London, United Kingdom: Opera Mediaworks has been verified to the JICWEBS Digital Trading Standards Group (DTSG) Good Practice Principles by independent industry auditor ABC. The aim of the Good Practice Principles is to inject greater transparency into the UK digital display advertising market, ultimately giving brands greater confidence that their advertising will reach the right audience and will not be associated with content that could jeopardise brand reputation.
Opera Mediaworks is the world’s largest independent mobile advertising platform, powering the biggest publishers in the world and enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to people across the globe.
As a JICWEBS approved Verification Provider, ABC supplies the online media industry with a trusted and robust currency on which media space can be bought and sold. For more information on ABC’s Verification Service please go to: www.abc.org.uk/dtsg.
Mark Slade, EMEA MD at Opera Mediaworks: comments: “Obtaining this certification further establishes our credibility and authenticity and is a great achievement for the business. Opera Mediaworks endeavours to adhere to good practice principles in all territories and we are proud to be recognised for our transparent work with brands and agencies in the UK.”
Jerry Wright, ABC Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to have verified Opera Mediaworks to the JICWEBS Digital Trading Standards Group (DTSG) Good Practice Principles. ABC’s verification service gives our industry confidence about compliance with JICWEBS industry-agreed standards and raises the bar in the important area of brand safety, a key milestone in the evolution of digital display advertising.”
About Opera Mediaworks
Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale. Our technology powers the biggest publishers in the world, enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to more people in more places when it matters most. Our exclusive Instant-PlayTM HD video technology and award-winning rich media touches, engages and creates deep interaction with consumers in the most popular mobile apps and sites around the globe. We work with over 90% of the AdAge Top 100 advertisers and 18 of the top 25 global publishers. A fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, Opera Mediaworks is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. To learn more, visit www.operamediaworks.com.
ABC inspires confidence in the market across the media world by delivering a valued ‘stamp of trust’. ABC underpins the way billions of pounds worth of advertising budgets are traded across the converging media landscape in the UK and beyond. It has two roles:
- To bring the industry together to agree standards that define media measurement and determine best practice.
- To offer independent audit and compliance services, delivering certification which verifies that data and processes meet the industry-agreed Reporting Standards.
ABC is governed by the industry, for the industry. ABC’s board consists of advertisers, media agencies, media owners and trade bodies. They represent the differing interests of the media industry and meet regularly to agree new standards and make strategic decisions as to how ABC is run. With Board consensus, ABC has the ability to provide certification for any platform. As advertising platforms develop, ABC continually innovates and evolves to ensure its portfolio of products and services delivers to the media industry’s needs.
ABC was established in 1931 and is a founder member of the International Federation of ABC (IFABC), of which ABC CEO, Jerry Wright, is president. Richard Foan, Group Executive Director of Communication & Innovation, ABC, also chairs the IFABC Web Standards Group, which works to deliver global standards and establish digital good practice across the world.
JICWEBS (www.jicwebs.org) is the Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards. This industry‐owned organisation meets 4 times a year to ensure independent development and ownership of standards for underpinning online ad trading. This provides credibility, comparability and transparency, which is particularly important for advertisers who then have a universally recognised set of principles to work with. ABC audits digital media and systems to these industry‐agreed standards and verifies that the principles have been applied.
Representatives on JICWEBS encompass all areas of the digital industry including advertisers, agencies, media owners and technology providers from the following trade bodies: IPA, IPA digital, ISBA, AOP, IAB, NS, NPA.
Many of the JICWEBS standard definitions have been adopted by all IFABC (International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations, www.ifabc.org) members. The IFABC World Wide Web Standards Group reviews these global metrics every year to make sure they remain relevant to the people spending money on online advertising
For more information please visit: www.jicwebs.org
About the Digital Trading Standards Group (DTSG)
The DTSG comprises representatives from the following sectors of the digital display trading ecosystem: advertisers, agencies, agency trading desks (ATDs), demand side platforms (DSPs), advertising networks, sales houses, advertising exchanges, supply side platforms (SSPs) and publishers.