Combating Ad Fraud with Ads.txt

20/04/2018

In 2007, MediaMath launched the first platform, TerminalOne, that purchased online ads using real time auctions. Since then the programmatic ecosystem and underlying technologies have grown and flourished such that a decade later in 2017, programmatic display spending reached almost $33 billion globally with 80% of display advertising in the US now being transacted programmatically.

Smartology’s 10 point guide to GDPR

19/02/2018

Summary General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation that will be legally enforceable across all EU member states on 25th May 2018 and is created to replace the current directive to give protection to individuals on the processing of their personal data.

Smartology joins the World Media Group

24/01/2018

Smartology are proud to announce it’s now an associate member of the World media group. To date, members of the World Media Group, a strategic alliance of organisations who are committed to promoting award winning journalism and the role of international media, have comprised only global media brands such as The Washington Post,

Why Context is Now King

08/01/2018

It’s more than 20 years since Bill Gates, predicting an internet tidal wave of opportunity and a new dawn for how we live, work and play, stated: content is king! Just as the broadcasting revolution before it created new industries, such as TV sets, cable manufacturing, around-the-clock advertising and an aggressive, multi-billion-pound fight to win

Introduction to Engineering at Smartology

04/01/2018

The engineering team at Smartology consists of software and systems engineers and the CTO, all based in Southwark in London. We are responsible for all back-end systems, including the machine learning algorithms used for content matching and brand safety, the real-time bidding systems for programmatic ad-serving, as well as the ad server itself.

Going Programmatic on AWS

20/12/2017

The Problem When this project began Smartology was still operating a purely direct ad sales model, which meant we had a good idea of what traffic we would be serving and our servers only had to deal with semantic matching and rendering the creatives.

From Monolith to Serverless

01/12/2017

Smartology is in the business of delivering brand safe, relevant adverts on some of the world’s largest publisher sites. In order to do this, it creates a semantic profile of both publisher and advertiser content then, when a ‘match’ is found, a relevant ad is inserted on the page.

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