3 curation methods to ensure your brand is safe and visible.

3 curation methods for totally safe and broad reach whitelists.

1/ Brand defined context. Got Targets, Get Context.

This first method is straightforward. Define your primary target and get the corresponding media/sources list for your campaign.

Example: You are looking for Music media.

Want to broaden the scope to classifications surrounding Music? Like Shows? And Motion Pictures?

Let’s add:

  • Industries › Information And Communication › Motion Picture And Sound Recording
  • People › Entertainment And Leisure › Show And Performance

You now get 118 Media covering one or another (or 665 if you go lower in Editorial focus)

Instead you want to go more specific? Like Media covering Music AND Shows OR Motion Pictures?

You now get 48 Media covering one AND the two another (or 399 if you go lower in Editorial focus.

2/ Destination profiling for related context. Let your Landing Page make your whitelist.

Looking for a frictionless, no learning curve experience? This method is for you.

TrustedOut will profile your landing page and from it, create the corresponding corpus. Simple as that!

3/ Connex context to primary context. Expand your reach with editorial related Media/Sources.

This method was explained in this post: Discover new media/sources with Related Profiles.

Principle is simple:

1/ Get the primary target. In our example, Music

2/ Find the Top 3 growing classifications over a period of time, say the Past Week

3/ Create a Corpus with those 3 classifications over the same period of time. Voila.

Now you get 2.5x more Media.

In our post, you get 85 new media + the initial 56 = 141 Media. +2.5x more Media

Ready? Get your Deal ID to Connect your Corpus to your Campaign. Voila!

As we wrote here: TrustedOut’s Ad Campaign Curation: Simple, Safe and Permanently Updated.

TrustedOut gives you the deal ID for your Corpus. Once entered your Corpus,  updates will automatically be sync’ed with your DSP.

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Keywords vs classifications blacklists for your ad campaigns.

How to avoid some context?
Keywords vs Classifications bans.

Both methods are compatible and serve different purposes.

Keywords bans avoid specific words presence at the page level.

Pros: Very targeted and at the page level. Avoid a competitor brand, a named reference like a city or someone…

Cons: Got to be very specific on those keywords as they do not handle nicknames or synonyms, just to name those two. This generates very long lists to ensure safety and those long lists may be biased, outdated and prevent you from context you might indeed desire.

Classifications bans avoid specific associations to your brand at the Media/Source level.

Pros: No need to worry about new terms as bag of words for a classification are permanently updated. Words/expressions get in and out. Automatically. This is critical if you don’t want some risky associations to your brand.

Cons: This will not work to avoid specific words or brands where keywords ban is a better option.

An example? Want to be associated with Wellness, but not with Disease?

Your brand wants to be exposed in Wellness publication but not those associated with Diseases (like Covid).

For demonstration purposes here, we’ll focus on a small list of publications to easily identify differences.

Corpus will be made of:

  • Media in America and in English
  • Media Taxonomy is Wellness > Specialized > over the past week

This gives us 11 Media.

Now, you want to avoid Media with those 11 that do Cover Diseases. Your corpus becomes:

10 Media left. One is gone which you can look at by changing IS NOT to IS in the Disease condition and find:

Let’s double check with TrustedOut’s profile over the past week:

Want to double check with Google?

Search for site:issaquahreporter.com and then site:issaquahreporter.com covid to see 5 out of the 7 links over the past 7 days are mentioning the word “Covid” (11/7-14/20).

Want to give it a shot? Contact us!

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Introducing URL Curation. Feeding BI and AdTech with context they need.

Click on the chart to zoom in

Lowering granularity in content intelligence.

We demoed you don’t have to choose between Brand Safety and Performance in our recent post: TrustedOut for Xandr: Branding AND Business Performance.

From Sources Whitelisting for BI and Domains Whitelisting for AdTech, we’re now offering curation at the URL level.

Delivering URLs your analytics and ad campaigns need. Now.

This lowest level of granularity is now available to Analytics tools for the BI sector and your DSP for the AdTech sector.

Process remains the same, as simple as possible: As shown in the chart above:

  1. Create your Corpus with your definition of content you trust: taxonomy with level of expertise, content from publishers perceived toxic and political, religious or satirical orientations.
  2. Get corresponding URLs delivered to your BI system or your DSP in a timely manner.
  3. Voila.

AdTech test drive: A/B testing with vs without URL Whitelisting.

You now know we love A/B testing 🙂

So did a new one to compare the very same campaign, very same creatives, very same budget. One campaign with TrustedOut URL Curation and one withtout TrustedOut.

Here’s what we noticed:

Budget: Much better Click-Thru-Rate.

Measured CTR is the ratio clicks vs measured impressions. CTR with TrustedOut is significantly better.

Branding: Much better Viewability.

Viewability Rate is the percentage of ads which are actually seen by a user.

Prospects: High profile from huge percentage browsing on mobile.

  • Upper Socio-professionals. (Harris)
  • Greater attention span. (PEW)

Want to give it a shot? Contact us!

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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

Want to know where your brand was exposed in your last ad campaign?

Never too late to know how and where your brand was exposed

For obvious confidentiality, we won’t reveal the client.

Gauging where your brand was exposed is super simple:

1. Get the list of domains where your ad was inserted.

Ask your agency (or trading desk) for the list of all domains where your ads won impressions.

2. Make a corpus of this list.

Simple again: Drag and drop the list of domains in TrustedOut’s “Files” menu and create a corpus with this one condition:

Website > is in file > [name of the list file]

3. Discover insights.

Again, without revealing the Client’s name, we can share few requirements made.

3.1 Toxic content

Very common, Client does not want any association of their brand and publishers perceived as publishing fake news, revisionism…

Well, Brand was exposed in 1 media spotted as publishing Fake News.

3.2 Political Orientation

Very common as well, Client does not want to be exposed in far right or far left wings.

Hum, Brand was exposed on 6 far right and 1 far left politically oriented media.

3.3 Religious Orientation

Client didn’t have requirements here.

For the record, ads were inserted in 7 religiously oriented media.

3.4 Satirical Orientation

Often Client does not want to be linked with humorous or satirical content.

Brand was exposed in 2 media spotted as humorous / satirical

3.5 Taxonomy

Client does not want to be exposed in a Misc News environment.

Too bad, Misc News are the #4 editorial classification in the list of media

3.6 Country and Language

Finally, Client wanted media from France and in French.

Simply add those 2 conditions, France and French and the number of media qualifying moved from 418 (screenshot above) to… 213!

Yes, almost half of the media were not French in France!

Fixing Brand Safety…

As said, it’s never too late. If you don’t want to create your whitelist from a brand new corpus, but prefer keeping a list sent by someone, simply add those mandatory criterions like this:

… and keeping it fixed.

Problem with hand made lists is they don’t update with new media or with media not fitting Client desire anymore or for a period of time. While we cannot update the list given here (unless we create the corresponding Corpus), we can make sure additional conditions seen above are keeping the list up-to-date with all major DSPs (Xandr, Google DV 360, …)

TrustedOut generates a Deal ID accepted by all major DSPs. This ensures, TrustedOut permanent qualifications updates are sync’ed for your campaigns.

Want to try?
Send us your domains list!

As written above, we’ll keep it confidential.

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TrustedOut for Xandr: Branding AND Business Performance.

Get both: Branding AND Business Performance!

We recently published the results of our A/B test: With vs Without TrustedOut for your ad campaign. Reception have been overwhelming. Thank you so much, we’ve created the following deck:

Keep your brand totally safe and consistent.

100% media, 100% premium.
AI-Profiling. Permanently updated.

Frictionless Curation:
Tailor-made or Built from landing page.
Automatically updated in your DSP (ALL major DSPs).

Achieve your Business Goals.

100% Media readership brings the Most Desirable Demographics.

Higher conversion clicks into Business KPIs

Deck viewer:

TrustedOut for Xandr

Deck Download:

Want to try? Contact us!

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A/B test: Ad campaign curation comparison. With/Without TrustedOut.

impressions don’t buy anything – only real people do.”

We couldn’t agree more with Judy Shapiro – Editor-in-Chief at The Trust Web Times and decided to run an A/B test, With/Without TrustedOut to demonstrate what matters is NOT impressions but Brand Safety AND Business conversions from Engagement Actions at Advertiser site.

Get it all:
1/ Total Brand Safety AND
2/ Desirable Prospects Profile AND
3/ Engagement Actions (KPI Business).

Method: Comparing an ad campaign With vs Without TrustedOut

Entourage | Lien social avec les SDF
First a huge thank you to Entourage.social!

From October 21st until October 30st, Entourage.social has accepted to share with us their Business KPIs, what defines a successful visit to their site. They, in all transparency, also accepted to give us a temporary access to their Google Analytics and did create 2 new segments for the traffic curated by TrustedOut (A) vs the “regular programmatic” traffic not curated by TrustedOut (B).

Exact same creatives, same budget, same timeframe.

Our partner, Xandr, did setup the two campaigns, A and B, with the very same creatives, the very same budget for each campaign, ran the very exact same time.

Campaign brief:
Engaging Actions on entourage.social in France.

Entourage is a French social organization pushing for an interaction with people homeless. Ad campaign is looking for engaging actions on its site to search Entourage’s homelessness local mapping, in France, and donate to the organization.

Using TrustedOut for Xandr.

We used the super straight forward curation method explained here: Destination profiling for related context. Let your Landing Page make your whitelist.

1/ Total Brand Safety

Brand exposition:
TrustedOut is 100% Media from France (as per the client requirement).

Source: Bid won generating impressions on 10/28

Get the exact Media profile for your Brand Consistency

Corpus was automatically set to:
* Media in French and from France
* No publishers perceived as toxic (fake news, hate news, conspiracy…)
* No extreme political orientations
* Media covering Society AND having talk about Digital Life over Past Week, Past Month and Past Quarter.

Of course, all this can be fine-tuned at will and your Corpus will automatically updated within your DSP via the Deal ID TrustedOut gives you.

Don’t go blind with your Brand Exposure with our Report:

Hereafter is one page of the report on Media “Spotted As” toxic, political, religious and satirical/humorous.

Not sure if your past campaigns were that safe? Get a TrustedOut report! Never too late…

2/ Desirable Prospects Profile

“Men (44%), CSP+ (Managers, CXOs/High buying power) (42%), residents of Paris and surroundings (45%) and people aged 50 and over are the populations that show the most interest in digital reading.” – Harris Interactive

Totally proven by the numbers below:

Traffic type:
TrustedOut traffic is coming from web browsing on a mobile.

Mobile devices:
TrustedOut: Almost 1 out of 3 uses iOS.

Geography:
TrustedOut is 3x more urban.

Greater Attention Span:

3/ Engagement Actions (KPI Business).

Client was looking for engaging actions on the Landing Page. Not time spent but real actions engaging the prospect with the site purpose.

Actions were: prospect entering geo position, download and donations.

Actions (at destination site) vs clicks (on ads) transformation:
TrustedOut is 2x better.

Actions Goals vs all other metrics on landing page.
TrustedOut: Almost 3 metrics on 5 are an action.


Point made: You can get it all:
1/ Total Brand Safety AND
2/ Desirable Prospects Profile AND
3/ Engagement Conversion.

Want to give it a shot? Contact us:

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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:

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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

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