​​Advancing Innovation and Integrity: Our Journey to IAB Podcast Measurement Recertification

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At Simplecast, we are steadfast in our duty to support and empower our clients to achieve success while relentlessly doing our part to uphold the integrity of the audio industry. 

This is why we are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in this journey—Simplecast and AdsWizz have been awarded the IAB Podcast Measurement Compliance Certification, version 2.1. This prestigious recognition is not merely an accolade but a powerful testament to our commitment to establishing and maintaining the highest standards in the audio industry.

Decoding the IAB Podcast Measurement  Certification

For advertisers and podcasters unfamiliar with this certification, the IAB Podcast Measurement Certification confirms that a company aligns with the IAB's stringent Podcast Measurement Guidelines. These guidelines are the backbone of trust, understanding, and credibility in podcasting, ensuring data is measured and reported accurately and consistently.

The Unparalleled Advantages of IAB Certification 

Industry Standardization

AdsWizz and Simplecast have positioned themselves at the forefront of industry best practices by achieving the IAB certification. This crucial standardization ensures consistency and interoperability within the digital advertising ecosystem, keeping us ahead in an ever-evolving field.

Trust and Credibility

Our certification bolsters our reputation, providing advertisers, publishers, and stakeholders with the confidence that we adhere to the highest industry standards and practices. 

Quality Assurance

The comprehensive evaluation process for IAB certification underscores our drive for quality in ad measurement, audibility, fraud prevention, and data privacy, ensuring we meet and exceed exceptional quality standards.

By leveraging the comprehensive AdsWizz ad tech and ad delivery logic integrated into our product, you can make this possible—in just a few clicks.

The Significance of Recertification 

Our journey to recertification was characterized by the integration of Simplecasts’s and AdsWizz methodologies into a unified approach for podcast measurement. This not only aligns us with the IAB's metrics and methodologies, but it also enhances the accuracy and reliability of our data across podcast content and ads analytics, ultimately benefiting podcasters.

What This Means for You

For Buyers

This certification assures advertisers of the reliability and accuracy of Simplecast's data, enabling more informed decision-making and investment in podcast advertising. It also signifies a trusted environment where investments are protected against fraud and discrepancies in data measurement.

For Sellers

This achievement enhances credibility and trust with podcast audiences and advertisers. It assures partners of the quality and reliability of content measurement, fostering better monetization opportunities and growth.

Measurement: The Heart of Our Achievement 

Our mission to establish the highest measurement standards goes beyond mere compliance; it's about setting a benchmark for excellence in podcast advertising and content creation. This certification marks a step forward for industry innovation and growth. We appreciate the IAB and the audio community's support and welcome all to join us in advancing the future of audio.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to elevate the standards of podcast measurement and analytics, reinforcing our dedication to excellence in the digital audio landscape. 

For further details about the certification program, check out the IAB Tech Lab site and view our certificates in the Podcast Compliance section.

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By Brendan Kelly, Director of Ad Quality at AdsWizz and SiriusXM Media