Big Industry Players Join IAB Europe

clickz_ukandeu.gifThe IAB Europe has added a number of major players to its corporate membership roster, including Google, Microsoft, Orange, and Alcatel-Lucent. Representatives from comScore, Google, Microsoft advertising, News Corporation and Orange will also take up positions on the board of the pan-European trade body.

Speaking with me at the IAB Europe’s Interact Congress in Brussels earlier this month, IAB president Alain Heureux stressed the importance of involvement from respected industry players in order to help promote self-regulation of the industry within Europe. The addition of these major firms as members is a sizeable step towards that. According to Heureux, AOL’s Platform A, and Yahoo should both be on board as members by September.

IAB Europe currently represents 20 national IAB’s across the continent.

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