IAB Australia opens nominations for Board seat
17 March, 2011: IAB Australia has called for nominations from current IAB Australia members to apply for the annually rotating seat on the Board by 24th March 2011. The seat, which was first introduced in 2008, is offered to IAB Australia members only and invites them to apply to represent the interests of IAB members for the period 1st April 2011 to 31 March 2012. The rotating Board seat is currently held by Alex Littlejohn, managing director of Adconion.
Paul Fisher, CEO of IAB Australia commented: “The appointment ensures non founding members have the opportunity to have their voice heard at Board level. The successful candidate will join the existing IAB Board members and assist in the work that will continue to help drive online advertising in Australia.”
The new addition will join current Board members AIMIA, Fairfax Digital, Network Ten Digital, News Digital Media, ninemsn, Realestate.com.au, Sensis Mediasmart, Tresscox and Yahoo!7.
Applications will be accepted in writing to IAB Australia no later than 5pm Thursday 24th March 2011. Interested parties should visit our Latest News section for more details. Nominations will be announced and voting will commence on Friday 25th March and close on Thursday 31 March 2011.
About the Interactive Advertising Bureau
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is the peak trade association for online advertising in Australia. As one of over 25 IAB offices globally, and with a rapidly growing membership, IAB Australia’s principal objective is to increase the share of advertising and marketing dollars that interactive media captures in the marketplace.
Officially launched in October 2005 by Australia’s six major online publishers - News Digital Media, Fairfax Digital, ninemsn, Yahoo!7, Google and Sensis Media Smart - together with the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA), the IAB has four objectives:
• To develop, coordinate and promote industry standards and guidelines that make interactive advertising a simpler and more attractive medium for agencies, advertisers and marketers
• To prove and promote the effectiveness of interactive advertising to advertisers, agencies, marketers, and the press
• To be the primary advocate for the interactive marketing and advertising industry
• To expand the breadth and depth of IAB membership while increasing direct value to members
For further information about IAB Australia please visit: www.iabaustralia.com.au
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