IAS syncs campaign bids for advertisers with Xandr’s Invest DSP

IAS Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment reduces ad campaign block rates and campaign activation time to match advertisers’ pre- and post-bid settings.

Digital media company, Integral Ad Science, has launched its Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment. 

The solution allows advertisers to mirror their post-bid advertising campaign settings with their pre-bid settings, for both mobile and desktop across video and display inventory.

With the Quality Sync Pre-bid Segment, advertisers can unify brand safety, keyword blocklists, URL exclusion lists, brand suitability (Context Control avoidance), and invalid traffic avoidance settings. It is currently accessible in Xandr’s Invest demand-side platform (DSP) globally and other DSPs soon.

Streamlining activation

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

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

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

Contextual avoidance and emotional analysis tools

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

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

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

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

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

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