The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Limited is the peak trade association for online advertising in Australia and was incorporated in July 2010. As one of 44 IAB offices globally, and with a rapidly growing membership, IAB Australia's principal objective is to support and enable the media and marketing industry to thrive in the digital economy.

IAB Australia has four core objectives:

  1. To be the 'big tent' for the entire digital advertising industry and define the future of digital advertising
  2. To deliver the benefits of ad funded interactive experiences to Australians
  3. To develop, coordinate and promote industry standards and guidelines that make interactive advertising a simpler and more attractive medium for agencies, advertisers and marketers
  4. To prove and promote the effectiveness of interactive advertising to advertisers, agencies, marketers and the press

As Australia's fastest growing advertising medium, interactive advertising currently accounts for over 41 percent of Australia's annual advertising industry,with digital advertising expenditure reaching $5.9 billion in calendar year 2015.

The role of the IAB is to work with its members and the broader advertising and marketing industry to assist marketers to identify how best to employ online as part of their marketing strategy, to better target and engage their customers and build their brands.

By addressing the core pillars of growth of the online advertising industry - simplified and standard online audience measurement, research, and online operational standards and guidelines, and regulatory affairs, IAB Australia leverages the skills, experience and commitment of its members to advocate the benefits of online advertising by acting as an authoritative and objective source for all online advertising issues whilst promoting industry-wide best practice.

IAB Australia is a registered not-for-profit organisation; membership fees and revenue generated is invested back into the IAB's membership benefits such as resources, events, reporting, and industry representation.

To find out how you can benefit from membership and become involved in shaping the policy and growth of this industry, please follow the link below or email iabaustralia@iabaustralia.com.au.

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