Banner Specification – Metro.se
Material needs to be sent to Metro 3 business days prior to campaign start.
Take over material needs to be sent to Metro 5 business days prior to campaign start.
Late delivery may cause late start of campaigns.
IMPORTANT FOR ALL FORMATS
Banners with white background color must have a solid dark frame of atleast 1 px border.
We do not recommend the use of flash/SWF.
Take Overs will have a close button (x) in the upper right corner.
Auto start of sound is not permitted.
Banner material can be image files (GIF/JPG/PNG) or third party script.
Links will open in new window.
Metro Nordic AB uses the adserver AOL ADTECH.
For Programmatic trade Metro Nordic Sweden AB uses primarily SSP AOL Marketplace for Private Deals / PMP:s.
We recommend all advertisers to follow IAB Sverige ”Creative Guidelines” when producing banners.
MEASURES AND MAXIMUM WEIGHTS ON METRO.SE
|Panorama||980x 120/240/360 px||200 kB||GIF/JPG/PNG|
|Widescreen TOP Sticky||250x 360/600 px + 300×250 px||200 kB||GIF/JPG/PNG|
|Widescreen MID#1 Sticky||250x 360/600 px + 300×250 px||200 kB||GIF/JPG/PNG|
|Widescreen MID#2 Sticky||250x 360/600 px + 300×250 px||200 kB||GIF/JPG/PNG|
|TAKE OVER FORMAT||DIMENSIONS||MAX.WEIGHT||COMMENTARY|
|Interstitial||800×600 px||200 kB||GIF/JPG/PNG*|
|TOP + MID1 + MID2||320×320/160/80 px||150 kB||GIF/JPG/PNG|
|TOP + MID #1+2 for Retina||640×640 px||150 kB||GIF/JPG/PNG*|
|TAKE OVER FORMAT||DIMENSIONS||MAX.WEIGHT||REC. TYPE|
|Takeover Mobil||320×480 px||150 kB||GIF/JPG/PNG*|
* These banners are not posible to run with html/script.
GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Guidelines for creation of image banners
There are no specific rules for creating image banners as GIF, JPG and PNG. Dimensions and maximum weights should not be exceeded.
Important regarding HTML5
We do not host HTML5 material, such as image files to build the banner locally. We kindly ask you/client to send us a third party script with the banner hosted elsewhere.
Important information regarding flash ads
We do not recommend the usage of flash (swf) banners since most browsers no longer show flash content automatically on site.
Building polite (to be able to stream video, use high resolution images etc.)
To be able to load heavier external resources such as video and high-resolution-images the material needs to be build through a polite banner, that is loaded after the website. Please note that the max weight on the format (specified above) is the prefect weight to load initially prior to onload, all other weight should come after onload when the site has finished loading.
DESKTOP + TABLET: Initial tag load weight may reach 200 kB, after onload weight may reach 1000 kB.
MOBILE: Initial tag load weight may reach 150 kB, after onload weight may reach 500 kB.
Our marker is set at 4,5 seconds so after that the polite weight can be loaded up to 500-1000 kB on top of the weight loaded prior to onload. This is to avoid material slowing down our site. Please contact us for more information.
Video in banner desktop
- – Format: SWF linked to FLV or HTML5 script delivered to us, hosted by client.
- – Framerate: 24 fps
- – Codec: ON2 VP6, or H263
- – Sound: Permitted only in user interaction (click/mouse-over)
- – Max weight SWF: 100 kB
- – Max weight FLV: 500 kB
Video in banner mobile
- – Dimension: 320×320 px
- – File type: jpeg, gif or png
- – There must be space for the video in the banner, as a ”frame” for the posibility to implement the banner.
- – Max. weight: 1 MB
- – Format: mp4 and/or WEBM
- – Video lenght: 10 seconds
- – Sound: Permitted only in user interaction (click/mouse-over)
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR OUR DESKTOP FORMATS
Take Over: Interstitial
A take over ad is shown on top of the websites content. The surface around the interstitial will appear dark with a transparent color. The take over ad can have various dimensions. We can not run third party scripts, we need to host the ad. If you wish to measure impressions and clicks send us an imps- and clickcounter/url.
- – Maxweight 200 kB
- – Formats: GIF, JPG, PNG (NOT third party scripts)
- – Sizes: 800×600 or 1200×800 px
- – The background color of the banner should not be black since there will be a black close button implemented in the upper right corner.
- – The take over ad will be approx. 6 seconds
Bare in mind: Deliver material as a file, not a script since we need to host the ad. The site is loaded at the same time as the ad so we recommend you to keep the ad as light weighted as possible.
Outsider sticky is placed on the right side of the page. If you wish to measure impressions and clicks send us an imps- and clickcounter/url.
- Max. weight each image file: 200 kb (initial tag load)
- Image file: GIF, JPG, PNG or third party script
- Dimension: 300×600 or 250×360/800
Transformer – banner fit for multiple placements
The transformer banner can be placed in any space where squared images can be shown, the images are responsive and will resize depending on the size of the placement.
- – Three or more different images
- – Filetype: JPG or PNG
- – Size: 300×300 px
- – Maximum weight per image: 65 kB
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR OUR MOBILE FORMATS
Ads must be in GIF, JPG, PNG, script or HTML5. Animated GIF’s are permitted. Do not deliver flash material for mobile since Apple do not run flash in mobile devices.
- – Dimension 320×320 px
- – Max weight image file: 150 kB
- – Max weight rich media: 150 kB (initial tag load)
- – We recommend you use a URL to a page made adjustable to mobilephones.
- – Banners with white or transparent background needs a dark frame at least 1 px border.
We recommend that the message of the ad is shown in the first frame since some older versions of Android has problems with animated gif-banners. Link the ad to a landingpage of a mobile adapted site.
A rich media format that has got the shape of a 3D cube and will swop sides when the visitor swipes over the screen. We collaborate with a producer of banners which can help you with this (to an extra cost), for this we need four images and URL sent to es.or1508692409tem@s1508692409noita1508692409repod1508692409a1508692409 five business days before start.
– Dimension: 320×320
– Image type: JPG, PNG.
– Max weight per image: 150 kB.
– Amount of images: 4
Placements on Metro
– TOP, whole site over the menu.
– MID #1, homepage.
– MID #2, homepage.
– MID#3, only in articles.
Mobile splash / take over
Mobile splash is a take over shown mobile screens, it has to be closed down by the user and therefore we normally run this with frequency 1.
We can implement pixel counter.
– Dimension: 320×480
– Type: JPG, PNG.
– Max. weight: 150 kB
– Close button will be placed in the upper right corner.
– Banner with white background need a 1×1 border in a dark color.
ROS – Run on Site
For a campaign running ROS we ask our clients to send us the following formats:
|Panorama||980×120/240/360/400 px||200 kB||Script or image|
|Outsider Sticky||300×600 px or 250×360/800 px||200 kB||Script or image|
|Mobile banner||320×320/160/80||150 kB||Script or image|
INFORMATION REGARDING PROGRAMMATIC
Contact your sales person from Metro for more information.
We use SSP Marketplace by AOL for Private deals/PMP:s and Open RTB , and also SSP Adform for primarily Open RTB.
The following Demand Partners can connect towards SSP Marketplace by AOL:
- Audience Science
- Bid Theatre
- Casale Media
- Convert Media
- Delta Projects
- DoubleClick Bid Manager
- Ignition One
- Random One
- Rocket Fuel
- The Trade Desk
- Yahoo Ad Manager
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR NATIVE ADVERTISING
A native is placed as an article on site, on the start page on www.metro.se there will be a puff to the article page.
Images and textfile should be sent to the sales contact latest 7 days prior to publish of the native.
Metros editors will create the native and send a draft to the client for approval before publishing the article.
Images to be delivered, as seperate files.
– Approx. two Article images: 1366x683px, high resolution.
– Puff-image: 1366x683px, high resolution.
– Include a headline
– Include foreword / preamble
– Article text
– Provide a URL to link your ad to website
– Deliver as Word-document.
Extra material that can be placed in the right column inside the advertorial article.
The advertorial article may also include:
Header with sender clearly visible: size 1200x140px, high resolution.
Youtube video, slideshow of images.