International Advertising Association: IAA Australia Chapter The IAA is the only international organisation that brings together Advertisers, Agencies, the Media and practitioners in all aspects of marketing communications into one professional body to promote matters of common interest.
The IAA has over 4000 members worldwide in 76 countries including Corporate Members, Individual Members, Organisational Members, Academic Members and Young Professional Members. The IAA World Service Center is in New York.


The International Advertising Association (IAA), in conjunction with Adobe as major sponsor, has announced the winner of this Australia-wide competition for young marketing communications professionals aged 30 and under.

Danni Hudson, InMobi Group Sales Manager, Sydney, has won the top prize of an all expenses paid trip to the IAA World Congress, to be held in Abu Dhabi on 13-15 November with travel courtesy of Active International Australia.

Danni Hudson was selected from a group of three finalists, including Elizabeth Myhill, Communications Planner, Ikon Communications Melbourne and Sam Ayre, Senior Account Manager, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne.

IAA ‘Write Your Future’ aims to foster professional development of young talent in the marketing, advertising and media industries, and further their careers in the industry.

(Left to Right) Elizabeth Myhill (Finalist), Danni Hudson (Winner), Sam Ayre (Finalist)

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Since its origins in 1938, the International Advertising Association has been a recognised force in the marketing communications industry.

The IAA provides a platform for industry issues and is dedicated to protecting and advancing freedom of speech, responsible advertising, consumer choice, and the education of marketing communications professionals.

The IAA is a unique organisation that brings together a broad spectrum of members including advertisers, agencies, media companies and other communications groups to stimulate profitable growth and to protect the industry from detractors and negative influences.

The IAA creates an enabling environment through networking events, discussion forums, shared learning and active dialogue.

The IAA provides and develops education and professional initiatives that serve the industry and contribute to training and recruiting talent.

The IAA Australia Chapter was initiated in 1972. Our programs include:

  • an annual schedule of business lunches and breakfast forums showcasing prominent marketing communications practitioners, thought leadership events, and professional development seminars.
  • Educational programs and initiatives to actively foster the talents and skills of the upcoming generation of practitioners in our business.