IAB Rising Stars Early Adopters Include Three Dozen Blue-Chip Brands & Dozens of Major Web Sites

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IAB news release

Thirty-six top-tier advertisers—including GM, Home Depot, Kraft, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Universal Pictures—have implemented one or more of the six new IAB Rising Stars ad units to tell their brand stories. This milestone was announced today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) at the IAB Innovation Days @ Internet Week “The Future of Display” conference. These cutting-edge canvases, tailor-made to inspire creativity in digital brand advertising, have also gained traction in the ad sales community as major publishers—including AOL, CBS Interactive, Hearst, MSN, NBC and Ziff-Davis—have made them available on their sites, further cementing these ad units as industry standards.

“The speedy adoption of the Rising Stars by such an impressive roster of brand marketers confirms that these new ad units answer advertisers’ call for better, more exciting uses of display that bring into play rich, dynamic, immersive experiences, right there in the ad itself,” said Randall Rothenberg, CEO and President, IAB. “The six winning Rising Stars, unveiled just last February at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting, bring together the full range of the latest interactive tools and technologies, drawing on the robust capabilities of the Internet to deliver sight, sound and motion, with social underpinnings—all at scale. Brands have wanted this to happen for a long time, and now it is.” Read more.

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