dataxu awarded all four TAG Certification Seals


Here at dataxu, we are committed to our customers. Their success is our success. And in an industry where trust and transparency can be elusive, we strive to be a true partner and always keep our customers’ best interests at the forefront of everything we do. As such, we have consistently taken a strong stance to ensure our customers meet their goals and that their dollars are going towards quality inventory.

To further support this commitment, we have been heavily involved with the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)—a collaborative group of companies who strive to create transparency in the business relationships and transactions that undergird the digital ad industry. The group was created to help support initiatives that would move the industry forward together. In light of this goal, TAG set up certifications for industry players relating to fraud, malware, piracy, and general quality.

We are proud to announce that we have received all four TAG Certification Seals.

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What are the four TAG certifications?

  • Certified Against Malware: awarded for efforts to avoid perpetrating malware through the advertising ecosystem.
  • Certified Against Piracy: given for preventing brand damage that can stem from ad placements on websites that facilitate the distribution of pirated content or counterfeit products.
  • Certified Against Fraud: for companies working to eliminate ad fraud and combat the negative impact of fraudulent traffic by abiding by TAG’s guidelines.
  • Inventory Quality Guidelines: awarded for adapting to a framework that was developed to improve trust within the marketplace, by ensuring that transparency is maintained through all touch points of a transaction.

Why is it important?

Concerns over the quality of media have dragged down the promise of programmatic advertising for too long. Brands, DSPs, SSPs, publishers, and all others involved in the programmatic supply chain need to work together to operate in a transparent way that provides value to the entire industry. TAG represents the industry’s group effort to move the industry forward. Each of the TAG certifications represents a key piece of this movement.

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What is dataxu doing?

By achieving each of the TAG certifications, dataxu continues its commitment to ensuring quality within TouchPointTM. In addition to our TAG certifications, we continue to offer a wide variety of tools to improve quality.

“TAG is known for its exacting standards when it comes to evaluating the safeguards in this industry,” said Mike Zaneis, CEO of TAG. “dataxu carries these high standards with its four certifications, showing its commitment to a secure supply chain in the advertising ecosystem.”

We are proud to be part of the TAG working groups and are pleased that our practices are continuing to live up to the standards the industry has collaboratively set. We’re excited to continue to participate in TAG’s programs, as our industry continues to make strides towards achieving a more transparent supply chain, that will benefit customers and consumers alike.