Trusted Content as a Utility

#2. What TrustedOut can do for an Industry

Corpus Intelligence for an Industry: Aerospace & Defense – October 2019

#3. How TrustedOut compares Media Coverages.

Media Coverage Market Shares US vs France – Source TrustedOut – 10/01/19

#4. Do Commerce AND Branding. Not one or the other.

Do Commerce AND, NOT OR, Branding. (and fix brand safety, risky SEO et al)

#5. Beware, Brand Safety does not mean Quality.

Brand Safety, the most misleading proxy for quality that an advertiser can use.

#6. Nothing must compromise your Brand Consistency.

Do not let advertising compromise your brand consistency.

#7. What people say about TrustedOut.

They say about nous. [update #2]

#8. Explaining how our magic works

How our AI-powered classification works.

#9. Our very 1st partnership.

TrustedOut + Digimind partnership. It’s official.

#10. Do not confuse information and conversation.

Get information from Traditional Media, have conversation on Social Media. Not the other way around.

As usual, any questions? let us know!

Listen and watch content you trust – TrustedOut and RSS Readers.

Read what’s happening in your Corpus.

Let say you’d like to listen and watch Car Racing in Specialized sources in the USA.

Your Corpus query will look like this in TrustedOut:

Click on [Get] to have a look at those 21 feeds (sources) from 10 media

And download the OPML file of your Corpus

You will get this file (download it to play with it)

Download OPMLRead your Corpus with your favorite RSS Reader

There are plenty of excellent RSS Reader. Here are 2 examples:

Example #1: Feedly

Find “Organize Sources” and click on “Import OPML”

Select the OPML file from above and enjoy reading…

Example #2: Inoreader

Once logged/signed in, Go to Subscriptions > Manage Subscription > Import/Export and select the OPML of your Corpus

Enjoy reading…

Search within articles, alerts, newsletters…

Our 2 examples above offer both Searches (Inoreader offers it with the free account), Alerts and even team newsletters.

Get your selection of sources you trust with TrustedOut and enjoy reading, searching, alerting and spreading with your choice of RSS Reader…

Questions? Shoot!

 

 

Trusted Content as a Utility


Distrust in Media is a major, major issue.

Distrust in media is an issue everywhere. While trust in media in the US has stabilized around 40% (who trust), it was in the 70s-ish% in 1970. The situation is and is getting worse in Europe, as this Liberation article says :

“While there is also a downward trend of between 2% and 4% in most European countries, France is experiencing the largest drop in confidence. Above all, with only 24% of French people trusting the media, the country is 37th out of 38, just ahead of South Korea (22%). By way of comparison, the confidence rate is 47% in Germany or 40% in the United Kingdom.”

No trust in content, No trust in decisions made from it.

Can you imagine betting your future, the future of your business, on content you do not trust?

Can you imagine displaying your brand, the brand you’ve spent years building respect and trust on, on environment you don’t know, that do not fit your brand’s values?

Can you imagine having your PR and watch team listening media without understanding the profile of those media?

It is the motto of TrustedOut. The reason of our name: “If it’s not trusted in, it cannot be trusted out.”

Trusted Content should be like water or electricity: A Utility.

You need water. You open the faucet. You do not test the water. You trust it. You simply use it when you need it. Anytime. All the time.

You need electricity, You switch it on. You do not test the electrical. You simply use it when you need it. Anytime. All the time.

Imagine Trusted Content the same way.

You need trusted content. You open TrustedOut, define what you trust so you can trust the content you get. You simply use it when you need it. Anytime. All the time.

We now offer Unlimited access to TrustedOut, so access to content you trust is totally frictionless.

Define the content you trust for every segment of your business.

Hereafter is an example of an Enterprise organized by Industry. Also applies to any other type of business organization.

Want to give it a try?
Contact us!

Should governments deal with fake news?

In this article, “Singapore just used its fake news law. Critics say it’s just what they feared“, CNN Business explains why the new anti-fake news law in Singapore produced what they feared most: “increased censorship and official overreach in a country where freedom of expression is already under pressure.”, adding: “This week’s events suggest those fears may be justified.”

“as required by Singaporean law.”

We won’t debate on the two articles under the scrutiny of the Singapore government, but rather focus on one thing very important for us:

Censorship must be and remain personal.

It is always dangerous to leave to someone what you can read and cannot.

CNN reports: “Government ministers can decide whether to order something deemed fake news to be taken down, or require a correction to be put up alongside it. They can also order companies such as Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) — both of which opposed the bill — to block accounts or sites spreading false information.

The government can also prosecute individuals with fines of up to 50,000 Singapore dollars (about $36,000) and/or up to five years in prison. If the alleged falsehood is posted using “an inauthentic online account or controlled by a bot,” the potential fine rises to 100,000 Singapore dollars (around $73,000), and/or up to 10 years in prison.

Companies found guilty of spreading so-called fake news can face fines of up to 1 million Singapore dollars (roughly $735,000).”

Again, we, TrustedOut do not defend the spread of fake news or any offending content but we believe, for the most part, news can be seen as fake for some people and not fake for others, thus, censorship should be and remain Personal.

Get information from Traditional Media, have conversation on Social Media. Not the other way around.

In a previous post, we wrote:
“Misinformation and biases infect social media, both intentionally and accidentally. This highly recommended article from The Conversation exposes 3 types of bias identified by Indiana University. Hereafter are our takeaways… Continue reading

Trust, Media and Democracy

Related to this matter, we also wrote on the excellent Knight Foundation Report.

The Aspen Institute and the Knight Foundation recently released a report on a commission they organized about Trust, Media and Democracy. While coming from America, we believe most can apply wider.

If you don’t have the time for the length report, this medium page is very interesting. Here are our takeaways in the light of our previous posts, regrouped in 3 main categories:

10 ways to rebuild trust in media and democracy…  Continue reading

Define the content you trust for every segment of your business.

Hereafter is an example of an Enterprise organized by Industry. Also applies to any other type of business organization.

Want to give it a try?
Contact us!

Talk the Google talk.

In this Wired article, Devin Nunes and the Power of Keyword Signaling, the author explains how political speeches can be tweaked to play with Search engines.

Talk Google.

Quotes using part of those speeches will, to be accurate, reuse keywords optimized for Search Engines, such as Google et al. Those keywords should prompt results where the political candidate and party will have better results, higher, in the 1st page.

Propaganda landing pages.

Those keywords, when searched in Google will be either those from a competitor where confusion can be introduced, but some will be usual in a context or out of date or simple fabricated. The more unique they are, the better SEO will operate. Rare, those keywords when searched, will return few, low inventory pages where the candidate crew will have much of the pages ready.

Talk the Google talk.

Better, words used in a speech will be seen as belonging to a specific wing. This way, the result is optimal:

  • Push the candidate
  • Push the point of the candidate with differentiation vs others
  • Push the party and augment bipartisanism

The cure: Watch who’s publishing.

Getting news from a search engine is very risky. SEO technics explained above and here in a previous post:

Keywords (Data) Voids: Misinformations via Google and Bing.

The solution is the same as for Businesses: Get content, and thus education, from Media you trust.

Your business is all about the content you trust.

Questions? Contact us!

 

Marketers must-haves: Media Sources reports and comparisons

Let say you are looking for a media in “Eating and drinking”, in France, to associate your brand with.

1. Select potential media partners

France and French. Taxonomy is Eating and Drinking. We will select “Covered” for media covering this subject and Past month, for a more stable taxonomy than the last 7 days.
TrustedOut offers 40 media and 60 sources, 214 articles per day and 43,000 articles in the archive. Corpus creation looks like this:

Click on “Get” and we get Media and Sources.

A click on a media shows how the media is perceived for toxic contents and political orientations.

2. Diving on your selected two.

From the media list, you want more info on two: Le Figaro Gastronomie and Elle A Table.

A click on a source shows the trends in classifications [ 1 ], week vs month and month vs quarter, as well as the top classifications per period of time.

3. Get an instant report on a Media Source

For each source, click on the “Report” button, [ 2 ] in the screenshot above, and receive the report in a PDF format:

Le Figaro – Gastronomie
ELLE – ELLE A TABLE

Caution: Report timestamp is very important as data are permanently updated.

4. Comparing 2 sources profiles

[beta]

By comparing profiles, you can define what is best for your operations.

Questions? Contact-us!

 

Create a corpus from a list of articles (ex. here: popular on Facebook).

You want to create a Corpus of Media for your analytics and/or a whitelist of media similar to a list of articles?

Here is how Corpus Intelligence can help in 3 steps:

Step 1. Collect Materials.  

Let’s start with a list of popular articles: Today, the Top 15 of the most engaged articles on Facebook in Sept 2019

In this article you can find the following top 15 articles:

Table to show the top 15 web stories on Facebook in September 2019, ranked by engagement

Step 2. Understand Profiles

From the list above, we’ve collected the profiles of  the corresponding media.

Here are the top 30 most popular classifications from our 3-level AI-powered taxonomy.  

This means the top 5 most popular media types are:

  1. Politics
  2. Law
  3. Entertainment and Leisure
  4. Lifestyle
  5. Society 

Computing C.scores give precisely the classifications to shoot for.

Step 3. Build and manage Corpuses.

The hardest part is done. Let’s play with TrustedOut now:
Want all media in Politics and Law? here it is:
Want to target the dedicated media in the 1st classification, International, in Politics? Voila:

From here, feed your analytics tool and/or create a whitelist for your DSP.

Questions? Contact us!

TrustedOut: Intelligence you trust. Brand Safety you trust. PR you trust.

TrustedOut helps your business all the way, all the time.

Let say here, your company, SmartBizFurnitures, builds and commercializes high end, classy Business Furnitures.  SmartBizFurnitures believes Lifestyle applies to Business environments.

Sources you trust to get reliable intelligence.

You must trust the content you use to trust any decision you make.

SmartBizFurnitures asks TrustedOut for all media sources covering:
People › Lifestyle › Decoration And Design And Architecture

Because they are looking for insights from their intelligence tool (Digimind, Netvibes, etc…), they decide to:

  • Solely select the classification your business is in: People › Lifestyle › Decoration And Design And Architecture
  • Pick “covered” to get a large but relevant number of sources for our analytic tools.
  • Go with the shortest period of taxonomy, the rolling “Past week”,  because they want to be news-sensitive.
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TrustedOut finds 481 sources. Click on “Get”…

Intelligence tools ready.

… download the CSV file of those 481 sources and import them in your semantic/social intelligence tool. Your tool will continue to listen to all new articles from those sources. Should you need articles abstracts from the past, ask us as we archive everything we’ve computed.

This download of sources is manual and thus your list of sources won’t be updated unless you do regular download and import to your intelligence tool. To avoid this and always analyze the freshest, most up to date sources, select “Connect”.

Media you trust to keep your brand safe.

Here you want the widest AND most relevant (read consistant) list of media for the safest whitelist you will feed your ad server with.

This time ask TrustedOut for the whole classification group: Lifestyle, but this time we want to get the largest but secure list of media who have published on Lifestyle in the past 7 days.

TrustedOut finds 3,717 media (and 10,037 sources)

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Brand cannot be with “Politics”

SmartBizFurnitures does not want to be involved into “Politics”, so, those 7% should disappear from our Corpus map.

Let’s remove the whole classification “Politics”… with the 4th line: Media covering Politics in the past 7 days should be removed from the list:

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Of course, we have less media: 936 instead of 3,717 but it’s the choice made by SmartBizFurnitures to keep their brand safe and consistant.

DSP ready.

Same as with Sources. Here you will download the Media list as CSV but, as your brand must remain safe all over an ad campaign, you will want to “Connect” so the list of media = the Whitelist, will be up to date at all time.

Articles you trust to build on your PR efforts.

For our reading. we want the latest articles from the most relevant sources.

We will ask TrustedOut to give us our classification, as with Analytics, People › Lifestyle › Decoration And Design And Architecture, but since here, it’s not a machine analyzing but humans, likely a PR team or directly executives, we will select: Dedicated over the past 7 days.

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100+ a day. 20,000+ archived.

On average, TrustedOut will provide 102 articles abstracts and can provide more than 20,000 from archives upon request.

A click on the right “Get” gives us:

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Spot on for your PR efforts.

Click on the abstract article to read the article. Very interesting for SmartBizFurnitures. PR effort right here.

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Watch tool ready.

Simple. Download: RSS.

Use this RSS as any RSS. Corporate pages, alerts, newsletters…

For example, in Netvibes:

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or in Feedly:

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Your business is made of the content you trust.

Your business is all about the content you trust.

Contact us: contact@trustedout.com

Corpus Intelligence for an Industry: Aerospace & Defense – October 2019

Media covering Aerospace & Defense.

In the US, 443 media and 779 sources are covering  over the past quarter, publishing an average of 4+k new articles a day.

In France, 56 media and 111 sources are covering  over the past quarter, publishing an average of 360 new articles a day.

Media per Expertise Level and News Sensitivity.

TrustedOut uniquely profiles media per level of expertise (Dedicated > Specialized > Covered > All) AND per profiling period (past week, past month, past quarter). This profiling period identifies News sensitivity. Past week is more sensitive to the latest news, while Past Quarter is more stable. This is very convenient depending on the type of project you’re driving.

Reminder:

  • Media: unique domains used (xxxx.yyy)
  • Sources: unique feeds belonging to a Media. Mostly correspond to a section of the Media
  • Articles per day: number of articles published and analyzed by TrustedOut
  • Archived articles: Article abstracts and links archived on the corresponding Sources.

For the US:

For France:

A&D media market shares in the US and France

Despite a difference in Past Quarter vs Past Week showing little sensitivity to news, the number of articles per day and archived is fairly high, meaning a strong need to listen and analyze industry evolutions.
While at equal level in Dedicated and Specialized Media, the US have more media covering this industry than France.

Related group classifications.

In the US, A&D Media also cover:

In the US, Media covering Aerospace & Defense in the past quarter also cover:

Radar view:

DNA view:

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In France, A&D Media also cover:

In France, Media covering Aerospace & Defense in the past quarter also cover:

Radar view:

DNA view:

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In both countries, Aerospace & Defense is close to another industry: Transportation.
In the France, Aerospace & Defense is even more related to Transportation, Law and Fundamental Sciences when, in the US, it is more Politics.
Also, in France, Aerospace & Defense is more related to Satellites and Transportation via Air, and Law is seen as International, while, in the US, People means Society.

Fine tuning your Corpus

Example: Want Aerospace & Defense but NOT Military Defense

You need to listen and/or analyze, or want to target for PR or ads, all media about Defense but not Military Defense. The query to set your Corpus will look like this:

Of course, we are moving from 443 media and 143 sources to:

Two third of the media in Aerospace & Defense are also classified as  Military Defense.

Brand Safety Risk and Toxic Content: None

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Media covering Aerospace & Defense are not victims of toxic content and Brand Safety Risks.

Digging into top Media.

Avionics (US)

Name Avionics
Website https://www.aviationtoday.com
Feeds

Classification over past Quarter

Trends

 

Futura Sciences (France)

Name Futura
Website https://www.futura-sciences.com
Feeds

Classification over past Quarter

Trends

How our AI-powered classification works

How our AI-powered classification works.

Now you can trust decisions made on content you trust

Importance for Business Intelligence:
No trust, no Intelligence.

Works on all sectors.

Say you are in the food market and want to understand how some cuisine types are perceived amongst specialized publications in America:

To feed your intelligence tools, such as Digimind (demo here), your Corpus will look like this.

Say you are in the food market and want to understand how some cuisine types are perceived amongst specialized publications in America:

To feed your intelligence tools, such as Digimind (demo here), your Corpus will look like this.

16,000+ sources (49k new articles abstracts a day) will ensure you analyze, and thus base your strategic decisions, on content you define.

Would you have thought Better Homes and Gardens would be part of your Corpus? At first, Home and Garden does not sound like Food and beverage specialist, does it? (well, if you are looking for Chicken recipes, it’s here).

This anecdote is to point out the need for both an unbiased and universal classification and a depth of expertise from the content you will base your decisions on.

It is critical you trust the right, and all the right, publications to trust any intelligence coming out of those publications. Depth and width.

No Trust, No Intelligence.

Consequently, the solution is to:

1/ Have marketers define their Corpus from profiles of media they trust for each analysis, each product, each segment, each brand.
And align in each country.

2/ Have those corpuses automatically built, maintained and updated, directly serving your analytics tool.

Bottom line: Define the content you trust so you can trust decisions you make.
“If it’s not trusted in, it can not be trusted out!”

Importance for Advertising:
Brand Safety and Budget Optimization.

Here, you want to advertise your new product to the US Food Market. Keeping your brand safe will be your top priority… After all, you will pay to increase your business, not ruin the brand reputation it took you years to build.

Brand Safety is top priority for CEOs and CMOs.

For your online ad campaign, the trading desk of your advertising agency will define the query, with, amongst other things, desired and not-desired keywords, to select the content you trust compatible with your brand.

But a page can match all those criteria but be published on a site not safe or compatible with the advertiser’s brand. You must also select the publications you trust compatible with your brand.

Otherwise, your brand is at risk. And advertisers know and fear it:

4 in 10 brands deliver ads on unsafe sites – Cision

The only solution for the CMO to be certain to keep brands safe: Define himself the lists of publications he trusts compatible with her/his brands.

Consequence:

70% implement black or white lists… – Digiday

But while the vast majority is using lists, the vast majority is unhappy with the solution. As of today:

… but 64% fear negative impacts on performance.  71% fear to not achieve reach while delivering to the right audience in the right context. – Cision

Consequently, the solution is to:

1/ Have marketers define their white lists themselves for each campaign, each brand. And align in each country.

2/ Have those lists automatically built, maintained and updated, directly serving the trading desk.

Bottom line: Keep your Brand Safe, let TrustedOut manage your white lists.

Let’s go back to our US Food Market example. Our marketer, here, wants to build a white list of US based publications, specialized in Food and Beverage and also wants them to be in business for more than 3 years, not politically, nor religiously oriented and, of course, not spotted as fake news, hate news or junk science.

Corpus looks like above and now more than 9,000+ sources are immediately available to be imported or live feeding your trading desk.

Trading desk runs its query within the perimeter of the white list. Best of both worlds, search and directory.
Brand is now totally safe.

Run more where it returns more.

In addition, Media Profiles bring ad budget optimization.

By adding media profiles to a campaign report, marketers and agencies can surface media with the best ROI and thus, increase budgets where return is optimal.

BHG works best for your campaign? Let’s get more of this profile and spend your ad budget where it makes the most sense.

Matter of fact, Your business is all about the content you trust.

Your business is all about the content you trust.

Questions? Contact us!

 

 

Media: Contributing to polarization AND reflective of polarization.

12 of this year’s 15 most politically polarizing brands are national news outlets

Thanks to this article from Morning Consult, Media Companies Dominate Most Divisive Brands List, and It Keeps Getting Worse, for this chart:

Copyrights: Morning Consult

“Democrats think the media is more important and made Republicans think it was more biased”

This quote from Matt Grossman, an associate political science professor at the Michigan State University, illustrates, for example, the difference between Republicans’ and Democrats’ net favorability for CNN, for example, stood at 66 percentage points last year. It grew 14 points to 80 this year, due to a 12-point drop in net favorability among Republicans, from minus 13 to minus 25. Republicans held more negative views than Democrats of every media outlet on the list except for Fox News. 

Polarization: Contribution and Reflection.

Which makes Joe Barone, managing partner of Brand Safety Americas for GroupM, say “In a way, it’s really corroboration of the narrative in the industry right now,… The narrative is that we’re living in a polarized world, and media is both contributing to the polarization and reflective of the polarization.”

Polarization is good for (media) business…

…major media outlets that have embraced a more adversarial stance on Trump since his election, business has been good. Viewership for all three leading cable networks — CNN, Fox News and MSNBC — increased in 2018, per a Pew Research Center analysis of Comscore data.

… but bad for (media) credibility.

Perceptions of media credibility have dropped since 2016, according to Morning Consult analysis, largely fueled by Republican attitudes. Democrats and Republicans also tend to trust headlines from outlets that society considers closer to their ideology, although that changes by topic.

Means you better know the (here political) media profile.

In our Business Case #1, we demo how Content Orientation can twist an insights coming out of your analytics tool.

The very same analytics were run using the very same analytics tool, Netvibes, across the whole Corpus (the All column) and one per political wing (Sources: BPI events).
Gauging the level of political orientation of your Corpus will drive your reading of your analytics tools and thus what you make from it.

Yes, Political orientations influence your analytics (and thus, your decision-making).

From the analytics results above, when it comes to AI, left wing oriented media are more negative, feels a foreign influence from Silicon Valley and China, and do not link AI with smartphones.
Right wing publications are way less negative, local sensitive, linked to iPhone only (vs all publications both linked to both android and iphone)
Bottom line: PR efforts should insist on the local development of ACME cars, re-insure, re-comfort on AI being a benefit, not a threat and have no link to smartphones, use or ownership.

Questions? Contact us!

Corpus Intelligence for an Industry: Lifestyle – October 2019

Media covering Lifestyle.

In the US, 3,007 media and 8,300 sources are covering Lifestyle over the past quarter, publishing over 38,000 new articles a day.

In France, 327 media and 596 sources are covering Lifestyle over the past quarter, publishing over 3,000 new articles a day.

Media per Expertise Level and News Sensitivity.

TrustedOut uniquely profiles media per level of expertise (Dedicated > Specialized > Covered > All) AND per profiling period (past week, past month, past quarter). This profiling period identifies News sensitivity. Past week is more sensitive to the latest news, while Past Quarter is more stable. This is very convenient depending on the type of project you’re driving.

Reminder:

  • Media: unique domains used (xxxx.yyy)
  • Sources: unique feeds belonging to a Media. Mostly correspond to a section of the Media
  • Articles per day: number of articles published and analyzed by TrustedOut
  • Archived articles: Article abstracts and links archived on the corresponding Sources.

For the US:

For France:

Lifestyle media market shares in the US and France

Stability over a month and a huge number of articles per day and archived, meaning using a Corpus over a month should be considered to cop with the industry evolutions.

Lifestyle is more covered in the US

As shown in the tables above, at all level of expertise, the US have a lot more media covering this industry than France, which confirms what we see in our Media Coverage Market Shares US vs France – Source TrustedOut – 10/01/19

Related group classifications.

In the US, Lifestyle Media also cover:

In the US, Media covering Lifestyle in the past quarter also cover:

Radar view:

DNA view:

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In France, Lifestyle Media also cover:

In France, Media covering Lifestyle in the past quarter also cover:

Radar view:

DNA view:

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In both countries, Lifestyle and Culture & Arts are close, but France has Culture & Arts above Lifestyle when the US, it is the reverse.
Entertainment & Leisure are 3rd in the US and 4th in France, while Sports is 3rd in France and 5th in the US.
Specific to a country are: Society and Education, only, in the US and Economy & Enterprise and Transportation, only, in France.
Finally, in the US, Lifestyle is strongly attached to Food and Beverage.

Fine tuning your Corpus

Example: Want Lifestyle but NOT Food and Beverage AND NOT Food and Beverage Services

As seen above, Lifestyle Media often also cover Food and Beverage. Say, for PR or an ad campaign effort, you want to get Media in Lifestyle BUT NOT either in Food and Beverage or Food and Beverage Services.

Easy. The query to set your Corpus will look like this:

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Of course, we are moving from 3,007 media and 8300 sources to:

A third of Lifestyle media are also covering Food and Beverage or the Food and Beverage Services.

Brand Safety Risk and Toxic Content: None

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Media covering Lifestyle are not victims of toxic content and Brand Safety Risks.

Digging into top Media.

Example in the US: Chowhound (CBS Interactive)

Name Chowhound
Website https://www.chowhound.com/
Feeds

Political orientation is not significant enough to classify this media.

Classification over past Quarter

Trends

Example in France: Elle

Name Elle
Website http://www.elle.fr/
Feeds

Classification over past Quarter

Political orientation is not significant enough to classify this media.

Trends

How our AI-powered classification works

How our AI-powered classification works.

Now you can trust decisions made on content you trust

Importance for Business Intelligence:
No trust, no Intelligence.

Works on all sectors.

Say you are in the food market and want to understand how some cuisine types are perceived amongst specialized publications in America:

To feed your intelligence tools, such as Digimind (demo here), your Corpus will look like this.

Say you are in the food market and want to understand how some cuisine types are perceived amongst specialized publications in America:

To feed your intelligence tools, such as Digimind (demo here), your Corpus will look like this.

16,000+ sources (49k new articles abstracts a day) will ensure you analyze, and thus base your strategic decisions, on content you define.

Would you have thought Better Homes and Gardens would be part of your Corpus? At first, Home and Garden does not sound like Food and beverage specialist, does it? (well, if you are looking for Chicken recipes, it’s here).

This anecdote is to point out the need for both an unbiased and universal classification and a depth of expertise from the content you will base your decisions on.

It is critical you trust the right, and all the right, publications to trust any intelligence coming out of those publications. Depth and width.

No Trust, No Intelligence.

Consequently, the solution is to:

1/ Have marketers define their Corpus from profiles of media they trust for each analysis, each product, each segment, each brand.
And align in each country.

2/ Have those corpuses automatically built, maintained and updated, directly serving your analytics tool.

Bottom line: Define the content you trust so you can trust decisions you make.
“If it’s not trusted in, it can not be trusted out!”

Importance for Advertising:
Brand Safety and Budget Optimization.

Here, you want to advertise your new product to the US Food Market. Keeping your brand safe will be your top priority… After all, you will pay to increase your business, not ruin the brand reputation it took you years to build.

Brand Safety is top priority for CEOs and CMOs.

For your online ad campaign, the trading desk of your advertising agency will define the query, with, amongst other things, desired and not-desired keywords, to select the content you trust compatible with your brand.

But a page can match all those criteria but be published on a site not safe or compatible with the advertiser’s brand. You must also select the publications you trust compatible with your brand.

Otherwise, your brand is at risk. And advertisers know and fear it:

4 in 10 brands deliver ads on unsafe sites – Cision

The only solution for the CMO to be certain to keep brands safe: Define himself the lists of publications he trusts compatible with her/his brands.

Consequence:

70% implement black or white lists… – Digiday

But while the vast majority is using lists, the vast majority is unhappy with the solution. As of today:

… but 64% fear negative impacts on performance.  71% fear to not achieve reach while delivering to the right audience in the right context. – Cision

Consequently, the solution is to:

1/ Have marketers define their white lists themselves for each campaign, each brand. And align in each country.

2/ Have those lists automatically built, maintained and updated, directly serving the trading desk.

Bottom line: Keep your Brand Safe, let TrustedOut manage your white lists.

Let’s go back to our US Food Market example. Our marketer, here, wants to build a white list of US based publications, specialized in Food and Beverage and also wants them to be in business for more than 3 years, not politically, nor religiously oriented and, of course, not spotted as fake news, hate news or junk science.

Corpus looks like above and now more than 9,000+ sources are immediately available to be imported or live feeding your trading desk.

Trading desk runs its query within the perimeter of the white list. Best of both worlds, search and directory.
Brand is now totally safe.

Run more where it returns more.

In addition, Media Profiles bring ad budget optimization.

By adding media profiles to a campaign report, marketers and agencies can surface media with the best ROI and thus, increase budgets where return is optimal.

BHG works best for your campaign? Let’s get more of this profile and spend your ad budget where it makes the most sense.

Matter of fact, Your business is all about the content you trust.

Your business is all about the content you trust.

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De Ligonnes arrest. Fake News vs True Mistake.

The news of the De Ligonnes arrest, and then the news it was not De Ligonnes triggered lots of comments about Fake news being everywhere.

“The opportunity was too good” (to be true?) as wrote the Huffington Post (in French)

“Fake news” vs “true mistake”.

The difference between a fake news and true mistake is the driving intention and the transparency in fixing it.

We all know the competition between news publishers. The dilemma between scoops and stories. The balance between publishing too fast and being too late.

Like with any person you trust, it’s ok to make mistakes as long as it was not intentional and you’ve learn from it and will do your best to not reproduce those misleads. A fake news is intentional and if proven and not fixed, will destroy the confidence and the trust in the publisher.

Question you should ask yourself now is: What is my level of trust into media after this episode?

Trust is in the publisher and its brand values.

Trust, like reputation, is built over time. For any business, it’s called Brand values. As Warren Buffett says…

So, it’s no surprise Publishers do not want to lose their reputation and your trust in them for a mistake. The rest – their opinions, their context, who owns them and their agenda – is part of those brand values. They won’t risk to ruin them either.

Bottom line: For the decisions you must make, you must use content from media you trust.

Your business is all about the content you trust.

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Media Coverage Market Shares US vs France – Source TrustedOut – 10/01/19

What Media are covering the most.

In the US.

As of today and over the past 90 days, here are the top “covered” group classifications. This means the percentage of media in America covering the following group classification (like a countrywide newsstand shelf)

In bold are the differences above 5%. This means group classification that are more covered in the US vs France.

Top 3 Most topics covered are very different from France

US Media cover much more Entertainment & Leisure, Society and Education and, to a less degree, Sports, Lifestyle and Medecine & Health.

In France.

In bold are the differences above 5%. This means group classification that are more covered in France vs the US.

Greater coverage in Economy & Enterprise and Tech.

French Media cover much more in Economy & Enterprise and Tech which, both, are not even in the Top 10 US.

Largest Media Coverage differences.

As for above, we deliberately put a cliff at 5%.

Comparing Apple to Apple.

Tables above prove coverage between countries are very different, meaning feeding your intelligence tool and creating your whitelists based on random numbers of sources or media or articles will drive to unreliable, dangerous outcomes.

As demonstrated in this business case: Business Case #3. Country comparisons

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Brand Safety: We could not agree more with Facebook.

From this article, “Facebook urges brands to define their safety tolerances“:

Facebook: Safe < Tolerable < Suitable.

Jon Steinback, Facebook’s director of product marketing for EMEA and global channels, spoke exclusively to WARC to provide more detail about the company’s attempts to create a safer environment for brands.

… Facebook has also introduced a three-tier model for identifying content that is safe, suitable and that brands would be prepared to tolerate. (For more, read the full article: Facebook on why advertisers must understand their own brand safety ‘tolerances’.)

TrustedOut: Safe < Suitable < Consistent

We totally agree with Facebook, and even farther, we believe the true goal for a brand is to be consistent, in July, we wrote:

Brand Consistency > Brand Safety + Brand Suitability

Facebook: “Safe” is the minimum

At the most basic level, Facebook promises to keep all brands “safe” from the most offensive material with its content “floor”, policed by its enforcement teams and technology.

We agree again. This is the basis level. Mostly made of keywords.

TrustedOut: Is “basic” enough for your brand?

Of course not.

Brand Safety, the most misleading proxy for quality that an advertiser can use.

Facebook: define their own “tolerances”, and create a media strategy

“… the social network is urging brands to define their own “tolerances”, and create a media strategy that is harmonious with campaign goals and business aims.”

Agreed. Of course. Keywords are not enough.

Mandatory need for brand values tolerances. And brand values are perceived. This can not be dealt with this keywords. Entering perceptions.

And perceptions made by humans are biased, not up to date and not universal on all matters. Must be done by a machine. A machine taught with myriads of  content… Here we are.

TrustedOut: Tolerance controlled via Whitelisting definition.

Here starts TrustedOut’s Corpus Intelligence.
Here starts the need to define the “tolerance” limits on what your brand can support.
Here starts the whitelisting definition, as large as tolerable by your brand for a campaign.

Facebook: Suitable. safety is not being in a situation that can be embarrassing.

“Then it also encourages advertisers to consider the kinds of content which one might not categorize as offensive, but which are likely to jar when appearing alongside a particular type of brand.

“For some people, safety is not being in a situation that can be embarrassing for them,” he said. “The important thing for us is that we provide the right level of controls and also that transparency is inherent in this.””

Bingo, This is where TrustedOut excels.

Let us manage, globally, per campaign, all your whitelists. Always updated. Always right.

TrustedOut: Here starts Brand Consistency.

Here starts the brand consistency. Make sure your brand is consistent everywhere, all the time.
Here starts the fine tuning of the alignment of your brand for a campaign, a product, a target and media publishers.
Here starts the benefit of the publisher’s brand value for your brand. The publisher is no longer a space to advertise but an echo chamber for your brand.
Here advertising is not only pushing for a message, it strengthens what has the most critical value for your business: your brand.

Time for a Whitelisting demo?

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The ultimate brand consistency is to remove the name from the logo.

In a recent article from The Drum, “Why brands such as Doritos and Mastercard are removing the names from their logos

“Extreme, telegraphic simplicity…”

…is very useful in the small and rapidly moving spaces of a device-dependent world. So, if words get in the way, remove them.”

“The harder it gets to connect to younger audiences, the bolder brands will need to become with moves like wordmark removal”

“It is noticeable that it requires bold creative leadership from both the client and agency to take those risks.”

Why would you risk your brand consistency at any stage in advertising?

Yes, removing the name from the logo is the ultimate step, the dream case, the results of years of consistency in building your brand.

The first step to achieving consistent branding is realizing that you have to ultimately gain control of your branding so that everyone is singing from the same song sheet. [source]

Is your brand consistent?

“An inconsistent brand is a confusing and unreliable brand. These are traits that drive customers away, not attract them. ” says Crowdspring, “If your brand constantly changes, it’s hard for customers or clients to wrap their minds around what it’s about. And, it’s even harder to gain trust, confidence and customer loyalty.”

Why would you compromise a hard and long gained brand consistency by advertising on media not consistent with your brand?

“Your brand promises must be consistent with the reality of your customers’ brand experience.

Every company has a brand identity.

This is true for your company whether you’ve made a single conscious branding decision or not.

And that’s why it’s vitally important to make conscious, consistent branding choices. The decisions left unmade, and a brand left untended may hurt your business.” [source]

TrustedOut secures your Brand and preserves your Brand Consistency.

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Do Commerce AND, NOT OR, Branding. (and fix brand safety, risky SEO et al)

We could not agree more with the “Father of Advertising”.

(David Mackenzie Ogilvy CBE was an advertising tycoon, founder of Ogilvy & Mather, and known as the “Father of Advertising”.  – Wikipedia)

Commerce and Branding are vital to any business. Both of them. Equally.

So, when one takes over the other one, it hurts your business.

That’s what we have with examples like Brand Safety or too mechanical SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Of course, everybody wants to maximize sales. No debate. But unreasonable actions, desperate measures will hurt your reputation and consequently your brand. And as Warren Buffet says:

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it, if you think about that, you’ll do things differently”

Brand safety risk is pushing (too far) exposure into unsafe territories for the brand.

If your sole motivation is to have the highest number of ad placements with little to no overseeing on who’s hosting your brand, you’re due to a brand safety violation. And it may be costly to your brand reputation and thus, your business.

Would you risk your brand values on poor quality coasters or ugly marcoms? So, why risking them by exposing your brand with a publisher not compatible with the value of your brand?

Brand safety is a matter of “where” AND “who”.

Where is the brand exposed, meaning the matter of the page hosting your brand. Here programmatic is key to build a black list of words you want to avoid.

Who is exposing your brand, meaning the profile of the publisher. And, this profile must be compatible with your brand value. Here TrustedOut is key to build a white list of media publishers you want to keep your brand safe and consistant.

Another example: Site content and SEO.

The same “commerce and, not or, branding” applies to the content you produce for your site or the pages made for SEO.

Twisting incautiously SEO may put your brand at risk.

By adding or removing keywords to please Google and get more traffic may spoil your brand perception. After all, if content makes (or break) your brand, your own content applies first hand. Think of your site, as a media publisher. After all, this is where you expose your brand.

To read next:
> Whitelisting with TrustedOut
> Your Business is all about content.

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Brand Safety Crisis Can Prompt Consumer Backlash Against Brand

In this article, MarTechSeries comments a survey conducted by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and Brand Safety Institute (BSI). Hereafter are our takeaways:

Customers have a broad definition of “Brand Safety”

“The survey also discovered that consumers define brand safety broadly, including issues such as ad-related piracy and malware, as well as those involving ad placement around inappropriate content.”

“Inappropriate” content has a very personal definition…

As discussed in previous posts for Fake News: What is fake for someone is not fake for others. Take Homeopathy. Some believes in it, others do not.  The same applies to “inappropriate”. Some people believe a content is inappropriate, others won’t. Like for Rap lyrics for example.

Brand means values and values are emotions.

… but, for a very large majority,  has negative impacts. On everyone involved.

From the article:

Advertisers responsibility

  • Large majorities of respondents said advertisers should prevent their ads from running near hate speech (73 percent), pornographic content (73 percent), violent content (70 percent), and illegal drug-related content (69 percent).
  • More than half of respondents said that advertisers should prevent their ads from running near stolen/pirated movies or TV shows (53 percent) and unsafe or hacked websites (73 percent).
  • Less than half of respondents said advertisers should prevent their ads from running near gambling-related content (43 percent) or controversial political views (41 percent).

Majority says negative impacts are real.

  • The overwhelming majority of respondents (90 percent) said it was very or somewhat important for advertisers to make sure their ads don’t appear near dangerous, offensive, or inappropriate content.
  • If respondents discovered ads for a product they regularly buy had appeared next to racist Neo-Nazi propaganda, 87 percent said they would reduce their spending on that product, and 58 percent said they would stop buying it altogether.
  • If respondents discovered such ads next to terrorist recruiting videos, 90 percent would reduce their spending on the product advertised, and 67 percent would stop buying it altogether.
  • If respondents discovered such ads on a website promoting illegal activities such as stolen videos and other content, 82 percent would reduce their spending on the product advertised, and 45 percent would stop buying it altogether.
  • If respondents discovered such an ad had infected their computer or mobile device with malware, 93 percent would reduce their spending on the product advertised, and 73 percent would stop buying it altogether.

Everybody is accounted responsible: Advertiser, Ad Agency, Publisher, Ad Tech.

  • When asked who should be responsible for ensuring ads do not run with dangerous, offensive, or inappropriate content, respondents assigned responsibility broadly, with 70 percent naming the advertiser, 68 percent the ad agency, 61 percent the website owner, and 46 percent the technology provider.

Bottom line:

* Your Brand, to be truly safe, must be compatible with the brand of the publisher, or any support.

* This can only be done via AI profiling as it must be Unbiased, Universal and always Up-to-date.

* This can not be done by keyword-based queries. Keywords in a page don’t profile brand values.

TrustedOut’s solution for Brand Safety in 1 slide:

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Your business is all about the content you trust.

Image Credit: SEOMarketing

Knowledge from Content makes or breaks any future.

Applies to individuals but also organizations and businesses, of all sizes and sorts.

We are our Education.
So is your Business.

What we are depends on the education we were given. Need proof?
MIT scientists created a “psychopath” AI by feeding it violent content from Reddit

Same applies to any Businesses. Your Business is how it was educated.

No Trust in Content,  No Trust in business future.

Trust in Content is the #1 vital condition to any business.

1st, define the content you trust, 2nd, feed all business decision and education processes with it.

Trust in Content is not a nice to have, it’s a vital, critical, mandatory must have. Tools are fed with Content. No matter how your tools are, fed with poor content, the smartest tools and the smartest operator of those tools will produce poor performances. Is it what you want for your business?

No trust in content, no need for any tools otherwise it would be, not only a waste of time and money, but a very dangerous way to make bet on your business future.

It all starts with content you trust.

  1. Define the content you need
  2. Create your Corpus with TrustedOut and get the corresponding Media, Sources and Articles abstracts and links
  3. Now, Feed all your tools with content you trust

 

Corpus Intelligence for every segment of your business.

Hereafter is an example of an Enterprise organized by Industry. Also applies to any other type of business organization.

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Brand Safety, the most misleading proxy for quality that an advertiser can use.

This post is our takeaways from this AdExchanger article.

Brand Safety Is Not Synonymous With Quality.

“I find brand safety one of the most baffling contradictions of our industry. It often represents the exact opposite situation in which any quality media owner should want to put itself, and it is the most misleading proxy for quality that an advertiser can use.

As programmatic RTB grew, quantity gained priority over quality, and everybody fell into the trap. Advertisers pursued a delusional quest for unlimited scale, blinded by the illusion of a perfect cross-device, cross-domain view of the user. Quality media brands dangerously allowed themselves to be thrown into a big bucket with almost every type of inventory, ranging from fake to garbage on up to the top of the premium content pyramid: their own.”

A “lifecycle of rubbish”

“As a result, marketers saw their ads run on sites and apps that, at worst, promoted hate speech, terrorism, pedophilia, violence and even harmed the users’ devices, and, at best, alongside very low-quality content and environments with horrible UX.

When these problems surfaced, advertisers should have demanded that the programmatic platforms remove the rubbish at the source, which could have fixed the roots of the issue (but it also would have threatened the potential revenue for ad tech and agencies and the illusion of scale). Instead, advertisers barked without biting and deployed systems to filter out as much of that rubbish as possible, adding further costs to the system.

This created a “lifecycle of rubbish,” flowing in and out by design.”

The obsession with brand safety is taken to an extreme, while advertisers willingly join an environment plagued by the worst possible problems in marketing and advertising.

“One could think that the introduction of brand safety tools was the point where premium media owners finally won, with their quality inventory highlighted, protected and made available to premium brands. This is where the painful path took a slightly different twist instead.

In addition to the sites or apps that no respectable business would want to be associated with, advertisers started to include in their blacklists terms and topics predominantly focused on current facts and news, such as Trump, Brexit or #MeToo. This practice also existed for decades in print but with a much more reasonable and balanced approach.

These topics are part of perfectly safe and balanced pieces of content when belonging to quality media environments, but in this “brand safety” era they are all to be carefully avoided.

Programmatic RTB triggered a brand safety paranoia, but it’s a paradox: The obsession with brand safety is taken to an extreme, while advertisers willingly join an environment plagued by the worst possible problems in marketing and advertising.

The result is ads from some of the top advertisers often being displayed, by exclusion, on “safe content” like silly polls, competitions or otherwise bland content of little quality and engagement. At the same time, quality media owners complain that a good amount of premium content is automatically filtered out by brand safety algorithms, affecting their revenue.”

A great opportunity for visionary advertisers and media owners.

“There is a great opportunity for visionary advertisers and media owners who understand that infinite scale is not only impossible but even counterproductive. There would be enough reach in a media environment that is high quality, walled garden-like, brand safe by nature and user-centric – separate from the programmatic open marketplace and complementary to Google and Facebook.

The industry’s marketing and advertising pitches constantly cite the customer experience at the forefront of their promises, but let’s stop fooling ourselves, our clients and our partners.”

More than Brand Safety, Brand Consistency.

Brand Consistency > Brand Safety + Brand Suitability

With TrustedOut: Manage unbiased, AI-built Whitelists. Centrally.

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2019: Brand awareness is Marketers top priority.

According to the 2019 “State of Digital Advertising” released by Marin Software, Brand awareness is Marketers top priority in 2019.

  • Brand awareness – 25%
  • Enhancing the customer experience – 22%
  • Embracing omnichannels – 20%
  • Delivering personalization – 20%
  • Campaign management – 19%

Building Brand Awareness Requires a Consistent Brand Experience.

As written in this article, “the psychological reason why  brand consistency is is important”:

“First and foremost, brand consistency is about trust, and establishing it works like this:

In order for people to trust you, they have to feel like they know you
In order for them to feel like they know you, they must be aware of you, recognize you, and remember you
In order for people to recognize and remember you, you must show up in a way that’s consistent”

TrustedOut builds and preserves your Brand Consistency:

  • Manage lists from AI-profiled sources. Unbiased. Universal. Up-to-date.
  • Feed directly ad delivery systems 24/7/365.
  • Align centrally all lists per brands, regions, campaigns.
  • Optimize budgets using media profiles to detect most efficient media.

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Do not let advertising compromise your brand consistency.

The first step to achieving consistent branding is realizing that you have to ultimately gain control of your branding so that everyone is singing from the same song sheet. [source]

Is your brand consistent?

“An inconsistent brand is a confusing and unreliable brand. These are traits that drive customers away, not attract them. ” says Crowdspring, “If your brand constantly changes, it’s hard for customers or clients to wrap their minds around what it’s about. And, it’s even harder to gain trust, confidence and customer loyalty.”

Why would you compromise a hard and long gained brand consistency by advertising on media not consistent with your brand?

“Your brand promises must be consistent with the reality of your customers’ brand experience.

Every company has a brand identity.

This is true for your company whether you’ve made a single conscious branding decision or not.

And that’s why it’s vitally important to make conscious, consistent branding choices. The decisions left unmade, and a brand left untended may hurt your business.” [source]

TrustedOut secures your Brand and preserves your Brand Consistency.

Contact us!

 

 

Economy and Enterprise – US vs France Taxonomies.

France’s Economy and Enterprise Taxonomy.

Let’s ask TrustedOut, for France, what is the Taxonomy of all media covering the “Economy and Enterprise” Classification group over the past 7 days.

Here’s the corpus query:

Showing 373 Medias and 750 sources

and the taxonomy DNA:

USA’s Economy and Enterprise Taxonomy.

Let’s ask TrustedOut, for the US, what is the Taxonomy of all media covering the “Economy and Enterprise” Classification group over the past 7 days.

Here’s the corpus query:

Showing 1,961 Medias and 3,645 sources

and the taxonomy DNA:


Comparisons:

France USA
General, 43.6% General, 41.9%
General > Economy and Enterprise, 20.2% General > Economy and Enterprise, 21.5%
General > Economy and Enterprise > Economy, 6.2%
General >  Finance, 5.2% General >  Finance, 5.4%
General >  Law, 6.5%
General > Tech, 8% General > Tech, 8%
Industries, 22.2% Industries, 19.1%
Sciences, 6.7% Sciences, 7.7%
People, 27.3% People, 31.2%
People > Culture and Arts, 7.3%
People > Sports, 6.6%
People > Lifestyle, 5.9%

How to read the table above: The percentage means how much of the classification datasets are in the publication. Ex: In the US,  media covering Economy and Enterprise have also 5.9% have words belonging to the classification Lifestyle which is part of People.

In France, media covering “Economy and Enterprise” also talk:

Deeper in Economy
Law
Culture and Arts
Sports

While, in the US, media covering “Economy and Enterprise” also talk:

Lifestyle

Fine tuning your corpus to compare apple to apple.

Want to compare countries for a product launch but do not want the Lifestyle classification in the US?

Simple add the IS NOT Lifestyle taxonomy:

Voila. Now run your analytics on those 2 corpuses or/and Get the corresponding whitelists…

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France: People trusts almost twice more someone they know than news media

According to Ipsos, information from a acquaintance inspires almost twice as much confidence as information from a media outlet, according to Ipsos.

French trusts way less.

Trust for France vs Others:
37% vs 49% for Radio and TV,
36% vs 46% for newspapers and magazines,
30% vs 45% for online information.

64% do trust someone they know.

Beyond the question: “where do those people they know get the information”, we can also link this ratio of “twice trust when I know” clearly visible in this chart

Finding trusted sources is the foundation of TrustedOut:

A database of AI-profiled Media.

”For analytics and brand safety,
what’s not Trusted In, can not be Trusted Out.”

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65% of Britain’s biggest advertisers are present in non-brand safe environments

This post represents our takeaways from this article.

‘Brand Safety in the UK: Willing to Risk it?’ was commissioned by marketing and media consultancy Ebiquity in partnership with zulu5, focussing exclusively on the world’s third-largest programmatic market.

2/3 of the Top100 advertisers exposed in Q1 2019.

Report (link above) found “Close to two-thirds of Britain’s top 100 advertisers have been exposed to potentially brand unsafeenvironments in the first quarter of 2019 alone.

This report from Ebiquity and Zulu5 recommends:

Take active steps to tackle brand safety and ad fraud. – Ebiquity

“Angus Mclean, director digital, Ebiquity, said: “Our report demonstrates that brand safety is a complex issue that remains highly relevant for many brands, and there isn’t necessarily one standard applicable to all advertisers. Despite continued risks to brands, we believe advertisers can take active steps to tackle brand safety and ad fraud.””

Define what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate content – Ebiquity

“To minimise risks Ebiquity recommends advertisers first define what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate content before implementing their own brand safety standards while actively monitoring and managing campaigns.”

We could not agree more!

As we wrote previously:

Brand Consistency > Brand Safety + Brand Suitability

Solution: Fix Brand Safety with AI-operated WhiteListing.

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They say about nous. [update #2]

Here’s a selection of the feedback we got lately.

Agencies

We met with Franck Farrugia, CEO Omnicom Group France and says about us:

“TrustedOut provides us with what we have been looking for a long time, namely a dynamic construction of secure advertising delivery environments for our advertisers. But this is also far beyond that, since they allow us to select broadcasting environments according to the levels of trust that an audience and a target group grants to content, thus maximizing advertising impact, because more than ever, trust is the major issue in the relationship between brands and consumers. » 

Advertisers

We met Samir, Chief Digital Officer at La Redoute (very large ecommerce site), and he wrote this:

“Yesterday, I met Freddy Mini, a briscard who was CEO of Netvibes;) Now he launches Trustedout and it feels really good to see a StartUp that not only promises a solution that everyone calls for and especially that shows it! It really works!!! Don’t look any further… or at least I found it!”

Searchers and Teachers.

We also met with Fabrice from SciencePo, a famous school and Dominique, who worked for Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne and SciencePo. Following our meeting, Dominique wrote this: TrustedOut, AI to explain who you trust.

The way TrustedOut deals with the issue of trust seemed to me to be one of the most clever and feasible.

TrustedOut really bluffed me.

But by systematically formalising content descriptors, TrustedOut makes it possible to give applicants the ability to explain their trust criteria,

Government.

We met Eric Bothorel, Deputy of the Côtes d’Armor, at the National Assembly, in charge of Hate Speech questions on the Internet:

I was receiving @TrustedOut (@freddymini @florentsolt): a promising solution #DeepLearning to ensure the presence of brands in relevant places and safe trustedout.com
➡️What if the solution to no longer finance hate sites was French?
#HateSpeech

More to come soon… Stay tuned.

And as usual, feel free to contact us if you have questions!

 

 

Fine tuning your corpus to perfect analytics and build brand consistent whitelists.

Let’s have a look at some cool product updates our alpha-testers can enjoy since last night.

Demo scenario: Let say we want to create a Corpus for the US Food Market for some analytics on our brand and a new ad campaign coming right up.

1/ The broad definition. Country and Taxonomy.

Add country, select United States.

Add Taxonomy IS made of these two classifications :

  • Industry > Manufacturing and Retail > Food and Beverages
  • People > Lifestyle > Food and Beverages Services.

As you know, TrustedOut also profiles the level of expertise and the sensitivity on news for each media over the period of rolling time the taxonomy is computed. Here we want ALL levels and a taxonomy, stable, over the past rolling quarter (-90 days from today). We do recompute and update everything permanently.

We have 4,003 media for our Whitelist and 10,027 sources to feed our analytic tools with.

2/ Refining the target. Excluding a classification.

For this effort, we do not want media specialized in Food Processing, profiled over the same period of time, so we exclude it from our Corpus like this:

  • IS Industry > Manufacturing and Retail > Food and Beverages
  • IS People > Lifestyle > Food and Beverages Services.
  • IS NOT Industry > Agriculture > Food Processing

We now have 487 media and 732 sources.

3/ Hand picking media we do or do not want. By name, by URL.

(this is an example. nothing personal for those sites 🙂

From past experiences, we do not want to work with anything related to foodnavigator.com and its subsidiaries, neither do we want a site named “Food processing”. Clicking on “Get” and Scrolling through the media list TrustedOut gives me, I see they, indeed, are in the list:

Let’s remove them.

Let’s tell our corpus to add the following conditions:

  • Name DOES NOT CONTAIN “Food processing”
  • Website DOES NOT CONTAIN “foodnavigator” in its domain

Voila. 484 media and 726 sources.

Corpus is ready to feed our BI Analytic Tool and be our whitelist to imported in our DSP.

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Brand Consistency > Brand Safety + Brand Suitability

Brands need more than Safety, more than Suitability.

Last year, 4A’s (the American Association of Advertising Agencies serves 700+ member agencies across 1,300 offices, which control more than 85% of total U.S. advertising spend) announced: ” Advertiser Protection Bureau Delivers Brand Suitability Framework and Brand Safety Floor In Move to Help Advertisers Assess Risk”

… and predicted “the content classifications will streamline the conversations between all parties regarding what placements are appropriate by brand.”

Unsurprisingly, we could not agree more.

“It is time to take brand safety to the third level or ‘brand care’ level…”

says Admantx, and continues “… one that gives far greater prominence to the meaning, context and potential implications of online content, specific to the actual brand’s needs.”

Again, we could not agree more.

That third level or brand care level is Brand Consistency.

Why Brand Consistency is so important?

Consistency Builds Brand Awareness
Brand Consistency Communicates Credibility
Consistency Makes Your Brand More Trustworthy
Consistency Helps Manage Perceptions
Consistency Takes Marketing to a New Level
Consistency Builds Brand Equity

This equity comes in part because of customer loyalty. Access Development gives the statistic that 86% of consumers say that loyalty is driven by trust. Twenty-six percent of consumers specifically call out “consistency” as part of this loyalty.

TrustedOut builds and preserves your Brand Consistency:

  • Manage lists from AI-profiled sources. Unbiased. Universal. Up-to-date.
  • Feed directly ad delivery systems 24/7/365.
  • Align centrally all lists per brands, regions, campaigns.
  • Optimize budgets using media profiles to detect most efficient media.

Contact us!

How our AI-powered classification works.

We receive a lot of questions about how our AI-powered Classification is working, so we decided to make 2 drawings to explain how it works.

1. The Taxonomy.
Gauging the media from the Inside.
Including expertise and sensitivity.

A media has sources which each publishes new articles. From every new article, we solely keep useful words (no stop words such as “the, is, but…”) which we call an “abstract”.

Every single work of this new abstract is matched vs several hundreds of datasets. Every single classification in our taxonomy has its own dataset.

Each 1 million abstracts, this means 75,000,000,000 operations.

This method is close to the tribe model. Every tribe uses a dialect made of words signing this dialect. When you recognize a dialect, you recognize a tribe. Here is a classification. Depending on the number and the weight of words, we are able to gauge the level of expertise in the classification. This gives us a score for the article.

Playing with the length of past days, we can also gauge the sensitivity to news for the sources. Compiling sources tells us where the media stands.

Bottom line: We have a universal taxonomy, always updated and able to be filtered by expertise level and over 3 periods of time to sense time sensitivity (and trend forming, but we’ll tell you more real soon)

2. The Perceptions.
Gauging the media from the Outside.
How is a Media “spotted as”.

“Fake news”, “Junk science”, and other toxic appreciations are tangible. Rarely, can this be intangible (for sure), because those are up to appreciations. What is “fake news” to some people, is not for others. This is why we treat those appreciations as “spotted as”, or “perceived on the internet as”.

Same as for our taxonomy, perception is an appreciation, but where taxonomy is about the publisher itself, we call it the Publisher Inside, the perception is the Publisher Outside, or how the publisher is perceived for those terms.

To do this, we collect how the publisher is perceived on the Internet, strictly excluding any publisher properties.

This gives us pages and words which we match with Perception datasets (one for “fake news”, one for “junk science” and so on) in a similar way explained above.

We then have a score which when above a threshold make the publication “spotted as fake news” for example.

Bottom line: We sense how a publication is perceived as not one person or group can make any universal statement.

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Almost 6 in 10 Canadians blame the United States on the effect of fake news in Canada

The survey — conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Centre of International Governance Innovation — looked to gauge the opinions of 25,000 internet users across the world on internet security and trust. [ref article]

89% of Canadian internet users think social media is the main source of distrust in the internet.

Are you sharing this opinion? 

86% falling for fake news at least once.

And you?

“This year’s survey of global attitudes not only underscores the fragility of the internet, but also netizens’ growing discomfort with social media and the power these corporations wield over their daily lives,” said Fen Osler Hampson, a fellow at CIGI and director of its global security and politics program. 

Importance for Business Intelligence:
No trust, no Intelligence.

Distrust has a toll for individual, but also for businesses. Define Media Profiles You Trust, Get Content You Need.

Deliver Trustworthy and Smarter Social Intelligence.

Can you make strategic decisions on doubtful insights?

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“Fake news” means almost nothing.

This post is inspired by this Washington Post article

3 Americans out of 4 believe traditional news organizations report “fake news.”…

This number came from a 2018 Monmouth University poll.

We will not comment or enter in the political argument but focus on the definition of what “fake news” means.

… but what does “fake news” mean?

“When you see the result, you don’t know what it means,” argued Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of American Press Institute, who has a background in polling with Pew Research.

“It could mean stories I don’t like, stories that are critical of a person I like, stories that have a factual error, stories that are fundamentally wrong, or stories made up out of whole cloth by pranksters or political propagandists,” he said.

Are “fake news” “factual coverage I don’t like”?

And if “fake news” includes “factual coverage that I don’t like,” it’s no wonder the negative numbers are so high. If it also includes “editorial decisions” that reflect negatively on a particular officeholder, it’s even less wonder.

It’s not about “fake”, it’s about “your definition of Trust”.

The level of trust on “Media I use” is 50% higher than Media in general.

… and your definition of trust is what TrustedOut is all about.

TrustedOut:
A database of AI-profiled Media.

”For analytics and brand safety,
what’s not Trusted In, can not be Trusted Out.”

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People have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control.

Only 1 in 5 believes the system is working, and 1 in 2 thinks the reverse.

In this article, Why The Most Trusted Brands Will Also Be The Most Successful, Which-50 Media writes: “According to the authors (2019 Global Edelman Trust Index), “Trust has changed profoundly in the past year — people have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control.”. Indeed, the study revealed an urgent desire for change. “All [customers] share an urgent desire for change. Only one in five feels that the system is working for them, with nearly half of the mass population believing that the system is failing them.”

Why? Growing distrust in Media and Gov.

Distrust is, both in Media and Gov, and both in Europe and the US.

Reminder: Customers (readers) will give the most value to brands that they trust to do the right thing by them.

1/ Proof: 50% more trust on media I use vs media in general.

While distrust is general, trust definition is personal.

2/ Point: Consumer/reader Trust is Brand value.

Consumer trust is a vital and a key differentiator for publishers

3/ Caution: Hazardous ad placements impact brand value.

Brand Safety Violations: Consumers question brand’s motives.

Bottom line: CMOs must analyze and advertise on sites they trust.

Deliver Trustworthy and Smarter Social Intelligence.

Can you make strategic decisions on doubtful insights?

Fix Brand Safety with AI-operated WhiteListing.

Can you afford to put your brand at risk?

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Adding News-Sensitivity in our Taxonomy.

Taxonomy classification over different periods for CNN Politics.

Brand Safety 2.0 is about brand values.

As we wrote in our previous post: “Brand Safety 1.0 was about toxic keywords, 2.0 adds brand values.”

Brand values are tangible. So must be media profiling.

To gauge brand values, which are made of tangible perceptions, the matching publisher brands must be profiled with content classification, using AI to be unbiased, universal and always up-to-date.

Our AI-based Taxonomy and massive data processing already allow universal taxonomy AND expertise depth…

We’ve presented, in previous posts, our universal taxonomy and its DNA view: “Media profiles are key to Business Intelligence and Advertising.”

… announcing today, new-sensitivity in taxonomy!

Playing with periods of time in the past, past week, past month, past quarter, we are now able to classify accordingly our classification and thus, here, our taxonomy.

In other words, depending on the marketeer project and brand values, TrustedOut will be able to deliver news-sensitive or stable media.

No UI yet, but we couldn’t keep this for ourselves, here’s how CNN – Politics looks like over past week, month and quarter.

A quick read is:

International:

… disappears from top 5 over the period of time of the past quarter (-90 days). This might be due Iran and trade war/mexico stuff. Depth is also getting lower with time.

Political party:

… goes lower with time.

Defense gets civil over time and Education and LGBTQ are very news sensitive. Disappear over time.

New UI and new killer feature coming up…

We will include news-sensibility in our Corpus definition and, teasing again, we’ll reveal a killer features using this brand new and unique capability,

Stay tuned.

Feel free to reach out if you have a question!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand Safety 1.0 was about toxic keywords, 2.0 adds brand values.

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Challenging the definition of brand safety

In this article, Marketing Dive writes “While the industry settles on what brand safety means, companies are finding fresh ways to define the idea based on their individual values” and goes on:

“Brand safety is a highly nuanced concept, largely because each brand has a unique view as to what constitutes a safe ad placement.”

We could not agree more.

Articles add 2 interesting cases:

“The definition of controversial content also differs by brand, as illustrated by Nike’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in its 30th anniversary campaign last year. This contentious move was beneficial for Nike because the actions of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback align with the brand’s progressive values, as demonstrated in the campaign slogan “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” A brand with more traditionalist or conservative values would steer clear of content relating to a controversial sports star for fear of damaging its reputation.

Equally, a brand such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, which took a strong stance in the national gun debate following the Parkland shooting, wouldn’t want to be associated with online content relating to violence or shootings. However, rival retailers that take a different view on the firearms debate may welcome a placement alongside a news story about gun crime to reinforce the need for their products. Ultimately, defining and executing brand safety is about being intentional and acting on a brand’s unique vision and values. This will inevitably be different for each company.”

Brand Safety 2.0 is about Brand values.

Brand Safety 1.0 was about having the brand protected at the content level with a query made of  “must-have” words and the “must-not-have” ones.

The tangible source-based intelligence.

Brand Safety 2.0 is about the brand values of the publisher to be in line with the brand values of the advertiser. This is tangible and requires evaluations.

Those evaluations must be unbiased, universal and always up-to-date. And to not be too limitative, have to be large and broadly cover a desired market. Consequently, only AI, Machine Learning can deliver and maintain this. No human curation can do and must not do.

We name this, Corpus Intelligence. The Corpus representing all materials used for a project: analytics, marketing, PR…

By providing desired and user-defined trustworthy content, Corpus Intelligence is the vital complement to any piece of content crunch, such as social intelligence (to feed products like Digimind, Synthesio, IBM Watson…) and Online Advertising Whitelisting (to feed trading desks, ad delivery platforms…)

An example? Let’s take MarketingDive.com

Let’s ask TrustedOut how Marketing dive is perceived to gauge what advertiser brand values are compatible? Here are the taxonomy classifications:

  • Top Categories
    General › Economy And Enterprise
    General › Economy And Enterprise › Marketing
    General › Economy And Enterprise › Advertising
    Industries › Information And Communication › Online Media
  • Specialized
    People › Lifestyle › Food And Beverage
    General › Tech › Digital Tech
  • Spotted as
    Fake News › No

Consequently, if your brand has values matching the above, MarketingDive.com will be in the whitelist TrustedOut will build for you and will feed your ad delivery platform. Within this whitelist, your programmatic query will add keywords selections.

Whitelisting and programmatic queries, both, make your brand totally safe.

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“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it…

… if you think about that, you’ll do things differently” – Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s quote applies straight to Brand Safety.

In this article from Which-50 Media, “Three Simple Steps For Implementing Programmatic Brand Safety“, Which-50 Media writes:

“The rapid adoption of omnichannel marketing executed through programmatic media buying has brought the challenges of brand safety, ad fraud, and viewability into sharp relief… It also put the programmatic advertising industry under scrutiny too, prompting a backlash from big media agencies and large brands, predominantly from the UK and US, to suspend their advertising with Google, with countless advertisers quickly jumping on the bandwagon.”

Advertising to be displayed alongside published content aligned with brands and customers’ values.

Yes, we agree with Which-50 when they say: “At the advertiser level, it prompted brands to question how they could ensure that their display advertising ran alongside published content that aligned with both their brand’s and their customers’ values.”

To do so, Which-50 lists 3 steps: Define programmatic brand safety, White and black listings and Private marketplace. On that part, we believe 2 and 3 can be combined with a greater White listing capability. So, 2 parts. Really:

Fixing both, the intangible and tangible.

The intangible keyword-based intelligence.

The brand, to be protected at the content level, a query must be made of keywords to ensure the “must-have” words and the “must-not-have” ones.

This is protect from the intangible, not arguable, environnement incompatible with the brand.

Example: an airline will not want to be near a crash. A query with unwanted keywords related to plane crashes will eliminate those pages. That’s Which-50 1st step. We agree.

The tangible source-based intelligence.

The second part is the brand values of the publisher been in line with the brand values of the advertiser. This is tangible and requires evaluations.

Those evaluations must be unbiased, universal and always up-to-date. And to not be too limitative, have to be large and broadly cover a desired market. Consequently, only AI, Machine Learning can deliver and maintain this. No human curation can do and must not do.

In our example above, the airline might be super high end and only want to appear in upper class lifestyle publications, or the reverse, target popular categories. Might also want to reach out to a special type of profile, like people interested in specialized publications like Law or Automotive…

We name this, Corpus Intelligence. The Corpus representing all materials used for a project: analytics, marketing, PR…

By providing desired and user-defined trustworthy content, Corpus Intelligence is the vital complement to any piece of content crunch, such as social intelligence (to feed products like Digimind, Synthesio, IBM Watson…) and Online Advertising Whitelisting (to feed trading desks, ad delivery platforms…)

Fix Brand Safety with AI-operated WhiteListing.

Can you afford to put your brand at risk?

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“It’s a good business, where you write for them.” [updated]

Credits: pexels.com

$4,700,000,000 made by Google from the news industry in 2018.

The study, containing analysis conducted by experts at strategy and economics consulting firm Keystone Strategy and written by the News Media Alliance, and relayed by the New York Times claims Google received an estimated $4.7 billion in revenue in 2018 from crawling and scraping news publishers’ content – without paying the publishers for that use.

The amount of news in Google search results ranges from 16 to 40 percent. Traffic to news publisher raised by 25%.

According to the report, since January 2017, traffic from Google Search to news publisher sites has risen by more than 25 percent to approximately 1.6 billion visits per week in January 2018.

Corresponding with consumers’ shift toward Google for news consumption.

News is becoming increasingly important to Google.

2 impacts:

1/ Saving journalism is of mutual interests.

Google and facebook represents 80% of the advertising market. Earlier this year, we wrote this post.

Saving journalism. [updated 2/19/19]

2/ Profiling media is even more crucial.

Google Search or News may send you to publishers that are not within your definition of trust.

TrustedOut is not, at this point, as B2C offer but for B2B, marketing professionals must, even more carefully, do their analytics and select their ad campaign white lists within their selection of trust and be influenced by Google Search, nor Google News. As we say:

If it’s not trusted in, it can not be trusted out.

Deliver Trustworthy and Smarter Social Intelligence.

Can you make strategic decisions on doubtful insights?

Fix Brand Safety with AI-operated WhiteListing.

Can you afford to put your brand at risk?

Update: Dependence on Google?

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

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Brand Safety Violations: Consumers question brand’s motives.

Wonder what a brand safety violation means for your customers or prospects? This article from Marketing Dive explains:

Consumers believe brands intentionally place ads next to unsafe content, study says

Why? Because…

People believe advertisers picked where their ads will be placed.

“When people see online ads, they assume the advertiser picked that location intentionally. But that’s typically not the case. Even though organizations rarely select where web ads appear, ads paired with what your members may consider inappropriate content can have a nasty impact on your association’s brand, according to Daniel Avital, chief strategy officer at security and brand-safety firm CHEQ.” says this article on AssociationsNow

“75% of companies report being exposed to brand safety issues, but only 26% have taken some kind of action, and 15% haven’t adjusted their strategies at all.” – MarketingDive

“Seventy-five percent of companies report being exposed to brand safety issues, but only 26% have taken some kind of action, and 15% haven’t adjusted their strategies at all, according to research by GumGum and Custom. Another study by Sizmek found that four in 10 brands report delivering ads on unsafe websites, but 64% find it tough to implement an effective brand safety strategy, and 64% think achieving brand safety can negatively impact how quickly a campaign optimizes.”

“Whitelisting, which only allows ads to be placed in approved environments, may in fact be the best brand safety insurance.” – AdWeek

But, as Marketing Dive adds: “A simple solution is for associations to blacklist certain websites, so ads can’t appear on them, and then to whitelist sites they consider safe. While this is better than an approach that takes no precautions, Avital says new sites can always crop up that aren’t on the blacklist. And whitelisting severely limits the sites that ads can appear on, meaning organizations may not be reaching the people they would like to.”

The solution: Whitelisting from TrustedOut’s AI-Profiled Media database. Safe, large, unbiased, universal, up-to-date:

Related post:

Media profiles are key to Business Intelligence and Advertising. [updated]

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54.6% US CMOs reviewed their agency relationships because of Brand Safety

Credits: eMarketer

The Brand Safety Dilemma.

In its report, eMarketing writes: “Virtually all brands are making changes in how they operate in digital media to be safer going forward. This includes demanding more transparency and investing more ad dollars in quality environments.”

We could not agree more.

TrustedOut offers to fix Brand Safety with its AI-Operated Whitelisting.

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TrustedOut in 1-page.

1-pager are very popular. Everything in 1 page. Here’s ours:

TrustedOut:
A database of AI-profiled Media.

”For analytics and brand safety,
what’s not Trusted In, can not be Trusted Out.”

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Is the open web in danger?

In this post we’ll be sharing our takeaways from a recent AdAge article: OPINION: THE CLOSED NATURE OF THE OPEN WEB

Few have become the gatekeepers for the many, both in terms of information and advertising..”

We highly recommend reading the article but, let’s jump straight to the opinion exposed for today: “Right now, the few have become the gatekeepers for the many, both in terms of information and advertising. From the information standpoint, alarms have been sounded, and players in Washington have begun discussing possible breakups of big tech in earnest. So where are the alarms on the advertising side?”

For the information part, we agree.

As we wrote in a previous post:

Saving journalism. [updated 2/19/19]

Trust, Media and Democracy

For the advertising part: Do not put all your Advertising eggs in the same Social Networks baskets.

We were sensitive to 3 arguments:

“…rewarding harmful content while decreasing the funding for quality journalism.”

“The fueling of unsafe environments
When advertising on the major tech platforms, advertisers are valuing all content the same, whether it’s high-quality journalism or user-generated rants. In doing so, they fuel the unsafe moments they are trying to avoid. The irony is that many advertisers are only willing to pause their YouTube spends, but they’ll fully eliminate advertising around quality news content—rewarding harmful content while decreasing the funding for quality journalism.”

Is a Social Network context, the most appropriate for your brand message?

“Proper context
If you’re only advertising on Facebook (or Google, Amazon, you name it), then you’re only reaching an audience when they’re in their Facebook (or Google, Amazon, etc.) mindset. And that’s perhaps not the mindset most conducive to your messaging and goals. On the open web, advertisers can target their ads not only by audience, but also around high-value, relevant content that puts a halo around their brands. Quite simply, contextual advertising works. When consumers see messaging that is relevant to their interests, in the moment that they’re indulging those interests, that messaging is far more likely to resonate.

Valuing social engagement over brand engagement.

“Negative brand value
The very design of these platforms is intended to strip away brand. People don’t say, “I saw a GM ad.” They say, “I saw a Facebook ad.” These platforms’ greatest trick has been to get CMOs to value social engagement over brand engagement. This is the exact opposite of what advertising is supposed to accomplish.

Mandatory Source Profile:
According to TrustedOut AI-Operated Taxonomy, AdAge is:

Specialized in:
General › Economy And Enterprise › Marketing
Industries › Information And Communication › Online Media
Industries › Manufacturing And Retail › Consumer Goods
People › Entertainment And Leisure › TV And Video And WebTV
People › Lifestyle › Food And Beverage

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Need for Media Profiles Lists? Unilever agrees.

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[Source and credits: AdAge]

On Monday, we wrote:

Media profiles are key to Business Intelligence and Advertising.

Unilever launches “Trusted Publisher” list.

AdAge writes: “Unilever is launching a Trusted Publishers network that goes beyond the standard audience-verification, anti-fraud and brand-safety guidelines of most marketer ‘whitelists.'”

“Both the publishers and the criteria will be continuously re-assessed”

“We’re aiming to have as many publishers as possible, but they need to go through these selection criteria,” DiComo says. Both the publishers and the criteria will be continuously re-assessed, he says, “because the space is moving so quickly.”

Unilever’s initiative is logic.

Knowing: 4 in 10 brands deliver ads on unsafe sites – Cision

Consequently: 70% implement black or white lists…

… but 64% fear negative impacts on performance.  71% fear to not achieve reach while delivering to the right audience in the right context. – Cision & Digiday

Consequently, the solution is to:

1/ Have marketers define their white lists themselves for each campaign, each brand. And align in each country.

2/ Have those lists automatically built, maintained and updated, directly serving the trading desk.

Bottom line: Keep your Brand Safe, let TrustedOut manage your white lists.

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Media profiles are key to Business Intelligence and Advertising. [updated]

Example of a taxonomy DNA: BHG.com
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Media profiling:
Collection and Classification.

TrustedOut profiles media via data collection to gather intangible data and content classification to evaluate expertise and perception.

Data collection.

From a domain, here for our example, bhg.com, TrustedOut will collect a lot of intangible data such as: its name: Better Homes and Gardens, the owner, here, Meredith Corporation, the organization type, here it’s a Private company, find if content orientations are declared, here, no political, no religious orientations, the online traffic, the revenue, the number of employees, etc, etc…

All those informations are important when defining what the analyst, the CMO, the ad agency, trust, and want to base intelligence, fully ensure brand safety, understand who’s receptive to a message, a promotion, etc…

Content classification.

Content classification is used primarily for our taxonomy and to understand how an information source is perceived, like “spotted as” fake news, junk science, conspiracy theory…

Here’s how it works:

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Let’s have look at BHG.com’s taxonomy.

As described above, our AI-operated taxonomy permanently assesses where the site is good at, meaning non only, the subjects covered, but also, the level of expertise.

Another view of BHG.com’s taxonomy is below with the top classification level and a drill down on this top level, here: People.

Our taxonomy tells us BHG is Specialized in:

People
People › Entertainment And Leisure
People › Entertainment And Leisure › Gardening
People › Entertainment And Leisure › DIY (Do It Yourself)
People › Lifestyle
People › Lifestyle › Food And Beverage (yes! BHG has a recipes section)
People › Lifestyle › Decoration And Design And Architecture Specialized
People › Lifestyle › Home

and BHG covers the following:

People › Society › Family
People › Culture And Arts › Museum And Exhibition
People › Lifestyle › Feminine
People › Culture And Arts › Movies
People › Sports › Gymnastics And Fitness And Yoga
People › Sports › Horse Riding
People › Education › Preschool And Primary School
Sciences › Medicine And Health › Personal Health
Industries › Transportation › Bus

… and BHG has a Limited coverage in:

Sciences › Human Sciences › Sociology

Machine learning operates our Taxonomy and online perception to keep our database of media profiles, unbiased, universal and always up-to-date.

Importance for Business Intelligence:
No trust, no Intelligence.

Say you are in the food market and want to understand how some cuisine types are perceived amongst specialized publications in America:

To feed your intelligence tools, such as Digimind (demo here), your Corpus will look like this.

16,000+ sources (49k new articles abstracts a day) will ensure you analyze, and thus base your strategic decisions, on content you define.

Would you have thought Better Homes and Gardens would be part of your Corpus? At first, Home and Garden does not sound like Food and beverage specialist, does it? (well, if you are looking for Chicken recipes, it’s here).

This anecdote is to point out the need for both an unbiased and universal classification and a depth of expertise from the content you will base your decisions on.

It is critical you trust the right, and all the right, publications to trust any intelligence coming out of those publications. Depth and width.

No Trust, No Intelligence.

Importance for Advertising:
Brand Safety and Budget Optimization.

Here, you want to advertise your new product to the US Food Market. Keeping your brand safe will be your top priority… After all, you will pay to increase your business, not ruin the brand reputation it took you years to build.

Brand Safety is top priority for CEOs and CMOs.

For your online ad campaign, the trading desk of your advertising agency will define the query, with, amongst other things, desired and not-desired keywords, to select the content you trust compatible with your brand.

But a page can match all those criteria but be published on a site not safe or compatible with the advertiser’s brand. You must also select the publications you trust compatible with your brand.

Otherwise, your brand is at risk. And advertisers know and fear it:

4 in 10 brands deliver ads on unsafe sites – Cision

The only solution for the CMO to be certain to keep brands safe: Define himself the lists of publications he trusts compatible with her/his brands.

Consequence:

70% implement black or white lists… – Digiday

But while the vast majority is using lists, the vast majority is unhappy with the solution. As of today:

… but 64% fear negative impacts on performance.  71% fear to not achieve reach while delivering to the right audience in the right context. – Cision

Consequently, the solution is to:

1/ Have marketers define their white lists themselves for each campaign, each brand. And align in each country.

2/ Have those lists automatically built, maintained and updated, directly serving the trading desk.

Bottom line: Keep your Brand Safe, let TrustedOut manage your white lists.

Let’s go back to our US Food Market example. Our marketer, here, wants to build a white list of US based publications, specialized in Food and Beverage and also wants them to be in business for more than 3 years, not politically, nor religiously oriented and, of course, not spotted as fake news, hate news or junk science.

Corpus looks like above and now more than 9,000+ sources are immediately available to be imported or live feeding your trading desk.

Trading desk runs its query within the perimeter of the white list. Best of both worlds, search and directory.
Brand is now totally safe.

Run more where it returns more.

In addition, Media Profiles bring ad budget optimization.

By adding media profiles to a campaign report, marketers and agencies can surface media with the best ROI and thus, increase budgets where return is optimal.

BHG works best for your campaign? Let’s get more of this profile and spend your ad budget where it makes the most sense.

Update:

AdWeek just published this article “The Areas Where Brand Safety Measures Fall Short” and wrote

“Whitelisting, which only allows ads to be placed in approved environments, may in fact be the best brand safety insurance.”

Questions? Shoot!

 

Developed nations distrust Social Networks, Developing ones don’t.

This post is inspired from this The Guardian (UK Edition) article

More than four in five Britons distrust platforms such as Facebook and Twitter…

“…with other developed nations such as France, Germany and the US not far behind. The attitudes contrast sharply with those in middle-income countries such as Brazil, India and Mexico, where trust is far higher…. just 12% trusted information from social media, compared with 83% who had little or no trust in platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Less than 30% trust in Social Networks in developed nations, more than 50% in developing ones.

“In all, 23% of Americans said they trusted information gained from social media, as did 20% of Germans, and 28% of Canadians. In developing nations, however, the trust was much higher: a majority of Indians (52%), Saudis (52%) and Thais (52%) trusted information from social media – as did 51% of Poles.”

UK and US do trust Local news orgs.

“Just two sources of information were trusted by a majority of Britons: national TV news channels (61%) and local news organisations (54%). Only the US was more mistrusting of information sources in general. According to the polling, local news organisations are the sole news sources that are trusted by a majority of Americans (58%).”

Cambridge Analytica, Christchurch, US Elections… all had a toll on Social Networks.

“The Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted big tech’s ability and willingness to harvest data and subvert democracy, while the Christchurch shooting is the latest example of terrorism encouraged by online radicalisation.

YouTube has continually been found showing inappropriate content to children, and all the social networks have been implicated in nation-state information warfare, beginning with Russian trolls uncovered on Twitter after the US election.”

The desire for regularization.

“Episodes such as these explain why Britain is leading calls for increased levels of regulation of social media and technology companies. More than 60% of Britons think those businesses should be regulated more than they are now, compared with just 6% who think there is too much regulation and 15% who think there is the right amount.”

Social Media vs Traditional Media

From a previous post:

Get information from Traditional Media, have conversation on Social Media. Not the other way around.

Must gauge who’s talking.

We are basing this post on theguardian.com UK Edition. Prior to write anything, we, of course, use TrustedOut to understand who they are.

They are no spotted as any toxic content, such as fake news, fake sciences, conspiracist… But are they knowledgeable about publishing? Let’s ask for TrustedOut Taxonomy:

TheGuardian.com UK Edition classified by TrustedOut AI-Operated Taxonomy.

We decided they were legit and wrote this post.

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In Europe, for the 1st time, written press is more trusted than distrusted.

Credits: EBU

This post is our takeaways from an advanced-television.com article and an EBU (European Broadcasting Union) report.

In Europe, Social media and the Internet are much more distrusted than trusted. It’s the reverse for Radio and TV.

Radio is the most trusted medium by EU citizens – trusted by 59% of the population with half of all EU citizens trusting TV.

Only 32% trust the Internet. 19% trust social networks.

On the other hand, the internet is trusted by only 32% of citizens and social media by 19% (down from 36% and 21% respectively in 2014).

Correlation between national news trustworthiness and democracy.

A positive correlation between the perceived trustworthiness of national news and citizens’ satisfaction with democracy means radio and television are indispensable assets for European society.

Related posts:

The decline of local newspapers impact on democracy.

Trust, Media and Democracy

Must gauge who’s talking.

We are basing this post on advanced-television.com. Prior to write anything, we, of course, use TrustedOut to understand who they are.

They are no spotted as any toxic content, such as fake news, fake sciences, conspiracist… But are they knowledgeable about publishing? Let’s ask for TrustedOut Taxonomy:

Advanced-television classified by TrustedOut AI-Operated Taxonomy.

We decided they were legit and wrote this post.

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Mind the gender trust gap.

Credits: Gender and trust report – Edelman 2019

We strongly encourage you to read the 2019 report on Gender and Trust from Edelman. Here are our takeaways.

Women trust less than men. In business, but in Media too.

As the chart above shows, in each and every categories, Women trust less than man. Open the report to find data for specific countries. As we have a lot of readers from France, a tease is to say Women less than men in France as well, but the gap is less than the US.

+22% in news engagement amongst women.

Edelman says “Opportunity also abounds for companies seeking to engage women with their news. This year revealed a 22-point jump in news engagement among women. This is a profound shift”

More than a third amplifies media.

“We now consider more than one-in-three women as amplifiers of the media (those who share and consume news weekly and share and post content at least once per month)—a lift of 15 points. This means they aren’t just consuming the news, but are actively adding to the conversation in ever-greater numbers. Women are sharing stories, debating topics and spotlighting issues that matter to them.”

Women in control of $40T (yes, $40,000,000,000,000)

“Building brands women trust — and want to buy from, work for and engage with — is hard work, but the upside for business is real. Last year, women are estimated to have controlled about $40 trillion in consumer spending across the world. And the most gender-diverse executive teams were more likely to have above-average profitability than the least diverse companies by 21 percent. We can’t afford to slow down now.”

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Less than 15% of journalists trained to best report on misinformation.

This post comments an article from Poynter. New! we are sharing TrustedOut’s taxonomy on this source at the end of the post.

Only 14.9% of journalists surveyed said they had been trained on how to best report on misinformation.

In a new study conducted by the Institute for the Future, a California-based nonprofit think tank, researchers found more than 80% of journalists admitted to falling for false information online. The data was based on a survey of 1,018 journalists at regional and national publications in the United States.

Perhaps more concerning: Only 14.9% of journalists surveyed said they had been trained on how to best report on misinformation.”

High potential to be attacked by malicious actors on social media.

“For example, users on fringe platforms like 4chan regularly try to get the media to cover stories that amplify bogus or racist narratives.”

Daily stress in their daily life.

“There’s so much stuff on social media about current events and figuring out whether or not something is true or false … (it) is a serious challenge,” said Samuel Woolley, director of the Digital Intelligence Lab at the Institute for the Future, in a phone interview. “Journalists that we talked to were super open with the fact that this was a daily stress in their life.”

Must define trust.

TrustedOut is a database of Information Sources, entirely operated by AI, so analysts can define the profile of sources they trust and thus run intelligence tools on content they trust.

New demo page showcasing TrustedOut and BI, Ads and PR

Must gauge who’s talking.

We are basing this post on Poynter.com. Prior to write anything, we, of course, use TrustedOut to understand who they are.

They are no spotted as any toxic content, such as fake news, fake sciences, conspiracist… But are they knowledgeable about publishing? Let’s ask for TrustedOut Taxonomy:

Poynter classified by TrustedOut AI-Operated Taxonomy.

We decided they were legit and wrote this post.

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Distrust is, both in Media and Gov, and both in Europe and the US.

Following our previous post “Populists/anti-elitists and Right wings share the same views on News Media in France” taken from Journalism.com (Pew Research) comes this chart showing

The level of distrust in news media follow the level of distrust in Governmental institutions.

To be noticed, UK, France and Italy trust their military and UK still has faith in its banking institution which is an interesting point in the midst of the Brexit. Don’t trust the media, trust banks?

A similar situation to the US.

A few weeks back, we posted this:

Distrust in Media driven by distrust in government.

As trust is personal, it must be personally defined.

This is the key message of TrustedOut:

While distrust is general, trust definition is personal.

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Cyber-crime and Social Media: 62% afraid. 94% distrust. 66% ok to share.

[this post is based on an eWeek article on the Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report – March 26th 2019]

62% believe risk for Cyber-crime is higher than the flu.

62 percent of Americans believe that experiencing cyber-crime is equally or more likely, than getting the flu. The study however also found that American want to be secure, however they are also willing in some circumstances to trade security for convenience.

94% have little or no trust in their social media provider’s ability to protect and manage personal information.

After a year of scandals and headlines, no surprised here. And we are not only talking about Facebook, but all social networks.
Consequence: 28% have deleted a social media account in the past 12 month as a result of a privacy concern.

84% want more about their privacy, but 66% are willing to share their personal data.

“According to the report, 84 percent of consumers want to do more improve their privacy, which was a surprising finding.” but “…many are willing to sell or give away their personal data including: internet search history, location and personal ID information such as a driver’s licenses. According to the report, 66 percent of consumers are willing to accept certain risks for data sharing to make life more convenient.”

But 72% do not want to pay for protection…

“72 percent of consumers saying they are not willing to pay social media providers to ensure their personal information is protected when using them, compared to 58 percent for retailers”

… as long as, for 77% they understand how their data are used and they can report abuse.

“77 percent of consumers said that it’s absolutely essential or very important to have the right to understand how their personal data is used. Additionally, 78 percent reported  that it’s absolutely essential or very important to have a way to report personal data misuse.”

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Deck and demo from our 1st public event: TrustedOut+Digimind.

It was this Thursday morning and it was great. It was our first public presentation and it was great to partner with Digimind to show why TrustedOut can make Intelligence smarter and trustworthy. Merci Aurelien and Valentin.

The deck. TrustedOut.com/Digimind

Deck is in english. If you have question, let us know with the form below.

The demo. Step by step.

The scenario

ACME is a sport car maker launching a new model extensively using Artificial Intelligence (AI). ACME has 2 main countries, US and France and wonder what market to test first.

Step 1. Corpus Creation for country comparison.

New corpus, the CMO (or Marketing Manager) defines 3 conditions to be necessary.

a. Where are the publications? We said France and the United States
b. What should these publications be about? ACME wants to grab how AI is perceived from publications covering Politics, for regulations, Law, for any legal aspects, Tech, to gauge technology used and perceptions and, of course, Transportation, for anything car related.
c. Want to be safe from any toxic content? Of course, no fake new and no junk science

TrustedOut classification knows how gauge the expertise level of a source and how sensitive to the news the taxonomy should be.

At this stage, we want generalist publications by setting the expertise level to “Covered”

Here is the corresponding query for our Corpus, which we are going to name “ACME AI in new model”.

Once ready, “Save” will show us how many media and sources our Corpus will include…

… and the Taxonomy of your Corpus.

Let’s now connect your Corpus to Digimind to get Social Intelligence from your Corpus. Process is simple, click on “Get” and, instead of “Downloading” a csv or json file with all media and sources, which will not be up dated at all time, click on Connect and pick Digimind.

Your “ACME AI in new model” Corpus is now live and accessible for any projects related to this corpus definition. TrustedOut will continue to update it, all the time, with relevant media and sources.

Digimind collects content from those media sources, so no need to also connect “article abstracts” with Digimind.

Step 2. Comparing countries on AI.

As the Corpus is immediately available and up to date in Digimind, we can read the following top concepts in both countries about AI.

ACME is very sensitive to ethic in AI, so consequently pick France as the first country to test its new model to handle this ethic topic super carefully.

Step 3. Best media profiles for ad campaigns.

ACME’s CMO wants to check if Pure Player Media (media only available online) is a good target. After all, Pure Players should be more reactive and not having to sync print, for example, that can be daily, weekly or monthly, with immediate online publishing.

Let’s go back to TrustedOut and change the Corpus as follow:

a. Where are the publications? We now want to limit to France.
b. Select Pure Players? We want media where “out of digital” is set to None to only get those not publishing on any other support.

“Save”. And now we get these amounts

Step 4. The perfect mix ethic and Business for a 1st ad campaign.

While France is more “Ethic” on AI, Pure Players are more Business Oriented vs all. ACME CMO is seeing the growth from 37% (all media) to 45% (Pure Players) in business for this selection of media as the perfect vehicle to test an ethic message onto business oriented people.

Step 5. Talk to the talk in AI.

Now, ACME wants to launch its first Press Release and wants to address first the geek, very technical community.

Let’s go back to TrustedOut and make the following changes:

a. What should these publications be about? We now want only Tech and Transportation publications
b. How expert? Dedicated.

… and, of course, more specialized pubs means less as a total:

Step 6. Key concepts for an optimal PR campaign.

Digimind gives us the key concepts to write our Press Release: European Union/Commission and Neuronal Networks.

With the Corpus we have what publications to target, with those key concepts we have how to write a Press Release that will interest those targets.

Bottom line:
TrustedOut+Digimind = Market selection, Optimal ad budgets and Perfect PR.

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Important does not mean interesting. Quite the opposite.

Inversely proportionated.

The more Important a news topic is for daily life, the less interesting it is to follow.

Weather, Crime and traffic are top important for daily life but definitely not topics to follow.

Gov and Politics #1 in not important for daily life and a third of interest to follow vs Restaurants, Clubs and Bars.

This is to be related to:

The decline of local newspapers impact on democracy.

and this, to save a declining situation:

“Local leads to trust”

taken seriously by Google, Facebook, Knight Foundation, Automatic…

Saving journalism. [updated 2/19/19]

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Google to the local media rescue.

Google to the local media rescue.

As a follow up to our post originally posted 1/17, updated 2/19, here’s the march update, in a separate post as we’re covering here a Google initiative.

Saving journalism. [updated 2/19/19]

The Local Experiment Project.

[this post is inspired by an Axios post] “Google is launching the Local Experiments Project, an effort to fund dozens of new local news websites around the country and eventually around the world.

Financially supported. Editorially independent.

The tech giant says it will have no editorial control over the sites, which will be built by partners it selects with local news expertise.”

The Compass Experiment.

Is a partnership between Google and McClatchy to launch three new, digital-only local news operations on multiple platforms.

  • McClatchy will maintain sole editorial control and ownership of the sites and Google will have no input or involvement in any editorial efforts or decision making.
  • Google says the investments will be significant. “We will be spending many millions of dollars on this overall,” says Richard Gingras, Google’s VP of news.
  • McClatchy will choose 3 cities that are less than a half million people for the site launches. It hasn’t announced any hiring plans, but people familiar with the efforts say there will eventually be people on the ground in those cities.
  • Smaller cities will be the focus. McClatchy CEO Craig Forman says it’s targeting cities with less than a half million people because that’s where local news decay is worst. Gingras says those cities are important because people there have a strong sense of community, which can harder to tap into at the metro and national levels.

Between the lines: McClatchy will be the first of many “experiments” within the Local Experiment Project. The goal is to use the lessons from McClatchy’s efforts, and others in the future, to create a network of shared insights that can be leveraged by everyone in the local news business.

Next? The World!

What’s next: If successful, Google may expand its tools and services to enable others to launch similar sites in other places in the U.S. and around the world. Gingras points to examples of news sites in Canada, France and the U.S. as examples of local news businesses that can thrive with the right strategies and investments.

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Brands buy Media Brands.

Reaching out to customers. Potential and existing.

There was advertising.
There was sponsoring.
There also was Commercial Brands creating their own media brand, such as (sources: Axios):

Now, Brands buy Media Brands

Robinhood, a trading app (raised $110M in 2017), instead of creating its own brand like seen above, is buying one: MarketSnacks , a newsletter and podcast media brand focused on financial trading. An interesting evolution for the media industry. Imagine, Nissan buying Car and Driver? Yes, I hear you. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, but it’s not Amazon and WaPo is not a straight coverage for Amazon either.

All about transparency.

As written, trust in Media will come back with Privacy and Transparency. As long as you are aware of who is behind a Media, (or political orientation, or depth of expertise…) the content will be educational and useful as long as you accept the profile of the media.

Top 2019 predictions: Privacy and Transparency

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