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Learn how the UK ad industry is harnessing blockchain technology to manage the online digital ecosytem and promote trust and transparency at a free online event hosted by the Creative Industries Council.

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● Jules Kendrick, MD UK & Europe, Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)

● Tim Brown, CEO, Fiducia 

● Nigel Vaz, Global CEO, Publicis Sapient & IPA President

The panel discussion is part of a day-long virtual #CreaTech event during London Tech Week on Monday September 7. The event celebrates the UK’s pioneering CreaTech community from across the creative and technology sectors.

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By Adriana Hamacher

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London – 12th Nov 2019: JICWEBS Ltd – the cross-industry committee who define standards and best practice for digital advertising – today confirmed additional participants in their pilot project which evaluates how blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) – can contribute to resolve the trust, transparency and inefficiency problems the digital advertising industry is facing.

Five major advertisers and their agencies are participating to the pilot – Unilever, Nestlé, McDonald’s, Virgin Media and O2 are joined by Mindshare, Zenith, OMG and Havas. The other trial participants come from across the supply chain, including publishers and a range of demand and supply side providers. They are listed below.

ISBA, one of JICWEBS’ founding members, is separately conducting a study of the programmatic supply chain. The ISBA study is an end-to-end industry market audit looking to understand the distribution of costs across the supply chain. The two initiatives complement each other: the ISBA study will provide a “snapshot” of some of the major problems the industry is currently facing, while the JICWEBS pilot is evaluating how a DLT technology platform could be a permanent solution to handle these problems.

Stephen Chester, Director of Media, ISBA, commented ‘We’re pleased to see good progress being made in the efforts to increase all stakeholders’ understanding of the digital supply chain. Our own Programmatic Supply Chain Transparency Study – conducted by PwC – will provide the industry with empirical evidence that it needs to underpin and drive forward any future technological solutions.’

Richard Reeves, Managing Director, AOP, commented ‘We welcome all initiatives that increase transparency for our members, and shed light on where advertising spend is being distributed across the digital supply chain.’

Jon Mew, CEO, IAB UK added ‘We’re delighted to see so many of our members sign up to these opportunities to enhance transparency across the programmatic supply chain. I would encourage all IAB members to take part in the JICWEBS pilot.’

JICWEBS has partnered with London-based tech business FIDUCIA for the pilot which it plans to run across the rest of the year. If successful, JICWEBS will consult with the industry on how best to roll this out in 2020 to raise levels of trust and transparency in the sector.

Trial Participants






Index Exchange

Integral Ad Science (IAS)










SMART Adserver



Virgin Media



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