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Reminder: Enhanced Notice & Choice to Consumers is a ‘Shared Responsibility’

November 17, 2014

Recently, our accountability partners at the Council of Better Business Bureau’s (CBBB) Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC), made public its compliance work with five Web sites to ensure enhanced “real-time” notice is given to consumers when data on their sites, within the scope of Digital Advertising Alliance Principles, is being collected and used by Web sites’ third-party partners.

According to ASRC,

“Notice and choice on interest-based ads are delivered through the familiar Advertising Option Icon (AdChoices Icon). Over a trillion impressions of the AdChoices Icon are served each month, according to DAA statistics, evidence of the depth of compliance among advertisers and third parties responsible for delivery of in-ad enhanced notice. Today’s decisions remind website publishers that they must shoulder their responsibility to ensure that the delivery of enhanced notice is just as ubiquitous when third-parties are collecting data for OBA [interest-based ads] on their websites. In either situation, a consumer should be able to click on the enhanced notice link and go directly to a place where they can learn more about interest-based advertising and find an opt-out tool.”

There needs to be live links to explanations of the data...

Poll: Consumers Tell Us They Want Privacy Tools That Look and Feel the Same on Any Screen

October 23, 2014

With Zogby Analytics’ newest consumer polling, we’ve tapped consumer opinions about their use of mobile, and their attitudes toward data collection and interest-based advertising – and we’re seeing not only gratifying results overall, including a preference for relevant advertising on mobile screens specifically.

This shouldn’t be too surprising:  last year consumers said much the same for their general online experience.

In our latest commissioned poll, nearly 6 in 10 U.S. adult respondents said they would feel more favorably toward companies and brands that provided ubiquitous, real-time choice regarding their advertising practices symbolized by our now ubiquitous icon.

Source:  Zogby Interactive Survey of 1,015 US Adults – 10/03/14 – 10/05/14 Margin of Error ±3.1 Percentage Points.

Our goal at Digital Advertising Alliance is to build tools that enable a reliable, consistent consumer experience – on desktops, tablets and smartphones – for...

Online & Mobile Display to Keep Growing Strong – Largely Driven by Relevance

October 13, 2014

With Forrester Research reporting online display growing by a compound annual rate of 13.7 percent through 2019, “fueled by advancements in programmatic, video and mobile media,” as reported by MediaPost last week, and with mobile expected to generate 42 percent of global ad spend growth through 2016, according to ZenithOptimedia, now is a superb time to be part of the interest-based advertising supply chain.

It is important to understand how important data collection is, and how important responsible use of data in this environment is, to ensuring consumer acceptance and trust along this growth trajectory.

Ad revenue for digital and mobile display doesn’t grow if the analytics behind the data exchanges involved do not work. Insight is only gained from an accurate read of accurate data. We know from our own Digital Advertising Alliance-commissioned research earlier this year that publishers enjoy a premium for enabling relevant ads – and advertisers are more than willing to pay for it.

Programmatic media buying depends on rich understanding of target audiences – in many respects, advertisers are...

Ad Week 2014

September 29, 2014

It’s official!  Advertising Week 2014 is here (September 29-October 3) and the Digital Advertising Alliance is excited to participate in this annual celebration of advertising in all its forms and disciplines.  Advertising Week -- #AWXI on social media -- gathers the best and brightest in our field. More than 50 companies and organizations behind this year’s Advertising Week are also DAA partners or participants.

With more than 250 scheduled activities, the DAA will join industry partners in lively conversations and events that focus on the marketing mix as well as the latest in advertising and technology trends. 

This year, DAA Executive Director Lou Mastria will join the Interactive Advertising Bureau as moderator at its sold-out Global Summit on Wednesday, October 1, and on Thursday, October 2, Mastria will take part in a Media Post Online Media, Marketing & Advertising panel discussion – “Does the Audience Have a Say in This – The Perils of Profiling.”

Whether you’re in New York or a distance away, stay connected through our ...

A New Specifications Creation Process for the DAA Icon: Video

September 15, 2014

With all the fanfare of our announcement earlier this year of ad marker guidelines for the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Advertising Option Icon and approved texts in mobile environments, building on similar specifications for desktop environments, one might think it’s time to take a breather.

But we’re on a roll – this time a video roll. 

So our next working group is about to begin. Our goal is to remove the guesswork on placement of the DAA Icon, corresponding texts, and links to policies and preference centers – so the consumer has a consistent privacy experience. It continues the DAA's ethos of delivering actual products and services that are practical and privacy-preserving. That is, self-regulation that can quickly and adroitly adapt to changing market dynamics. 

And so we come to the moving image… which can happen on any screen (desktop or mobile) on any device.  And might I add online video advertising has a multitude of technical formats – in-stream, linear, non-linear, in-banner, in-text, in-page, in-app, in-game… needless to say, this working group will be busy providing guidance for how to place the DAA Icon in...

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