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Despite Global Pandemic, Digital Video Ad Spend Remains Relatively Stable YoY, According to IAB Report

Connected TV Shows Tremendous Resilience During Pandemic and Takes Share from Traditional TV Budgets 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for the advertising sector since the Great Recession of 2008. However, among all the paused and cancelled campaigns, digital video remains a bright spot, according to "IAB U.S. 2020 Digital Video Advertising Spend Report: Putting COVID in Context" released at IAB NewFronts. Connected TV (CTV) is largely responsible for the sector's resilience and was least impacted by…

Leading Contextual Advertising Company Media.net Joins IAB Tech Lab’s Board of Directors

Media.net will support the group’s contextual guidance and technology efforts, while providing global leadership and expertise Media.net, a leading contextual advertising company, today announced that it has joined IAB Tech Lab’s Board of Directors, with Karan Dalal, SVP Business Operations at Media.net, appointed to the board. As a board member, Media.net will play a key role in guiding Tech Lab’s work in support of contextual advertising and cookie-less identity standards, transparency and brand safety, among other…

IAB Tech Lab Increases Investment and Presence in Europe

Vonwerschpartner Digital Strategies Retained to Support Technical Standards in the Region and Engage Local Members IAB Tech Lab (Tech Lab), the digital media and marketing industry's global nonprofit research, development, and technical standards-setting consortium, announced that vonwerschpartner Digital Strategies (vonwerschpartner) has been hired to represent the organization in Europe. The Founder and CEO of vonwerschpartner, Oliver von Wersch, will oversee key aspects of Tech Lab operations in the EU and UK. The…

Time to Rethink your CRM Advertising Strategy, Courtesy Latest IAB Report

Advertising measurement is a terrific science. When done right, it can drive sustained revenues with a retained customer base for a very long period of time. Even in 2020, CPM remains the most preferred choice of ad sales payment, despite programmatic specialists nailing down on new-age ad performance metrics such as the number of clicks, installs, completed views, and buy-ins. Ad sales growth has made the most daunting impact on the current CRM and Customer Experience Management systems. Modern CRMs are working in sync…

TheViewPoint Joins IAB and Becomes TAG Registered

TheViewPoint, a SaaS video ad monetization platform for CTV/OTT publishers and broadcasters, has recently announced its official membership in the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and its completion of the verification process necessary to become TAG Registered by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). TheViewPoint provides CTV/OTT video publishers with a direct gateway to premium demand and helps monetize their inventory on Roku, Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, etc. Eliminating the middlemen involved…

Verpex Launches First “Co-Cloud Hosting” Service, Optimizes Site Speed, Reliability and Email Deliverability

Web hosting company improves site performance by using Amazon AWS, Google Cloud and Digital Ocean instead of traditional datacenters Verpex, a high performance web hosting solution, announced the launch of the industry's first "co-cloud" hosting services. Clients on their hosting plans may see benefits to uptime, site deliver speed and even search engine rankings. Verpex uses several different cloud datacenter providers including Amazon AWS, Google Cloud and Digital Ocean which increases the amount of global server…

OneTrust Releases Free IAB TCF 2.0 CMP for Publishers

Create, customize and publish an IAB TCF 2.0-compliant CMP in minutes OneTrust launched a free tool for publishers to create a consent management platform (CMP) that complies with the updated IAB Transparency & Consent Framework v2.0 (TCF 2.0). In just a few steps, the TCF 2.0 CMP Builder gives publishers the ability to build and customize a CMP to collect consent across the digital advertising ecosystem in compliance with TCF 2.0, the GDPR, the ePrivacy Directive and more. Get started for free with the TCF 2.0 CMP…

Parablu Launches BluVault for Microsoft Office 365 to Enable Simple and Reliable SaaS Data Backup

Cloud-to-Cloud backup solutions to help organizations stay regulatorily compliant and fight insider threats In a move calculated to make a dent in the data protection landscape, leading data management solutions vendor, Parablu, announced the launch of their SaaS backup solution – BluVault for Microsoft Office 365. Parablu's BluVault for Office 365 enables secure cloud backup and recovery and lets enterprises create a redundant copy of their SaaS data assets. This solution is designed to provide additional options in…

IAB Tech Lab Releases for Comment Common Ad Transport Standard (CATS) for Direct Buying and Selling of Digital Media

CATS Specification Complements OpenRTB, Standardizing Ad Requests for Direct Media Transactions In Public Comment until April 24 IAB Tech Lab released CATS (Common Ad Transport Standard) for public comment for a 30-day period until April 24. Designed to complement OpenRTB (Real-Time Bidding), CATS is a new standard to execute ad requests in non-biddable ad transactions, and aims to: Standardize server-to-server communications Solve for limitations in payload size in HTTP GET macro-based implementations, which…

IAB and IAB Tech Lab Create Vital New Role: Angelina Eng Joins as First-Ever VP of Measurement and Attribution

Experienced Agency Executive to Oversee Global Standards and Best Practices for Digital Marketing IAB and its sister organization IAB Tech Lab (Tech Lab), the digital media and marketing industry’s global nonprofit research, development, and standard-setting consortium, announced the appointment of advertising industry veteran Angelina Eng as Vice President of Measurement and Attribution. Eng, who has held senior positions at Morgan Stanley, Merkle, and Dentsu Aegis, is one of the first leaders at any major media and…

IAB Names Brad Berens Editor-in-Chief and SVP

In Newly Created Role, Berens to Lead IAB Centers of Excellence, Research Teams, and Oversee Programming for IAB Events The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced that Brad Berens has been named Editor-in-Chief and SVP. In the newly created role, Berens will be in charge of IAB's agenda-setting, research, and thought-leadership activities. In this construct, he will oversee IAB's Centers of Excellence, the programming for IAB Events, and the IAB's web site, mobile app, podcast, video, and other content channels.…

IAB Names David Cohen President

Former Agency Leader Will Drive Strategy, Growth and Operational Excellence for Digital Trade Association; Will Bring the Entire Marketing-Media Ecosystem Together The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced that David Cohen has been named President, the number two position at the influential digital marketing and media trade association, where he will focus on strategy, growth, and operational excellence. He will assume the role effective April 1, 2020, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Randall Rothenberg.…

Trinity Audio Joins IAB Audio Committee and ‘Verified by TAG’ Program

Trinity Audio, the leading audio content platform, is now a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Audio Committee - a group of select media companies, brands and technology firms working on developing solutions that improve the interactive audio advertising and marketing ecosystem. The Audio Committee׳s goal is to establish industry guidance by creating standards and best practices to help bring clarity to the audio marketplace. Marketing Technology News: TEKLYNX Awarded 2020 Stevie® for Historic Customer…

IAB Unveils the Now and Future of Video, Audio, and Streaming at Totally Revamped 2020 NewFronts

The “New NewFronts” will Showcase Eight Days of Groundbreaking Digital Content, Advertising Opportunities, & Education This year’s IAB NewFronts have been reimagined to address the explosion of new streaming content, data, targeting, and measurement options now available to buyers and sellers. From April 27 through May 6 in New York City, industry leaders will come together to develop relationships that ignite collaboration, strategic discussion, and generate unique ideas to address this radically new and modern content…

IAB “250 Brands to Watch” Identifies the Most Disruptive US Direct-to-Consumer Brands and Services

IAB has unveiled the most disruptive, influential DTC brands. More than 3,500 brands were analyzed before IAB narrowed the list to the most important 250 direct-to-consumer products. This year, for the first time ever, 100 service companies were added. "These brands epitomize the growing disruptor brand economy, representing the leading edge of business development across the U.S. and globally," says IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg. "We watch these brands because their business model, personalized relationships with consumers…

Troy Young, President of Hearst Magazines, Named Chairman of IAB Board of Directors

Kirk McDonald of Xandr to Serve as Vice Chairman New Board Members Include Brand Leaders from General Motors and ThirdLove & Top Executives from AccuWeather, Amazon Advertising, Google, IBM Watson Advertising, LiveRamp, Meredith Corporation, Rakuten Marketing, Samsung Ads, and Xandr IAB, the national trade association for the digital media and marketing industries, announced that it has elected Troy Young, President of Hearst Magazines, as Chairman of the trade organization's Board of Directors. Young has served as the…

Outbrain Co-Authors New IAB Report on Short Term vs. Long Term Profitability

The Report Addresses How This Issue Impacts Revenue Strategies of Online Media Publishers and Their Advertising Goals Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, announced today that it has partnered with the IAB, in collaboration with AdRizer and The E.W. Scripps Company, to introduce a best practices guide for publishers on Short Term vs. Long Term Profitability. The report addresses how publishers can find a healthy, audience-centric balance of both, without letting the…

IPG Mediabrands Is First Agency Client To Subscribe To Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power Service

Service Provides Podcasters and Brands With Compelling Insights Matching Podcast Listeners by Genre With Their Buying Habits Nielsen announced that IPG Mediabrands (IPG) is now a subscriber to the Nielsen Podcast Listener Buying Power service, with eight agencies using the service under the IPG license. This is the first agency to subscribe to this service. The umbrella IPG agencies include Universal McCann, Initiative, ID Media, Cadreon, Brand Programming Network, Orion, MAGNA and Healix. IPG will have access to…

Quantum Computing is a Viable Alternative to Encryption, Says Sundar Pichai

Google is going after Quantum Computing to consolidate its supremacy in the tech business. Though small in size, the Quantum Computing (QC) market is rapidly becoming mainstream. Data scientists have been discussing the potential of QC applications for over 30 years now. But, the technology got attention only after Google made its vision clear about the market. They released a 54-qubit processor, named “Sycamore” in 2019. Google’s Chief Sundar Pichai went a step further in crowning QC as the new threshold to sustain business…

Dun & Bradstreet And QOMPLX Join Forces To Provide Defense Contractors With Fast And Reliable Cybersecurity Maturity Model…

Partnership Marries Deep Expertise in Government Contracting and Cybersecurity Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, and QOMPLX™, an intelligent decision platform provider, announced a strategic partnership to provide the more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies and their subcontractors with fast and reliable assessment and certification as required by the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. The U.S. Department of…