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IAS introduces ‘Context Control’, giving advertisers true control over the context of their digital ad placements

Aug 24, 2020

Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, today announced the launch of ‘Context Control’, IAS’s sophisticated new suite of brand safety & suitability solutions

The Context Control suite of solutions now incorporates the premiere semantic technology within the verification space to deliver unmatched accuracy and granularity in online content classification. Superior content classification enables a new level of precision and scale for marketers seeking to better navigate the content adjacencies associated with their online campaigns. 

The semantic technology components of Context Control give advertisers access to custom and curated contextual targeting capabilities. These are based on an array of contextual signals such as content sentiment and its underlying emotional classification – powerful features that many competing solutions do not offer. The class-leading solution also delivers a precise semantic understanding of page-level context – this enables advertisers to navigate common homonym scenarios that keyword blocking cannot (such as the difference between “gunshot” versus “basketball shot” content). According to an independent evaluation conducted by Ozone, IAS’s patented semantic technology is proven to be 42% more accurate than the next best industry offering.

“Marketers are constantly engaged in a zero-sum contest against their competitors to find the highest quality and most effective impressions for their campaigns,” said Tony Marlow, CMO, IAS. “IAS’s Context Control changes everything for advertisers who want a significant competitive edge in unlocking the enormous power of context for their campaigns”.

Additionally, this cutting-edge technology allows publishers to more strategically categorize and package their content, leaving them better equipped to appropriately monetize page impressions by uncovering a more comprehensive set of contexts to match the objectives of their advertising clients.

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