IAB Native Breakfast Infographic – Paul Carton, Vodafone

Our June native advertising breakfast, sponsored by Journal Media, featured Paul Carton, Head of Digital, Vodafone Ireland.    Paul shared how Vodafone used native advertising for their recent Vodafone X campaign and gave his tips for success. Click here to download the infographic.

Suzanne McElligott moderated panel on Transparency, Brand Safety, Ad Fraud @ IAB Europe’s Interact

Lack of transparency, brand safety and ad fraud impact on brand investment and consumer trust – Are we getting better as an industry? What is making a real difference? At IAB Europe’s Online Conference Interact on June 3rd, 2020, Suzanne McElligott moderated a panel of key stakeholders on these important topics.  Stevan Randjelovic, Director, Brand […]

IAB Ireland Member Briefing on the DPC Cookie Report & Guidance May 2020 – link to presentations

IAB IRELAND BRIEFING ON THE DPC COOKIE REPORT AND GUIDANCE To assist members in understanding the recent DPC Report and Guidance on Cookies and Tracking Technologies, and its application to their organisations use of cookies, IAB Ireland hosted a members’ briefing via Zoom at 4pm on Monday 25th May. You can view the Report here and the Guidance here. Our speakers and panellists were: Deputy Commissioner, […]

Further Notes on DPC Guidance and Report on Cookies

NOTES ON DPC GUIDANCE AND REPORT ON COOKIES – 15th April 2020 In respect of the overall guidance, the DPC emphasises that it is essential to ensure that your CMP is properly installed with effective tag management integration, that implementation of valid consent is as per the GDPR definition (see below) and is up to […]

Audio, our constant companion

As we WFH and observe social distancing and social isolation, digital audio consumption has become more central to all of our lives. Audio has been identified as one of the key digital growth drivers with predictions that the European digital audio market will grow to €1.5 m by 2023. Infographic is available here and a […]

A Post-Cookie World

Ian Maxwell, Co-Chair, IAB Ireland Display Trading Council and CEO/Co-Founder of Converge Digital shares his thoughts on the implications for our digital advertising industry.  (for publication in IAB Europe Post Cookie Guide – mid April 2020)   The blocking of third-party cookies in Chrome will bring the single biggest change to the digital advertising ecosystem since […]

GDPR Update and Recommended Actions 1 year on

One year since GDPR was enacted, IAB Ireland along with colleagues from IAB Europe met with the DPC (Data Protection Commissioner) here in Dublin to update on V2 of IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework.  Below is an update from that meeting as well as an update on the UK’s Data Protection Authority’s most recent […]

IAB Ireland announces Brand Membership opportunity for 2019

AER LINGUS, BANK OF IRELAND, KBC, NISSAN, THREE, VHI HEALTHCARE AND VODAFONE AMONG LEADING ADVERTISERS ADOPTING IAB MEMBERSHIP As the trade organisation for digital advertising, IAB Ireland’s membership is comprised of Ireland’s leading publishers, digital agencies, and all companies providing services to the digital advertising industry. The remit of IAB is to facilitate collaboration in […]

IAB Ireland Publishers Commercial Charter

  7th June, 2018 IAB Ireland’s publisher members collaborate in a new Commercial Charter of trading standards. IAB Ireland’s Publishers’ Council has developed a Commercial Charter setting out the agreed standards which they will uphold in trading with digital advertising partners. The 12 publishers who collaborated in the commercial charter are Distilled SCH, DMG Media, […]

Blog: The latest slice of Ireland snapshot

Our guest Blogger, Maria Scannell, Chief Commercial Officer, Maximum Media has summarised some key findings from Maximum Media’s third annual ‘Slice of Ireland’ insights report, in partnership with Empathy Research. It is the largest and most in-depth research report of its kind conducted in the country. Over 15,000 people across JOE, Her, SportsJOE and HerFamily  took part in the […]

Blog: More Mobile, more Opportunity?

Our guest Blogger, Colleen Savage, Strategic Planner and Brand Storytelling from WaveMaker has summarised some key findings from the 2017 IAB Ireland Nielsen study on Irish people’s video viewing, as it continues to both increase in time and expand across all ages and demographics. The insights she uncovers facilitate the planning approach and prove the […]

Blog: A different approach to measurement will help advertisers and agencies give credit where it’s due

Our Guest Blogger, Giorgio Vildacci, Product Marketing Manager from Quantcast summarizes how a different approach to measurement can help advertisers and agencies give credit where credit is due. As the industry matures, advertisers are increasingly investing in new ways to measure the impact of digital advertising in the customer journey. However, the way most companies […]

Research: The Mobile Consumer Experience (Oct 2017)

Mobile adoption and usage is prevalent in Ireland and Globally. Mobile devices are an integral part of consumers’ daily lives. 26th October, 2017 IAB Ireland, as part of the wider IAB family participated in Research in May of this year to understand the latest trends of mobile behaviors and perceptions. The research was conducted by […]

The five golden rules of programmatic for brands

Gawain Owen, Digital Strategy Director from Jellyfish and guest speaker at the IAB ‘Getting up to speed in Programmatic’ briefing highlights the top 5 golden rules for programmatic. So much has been said about programmatic that it’s often difficult for brand marketers to know whether they’re on the right track with their approach. The truth […]

IAB Global Research launched – Always On: The Mobile Consumer Experience

1 IN 5 SMARTPHONE OWNERS WORLDWIDE USE THEIR DEVICE EVERY 5 MINUTES & NEARLY HALF OF ALL USERS ARE MOTIVATED TO REACT TO ADS AFTER SEEING THEM ON MOBILE IAB Global Research Shows Mobile Web Is Preferred for Functional Tasks and Utility, While Mobile Apps Are Favored for Entertainment and Social Activities (June 13, 2017) […]

PR: IAB Europe Research Awards 2017 Winners

Amsterdam, 24th May – IAB Europe is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Research Awards; Kantar Millward Brown, OMD Spain, Mediametrie, Facebook, Publicis Media, Gemius and EDAA. The awards recognise and celebrate the research projects and the contribution they have made to the development of the digital advertising industry. The winners were announced […]

PR: Winners announced for the MIXX Awards Europe 2017

Amsterdam, 24th May – IAB Europe is pleased to announce the Gold Winners at its 2017 MIXX Europe Awards: Mindshare Turkey & Maxus Turkey, Pure New Media, Mindshare Turkey, DDB Brussels, iProspect / Dentsu Aegis Network and Framestore. The awards recognise and celebrate the year’s best digital advertising campaigns in Europe. The winners were announced […]

European Online Advertising continues double-digit growth and surpasses €40bn mark

Amsterdam, 23rd May 2017 – At its annual Interact conference today, IAB Europe announced that online advertising grew 12.2% in 2016 to €41.8bn establishing itself as the dominant advertising medium in Europe. The AdEx Benchmark study is the definitive guide to the state of the European online advertising market and is now in its eleventh […]

Suzanne McElligott, Chief Executive of IAB Ireland Appointed to Board of ASAI

Suzanne McElligott, Chief Executive, IAB Ireland has been appointed to the board of The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI). The independent self-regulatory body committed to promoting the highest standards of marketing communications in Ireland, has announced four appointments to its Board, Suzanne McElligott, CEO, IAB, Roslyn Dalton, Copy Clear lead with RTÉ, Eoin Doyle, […]

Blog: Positive steps to make people’s online ad experiences better

IAB UK’s Chief Digital Officer, Tim Elkington, writes about how The Coalition for Better Ads is making online advertising better. It’s important in every walk of life that you listen to the feedback that people around you are giving. A couple of years ago people started giving the digital advertising industry feedback – in the […]

Blog: Let’s Simplify Digital!

Our guest blogger this week is Evelyn Peters, Digital Solutions Manager, Nielsen and an IAB Ireland Member. Evelyn touches on how our digital world seems to have evolved into such a complex medium and what we can focus on to make it a simpler and more transparent environment. One of my favorite quotes that I […]

Press Release: Coalition for Better Ads Releases Initial Better Ads Standards for Desktop and Mobile Web in North America and Europe

The  Coalition  for  Better  Ads is a global initiative which is seeking to improve the consumer online ad experience. Extensive research (US and Europe) has defined the most objectionable Ad Experiences.  More than 25,000 consumers in the research comparatively ranked different ad experiences presented to them when they read online articles. You can view examples […]

Blog: Maximum Media Partner Profile, Digital Upfronts 2016

The inaugural IAB Digital Upfronts will be held on October 4th in the Convention Centre in Dublin and many of Ireland’s leading online publishers will be showcasing and presenting their digital advertising innovations to brand advertisers and agencies. As part of the build-up, Adworld.ie caught up with Katie Molony, CEO of Maximum Media. Tell us […]

Blog: IAB Europe chief: ‘There’s an obsession in Brussels with tracking’

This article was first published on Digiday UK on the 1st of September 2016. Townsend Feehan is the CEO of IAB Europe. It’s been a busy year for IAB Europe. The rise of ad blocking, the EU Referendum and the General Data Protection Regulation revisions have caused major waves. But it’s the GDPR that’s currently causing the biggest headache for […]

Blog: Launching the “Digitizing Ireland” report & the opportunities from the Digital Single Market

Suzanne McElligott, CEO of IAB Ireland attended the launch on July 5th of Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) report on Digitizing Ireland which was commissioned by Google.   Minister Dara Murphy, TD, Minister of State for EU Affairs, Data Protection and the Digital Single Market attended the briefing as did representatives from relevant government departments and […]

Blog: The Doubleclick Summit 2016, a review of what’s new in Google Display Advertising

Our guest blogger this week is Marija Cepulyte (pictured right) Client Services Manager at our IAB member; iProspect Ireland. She recently attended the DoubleClick Leadership Summit 2016 livestream and wrote the following piece reviewing the event. This was originally posted on the iProspect Blog. Many of us tuned in to the DoubleClick Announcement Live Stream, […]

Blog: The Importance of Being (Earnest) Online

Our guest blogger this month is Aoife Marron, Associate Director, RED C an IAB Ireland member company who recently published Qualitative Research on whether “Online is the way to go?” for Brands.  Online is the way to go. Or is it? Everybody is online – some people even admit to creating hashtags for new born babies […]

Blog: Why we should embrace showrooming

Our guest blogger this week is  Céline Nowak a PPC Account Manager at IAB Ireland members, Tinderpoint. A statement from Google I came across recently got me thinking about the phenomenon of ‘showrooming’, a trend that is changing the retail landscape. It highlighted the use of mobile phones in shops that is turning bricks-and-mortar outlets into […]

Measuring what matters, making Analytics count

Our guest blogger is IAB trainer, Steve Thompson (pictured right). Steve is running our first Analytics Workshop next week in Dublin, on how to use analytics to understand your customers through the consumer purchasing journey, how they engage with your digital portfolio and how to manage your digital marketing activities across the owned, paid and earned media […]

The Power of Infographics to tell a Story

Our guest blogger this week is Grace Garvey, Digital Communications Manager at Tinderpoint* in Dublin. IAB Ireland members, Tinderpoint have worked jointly on Infographics to assist communicating graphically on various topics, including the IAB Mobile Audit’s 2014 and the Mobile Audit (Automotive & Retail) 2015. We found this a very effective way to present the audit results […]

The background to the Irish Adspend study

Overview of the Adspend study The IAB has measured the size of the digital advertising market in the Ireland in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) since 1997. Irish media owners submit digital advertising revenue figures confidentially to PwC who then analyse the submissions and produce aggregated data that shows the size of the Irish digital advertising […]

Social Media Future Focus 2016 – The increase in Paid Social Media

“This growth for the industry is a huge opportunity to reach interested people however as our audience newsfeeds get more and more cluttered with advertising, do we risk our audience turning off completely and looking elsewhere to keep in touch with friends?” We recently asked the IAB Social Media Council to comment on their future […]

Going native needs rules of engagement

First published in the Sunday Independent on the 10th of January, 2016. View the original article by Steve Dempsey here. There’s a long list of reasons for the growth in native advertising, or ads that match the form of the site where they are featured. The explosion of ad blockers, the rise in mobile content […]

Developing a Calendar and Persona for your Social Communications

Our guest blogger  is Hugh Curran – Head of Digital and Social @ Atomic, who discusses the importance of determining a persona/content calendar strategy for social communications. Atomic are a Creative Agency based in Dublin and are IAB Ireland Members. Atomic’s clients include Leinster Rugby, Audi Ireland and Life Style Sports. Hugh is a member of […]

2015, the year in which brands truly cracked social media (Part Two)

This blog piece is the second part of two part post. Read the first post here. Cathy Cowan of Maximum Media and Sasha Kinch of INM.ie are our guest bloggers. Cathy is Marketing Manager at Maximum Media, the digital publishing powerhouse behind lifestyle brands JOE.ie, Her.ie, SportsJOE.ie, HerFamily.ie and JOE.co.uk.  Cathy recently returned to Dublin from London […]

The fantastic achievements of IAB Ireland Councils in 2015

We have had very active councils this year with a variety of outputs across Display, Mobile, Native, Search, Social and Video Councils. Just a few of this year’s highlights have been: Display: Viewability Briefing (January 2015), HTML5 Briefing (October 2015) Mobile: IAB Mobile Connect, IAB Mobile Audit 2015 (Retail and Auto), Mobile Workshop Native: Launch […]

2015, the year in which brands truly cracked social media (Part One)

Cathy Cowan of Maximum Media and Sasha Kinch of INM.ie are our guest bloggers. Cathy is Marketing Manager at Maximum Media, the digital publishing powerhouse behind lifestyle brands JOE.ie, Her.ie, SportsJOE.ie, HerFamily.ie and JOE.co.uk.  Cathy recently returned to Dublin from London where she worked as Marketing Manager at Yahoo UK leading regional and EMEA wide B2B […]

#We’ve #Lost #The #Plot

Our guest blogger this month is Matthew Mooney – Human Experience Strategist at Radical.ie, who gives his view on the recent overuse of the Hashtag. Radical are a Creative Digital Agency based in Dublin and are IAB Ireland Members, they have been awarded Social Media Agency of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Matthew is a member of the IAB […]

Remarketing for Search (RLSA) 101

Our guest blogger this week is Richard Talbot, Head of Paid Search at Tinderpoint in Dublin. Richard is also an active member of the IAB Search Council. His post below is on the Google AdWords’ feature-Remarketing Lists for Search Ads (RLSA), which he argues are often overlooked. Remarketing for Search (RLSA) 101 When it comes […]

Search Marketing – important tips & terms

For anyone involved in digital marketing, Search Marketing in particular, it is important to stay up to date with the updates to Google AdWords. Google has a habit of launching new updates and informing us afterwards. And these are quite regular. So far in 2015 there have been 49 updates to AdWords. These updates can […]

Infograph: Digital Adspend for H1 2015

Our guest blogger is Sasha Kinch, Social Media Executive with INM.ie. This blog post was originally published on the INM.ie web site on the 28th of October 2015. View the original blog post on the INM.ie Blog here.   Digital Adspend grows by 25% in the first half of 2015 to a landmark high of […]

MIXXing It UP at IAB US Conference

Suzanne McElligott, CEO of IAB Ireland attended MIXX , the annual conference of IAB US. Are You (User) Experienced? was  the thought provoking theme for 2015. The 2 day conference with 2,000 delegates is the biggest event of New York’s Advertising Week. Featuring keynotes such as Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer, IPG’s Mike Roth, and Daniel Ek founder of Spotify, […]

Boom goes the global programmatic ad explosion

First published on the 20th of September 2015 in Business News – Irish Independent, written by Steve Dempsey Last month, the IAB Europe found that over 90pc of agencies, advertisers and publishers aimed to increase their programmatic investment or revenue over the next 12 months. And some are putting even more eggs in the programmatic […]

CopyClear – Information Session for Digital Publishers on Alcohol Advertising

CopyClear provided an Information Session for publishers on the important role of copy clearance for alcohol advertising in the Marker Hotel Dublin on July 28th. Shane Kelly, Diageo spoke of the advertiser’s  commitment to the CopyClear process and the need for their partners across media to collaborate in ensuring alcohol advertising uses the CopyClear service. […]

PR & Digital Marketing: When Forces Combine

Our guest blogger this month is Scott De Buitléir – Digital Communications Manager @ TinderPoint, who discusses how to combine digital marketing campaigns with PR techniques to achieve brand awareness. Tinderpoint are based in Dublin and are IAB Ireland Members. As various media become more intertwined in our digital era, the interactions between digital marketing and […]

Programmatic Search – is it a “thing”?

Reproduced with kind permission from IAB Ireland member, iProspect. “Programmatic Search: What it is, What it isn’t, What it will be” by Bartley Sharkey was first published on the 12th of June 2015 on the iProspect Blog. What is Programmatic? Programmatic advertising allows you to be significantly more selective about who exactly you show your […]

Consumer Barometer: use of the Internet around the world, with an Irish view

Introducing the Consumer Barometer by Google, a handy online tool which provides local data on the Irish market regarding digital consumer insights.  The Consumer Barometer is a tool to help understand how people use the Internet across the world. It is a free online tool, that delivers consumer insights to support planning and decision-making in a […]

Digital Wishlist 2015 – what do the industry experts predict?

At the first IAB Ireland Digital Dinner of 2015, on January 21st we took the opportunity to question some of the industry experts attending and ask “What is on your Digital Wishlist for the coming year”? Here is a synopsis of the responses. Storytelling & Content The key note speaker for the first Digital Dinner […]

IAB Ireland in 2014 – the Year in Review

It is that time of year already, time to reflect and a look back over 2014 at the key activities, research and events at IAB Ireland. Digital Storytelling – share your brand story and get to know your audience Digital Storytelling was the theme for our fully booked annual conference IAB Connect, in February. Opening the […]

A Social Media Action Plan……in a day

A review of our recent IAB Ireland Social Media Workshop held in Dublin. At IAB Ireland we have been busy re-launching our web site, improving our digital communications and refreshing our Social Media activities. To support these efforts, last week I spent a day on a training workshop on Social Media planning and implementation run by IAB Trainer Steve […]

“Klout” from “Quirky”? Jargon bust using our Social Media Glossary

This blog piece discusses some of the the new jargon in Social Media, highlighting some of the more interesting terms and phrases. Visit our new Social Media Glossary to find a comprehensive list of terms. Do you know the difference between Crowd-sourcing and Crowd-funding? What about an Unconference from a Splog? I often come across terms that I do not […]

Making the “right” impression in Display Advertising

The first in a two part blog piece on the changes in Display Advertising Measurement. As the industry moves from “served”to “viewable” impression measurement, let’s review the basics. Back in the early days of Digital Advertising, on October 27 1994 to be exact, when Wired.com (known then as “Hot Wired”)  invented and displayed the first […]

The Social Media recipe for success

An update on the IAB Ireland Social Media Council workings and some tips for Social Media success In my last blog post, I marveled at the increase in Social Media usage during the world’s biggest sporting event – World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Many records were broken during the world cup final, Facebook recorded 280 million […]

Okey Doke – it was a World Cup of Mobile

The second part of a blog on why this sporting event offers a huge opportunity to brands. Read the first blog post on the World Cup of Mobile.  There is no doubt, it was a fabulous tournament with the culmination happening in dramatic style in extra time when Mario Götze scoring the winning goal in […]