Blog Posts

A New Chapter for DigiTrust

By Jordan Mitchell We’re pleased to announce that IAB Tech Lab has acquired the DigiTrust solution, is hiring the team, and will support increasing global adoption of the DigiTrust neutral ID service. Additionally, IAB Tech Lab will work to integrate DigiTrust capabilities with existing and emerging technology standards for digital […]

Leadership Insights Into the Open Measurement SDK

By Dennis Buchheim Leadership Insights When IAB Tech Lab formed its Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK) working group, one of our primary goals was clear: to encourage collaboration among industry members, including publishers and measurement providers, to develop scalable solutions to measurement challenges in the mobile app environment. […]

Demystifying Identifiers and Understanding Their Critical Roles in Advertising

By Dennis Buchheim and Amit Shetty “Identity” is a term that gets used a lot in digital advertising, usually in the context of identifying and targeting consumers. At the IAB Tech Lab, we look at identity in a broader context, covering consumers, creative assets, and the businesses involved in the […]

IAB Tech Lab Supports GDPR Transparency and Consent Solutions

  RELEASING AN OPENRTB GDPR ADVISORY AND LAUNCHING THE IAB TECH LAB GDPR TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP IAB Tech Lab has taken the steps to support the advertising industry adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR, which becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018, promotes more control for European […]

Ad Tech Predictions for 2018

By Dennis Buchheim As 2017 comes to a close we invited some of our most active IAB Tech Lab members to share their predictions for ad tech in 2018. These technology insiders offered up expert perspectives on a myriad of topics that range from transparency to blockchain, and dynamic content […]

Podcast Metrics: The Next Generation

    By Steve Mulder, Senior Director of Audience Insights, NPR The explosive growth of podcast listening shows no signs of slowing. An estimated 67 million Americans over 12-year old listen to podcasts monthly, according to Edison Research, up significantly compared to just a year ago. As with any emerging […]

IAB Tech Lab Announces Final Content Taxonomy v2 Ready for Adoption

Co-Authored by Taxonomy Working Group Co-Chairs Kevin Flood and Noel Agnew The final document of the IAB Tech Lab Content Taxonomy Version 2.0 was released today by the IAB Tech Lab, and is ready for adoption by the digital advertising industry. The Taxonomy and Mapping Working Group re-launched last year […]

Simplifying Video Ad Delivery

By Amit Shetty Over the last few months we have been asked a number of questions about the use of various video ad tech standards. We have seen a number of changes in the space like diminishing browser support for Flash, as well as major growth in mobile and Over-the-Top […]

The Case for Dynamic Music Creative

  By: Brian Ales, Triton Digital In my past life as a working music composer, I wrote and produced more than my share of music for advertising. From there, I slid into the music technology space, and from there on to my current work in audio adtech – but it’s […]

A Deeper Look into VAST 4.0 and the Universal Ad ID

By Jarrett Wold, AD-ID and Amit Shetty, IAB Tech Lab Ad-ID and the IAB Tech Lab have jointly published a white paper, “Five Use Cases for Video Ad Serving,” that demonstrates the importance of including Ad-ID as a registry value inside the UniversalAdId element in VAST 4.0. The white paper […]