The LEAN Ads programme supported by IABs around the world introduces the next phases of advertising technical standards for the global digital advertising supply chain. The new LEAN formats are designed to provide better UserX of digital advertising across device.
L: Light. Limited file size with strict data call guidelines.
E: Encrypted. Assure user security with https/SSL compliant ads.
A: Ad Choices Support. All ads should support DAA’s consumer privacy programs.
N: Non-invasive/Non-disruptive. Ads that supplement the user experience and don’t disrupt it.
IAB’s new ad portfolio is open for public comment at present until November 28th. We would very much encourage all involved in the Irish market to familiarise yourself with the proposed formats and have your say.
The IAB New Ad Portfolio microsite hosts the Draft for Public Comment and the following resources:
- Transition Guidance Document
- Visual Examples of the new cross screen ad units
- Examples of LEAN Do’s and Don’ts
- New Digital Content Ads’ Video
- New Media Gallery (examples of AR/VR/360º Video)
LEAN Scoring will be introduced by year end and will facilitate ranking publishers, advertisers and by extension agencies on their adherence to the LEAN principles/criteria.
DEAL encourages publishers to connect with ad blocking consumers through the following process:
Detect ad blocking, in order to initiate a conversation;
Explain the value exchange that advertising enables;
Ask for changed behaviour in order to maintain an equitable exchange;
Lift restrictions or Limit access in response to consumer choice.
- Coalition for Better Ads
IAB is also a founding member of the Coalition For Better Ads
The global Coalition is focused on several key initiatives:
– Creating consumer-based, data-driven standards that companies in the online advertising industry can use to improve the consumer ad experience
– In conjunction with the IAB Tech Lab, develop and deploy technology to implement these standards
– Encourage awareness of the standards among consumers and businesses in order to ensure wide uptake and elicit feedback.
The Coalition will draw upon consumer research in shaping the standards.
Founding members and supporters of the Coalition, include the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), Association of National Advertisers (ANA), BVDW Germany, DMA, European Publishers Council, Google, GroupM, IAB, IAB Europe, IAB Tech Lab, as well as additional national and regional IABs, Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), News Media Alliance, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, The Washington Post, and World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). Companies and trade associations that wish to join the Coalition can learn more at www.betterads.org