Brand suitability company Zefr announced it has partnered with TikTok to provide marketers with brand safety and brand suitability measurement for in-feed ads on the short-form video app. The product is available for TikTok advertisers in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and E.U.
Using a patented Cognition AI machine learning engine, this new offering aims at providing independent, video-level verification of the content on TikTok that appears side-by-side with ads, giving marketers a better handle on the context surrounding ads. Zefr offers similar brand safety capabilities for advertisers on Facebook, as well as on YouTube.
The categories with which Zefr measures brand safety and suitability are aligned with those from the Global Alliance of Responsible Media (GARM). That means that insights and campaign analytics from Zefr map back to each of the 11 GARM categories.
Zefr’s Cognition AI engine brings together audio, text and video frame-by-frame analysis, combined with human review and moderation from the Zefr team.
Why we care. The growth and scale of TikTok, which reached 1 billion active users in 2021, makes the platform an important channel that marketers can’t overlook. That same rapid growth also poses risks to brand safety and challenges to measurement with so many new users and content creators emerging on TikTok.