TAG Business Transparency Committee

Mission

The mission of the Business Transparency Committee is to build trust, transparency and accountability throughout the digital supply chain by developing and promoting the adoption of standards, protocols and technologies that recognize honest industry participants and help combat illegal activity.

The work of the Business Transparency Committee is coordinated through two working groups: the Registration Working Group and Evolved Guidelines Working Group.

Leadership


Jason Bier, EMX, Chair
Bonnie Niederstrasser, TAG Primary Liaison

Rachel Nyswander Thomas, Staff Liaison

 

Participants


Justin Adler, GroundTruth
Iqra Anjum, BrightRoll
Megan Armstrong, Vibrant Media
Andrew Arnold, The Trade Desk
Sandra Baez, New York Post
Jeff Barry, Sovrn
Jackson Bazley, Ernst & Young
Craig Berlingo, Telaria
Per Bjorke, Google
Jeremy Borakove, Conversant Media
James Butler, AOL Platforms
Anthony Casson, Sovrn
Brendan Cleary, Dow Jones & Company (Wall Street Journal)
David D Cooper, Tremor Video
Suzanne Cugley, Yahoo
Amy Dunn, LiveRail
Kumi Ebihara, Yahoo
Nick Frizzell, SpotX
Adam Gitlin, Annalect
Avi Goldwerger, Integral Ad Science
Thomas Grey, PubMatic
Andreas Gysler, Zulu5
Vegard Johnsen, Google
Tanuj Joshi, MediaMath
David Justus, Magnetic
Ash Kalb, White Ops
Walter Knapp, Sovrn
Aaron Ledwith, DataXu
Ari Levenfeld, Sizmek
Alice Lincoln, MediaMath
Mike McNeeley, AppNexus
Alex Merwin, SpotX
Eran Metzer, Oath
Richard Murphy, BPA Worldwide
Soo Jin Oh, Magnetic
Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus
Tracy Otis, Telaria
Steve Pinto, LiveRail
David Plesha, Bleacher Report
Miki Rapoport, OpenX
Steve Rosenblum, IAB Canada
Dan Schneider, BPA Worldwide
Jay Sears, Rubicon Project
Willard Simmons, DataXu
Richard Sobel, VivaKi
Scott Spencer, Google
Kalyn Taketa, SpotX
Ricardo Velez, PulsePoint
Charlie Weiss, News Corp
Calvin Wong, SpringServe

Member Companies


Adap.tv
ANA
Annalect
AOL Platforms
AppNexus
Bleacher Report
BPA Worldwide
BrightRoll
Conversant Media
DataXu
Dow Jones & Company (Wall Street Journal)
Ernst & Young
Google
GroundTruth
IAB
IAB Canada
Index Exchange
Integral Ad Science
Investing Media Solutions
Magnetic
MediaMath
News Corporation
OpenX
PubMatic
PulsePoint
Rubicon Project
Sizmek
Sovrn
SpotX
SpringServe
Telaria
Vibrant Media
VivaKi
White Ops
Yahoo
Zulu5

 

Current Work

Registry and Payment ID

TAG’s Registration Working Group has developed an industry-wide TAG Registry that gives legitimate companies a powerful tool to help steer clear of criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain. In the future, a Payment ID System will complement the TAG Registry and allow buyers of inventory to limit payments to legitimate actors only and thus eliminate all payments to illegitimate actors and criminals. TAG will enhance the Registration Program in the coming months to include secure APIs and features to streamline the on-boarding and vetting process.

Inventory Quality Guidelines:

The Evolved Guidelines Working Group updates and strengthens TAG’s Inventory Quality Guidelines (IQG) program, which aims to reduce friction and foster an environment of trust in the marketplace by providing a common framework to describe and disclose the characteristics of advertising inventory.  The IQG program has been expanded to include programmatic and native advertising buys. In addition, a series of disclosures that allow buyers to more transparent with sellers of ad inventory have been developed.

Resources
To Join

To join TAG’s Business Transparency Committee, please review the TAG Intellectual Property Rights and Anti-Trust Policies and sign the Acknowledgment form before sending it via email info@tagtoday.net. You will receive an email confirming your participation.