Ad Industry, Business Groups Urge Congress To Create National Privacy Standard

The Association of National Advertisers, Interactive Advertising Bureau, U.S. Chamber of Congress and other business groups are asking lawmakers to pass a privacy law that would override state measures. “A growing patchwork of state laws are emerging which threaten innovation and create consumer and business confusion,” dozens of organizations said in a letter sent to Congress last week.

IAB Names Lartease Tiffith As New Public Policy Exec

The Interactive Advertising Bureau, whose digital ad space is under fire inside the Beltway over targeted ads, consumer data use, algorithmic issues and more, has tapped a former Amazon public policy executive with ties to Vice President Kamala Harris to help out.

IAB 2022 Conference Will Be In Person

Hearst Magazines President Troy Young Resigns After Allegations Of Sexist Remarks

U.S. Digital Ad Revenue Passes $100B

For the first time, U.S. digital advertising revenues have passed $100 billion — totaling $107.5 billion in 2018, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Internet Advertising Revenue Report.

IAB Pushing Programmatic Ad Education

The Interactive Advertising Bureau on Wednesday will announce the launch of a training course for digital media buyers and sellers seeking expertise in programmatic advertising technology. The intensive educational course will be taught in person and online by industry executives at LiveRamp, CBS Interactive, Pandora — all with advanced experience and knowledge on the topic.

IAB Trims Newfronts To One Week

The Interactive Advertising Bureau released the schedule for a trimmed-down version of the Digital Content Newfronts, which will be held in New York April 30-May 4. The IAB is also planning to launch a West Coast version of the Newfronts, which will be held in the fourth quarter of this year.

Ad Groups To FCC: Revisit Broadband Privacy

The major ad organizations are continuing to press the FCC to reconsider new privacy rules that prohibit broadband providers from drawing on users’ Web browsing or app usage history for ad targeting, without their opt-in consent.

Ad, TV, Video Trades Seek Single Format

In the first advertising industry-wide initiative to tackle technical standards and formats associated with the rapidly changing marketplace, a joint venture of the Association of National Advertisers and its agency counterpart, the 4As, has spearheaded a coalition of the advertising, TV and digital media industry’s leading technical groups to create standards and best practices for managing video assets in a non-linear world.

IAB Taps Tremor Video’s Lauren Wiener As Chair

IAB Concerned Over FTC Native Ad Guidelines

Sensing imminent regulation of native advertising, the Interactive Advertising Bureau is asking the Federal Trade Commission to proceed with caution. Threatening the future of native ads, the agency said it believed that online ads can be deceptive when they are formatted to closely resemble news stories or other editorial content.

Former FCC Staffer To Head IAC Lobbying Efforts

Advertisers To Spend More On Advanced TV

A majority of advertisers already use some form of advanced TV, which includes addressable and interactive TV efforts, in their marketing efforts. But overall media budgets are still low. Still, 70% of advertisers expect to spend more on advanced TV within the next 12 months.

TV Viewing Eroded By Smartphone Videos

Smartphone video viewing is having a corrosive effect on TV watching, research from On Device Research for the Interactive Advertising Bureau finds. The study finds most smartphone viewing is also taking place at home, as 90% of respondents reported home consumption as opposed to 49% saying they watch smartphone videos away from home.

Mobile Video Brings Viewers Back To TV

Mobile video increasingly isn’t just about short-form videos. A new global survey finds that nearly 40% of people questioned say they watch videos five minutes or longer on their phones daily or more frequently, per a new Interactive Advertising Bureau survey.

IAB Creates New Video Board Of Advisers

The Interactive Advertising Bureau and its Digital Video Center of Excellence have named a new 19-member board of advisers that it says will work on issues surrounding video’s growth in mobile, over-the-top and all other platforms. It is expected to provide advice that will range from technology to content, measurement, research and even the IAB’s NewFronts.

IAB Sets Preliminary NewFronts Schedule

The Interactive Advertising Bureau today announced the preliminary schedule for the digital content NewFronts, which begin with a presentation by The New York Times on April 27 and conclude with a presentation by HealthiNation on May 5.  The IAB’s annual NewFronts Research Luncheon takes place the next day.

Online Ad Revenue Up 19% In 1Q To $11.6B

Online advertising in the first quarter of 2014 continued to grow at a steady clip from last year. U.S. Internet ad spending increased 19% to $11.6 billion in the period, according to new data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PwC US. That rate is slightly above the 17% growth for all of 2013, and the 16% gain in the year-earlier period.

Local Media Pioneers Tackle Big Data

For local media companies, the benefits of big data are many, including a positive impact on the bottom line, but harnessing that data presents a challenge. Working with big data invariably means stitching together a solution among a disparate field of vendors, as well as creating an in-house team to analyze the data. Not to mention the potential legal problems. Part one of a three-part special report on local media and big data, looking at the promises and challenges of this fast-changing field. Read part one here. Read the full report here.

Big Data Is A Very Big Deal To Local Media

As local media companies eye the potential of big data for deepening their engagement with audiences and advertisers, they are learning just how messy, expensive, incremental and imperfect the process can be. In the first of a three-part special report on local media and big data, NetNewsCheck looks at the promise and challenges of this fast-changing field.


U.S. Internet Ad Rev Up 15% To $36.6B In ’12

While search ads still make up nearly half of total online ad revenue, the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers said Tuesday that mobile ad revenue more than doubled in 2012, accounting for 9% of online ad revenue.

Digital ‘Upfronts’ Getting New Leadership

The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade organization for the digital advertising industry, announced on Monday that it would lead the second annual Digital Content Newfronts in April. The conference takes its cue from the television “upfronts” in May, when broadcast and cable networks show off their new offerings to advertisers.

Mobile Advertising Hit $5.3 Billion In 2011

The Interactive Advertising Bureau issued a new report today estimating the global mobile advertising market at $5.3 billion, with a wide gap between developed and emerging regions. Asia-Pacific, for example, represented 35.9% of worldwide mobile ad spend, North America, 31.4%, and Europe, 25.9%.

Mobile Madness Grips NCAA Tourney Fans

March Madness is over, but new data from Millennial Media and the Interactive Advertising Bureau shows just how much of a cross-platform phenomenon the NCAA tournament has become.

NBCU’s Peter Naylor Named IAB Chairman

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has a new chairman. Peter Naylor, NBCUniversal’s EVP of digital media sales, was introduced as the IAB’s new chairman Sunday at the organization’s annual meeting in Miami Beach.

Online Metrics Inch Closer To Standardization

Plagued by inconsistent measurement systems, the industry is seeking to standardize online audience measurements. The IAB, ANA and 4As are working on the Making Measurement Make Sense initiative that could help boost digital and cross-platform ad growth.


Interactive Marketing To Garner $77B By 2016

By 2016, advertisers will spend $77 billion on interactive marketing — or as much as they do on TV today, according to a new report from Forrester Research. By then, search, display and mobile marketing will account for 35% of all ad spending.

Industry Best: Web Ad Revs Hit $7.3 Billion

As further evidence of an industry-wide recovery, domestic Web ad revenues hit $7.3 billion during the first quarter of the year, according to new data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Year-over-year, that represented a robust 23% increase, as well as the highest first-quarter revenue level ever.

4As, ANA, IAB Create Digital Metrics

Sensing that the lack of standards and a digital currency is hurting business growth, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the Association of National Advertisers, and the American Association of Advertising Agencies have banded together to “simplify the planning, buying and evaluating of digital media.”

IAB OKs Larger Ad Sizes To Compete With TV

In an effort to lure more lucrative brand advertising dollars to the Web, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) anointed six new online ad formats Monday at its Leadership Conference.

Time Inc. Chief Digital Officer Rothenberg Exits