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IAB Podcast Upfront spotlights high-quality audio production entering the market

Yesterday’s Podcast Upfront 2016, produced by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), was theatrically presented at Time Inc. headquarters in downtown Manhattan. In a ten-hour series of presentations, leading podcast content networks and advertising companies paraded high-quality videos and high-recognition celebrities onto a spotlit stage. Continue Reading

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The Download on Podcasts: New podcast guidelines from the IAB aim to standardize key terms

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In an effort to standardize technical terms for podcast producers, networks, and metrics analysts, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) came out of the Labor Day weekend with a release of IAB Podcast Ad Metrics Guidelines. the document is especially effective when clarifying and defining the differences between downloading and streaming. Continue Reading

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Dave Grimaldi to join IAB from Pandora to head DC lobbying efforts

Dave Grimaldi, currently Director of Public Affairs at Pandora, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Public Policy for the IAB, and head of that organization’s Washington, D.C. office. Grimaldi joined Pandora in April, 2014, and was on board through Pandora’s participation in the “Webcaster IV” process which ends this month. Continue Reading

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IAB’s Podcast Working Group meets in Vegas, seeks guidelines in a fast-growing category

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The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)’s Podcast Working Group met in Las Vegas on Monday, as part of its mandate to discuss ad-supported podcasts, and “best opportunities to evangelize the space.” The agenda is secret, but podcasting is a category in need of top-level organization. Continue Reading

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DAAST specification for audio ad serving now in adoption phase

Six months after its introduction by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Digital Audio Ad Serving Template (DAAST) is in its adoption phase. “Industry adoption of DAAST enables digital audio ads to be easily run and tracked in a consistent manner across publishers, similar to other digital marketing mediums,” said Scott Cunningham, Senior Vice President, IAB, and General Manager of the IAB Technology Lab. Continue Reading

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Triton Digital announces first-mover compliance with DAAST audio ad standard

Triton Digital announed today that it is DAAST-compliant, among the first technology providers to fully adopt the proposed audio advertising standard. DAAST was developed by the IAB and its Digital Audio Ad Serving Template Working Group. Triton’s announcement applies to its recently launched Tap advertising platform, released in September. DAAST is a technical ecosystem in which advertisers, publishers, agencies, and consumer playback devices are aligned to coherently deliver and track streaming audio advertising. Continue Reading