Industry must wake up to the “new sheriff in town” - the ACCC

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From getting to grips with the ACCC crackdown to delving into "different flavours" of first party data and launching your data audits promptly, a panel of senior industry leaders dug deep on the future of data and identity. Speaking at the annual Int...
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IAB Bright Spots: Kara Hinesley of Twitter

In the first episode of our new Bright Spots content series, we chat to Kara Hinesley, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Australia and New Zealand at Twitter, about working at Twitter, the projects she manages with indigenous communities,...


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IAB Bright Spots: An Introduction from IAB's Gai Le Roy

IAB CEO Gai Le Roy introduces and explains our new Bright Spots content series, in which we highlight the fun and talented people in the digital industry who are making a difference, be it in the office, the industry or the wider world. ​


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Research Shows Mature Partnership Programs Drive 2X Revenue—But What Does Maturity Mean?

Forrester Consulting* recently surveyed 450+ companies globally to learn how partnerships contribute to business growth and competitive advantage. To define the characteristics of the most successful partnership programs, they created a maturity metr...
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IAB Careers Panel - 2019 Melbourne Ad Ops Conference

An interesting, engaging and informative discussion not only about the skills needed and kind of talent required to work in ad and tech ops, but how to manage the pressure and balance your life ​ Always on. Attention to detail. Money and reputations ...


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Digital Out of Home Advertising - Melbourne 2019 Ad Ops Panel

If you're interested in learning more about Digital Out Of Home advertising, this this is a must-watch video featuring the best in the nation. ​ If you're interested in learning more about Digital Out Of Home advertising, this this is a must-watch vi...


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Fit for Purpose Video Creative

IAB Australia Video Council members discuss the storytelling opportunities in video and ensuring that the message is relevant to both the audience and the platform.  Included in the panel are: Lottie Laws – Head of Video, Twitter Cally Scivetti ...


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How to make effective and creatively engaging video

​Sam Walters, Creative Development Head at Kantar, is a researcher at heart, but also a creative buff who's across most everything related to digital video advertising campaigns. He runs us through the "Seven Tips" Kantar has gleaned over the last 20...


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Driving Real Results with Video: Cross-Media Solutions and Brand Objectives

At the Video Ad-Vantage Event at Twitter in Sydney in May 2019, we assembled a panel of leading marketers to discuss the effectiveness of cross-media solutions and the successful role of digital video in driving brand objectives. We first look at the...


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The Advantage of Video

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This year's IAB Australia Video Video Ad-Vantage Event hosted by IAB Australia's Video Council Members was a box office hit. We certainly had it all; the anticipation, the excitement, the emotions and a very happy ending. Almost feels like IAB Austra...
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Designing Digital Ad Impact Studies

​ The IAB Advertising Effectiveness Council has recently released 'A Guide to Designing Digital Ad Impact Studies' to provide guidance on measuring digital advertising impact that will add confidence and precision to marketing investment decisions. T...
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10 learnings from MeasureUp 2018

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As the body at the heart of independent measurement, the IAB brought together the smartest measurement and ad effectiveness brains in the industry, both locally and from overseas, to shed light and provide perspective on the most crucial to...
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Making Dynamic Creative Work for Audio: Matt Bryant, Spotify

​Can your digital audio advertisement deliver thousands of different possible messages to a specific individual at any given place or time? At our recent IAB Audio State of the Nation Event, Matt Bryant, Creative Solutions Lead ANZ at Spotify, r...


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Audio State of the Nation 2019: Report Highlights

​ IAB CEO Gai Le Roy runs through some of the highlights of the 3rd wave IAB's Audio Advertising State of the Nation Report at the event in Sydney in early March 2019. The Report, which covers broadcast radio, streaming digital audio, DAB+ and podcas...


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The State of Australia’s Growing Digital Audio & Podcast Advertising Industry

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On Monday, March 4th, representatives from across the digital audio industry converged on PwC as IAB Australia revealed the Audio Advertising: State of the Nation report . The comprehensive report provides an overview of the digital audio industry in...
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Header Bidding, Auction Mechanics and preparing for the next evolution of programmatic advertising

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As technology continues to drive the adoption of automation in advertising many of the details at the coalface of its operations, particularly in digital, remain a mystery to most of us. There have been dramatic operational changes in programmatic ad...
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IAB – 2018 Year in Review

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As always it has been an eventful year for the digital advertising industry. We are now an $8.5b industry that represents 54% of all media spend, which is underpinned by consumers increasing their time on digital media to over 90 hours per month on t...
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It’s time to MeasureUp

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As the old saying goes, if it can't be measured, then it can't be managed. But how then do we, as an industry, manage in the ever-changing world of advertising and media measurement? Many people would agree that a key ingredient is about getting the ...
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Industry Collaboration is the Way Forward: Ad Ops 2018

At the recent Sydney edition of our biannual IAB Ad Ops Conference, industry fragmentation and collaboration were recurring themes throughout the day's discussions on digital ad operations, media and advertising. So we pulled aside a few industry exp...


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Why having an industry measurement currency matters for advertisers

One thing that is often missed in the debate over the best media measurement is the importance of providing the market with an accurate macro picture of how people are consuming media. While day-to-day focus is often on the size and composition of an...
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Coming together on Measurement and Effectiveness: MeasureUp 2018

The IAB Australia MeasureUp Conference brings together the best minds in the digital advertising industry to discuss measurement and advertising effectiveness. We asked some of the industry thought leaders at MeasureUp 2018 why they think it's i...


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IAB Australia Debate: Is Mobile Dead?

Is Mobile Dead? That's the question we posed to our two teams of digital experts to debate at the recent IAB Mobile Council Event on August 22 at PwC. ​ For the Affirmative: Tim Whitfield, VP Strategic Solutions, APAC, Sizmek Lottie Laws, Head of Vid...

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Get up to speed on the new HTML5 Creative Guidelines

Get up to speed on the new HTML5 Creative Guidelines
We're delighted to have now updated the HTML5 Creative Guidelines for the Australian digital advertising market. The initial version of these guidelines was first released in October 2016, so this update is certainly due and many thanks to all the co...
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Are you GDPR compliant?

Are you GDPR compliant?
​ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European privacy law designed to harmonise data privacy laws within the European Union (EU) but also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. Its purpose is to regulate how individuals and...
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Programmatic TV In Australia – Switching the Channel on Your Digital Campaigns

<link rel="canonical" href="https://benchplatform.com/programmatic-tv-australia/" /> Like every new channel that gets the programmatic treatment, connected TV is being touted as the new, new holy grail that will transform marketers' digital cam...
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IAB Australia Celebrates Creativity in Video with Latest Whitepaper

IAB Australia Celebrates Creativity in Video with Latest Whitepaper
Creativity and automation aren't usually words that are used in the same sentence. But as technology advances, the possibility of marrying the two increases. And it's a possibility that promises to supercharge video ad campaigns. Real-time data on th...
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Data Privacy - with Jason Holandsjo from Telstra

​IAB Regulatory Affairs Director Kamani Krishnan sat down with Telstra's Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer Jason Holandsjo after the recent IAB "Privacy Update & the GDPR" event to discuss the advances Telstra is making in responding to grow...

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IAB Australia hosts Acting Privacy Commissioner at Privacy Event

IAB Australia hosts Acting Privacy Commissioner at Privacy Event
The Facebook / Cambridge Analytica story has been in the headlines for several weeks, and has brought to the fore the issue of corporate responsibility and privacy protection. Regardless of whether a data breach has occurred – as the continued scruti...
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What is holding back the future of Automation?

Programmatic advertising enables greater marketing performance, transparency and ROI for marketing budgets. However, despite the huge opportunity that programmatic promises, there is a significant knowledge gap and, in some cases, misunderstanding su...

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Trust and Transparency: Tom Shields of AppNexus

​IAB CEO Vijay Solanki sat down with Tom Shields, Chief Strategy Officer at AppNexus, at the recent Programmatic Summit 2018 to discuss trust and transparency, where advertiser money is being spent, the value of partnerships and what the industry is ...

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