NEWS & BLOG POSTS
New features on ads.txt aggregator to better manage and ultimately monetize ad inventory. Since 2018, IAB Tech Lab has provided an aggregated database of the Sell Side Transparency Standards to the industry, enabling companies to filter for authorized digital sellers using the ads.txt, app-ads.txt, and sellers.json initiatives. While some companies […]
IAB Tech Lab and Neutronian announced today that IAB Tech Lab’s Data Transparency Standard (DTS) Certification and Neutronian’s Quality Index (NQI) Certification can now be completed by data providers within a single integrated process. Additionally, the organizations announced that Neutronian’s NQI data quality methodology will now directly incorporate IAB Tech […]
In March 2021, IAB Tech Lab launched version 2.1 of the Podcast Measurement Technical Guidelines. The guidelines were developed to provide podcast producers and distributors a uniformed way to measure ads and content in podcast environments. Version 2.1 of the guidelines provide more clarity on common language and terminology used […]
Find the standardized technology you need for executing on the media and campaign goals specific to your operations, and use these practical guides to facilitate your ad implementation. From driving efficient delivery of programmatic ads on connected TV (CTV), to addressing ad fraud and resolving fragmentation in user identity, the […]
The Rearc Accountability Working Group Releases id-sources.json for Public Comment . As the advertising ecosystem readies itself for a post-cookie world, it is not readily clear which companies are adopting the various new user ID solutions. To help increase transparency around ID solution usage, IAB Tech Lab, the digital advertising technical […]
IAB Tech Lab Announces ads.cert 2.0 Authentication Protocols to Combat Ad Fraud Across the Digital Advertising Ecosystem
Adds Level of Security Across Various Aspects of Omnichannel Advertising for Buyers and Sellers, including SSAI for CTV Ads | Now Available for Public Comment until October 30th | IAB Tech Lab announced ads.cert 2.0, a standard introduced to enhance security in the digital advertising ecosystem by using industry-standard cryptographic […]
In recent years, brands are becoming increasingly interested in understanding the types of content their ads run in front of. This is especially true today, when many brands and agencies view aligning with suitable content as not just a ‘nice to have’, but also as part of their corporate responsibility. […]
IAB Tech Lab Launches Transparency Center to Combat Fraud and Enable Accountability and Compliance in the Digital Advertising Supply Chain
IAB Tech Lab announced the initial launch of its Tech Lab Transparency Center. Its goal is to provide a resource that makes it easy for digital advertising participants — buyers, sellers, and ad tech companies — to see which standards media partners have implemented, their level of compliance, certification program […]
IAB Tech Lab invites the digital media and advertising industry and its software developers to the IAB Tech Lab’s Open Source Initiative to build and share solutions for common industry challenges. Collaborative software development has been practiced since the 1940s through the 1960s and later, mostly driven by researchers, hobbyists, […]
Katsur will bring renewed energy to enhanced global standards and code development at a pivotal moment in digital marketing. IAB Tech Lab, the global digital advertising technical standards-setting body, announced that respected industry veteran Anthony Katsur will join as Chief Executive Officer. Katsur will assume the role on August 2, […]
Apple’s latest IP address obfuscation feature and how the ecosystem might achieve similar data protections with standards. Key Takeaways: Apple continues to release privacy focused features; Private Relay is a lot like a traditional VPN, albeit baked into the operating system as opposed to a clunky aftermarket app; It’s not […]
How to Simplify Your Process with Supply Chain Validation Since 2017, we’ve seen the success of the ads.txt, app-ads.txt, and sellers.json specifications as means to increase transparency in the programmatic supply chain. These widely adopted standards help buyers verify that they are purchasing inventory from authorized sellers.
"Engage a member community globally to develop foundational technology and standards that enable growth and trust in the digital media ecosystem."
Tech Lab Programmatic Standards
OpenDirect is the only open standard that supports automated guaranteed buying. OpenDirect 1.5 marks the first major update for the protocol providing essential updates such as change request support, revised diagrams, and improved implementation references.
OpenRTB is the open standard that provides support for real-time-bidding. OpenRTB 2.5 includes updates on header bidding and video placement type support. OpenRTB 3.0 framework is currently in public comment.
This spec describes the outer native object. While the Native Ads API is designed to be used with OpenRTB, it provides a set of fundamentals that are useful in non-RTB environments like in-app SDK object description.
The Taxonomy and Mapping Working Group is working to update the current taxonomy and create an enhanced and more powerful taxonomy, permitting content creators the ability to more accurately and consistently describe content.