The Time for Buy-side Transparency is Now

Buyers.json and DemandChain Object are ready for implementation to help address challenges around malvertising and nefarious ads. There are few standards in ad tech that have had as incredible an adoption curve as the IAB Tech Lab’s sell-side transparency standards ads.txt (authorized digital sellers’ list), sellers.json, and SupplyChain Object. This […]

Finally Some Clarity Around Google Ads’ Latest Privacy Announcements

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 […]

Responding to Google’s Recent Privacy Update

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 […]

Register Now for IAB Tech Lab’s SKAdNetwork ID List

With the imminent enforcement of Apple’s new privacy features, including the iOS SKAdNetwork feature, IAB Tech Lab has released a new tool for managing and maintaining SKAdNetwork ID list. Advertisers, DSPs, and networks can register their SKAdNetwork IDs and IAB Tech Lab will publish a list of all registered IDs that […]

Guidance for Uniquely Identifying Creative Asset IDs in VAST

Background: With the release of VAST 4.x, the latest versions of the digital video ad serving template, the Universal Ad-ID feature was introduced to address inconsistencies in how creative identifiers were assigned across various systems. This feature provides a means for an authoritative program such as Ad-ID or any company’s […]

Fast-Tracking Open Measurement SDK Compliance

In this blog post, we will cover how to successfully submit your mobile app to the IAB Tech Lab for Open Measurement SDK (OM SDK) compliance program and explain how to fast-track the certification process. The certification process typically takes 3-4 weeks, however, the timeline can be reduced or increased […]

Open Measurement for Web Video Arrives

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 […]

Interactivity in CTV Advertising

Part of the blog post series: CTV Advertising Standards: IAB Tech Lab Standards & Guidance Executive Summary: While interactive advertising can enable greater monetization opportunities, it is still a nascent area in Connected TV (CTV) as interactive ads are difficult to implement across the plethora of device platforms. Tech Lab […]

Measurement & Verification in CTV Advertising

Part of the blog post series: CTV Advertising Standards: IAB Tech Lab Standards & Guidance Executive Summary: Measurement and verification are key components of digital advertising, and can be a key differentiator between Connected TV (CTV) advertising and traditional broadcast TV. Challenges to measurement on CTV include device operating system […]

Sales & Delivery in CTV Advertising

Part of the blog post series: CTV Advertising Standards: IAB Tech Lab Standards & Guidance Executive Summary: Connected TV (CTV) devices bring new challenges to the process of ad delivery – especially around maintaining the quality of creatives on large screens. Tech Lab’s video and programmatic specifications (especially VAST and […]