of Change: Negative Reach
Brands invest in advertising to reach consumers and ad quality is critical to do this well for brand safety in an era of fake news and disruption. What if they don’t properly limit frequency? Or what if a brand’s ads appear adjacent to questionable or unsafe content? Do consumers distinguish ads from the content and context in which they appear? Or do they hold brands responsible for their ad placements? Is there such a thing as “Negative Reach”? The short answer is yes—and it could be damaging your brand and your business’s bottom line.
The New Threat of Failed Brand Safety.
Brand safety has never been more important. In this column, Hearts & Science Chief Data Officer Megan Pagliuca explains the consequences of “Negative Reach” and lays out series of solutions to combat this threat.Read more
Reaching beyond Negative Reach.
A combination of technological and human solutions are necessary to maintain brand safety and work against the effects of Negative Reach. Discover how leading brands are approaching this complex issue.
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Negative Brand Adjacency Has A Direct Impact On The Bottom Line.
"Regardless of the medium, context matters," Hearts & Science CEO Scott Hagedorn told AdExchanger in this article, which explores the impact of Negative Reach on brand health and a business's bottom line. "The concept of negative reach is as applicable to traditional media like TV as it is for digital. But online environments present a unique brand safety challenge: user-generated content."Read more
“We live in a world where you're only one step away in any company from a potential problem, and the strength of your brand will help you... If a brand is authentic and deals with a crisis honestly, transparently, and effectively, customers will actually come away with a better impression of the brand.”
Download this ebook to get insights from Wharton, The New York Times, Meredith Corp, Moat and White Ops to understand how they are combating the threat of Negative Reach. Is ads.txt the answer? How can brands recover from ad adjacency issues—or prevent them from happening in the first place? In this ebook, we go deep into the issues surrounding brand safety, from bots and ISP spoofing to whitelists and the subjective definitions of what’s considered “safe.”Download
By the Numbers.
Check out this infographic to get the facts and figures behind the threat of Negative Reach—and five steps to fight it.View more
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