About the IAB

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. It is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, distributing and optimizing digital advertising and marketing. Together, they account for 86 percent of online advertising in the United States. Working with its member companies, the IAB evaluates and recommends standards and practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising. The organization is committed to professional development, elevating the knowledge, skills, and expertise of individuals across the digital marketing industry. The IAB also educates marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider business community about the value of interactive advertising. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City.

The IAB has six core objectives:

  • Fend off adverse legislation and regulation
  • Coalesce around market-making measurement guidelines and creative standards
  • Create common ground with customers to reduce costly friction in the supply chain
  • Share best practices that foster industry-wide growth
  • Generate industry-wide research and thought leadership that solidifies Interactive as a mainstream medium
  • Create countervailing force to balance power of other media, marketing, and agency trade groups

For a complete list of IAB Members as well as the Councils, Committees and Working Groups who are actively shaping the interactive industry, please visit the IAB Member Center.