Nativo SVP Strategy Chris Rooke Recognized with 2019 IAB Service Excellence Award

The IAB Service Awards honor stand out contributions to IAB initiatives

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chris Rooke, SVP of Strategy for Nativo, the leading unified technology platform for in-feed and branded content advertising, has been awarded a 2019 Service Excellence Award by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). The IAB Service Awards honors individuals at IAB-member companies who have gone above and beyond to make standout contributions to IAB initiatives in the past year.

This award fuels a long-standing working relationship. Rooke also collaborated on the Advertising Quality Measurement Buyer’s Guide, the IAB Deep Dive on In-Feed Ad Units, and The Native Advertising Playbook. He was instrumental in helping industry watchers understand native as a category when it was in its nascent stages. As the leading unified technology platform for in-feed and branded content advertising, Nativo remains actively engaged in efforts to grow and foster best practices and growth within the segment.

With the IAB Service Award, Rooke was in particular commended for his contribution to the strategy and execution of the “Branded Content Creation and Distribution Guide” while serving as a co-chair of IAB’s working group. The document is dedicated to helping marketers and their agencies identify the various branded content creation and distribution options available today.

“I’m honored by this award, proud to have contributed to the IAB’s critical efforts and thrilled to continue to add value to the vital organization that sets industry standards and works toward advancing a healthy ecosystem built on quality and best practices,” said Chris Rooke. “I share in the honors with the entire team at Nativo, who work day in and day out to raise the bar for customer results, service and transparency to take our segment to new heights.”

Content marketing continues to grow globally. According to eMarketer estimates, native advertising will continue to grow as a portion of overall digital spend, which comprises the majority of overall ad spend per recent estimates. Some peg native will reach $400 billion by 2025. Additionally, eMarketer forecasts that upwards of 77 percent of all mobile display ad dollars will be spent on native placements.

About IAB
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) empowers the media and marketing industries to thrive in the digital economy. Its membership is comprised of more than 650 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling, delivering, and optimizing digital advertising or marketing campaigns. The trade group fields critical research on interactive advertising, while also educating brands, agencies, and the wider business community on the importance of digital marketing. In affiliation with the IAB Tech Lab, it develops technical practices. IAB and the IAB Education Foundation are committed to professional development and elevating the knowledge, skills, expertise, and diversity of the workforce across the industry. Through the work of its public policy office in Washington, D.C., IAB advocates for its members and promotes the value of the interactive advertising industry to legislators and policymakers. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City and has a San Francisco office.

About Nativo
Nativo empowers brands and publishers with the world’s most advanced technology for content. For brands, Nativo enables storytelling at scale with the largest native reach and reveals insights that unlock return-on-content. For publishers, Nativo enriches monetization with the most comprehensive platform for next-generation ad formats and breakthrough technology for accelerated webpages. Nativo’s mission is to equip advertising for the age of content, improving the web experience and creating meaningful connections for today’s digital consumer. Learn more at

Alex Wolf
WIT Strategy for Nativo