DoubleVerify announces measurement tools for retail media networks

Advertisers, will have access to pre-campaign activation, measure and post-bid filtering tools.

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DoubleVerify has announced new measurement tools for retail media networks. They are currently being used by the company’s new partner Best Buy Ads and the ad networks for Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s and Kroger’s.

Advertisers using these retail media networks will have access to third-party measurement tools provided by DoubleVerify. Additionally, as part of the partnership with Best Buy, DoubleVerify provides these tools for Best Buy’s use in their own brand campaigns.

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These measurement tools are another sign that retail media networks are evolving with technology to meet the needs of advertisers who look to gain from the deep knowledge that retailers have of their loyal customers.

Third-party measurement. The tools let advertisers know if the ads were viewable and actually seen by users, and also if the ads were served in a brand-safe and fraud-safe environments.

The tools integrated in the Best Buy Ads network include pre-campaign activation for brand suitability and fraud, as well as post-bid filtering and measurement. Best Buy will also implement DoubleVerify’s Publisher Suite, which provides the retailer protection and control over touchpoints across its media network.

“Our solutions will support Best Buy and its retail media clients, improving overall ad effectiveness, while giving them greater clarity and confidence in their digital investments,” said DoubleVerify’s CEO Mark Zagorski, in a company release.


Why we care. If retailers are going to operate as publishers in the ad landscape, then advertisers and media agencies will expect the same safeguards and measurement capabilities in these new environments. 

And for the retailer media networks that are providing these tools to advertisers, the value proposition is the same as for traditional publishers. If advertisers feel they can accurately measure the effectiveness of campaigns, they’re more likely to advertise and help grow that publisher’s revenue.

About the author

Chris Wood
Chris Wood draws on over 15 years of reporting experience as a B2B editor and journalist. At DMN, he served as associate editor, offering original analysis on the evolving marketing tech landscape. He has interviewed leaders in tech and policy, from Canva CEO Melanie Perkins, to former Cisco CEO John Chambers, and Vivek Kundra, appointed by Barack Obama as the country's first federal CIO. He is especially interested in how new technologies, including voice and blockchain, are disrupting the marketing world as we know it. In 2019, he moderated a panel on "innovation theater" at Fintech Inn, in Vilnius. In addition to his marketing-focused reporting in industry trades like Robotics Trends, Modern Brewery Age and AdNation News, Wood has also written for KIRKUS, and contributes fiction, criticism and poetry to several leading book blogs. He studied English at Fairfield University, and was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He lives in New York.

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