New guidance to address privacy concerns around programmatic digital advertising

The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) and ISBA have published ‘The Seven-Step Ad Tech Guide’. The joint initiative is a step-by-step guide to help address the privacy challenges of Real Time Bidding (RTB) in programmatic advertising, produced in consultation with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The new guidance will provide support for UK businesses actively engaged in the programmatic delivery of digital advertising to ensure they protect the rights of individuals. The area of RTB within programmatic advertising has grown and evolved rapidly in recent years. It is underpinned by…

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Advertising Association, ISBA and IPA launch inclusion drive

The Advertising Association, ISBA and the IPA have come together to form a new Inclusion Group, chaired by Kathryn Jacob, CEO, Pearl & Dean, to improve the diversity of UK advertising’s industry through its workforce and creative output. Its first action has been the creation of UK Advertising Needs You – a showcase for the industry’s many diversity and inclusion schemes. The unique one-stop-shop features advice for candidates looking to join the industry alongside useful resources for employers wishing to develop ways to recruit from the widest range of candidates. The launch…

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ISBA announce launch of UK Cross Media Measurement Programme

ISBA has announced the launch of a UK Cross Media Measurement Programme, Origin, to pursue one of the first national executions of the global principles and approach for cross media audience measurement being developed by the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). The project is backed by some of the world’s biggest advertisers and will see the UK take a leading role in translating a measurement approach developed by the WFA and its member organisations into a practical, privacy-safe solution which will allow advertisers better to manage their media investments for…

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IPA and ISBA announce joint initiative to drive sustainable relationships

The IPA and ISBA have confirmed they are working on a joint industry initiative to champion sustainable client/media agency relationships. Representatives from across the industry have been meeting over the last year to brainstorm solutions to the current issues and explore ideas and new initiatives. This initiative comes against a backdrop of huge change and disruption across the media buying landscape which has necessitated a reframing of how advertisers and their media agencies work together. The key aims for the initiative are threefold. Commercial transparency and effectiveness for clients. Proper…

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New Code of Conduct launched in response to report on sexual harassment in UK advertising and marketing industry

Today, the Advertising Association, NABS and WACL, backed by the IPA and ISBA, have published the timeTo Report on sexual harassment in the UK advertising and marketing industry. In direct response to the report’s findings, which were based on a comprehensive survey of over 3,500 industry insiders, the cross industry advisory group is launching the timeTo Code aimed at accelerating positive behaviour change in the industry. Written for every member of the advertising and marketing industry and the companies they work for, the timeTo Code provides guidance for employers and…

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