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Atlas Protocol Joins IAB Tech Lab Blockchain Working Group

Atlas Protocol (ATP) officially announced its joining of the Interactive Advertising Bureau Technology Lab (IAB Tech Lab) and its Blockchain Working Group. It will work with Google, Amazon and others on blockchain interactive advertising technology standards. Atlas team, the world's leading provider of blockchain advertising technology services, has successfully developed Atlas Interactive Ads product platform. With the intention of building a new blockchain interactive advertising marketing infrastructure, this…

IAB Singapore Becomes IAB SEA+India to Usher New Era of Growth

New Regional IAB Singapore to Promote Global Standards & Best Practices Following IAB Singapore’s sevenfold growth in the last four years and strong demand from members, the industry not for profit has officially expanded to become IAB SEA+India to represent the local markets of Southeast Asia and India. This move brings together publishers, agencies and platforms from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and India. Businesses with IAB Singapore membership will immediately transfer to IAB…

SRAX and BIGtoken’s Kristoffer Nelson Joins Board of the IAB Data Center of Excellence

SRAX Signs on as "Title" Sponsor of the IAB Data & Mobile Symposium in December Kristoffer Nelson, COO of SRAX, and principal of the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, BIG Platform, has joined the board of the IAB Data Center of Excellence. An independently funded unit within the IAB, the Data Center of Excellence was founded to expand existing IAB resources and drive the "data agenda" for the digital media, marketing, and advertising industry. Its mission is to help advertisers and marketers operationalize their…

The Role of Social Media Evidence in Product Liability Litigation

How to Collect Various Social Media Evidence Today, Canon Business Process Services, Inc. (Canon), has announced the availability of an on-demand webcast that highlights an important and timely legal issue. When mired in a product liability case, getting access to the other party's social media posts can be a critical part of the strategy for trial. Canon's webcast provides practical information on how courts limit access depending on privilege, relevance, and proportionality as well as how legal professionals can adjust…

IAB Names Susan Hogan Senior Vice President of Research & Measurement

Hogan to Lead Market-Making Industry Research & Media Measurement Initiatives The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced that Susan (Sue) Hogan has been named Senior Vice President of Research and Measurement. She is tasked with driving critical research initiatives that provide actionable insights for members and the industry at large. Hogan will also oversee the trade group’s development of media measurement best practices and guidelines. Formerly a media consultant in the digital space,…

Fluent, Inc. Joins the ANA Council for Data Integrity & IAB’s Data Transparency Standards Group

Fluent, Inc., a leading data-driven performance marketing company, announced that it has joined the ANA Council for Data Integrity and IAB’s Data Transparency Standards Group. Brian Hogan, President of Fluent Health, has joined these organizations leading the charge on data transparency on Fluent’s behalf.  With Fluent’s unique first-party data asset, Hogan will bring Fluent’s thought leadership to these organizations with the goal of providing transparency for brands and advertisers. “Providing more transparency to…

Michael Texidor & Breda O’Reilly to Serve in Key Leadership Positions at IAB

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced that Michael Texidor has been promoted to Vice President, Learning and Development, and Breda O’Reilly has been named Vice President, Investment and Relations. “Leveraging their industry expertise, Michael and Breda will help position IAB to strengthen the relationships we have with our members while also helping to meet and solve for the demands from the industry.” Michael Texidor joined IAB in 2016 as the Director of IAB’s learning and certification operations…

Midroll’s Cross-Platform Partnerships and Programming Lineup Unveiled at IAB Upfronts

As advertiser and audience interest in podcast adaptations of hit movies and TV shows grows, leading podcast company Midroll Media unveils its expanding slate of cross-platform partnerships and upcoming lineup of podcasts at its IAB Podcast Upfront presentation in New York City. Among the news coming from Midroll and its podcast listening platform, Stitcher: Celebrity podcaster Jonathan Van Nessjoins Lex Friedman, Midroll's chief business development officer, and Korri Kolesa, senior vice president of sales and…

Keeping up with Everyone’s Insatiable Appetite for Visual Content

The value of visual content cannot be understated. Our preference for all things visual is a bit of a no-brainer when you figure that our brains take less than a second to process them. Images paired with written information help boost recall by up to 65 percent, and a recent HubSpot survey revealed that 81 percent of respondents have been convinced to buy a product or service by watching a brand’s video. We know too that companies that use videos in their marketing have 27 percent higher clickthrough rate and 34 percent…

Now, Google Is Your Most-Reliable Holiday Planner

How Google Can Help You Plan Holiday Travel Better We all need breaks to recharge our senses and take our mind off the hustle-bustle of daily life. Planning a holiday is never easy—especially if you are taking a break from work. As the holiday season approaches, most people have already started searching for tips and tricks to manage their time and money better. The question on  top of everyone’s mind is 'How do I save money and book a holiday that meets my expectations without burning a hole in my pocket?' Well, if you…

ADYOULIKE Native Advertising Receives IAB Gold Standard Accreditation

Native Advertising Technology Company ADYOULIKE  Has Become the First Pure-Play Native Advertising Company to Receive the Internet Advertising Bureau's (IAB) Gold Standard Certification The Gold Standard initiative was launched in October 2017 as an effort to raise standards across digital advertising. The Gold Standard has three simple aims - to reduce ad fraud, to improve the digital advertising experience and to increase brand safety. ADYOULIKE is committed to reducing ad fraud by implementing ads.txt, obtaining…

IAB Tech Lab Launches Phase Two of OpenRTB 3.0 Public Comment, Releasing Tech Specifications & Kicking-Off Beta Tests

Also Releases ads.cert, AdCOM & Ad Management API Tech Specs for Use with OpenRTB The IAB Technology Laboratory released for public comment tech specifications for OpenRTB 3.0, built upon the framework released last September, as the second step in its introduction to the ecosystem. New specifications designed to support OpenRTB are also being made available for public comment – ads.cert, AdCOM, and the Ad Management API – all designed to promote healthy growth of the digital advertising programmatic marketplace.…

OneTrust Announces Mobile App Consent Solution for GDPR and IAB Europe Compliance

OneTrust, the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance with 1,500 customers, including 200 of the Global 2,000, announced OneTrust Mobile App Consent, a solution that integrates mobile consent and preference management into the market-leading OneTrust Marketing Compliance suite. OneTrust Mobile App Consent will be available in August and helps companies collect and document user consent on mobile apps, supporting compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ePrivacy Directive,…

Jim Norton, Premium Publishing and Tech Leader, to Serve As IAB Executive-in-Residence

Former IAB Board Chairman & Condé Nast Executive to Advance Trade Group’s ‘Direct Brand’ Economy Initiative The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has appointed media and marketing veteran Jim Norton as the trade group’s latest Executive-in-Residence. A publishing world thought leader and former Chairman of the IAB Board of Directors, Jim Norton will leverage his extensive experience with premium content brands to forward the trade association’s “Direct Brand” economy initiative. He will work with IAB leadership to…

IAB Tech Lab Releases VAST 4.1 for Public Comment

Critical Updates in VAST 4.1, the Digital Video Ad Serving Template, Include Support for Improved Ad Verification, Ad Creative Measurement, and Server-Side Ad Insertion & Integration of Audio Advertising The IAB Technology Laboratory released VAST 4.1 for public comment, featuring significant advancements to the digital video ad serving template. Improved verification will allow for support within non-VPAID (Video Player-Ad Interface Definition) architecture, while also permitting VAST 4.1 to align with the Open…

MediaBeacon Receives Highest Score in Current DAM Offering by Independent Research Firm

MediaBeacon received the highest score in the current digital asset management (DAM) offering category in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Asset Management For Customer Experience, Q2 evaluation. Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, cites MediaBeacon for excelling in functionality, with good search and version control capabilities, and strong commerce and campaign management integrations. Reference clients are delighted by its Adobe and Microsoft integrations. Forrester evaluated…

Smaato Assists IAB to Create the Global In-App GDPR Transparency & Consent Solution for the Mobile Advertising Industry

Public Consultation Running Until Early June to Add New Implementation Scenario to Framework, Help Companies Meet GDPR Requirements on Disclosure, Legal Bases Smaato, the leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers, has announced in parallel with the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab the release of an in-app consent solution to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework was…

Quantcast Launches First Widely Available Implementation Of IAB Europe’s GDPR Transparency & Consent Framework

Publishers and Advertisers Able to Sign-Up to Quantcast Choice for Free from Today Quantcast, which owns and operates the world's largest AI-driven audience insights platform for the open internet, recently announced the launch of Quantcast Choice. Available for free, Quantcast Choice is the first widely available implementation of the IAB Europe's Transparency and Consent Framework. The product has been in beta since February and is already being used by publishers in Europe and the US. The IAB Europe's open-source…

IAB Tech Lab Launches Ads.txt Aggregator as Part of Ongoing Effort to Combat Ad Fraud

New Tool Provides Comprehensive Resource to Confirm Authorized Ad Sellers The IAB Technology Laboratory recently released ads.txt aggregator – a critical tool to support its ads.txt anti-fraud initiative. This service provides daily updates on publishers’ approved ad sellers, making it easier for marketers, agencies, and platforms to eliminate fraudulent inventory sources, and fight against domain misrepresentation. Ads.txt (Authorized Digital Sellers), which launched in May 2017, allows publishers to list their…

Founding IAB Chairman Rich LeFurgy Joins LotLinx Board of Directors

Established Technology Advisor and Early LotLinx Investor Brings Years of AI and Data-Driven Experience to the Company LotLinx, the industry's #1 Automotive /AI/, announced that veteran adtech executive and Founding IAB Chairman Rich LeFurgy will join the company's Board of Directors. LeFurgy has a seasoned background and expertise with programmatic data, mobile, social and AI, and will be a valuable asset to the LotLinx team and its customers. LeFurgy has over 20 years of dynamic experience in the advertising industry…