X (formerly known as Twitter), seemingly focused on creating a more profitable environment for advertisers over the past nine months, introduced new brand safety features.
These features could allow advertisers to navigate the platform more confidently, optimizing their campaigns while aligning with their unique brand sensitivities.
Expanding Adjacency Controls
To demonstrate commitment to brand safety, the company is expanding its Adjacency Controls, with more than 1,900 global advertisers already leveraging this solution.
This announcement completely reinforces our commitment to brand safety. X has built all its advertiser controls and third-party partnerships in just the last 9 months. THANK YOU to our teams and our partners!
More progress to come 💪 https://t.co/X17SOq9RXw
— Linda Yaccarino (@lindayaX) August 8, 2023
The expansion involves extended adjacency protection, demonstrating significant progress in building brand safety tools.
This will enable advertisers to utilize the power of X’s platform while having greater control over the context of ad appearances.
New Partnership For Brand Safety
Further bolstering its brand safety initiatives, X entered an exclusive partnership with Integral Ad Sciences (IAS), a significant brand safety partner.
X remains committed to brand safety and we continue to build more controls for advertisers.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce our extended partnership with @integralads to provide additional pre-bid brand safety & suitability solutions to help advertisers achieve their unique…
— Business (@XBusiness) August 8, 2023
Because each brand has unique needs, IAS provides customizable control over the contextual relevance of digital ads to maximize campaign impact and cost efficiency.
IAS employs the use of NLP and machine learning to provide more precise content classification and a better understanding of the context, which can lead to more targeted and effective advertising
The exclusive partnership will offer premium inventory to U.S. advertisers under the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) Safety & Suitability Framework, with plans to expand internationally.
The framework, which brings together marketers, media agencies, platforms, and industry associations, aims to create a safer digital media environment by reducing the availability of harmful content online.
Advertiser Sensitivity Settings
In addition to existing protections, X is introducing Sensitivity Settings, an automated solution utilizing machine learning.
These settings align advertisers’ messaging with content on X according to their unique needs.
Screenshot from X, August 2023
Blocklists For Unsafe Keywords
Another innovation is an industry-standard blocklist that protects advertisers from appearing next to unsafe keywords in the for you or following timelines.
This could empower brands and advertisers with more targeted control and transparency, paving the way for more efficient advertising on X.
Improving Brand Safety For Advertisers
This move by X signifies a significant step forward in aligning the platform with industry standards for brand safety and suitability.
It may even encourage advertisers who left Twitter to come back.
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