Welcome to TAG's State of the Fight Briefing - Ready for 2022? 

State of the Fight is TAG's flagship event, where we bring together the brightest minds in digital advertising to inform, raise awareness and collaborate on key brand safety topics and issues. 

Time & Place

Time: 11:00AM - 14:00PM (ET)

Location: 4A's New York Office, 25 W. 45th Street | 16th Floor New York, NY 10036

4AsNYC Office



11:00 Welcome      
  Mike Zaneis, CEO, TAG  
  2022 has been a year of incredible progress at TAG, thanks to the industry-wide collaborations throughout the TAG Community. Mike's going to take us through the key highlights of the year and give us the brief of what we should be looking for in 2023.   

11:10 Are Criminals the smartest people in advertising?
  Mike Lyden, VP Threat Intel, TAG
Jerome Dangu, CTO and Co-Founder, Confiant
Clare Meehan, Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon Advertising
Lindsay Superczynski-Matthies, Yahoo
  Who are our opponents? How do we counter or mitigate the threats they pose to digital advertising? In this session, the experts will discuss the current state of threat intel within media, the perception the cyber security community has of advertising and give advice on how to improve your strategies against malvertising.  
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11:50 The Brand Safety Forecast  
  Louis Jones, Brand Safety Officer in Residence, BSI
Amy Good, SVP, Precision Media Team, Spark Foundry
  Brand safety issues can change as fast as the news cycle. What have we learned from the brand safety challenges of the last year and what can we expect in 2023? In this session, Louis Jones, will be joined by Brand Safety Pioneers to discuss the key points/events in 2022 that got advertisers attention and what 'Brand Safety' will look like in 2023. 


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12:10 Break      
12:25 A Case Study in Trust  
  Mike Zaneis, CEO, TAG
Tom Triscari, President, TAG Trustnet
  TAG Trustnet has been making some serious headway since their partnership with the ANA and PWC began in 2022. The team together with TAG TrustNet Members will talk about the progress they've seen since joining the industry initiative and how TAG Trustnet has improved the transparency and accountability element of their media strategy.   


12:45 It Takes A Community to Fight Fraud  
  Rob Rasko, CEO, The 614 Group
Deva Bronson, EVP, Global Head of Brand Assurance, Dentsu
  The ad fraud fight has become more complex as the digital age matures but so has TAG's tactics. Rob Rasko, The 614 Group's CEO, will be joined by a TAG Member, to discuss the progressive complexities of ad fraud in the digital era and how TAG's tactics against ad fraud are measuring up against it on a global scale.   




13:05 The Secret Weapon in Combatting Ad-Supported Piracy  
  Nick Stringer, VP Global Engagement and Ops, TAG
Abe Farraj, Director, Creative Content Protection, NBCU
  A fireside between TAG and NBCU that outlines the challenge in combatting ad-supported piracy. Nick and Abe will discuss how TAG is addressing this, successes to date and how Project Brand Integrity (PBI) is building a response to meet up to the challenge.   
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13:25 The Inconvenient Truth: How Fraud, Piracy and Malvertising Collide  
  Alexander Groysman, VP Advertising Product Development, Spectrum Reach
Scott Cunningham, Consultant, Cunningham.Tech
Rachel Nyswander Thomas, COO, TAG 
  Are you ready for a Black Swan event that could create industry chaos? Learn what could happen and how to prepare your company for the risk.  
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13:45 Call to Action  
  Jules Kendrick, MD UK & Europe, TAG   



14:00 The Policy and Compliance After Party  
  Todd Miller, VP Policy and Compliance, TAG
Pete Gonsiorowski, Associate Director, Supply Quality and Publisher Operations, MobileFuse
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We have more speakers and panelists to be announced!

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2021 State of the Fight

Never been to State of the Fight before? Or need a reminder of what the event's about? Watch some of last year's sessions below. 

Empowering the TAG Community

HubSpot Video

The Cutting Edge of Brand Safety:
Gaming & Programmatic Audio

HubSpot Video

Sharing Threat Intelligence

HubSpot Video

Eliminating Fraudulent Traffic

HubSpot Video


Attendees for last year's briefing included: 

ANA   Anzu@2x   amazonadvertising   Confiant   Criteo_logo21   Dentsu
DoubleVerify-logo   Google   human-security-logo-black   IABCanada-Logo-blackblue   IAB_Tech_Lab   iab-logo-black
IndexExchange@2x   InMobi Logo_Colour   InSkin   IAS   IPA   Kroger
Magnite Wordmark-02   MediaMath-Logo-2021   Meta   Motion_Picture_Association_logo_2019   NBCU   omnicom
OpenX_Logo   oracle-logo   pandora   Pinterest_Logo   Pixalate Logo   Publicis-Groupe


  Spectrum_Reach_RGB   Spotify_Logo_RGB_Green   teads   TheGuardian   themediatrust
tradedesk   tripadvisor@2x   TwitchExtrudedWordmarkPurple   Verizon_2015_logo_-vector   Vevo@2x   Warnermedia
Whitebullet   xandr-logo   Yahoo@2x