IAB Singapore is now IAB SEA+India

IAB Singapore is now IAB SEA+India, representing the local markets of Southeast Asia and India. IAB says this evolution follows a sevenfold growth in the last four years and strong demand from members.

IAB SEA+India brings together publishers, agencies and platforms from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and India. Businesses with IAB Singapore membership will immediately transfer to IAB SEA+India membership, including member benefits in local markets across the region.

IAB SEA+India joins IAB Europe as the second regional IAB in the trade organization’s global network, which also includes 44 national IABs around the globe.

CEO Miranda Dimopoulos was promoted to Regional CEO and will participate in IAB Board meetings to represent the region on a global platform.

“With over 98 percent of our members having regional remits we are looking forward to supporting the industry in its rapid growth to meet business needs both now and in the future. Our strategy is to partner with local Associations as a first step in terms of infrastructure as well as ensuring all we do respects each market and their unique nuances”.

Miranda Dimopoulos, Regional CEO

The recently appointed Regional Board, with representation of Regional Heads from Publishers, Agencies and Platforms will be joined by a Regional Advisory Board comprised of the Heads of the Local Associations who will meet with the Regional Board quarterly.

“Our continued success is dependent on listening and understanding industry needs on the ground to across the region. We will continue to develop our initiatives based on data and feedback from the region which has informed our unique Association approach,” added Dimopoulos, “We are staunchly anti-pay-for-play whether it be positions on our Board and Committees or speaking opportunities at our Training Series. This allows us to be openly agnostic in this rapidly growing region.”

The IAB Singapore achieved growth under Dimopoulos’ leadership over the past 4 years, not only in membership, but also in reducing churn from 75 percent to less than 5 percent. According to IAB, membership satisfaction and value score is 4.8/5. 2018 also saw the launch of their partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board and Workforce Singapore to develop programmatic talent through the Professional Conversion Programme with the first intake feedback scores also being 4.8/5.

Recently appointed IAB SEA+India Chair Joe Nguyen, VP APAC comScore said, “I’ve been involved with the IAB Singapore since its inception and the reinvention of the Association over the past 4 years has had tangible positive impact on the industry. Expanding further across the region is needed for us all to contribute to credible standards, thought leadership and talent development that is truly Asia first.”

“Digital media and marketing has rapidly expanded across Southeast Asia and India, from urban centers of worldwide commerce to more rural, local areas, as well,” said Randall Rothenberg, CEO, IAB. “United together for representation from one IAB SEA+India, the industry in this region is poised for much more growth, and growth in a way that’s deliberate and strategic.”