Chris Austin named IADA President

LAS VEGAS, NV – SkyDancers International Inc., the technology leader in animated promotional inflatables, announced today that Chris Austin, SkyDancers International Inc. CEO has been named President of the Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association (IADA) for a 2nd two year term.

At its annual convention in Las Vegas, NV this year, the Board of Directors of the Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association unanimously elected Chris Austin as its returning president. In his leadership role, Austin will be responsible for moving the organization forward to achieve its goals and objectives. A key priority for 2012 includes increasing unity among professionals that sell, rent and support inflatables for promotions and events.

According to Austin, “I look forward to serving a second term as IADA president and serving the organization. I have in the last two years made many positive changes to the organization. These include improvement of the online brand; enhanced member education; increased global membership and increasing industry awareness about the benefits of inflatable advertising. Over the next many months, we hope to grow IADA membership and continue the education of our members to support continued adoption of advertising inflatables.

Chris Austin is the founder and CEO of SkyDancers International Inc., an award-winning leader in animated promotional inflatables for promotions, events and set design. Austin has been in the inflatable business for over 15 years and brings with him a vast knowledge of the difficulties that inflatable dealers face in working with government organizations.

“As a thought leader and one of the most creative and vocal members in the inflatable industry, Chris Austin is an excellent choice that will help take the organization to the next level,” New IADA Board Member and Vice President, Leo Schnell of Inflatable Images commented. “We look forward to having Chris once again represent the membership as the organization operates in support of advertising inflatable dealers worldwide.” For more information on Chris Austin and SkyDancers International Inc.,

About IADA

The IADA (Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association) is the voice of the advertising inflatable industry. It’s comprised of associate members. The IADA • Promotes a better understanding of the functions of inflatable advertising and its values; • Applies the skills, creativity and energy of the inflatable advertising industry to advance the standards of inflatable advertising; • Educates its members in the areas of marketing; promotion; sales, as well as government regulations affecting the inflatable advertising industry; • Lobbies governmental organizations to ensure fair and equitable treatment of inflatable advertising businesses; and • Supports voluntary self-regulation.

For more information on the Inflatable Advertising Dealers Association, visit