Our ad formats are in accordance with IAB display guidelines. For up to date audited traffic results go here.

Standard display advertising


Type Dimensions (width x height, px) Size Format Third Party Tags
MREC 300×250 <40KB SWF with back-up GIF or JPG <100KB
Leaderboard 728×90 <40KB SWF with back-up GIF or JPG <100KB
Half Page 300×600 <40KB SWF with back-up GIF or JPG <100KB
Half MREC* 300×125 <40KB SWF with back-up GIF or JPG N/A
Sub Leaderboard 300×60 <40KB SWF with back-up GIF or JPG N/A
Skins** 1920×1200 <220KB JPG or GIF N/A


• All ads are served ROS, unless otherwise specified
• Rich media executions attract a $5 CPM surcharge
• All formats except Skins can support rich media. For certain features we can accept pre-roll
• Banners can be Flash, JPG or GIF and must be less than 100k unless with a Flash pre-loader.

• Our ad server is DFP – Google’s Doubleclick for Publishers – the client is responsible for ensuring that Flash files work with DFP
• You can validate Flash files here: https://flashval-temp.appspot.com/validator/
• DFP does not support Flash V11 or higher: http://support.google.com/dfp_sb/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1382874
• For information on passing a clickTAG check here: https://support.google.com/dfp_sb/answer/79268?hl=en-GB
• A backup GIF must be provided with all flash files.

• All banners must be received 5 working days in advance of display. If not embedded (eg clicktag) please also clearly indicate a clickthrough URL
• *Unbranded
• **See also Skin advertising specifications
IAB display guidelines

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