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WTOC Online Advertising Guidelines

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Online advertising file and format specifications. The specifications below follow the IAB guidelines for all similar ad sizes.

Ad Creative Dimensions  

Max File Size 

Max Animation
Length  

File Formats 

In-page Ad Creative Sizes

120x240 Mini-Skyscraper

30k

:15 - 3 loops

GIF, JPG, SWF

300x150 Spotlight

35k

:15 - 3 loops

GIF, JPG, SWF

300x250 Island

45k

:15 - 3 loops

GIF, JPG, SWF

468x60 Banner

55k

:15 - 3 loops

GIF, JPG, SWF

728x90 Leaderboard

65k

:15 - 3 loops

GIF, JPG, SWF

980x30/300 Expanding Pencil*

40k/80k

:15 - 3 loops

GIF, JPG, SWF

Mobile Ad Creative Sizes 

320x50 Banner

30k

:15 - 3 loops

GIF, JPG

600x300 Carousel

80k

:15 - 3 loops

GIF, JPG



Flash Ad Requirements
Versions - up through Flash 10

Click Tracking
For Flash creative to click through properly in our ad serving system, clients must insert the "clickTAG" variable into the .fla file so that performance can be properly tracked. Targets for clickthrough must be set to _blank to open in a new window.

More information about clickTag can be found on Adobe's website: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flash/cs/using/WSd60f23110762d6b883b18f10cb1fe1af6-7b29a.html

Example code: (please note preferred structure of clickTAG with case of letters as indicated)

For ActionScript 2:

myButton_btn.onRelease = function() {
    if (clickTAG.substr(0, 5) == "http:") {
        getURL(clickTAG);
    }
};

Additional Flash file items:  

  • Backup jpg/gif can be submitted and recommended
  • Frame rate best at 18fps or higher 

 


 

Expandable Banners (User-initiated)
Expandable Banners can be accepted for the following ad unit dimensions (300x250 and 728x90).

  • Must use Approved 3rd party rich media vendor (see below)
  • Method of expansion and un-expansion must be the same. (i.e., mouse-over)
  • Perferred method of expansion is onclick
  • Close Button must be labeled in appropriate size

Maximum Expansion:
728x90 expands to 728x300 (expands down only); Polite file load - 75k
300x250 expands to 500x500 (expands left and down only); Polite file load - 75k 


 Approved Third Party Rich Media Vendors (Third Party Servers):
Atlas
Doubleclick
Eyeblaster
Eyewonder
Pointroll


 

Other Ad Creative Guidelines

  • Animation/Looping should be limited to a maximum of 3 with each loop not exceeding 15 seconds
  • Ads may not contain persistent rapid/strobing animation
  • Creative on a white background must contain a 1 px black border
  • All rich media must be submitted 72 hours prior to campaign start to allow for testing

Frequency Capping
Video: 1 per 5 minute frequency cap on video pre-roll inventory
*Expanding 980x30 Pencil Ads: 1 per 12 hour frequency cap 

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