IAB Tells Congress Privacy Bills May Harm Business and Consumers
The IAB’s Vice President of Public Policy Mike Zaneis, testified before the U.S. Congress on July 22. He expressed the advertising industry's serious reservations about two legislative proposals that jeopardize the Internet and the interactive advertising that has made possible an explosion of new information, communications and entertainment. On July 19, Illinois Representative Bobby Rush, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, introduced HR 5777, the Best Practices Act. It followed the release of a discussion draft of privacy legislation made last May by U.S. Representatives Rick Boucher, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Cliff Stearns, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee. The hearing covered both proposals. Find complete coverage of the IAB’s public policy initiative, including video of the recent testimony, the IAB’s analysis of both draft bills and much more here.
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IAB Highlights Mobile Advertising’s Leading Edge With White Paper and Event
The IAB released “Prevailing Mobile In-Application Advertising Formats,” the industry’s first benchmark for ad formats currently offered in mobile applications. The announcement was made on July 19 at the IAB Mobile Marketplace, an annual event held in New York City focused on providing expert and actionable insight from brands, agencies and publishers on buying and selling, and solving the challenges of, one of the most rapidly evolving forms of digital advertising. Read the complete event recap here.
The “Prevailing Mobile In-Application Advertising Formats” document summarizes the results of a survey of IAB member companies, showcasing current trends in mobile advertising and covering the seven major mobile/portable application platforms: Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile. Some of the key components of “Prevailing Mobile In-Application Advertising Formats” include:
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- An overview of the most common ad formats currently being sold by mobile app publishers
- The points of emerging similarities and differences in ad sizes among app providers
- The launch of a resource that the IAB will regularly update to help the advertising marketplace keep abreast of widely available ad formats as well as emerging trends as they develop
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