After complaints about malware and pornographic ads on its network, Vizi came out with a video yesterday which addresses publisher fraud. As you may recall, Vizi claims that ad network Oridian was serving unwanted pornographic ads via the Right Media Exchange, but has since cut Oridian loose from its network chain.
Perhaps the last website you'd want to anger is a site devoted to ad operations.
Anyway, Vizi is now changing the discussion to publisher fraud with a compelling video on how advertisers or ad networks can get ripped off. Vizi CEO Pessach Latin notes in the press release:
This is the first time any major network has shown examples of catching major fraud on their network and come out to attack and take on advertising fraud directly. After noticing that the publisher was committing fraud for a few days, Lattin decided to take steps to track and monitor this and several other questionable publishers until he had the evidence to show exactly what was happening.
MikeOnAds posted the video (which is below) and commenters, as well as Mike(OnAds) Nolet, noted that this could potentially prove difficult to catch with a bit of misdirection:
To view the video with the alleged hundreds, if not, thousands of requests, click below:
Another commenter notes that this may lead to media campaigns becoming CPA versus CPM. - Actually, they already are CPA for the most part even if they are getting bought CPM. With proper attribution along all segments of the advertising supply chain a central part to the ad exchange of the future, CPA tied to ROI will be any ad campaign's success metric.