Datawrkz and Forensiq Partner to Reduce Online Ad Fraud

BANGALORE, November 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Datawrkz Reports a Significant Decline in Suspicious Traffic by Using Forensiq's Pre- and Post-bid Filters  

Datawrkz, a global data-driven advertising technology company that enables precision audience reach and targeting, today announced details of its integration with leading ad fraud prevention company, Forensiq, to counter the increasing level of fraudulent traffic in the online advertising space. The six-month-old partnership has helped reduce highly suspicious traffic, and provides accurate post-bid reporting to identify fraudulent pockets of supply.


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The implementation of Forensiq's pre-bid filters allows Datawrkz to increase fraud detection by 70% and increase ad viewability by 30%. The end result has seen Datawrkz reduce its fraudulent traffic purchased to below 15% across the inventory in which Forensiq's technology is enabled. Following the integration of Forensiq's post-bid technology, Datawrkz reported that approximately 40% of traffic it was exposed to previously was fraudulent, with the highest percentage of risk coming from bots and spoofed domains. In addition, within the sample tested, nearly 30% of sellers were found to be delivering high-risk traffic.

Ad fraud, or nonhuman traffic or bots registering impressions or clicks on ad units, is an endemic issue facing the digital marketing industry today, with advertisers estimated to lose $6.3 billion globally in 2015 alone. Fraud detection technology evaluates the legitimacy of clicks and impressions by using big data and session-based analysis, and alerts advertisers of bot activity and compromised campaign results.

Senthil Govindan, CEO and co-founder at Datawrkz, commented, "Working with Forensiq provides us deeper insights into fraudulent pockets of supply. The ease with which we are now able to eliminate these sources gives us the confidence that we are providing our clients with the results they need, with no compromise on quality. We evaluated several fraud detection vendors over the past few months, and chose Forensiq for their superior ability to eliminate fraudulent traffic and dedication to promoting increased accountability in online advertising. We now leverage Forensiq extensively to evaluate impressions we buy programmatically."

David Sendroff, CEO at Forensiq, said, "These results show the real benefit that using a fraud prevention tool has on significantly reducing the instances of digital ad fraud."

About Datawrkz  

Incorporated in 2013, Datawrkz is an advertisement technology provider for publishers, agencies and brands. Datawrkz is headquartered in Singapore with presence in India, US, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Datawrkz caters to the online advertising needs of agencies, brands and media buyers, as well as mid-sized publishers. Datawrkz is also one of the largest Independent Trading Desks in Asia.

The company specialises in identifying relevant audience in real time for advertisers. Its core team of analysts is skilled in sifting through data points in the tens of billions to identify opportunities to improve results for both advertisers and publishers. For more information please log on to http://www.datawrkz.com . You may also reach us through LinkedInTwitter and Facebook .

About Forensiq  

Forensiq provides a leading fraud detection solution for the online advertising industry.

Its specialised team utilises the latest technology to fight online ad fraud and expose malicious bots, with the ultimate goal of creating a wholly transparent and trustworthy digital ecosystem. The company offers effective solutions to combat affiliate, click, conversion and impression fraud, as well as cookie stuffing, and provides an ad viewability tool that enables advertisers to ensure ads are actually seen.

Founded in 2010, Forensiq works with a host of companies throughout the online advertising and e-commerce industries including GroupM, Adap.tv, AOL, Rocket Fuel, Mitsubishi, and Groupon. Forensiq also is a member of the IAB anti-fraud working group, which unites industry peers to educate the digital ad industry about the dangers of ad fraud. Forensiq has offices in London, New York and San Mateo. To find out more, please visit http://www.forensiq.com .

Media Contact:
Arun Mukherjee
sales@datawrkz.com
+91-7022258985
Director, Operations
Datawrkz Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

SOURCE Datawrkz Solutions Pvt. Ltd



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