In a notable development for brand safety and suitability technology, Zefr has expanded its AI-Powered Brand Suitability Solution to encompass Facebook and Instagram Reels, strengthening the safeguarding of brand interests across the Meta ecosystem. This move grants brands unprecedented transparency regarding their content placements on Reels, a content-rich format that demands advanced technology and AI for comprehensive measurement.
Capitalizing on the extensive global reach of Reels and the ability to assess brand suitability, advertisers gain access to new avenues for audience engagement, resulting in enhanced overall media efficiency. Zefr’s collaborative efforts with Meta and the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) guarantee that ad-adjacent content adheres to GARM’s safety and suitability standards.
Zefr’s brand suitability verification solution for Reels offers advertisers an intuitive Atrium dashboard, featuring content-level examples, risk assessments, and impression data aligned with GARM’s Safety and Suitability standards, classifying content according to its risk level. Zefr also works closely with Meta to maintain brand protection throughout the ecosystem
Meta Inventory Filter
Meta is introducing its brand suitability Inventory Filter control and a third-party brand suitability verification solution in collaboration with Meta Business Partner, Zefr, on Facebook and Instagram Reels. Since the launch of the brand suitability verification solution in partnership with Meta for placements on Facebook and Instagram Feeds and Reels, Zefr has reported a 99% brand safety rate.
The Inventory Filter feature grants advertisers the ability to manage the content that appears alongside their ads, in alignment with the GARM Brand Suitability Framework. Meanwhile, the third-party verification solution, currently delivered through Zefr, serves as an independent measurement tool, offering advertisers transparency and comprehensive reporting on content adjacent to their advertisements. To illustrate the variations in brand suitability preferences among different brands, consider the contrast between a toy company and an adult clothing company: the content these two brands find suitable for their ads to be placed next to may differ significantly. The goal is to empower all brands to curate the most fitting advertising environments for their target audiences.
Richard Raddon, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Zefr, emphasizes their commitment to ensuring global brand partners receive unparalleled transparency and reporting on the world’s largest social platforms, stating, “As we look to the future of the digital landscape, we’re ensuring our global brand partners receive unparalleled transparency and reporting across the world’s largest social platforms. Our collaboration with Meta in developing this independent, AI-powered solution for Reels underscores our commitment in evolving the responsible marketing landscape.”
Samantha Stetson, VP, Client Council and Industry Trade Relations at Meta, highlights the significance of partnerships like the one with Zefr, stating, “Working with partners like Zefr has been instrumental in providing advertisers with critical brand suitability solutions like third-party verification. Our cross-industry efforts represent significant progress in our broader brand safety and suitability efforts, offering advertisers both control and transparency on the suitability of their campaigns – and we are thrilled to now offer these solutions on such Reels, an important and growing placement for clients.”
Zefr’s product offerings empower brands to exercise control over their content placements on major platforms, including YouTube, Meta, and TikTok, in alignment with brand and industry standards, such as the Global Alliance of Responsible Media (GARM) framework. Rather than relying solely on broad semantic tools like keywords, Zefr employs patented AI technology that combines human cognition and review with machine learning models to provide brands and agencies with more precise and transparent targeting and measurement solutions on these prominent platforms.
In a bid to combat misinformation, Zefr has also made strategic investments in technology solutions. This includes their acquisition of Adverifai in 2022, an Israeli-based AI company that integrates misinformation detection into Zefr’s AI tech stack through collaboration with global fact-checking organizations. This move provides crucial training data to inform scalable misinformation identification and measurement.
This article was written by AI and edited by Bill Hartzer.