NEWS & BLOG POSTS
UID 2.0 Is Now an Open Source Project Guided by PRAM and IAB Tech Lab Working Groups The Trade Desk recently announced it is taking an important step toward fostering a new, industry-led form of addressability by contributing the Unified ID 2.0 (UID 2.0) source code to the Technical Working […]
The industry is on a path to see the open web shattered into a million walled gardens, as cross-site data centralization at scale is being challenged. Today, many premium publishers see a minority of their audience authenticate, with the vast majority on the lower end of an estimated 5% – […]
IAB Tech Lab, the digital advertising technical standards-setting body, announced today the addition of new board members from Amazon Advertising, CafeMedia, and NBCUniversal. In addition, the organization has named two law firms in residence. New board members include Paul Bannister, Chief of Strategy, CafeMedia, and Ryan McConville, Executive Vice President, […]
In our careers, sometimes we get a call that is just plain impossible to resist. Dennis got a call like that, and felt he couldn’t ignore it — it presented an opportunity to collaborate with the industry from a different, and important, perspective. And so, after nearly four years leading […]
IAB Tech Lab, the digital advertising technical standards-setting body, released today buyers.json and DemandChain Object specifications for a 30-day public comment period, which begins today and lasts until April 30, 2021. Over the past several years, Tech Lab has developed technology standards and best practices to provide transparency and brand […]
A year ago at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting (ALM), we initiated Project Rearc as a global industry effort to focus on technical standards for preserving addressability with privacy and accountability, in response to the fact that third-party identifiers are set to be sunset by 2022. Then in July of last year, […]
Google Ads’ privacy blog post last week and the ensuing headlines left most of us with more questions than answers. Yes, most expected Google Ads products to integrate with Chrome’s Privacy Sandbox (FLoC, FLEDGE and the reporting APIs). Still, IAB Tech Lab received hundreds of inbounds all expressing confusion, as did others […]
IAB Tech Lab Releases For Comment A Portfolio Of Standards For Responsible Addressability And Predictable Privacy
With less than a year until the sunset of third-party cookies across all browsers, and with imminent changes to mobile advertising IDs, IAB Tech Lab, the digital advertising technical standards-setting body, has been collaborating with the advertising and media industry to develop privacy-preserving specifications and best practices to support the […]
The Google announcement has not changed our plans to provide a new portfolio of approaches to addressability, with privacy and with auditable accountability. As expected, major platforms, and advertising and media companies are approaching privacy and data protection differently, but we believe we all share common goals: protecting data, safeguarding […]
Earlier this month, the Partnership for Responsible Addressable Media (“PRAM”) extended an invitation to the advertising and media industry to contribute code for collaborative development of addressability and accountability standards and solutions. Yesterday, The Trade Desk announced the first such contribution for consideration: the submission of Unified ID 2.0 (UID2) […]
The Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK) transformed the viewability measurement landscape in 2018 for mobile app measurement. It eliminated the need for multiple vendor integrations and standardized the process for ecosystem feedback. The Open Measurement Working Group (OMWG) was forward-thinking in its vision and anticipated that this mobile […]
NEW DELHI (December 3, 2020) – IAB Tech Lab (Tech Lab), the digital media and marketing industry’s global non-profit research, development, and technical standards-setting consortium, announced that Shivendra Misra has been appointed to represent the organization in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region (Southeast Asia, India, China, and Japan). As IAB Tech Lab’s APAC […]
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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.