About us

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB UK) is the industry body for digital advertising, committed to building a sustainable future for digital advertising. We do this by bringing the industry together through our 1,200 members including media owners, agencies and brands.

Our belief is that digital is the smartest way for brands to reach and wow their customers. We are here to help simplify and explain the sometimes complex world of digital advertising, as a trusted source of research, guidance and education, as well as celebrating the very best in creative talent.

We do this through a range of activities, events, training, research, setting standards, helping the industry to remain self-regulated and more.

Digital advertising is continuously growing and evolving. We are not-for-profit and exist to promote industry collaboration between our members to develop standards, best practices, critical research and provide the educational resources businesses need to grow their brands both successfully and sustainably.

Everything the IAB does falls under three principles:

  • Tackle and address the big issues

  • Highlight what works and celebrate digital

  • Look to the future and help businesses prepare.

If you’re interested in becoming a member visit www.iabuk.com/membership

Our story

We launched in 1997, when digital ad spend stood at £8.1 million and Google had yet to register its domain name. 

In the years since we’ve grown with the industry; uniting our members, addressing challenges and celebrating successes. From our annual Engage conference to the launch of the Adspend report, take a look back at significant milestones from the past decades.

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Supportive thought leadership on today’s biggest issues, the best of digital advertising and the future of the industry

Our members achieve more as part of our community through network information, education, stewardship and advocacy.

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