Introduction

This document outlines the ads, banners and editorial, including examples, required for your affiliate programme. It is recommended that you read through this guide and provide as much creative content as possible to assist Affiliates in promoting your programme.

Ads/Banners

Ads/Banners are a great way of getting brand recognition and we recommend that a broad selection of banner sizes and creative treatments are provided to give affiliates the widest possible choice. Having a banner that fits a niche on an affiliate’s page could be the difference between them running your campaign or another merchants.

Ad/Banner Sizes

The following table is not an exhaustive list but outlines common banner/Ad Unit sizes which should be catered for to provide maximum exposure across affiliates. For a full overview of widely supported Ad Unit sizes view the following guidelines from the IAB: http://www.iab.net/iab_products_and_industry_services/508676/508767/Ad_Unit

Size (pixels) Format description Recommended Max Weight
468×60 Standard banner 50KB
728×90 Leaderboard banner 100KB
160×600 Wide Skyscraper 100KB
300×250 MPU 100KB
300×600 Half Page 100KB
970×90 Super Leaderboard 100KB
180×150 Rectangle 50KB
125×125 Square banner 50KB
120×60 Small banner 50KB
100×100 Button banner 50KB

To optimise your campaign for performance on mobile devices we suggest the following adunit sizes. Please note that flash is not supported on the majority of mobile devices and banners should be supplied as gifs.

Size (pixels) Format description Recommended Max Weight
320×50 Mobile Leaderboard 50KB
320×100 Large Mobile Banner 50KB
300×250 Interstitial 100KB

There is a maximum limit of 300k for the file size – although obviously we recommend keeping them as small as possible.

Brand Logo

You must also supply a brand logo (to be supplied in gif/jpg format) for advertising your programme across the Affiliate login, OMG Hub & promotional material when we launch your campaign.

Size (pixels) Format description
Brand Logo

Ads/Banner Formats

Typical Ads/banner formats are:

Animated gif (*.gif)These are animated creatives that cycle through a series of static frames.

Flash (*.swf) – Flash banners are fully animated and involve smooth transitions between frames. They are typically more engaging than animated gifs and can involve considerably more user interaction. Find out more.

HTML Content units (*.htm,*.html)HTML content units are used to provide interactive and dynamic content to end users. For example these can be utilised to provide a search box which will launch into the merchant website or to provide a booking search form for some train or flight tickets. Find out more.

HTML5 AdsFind out more.

Editorial

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Email

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