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A mobile banner ad is an ad unit that is rectangular and comes in both animated and static variants. These types of mobile ads are displayed primarily at the top and bottom of the screen, and they remain in place during a user’s session.
Mobile banner ads are primitive compared to the other ad types out there, but they are still a mildly popular choice, particularly as they are easy to set up and can quickly drive awareness for the advertiser and publisher in question.
In this section, we list all of the banner ad networks that support banners as one of the ad formats to launch advertising campaigns with – these are the best banner ad networks for advertisers. Despite the decreasing popularity of the ad format, it is still in use, has a certain appeal, and advertisers and publishers shouldn’t dismiss the use of it. Our list includes banner ad networks that are good for low traffic sites.
Banner Ads Guide
Banner ads are not the most popular ad formats out there, and they don’t command particularly high prices; however, they are still a valid option for some advertisers and publishers.
Banner ads example in purple
A banner ad’s viewability metric is something advertisers and publishers need to keep an eye on and measure, as the difference between if a banner was actually seen or just served is crucial.
For example, although banner viewability is more of an issue on desktop, a banner ad still needs to be visually appealing. Ideally, this is an ad that catches the eye but doesn’t intrude on the experience of the user. The copy of the ad should be precise and succinct, and any interactivity that can be added will only help it to stand out.
Among the best performing banner ad sizes are those at 300×50, 300×250 in a medium rectangle, and 728×90 in a leaderboard format. Here’s a list of the most common sizes:
Standard (320 x 50): One of the smallest banner ad sizes and equally one of the most common too. You tend to find these in non-gaming apps and casual gaming apps.
Medium rectangle (300 x 250): These rectangular banners often go in the middle of the content. They show up when a user is scrolling through a feed. Due to their larger size, it can be easier to get more information across in an appealing way.
Large (320 x 90 or 100): This variant is slightly larger than the most standard banner, and allows for video and animated banners to engage a user.
Smart – these banners are a little bit different and adjust to fit the user’s device, 320 x 50 if the screen height is ≤ 720 and 728 x 90 if the screen height is > 720. They remove the fear that some advertisers have of their ad not displaying properly on the huge amount of mobile devices now available.
Mobile banner ads examples:
Medium rectangle (300 x 250):
Large (320 x 90 or 100):
Banner Ad Networks CPMs
Here are some of the best online banner ad networks offers along with their platform and country in the table below. CPMs change on a frequent basis, so publishers and advertisers should look around for the best rates.
On average: $2
On average: $2.24
On average: $1.28
On average: $0.06
On average: $0.29
On average: $0.63
On average: $1.87
On average: $0.69
These are a good choice for mid-market publishers who are looking for something specifically catered to them, rather than opting for Google AdSense.
Banner ad networks each come with their own set of features too. Features like split testing, safe ads, and even automated payment are available. A healthy variety of ad formats with strong features is the winning combination here.
Overall banner ad networks are a great starting point for developers looking to get going on monetizing their content. However, they are not necessarily the format for long-term use once a developer becomes more confident.
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Mobile platforms: Android, IOS, Mobile, Windows Phone
Campaign types: CPC
Ad formats supported: Banners
Targeting: country, publisher, app, ad format, device, connection type, GPS data, device ID
Adikteev is the leading app re-engagement platform for performance-driven marketers.
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Start.iois a mobile advertising company. It provides a self-serve platform for advertisers to quickly build and launch ad campaigns, controlling audience, creatives and budget aspects of their campaigns. Among features that sets it aside from other ad networks are uniquely designed animated and interactive ads, data-enhanced targeting, using data derived from over 300,000 mobile apps and native ad units.
Mobile platforms: Android, iOS
Campaign types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPM
Ad formats supported: App Icon, Full Page Ads, InApp Ads, Interstitial, Video
Targeting: App, Carrier, Competitors, Connection Type, Device, Gender, Geo, OS
Adsterra is a world-renowned ad network with Partner Care approach, serving over 30 billion ad impressions per month worldwide (70% of traffic is mobile). 18K+ direct publishers and 12K+ brands, affiliates, media agencies, and ad networks dealing with mainstream and non-mainstream verticals.
Mobupps is are a performance-oriented ad network, with over 10 years of experience in mobile user acquisition. The network leverages an access to private media from over 4,500 direct app publishers, as well as direct integration to all of the major global traffic sources.
ClickAdilla is a high technology self-serve ad network platform that provides quality traffic with ani-fraud and anti-spam systems. The network grants service for advertisers and publishers.
Creating an ad campaign takes only a few clicks - a user-friendly personal account is very intuitive, campaign moderation takes up to 10 minutes and the support team works 24/7 to solve any issues.
Bidease is a mobile DSP platform for mobile marketers. Its built on a foundation of proprietary programmatic advertising technology, Machine Learning, and first party data. Bidease team optimizes campaigns across all major mobile formats for desired post-install behaviors at no risk to its clients’ bottom line.
Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Campaign types: CPI, CPA, CPM
Ad formats supported: Banners, Interstitial, Native, Rewarded Video, Video
Targeting: Carrier, Device, Gender, Geo, Interests, IP, OS
InMobi is the largest independent mobile ad network with global reach in markets including the UK, Europe, US, South Africa and India. InMobi offers advertisers to reach over 1,5 billion mobile users across more than 32,000 mobile properties to choose from. With InMobile mobile ad network, advertisers can launch brand engagement, user acquisition or remarking ad campaigns. Acquisition of a mobile rich media company Sprout allows InMobi to offer premium mobile ads as well as a huge volume of other inventory. Advertisers include leading brands such as Ford and Levis.
Mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Mobile Web
Campaign types: CPC, CPI, CPA, CPX, CPM
Ad formats supported: Banners, Native, Video, Interstitial, In-Game
Targeting: carrier, channel, country, device, operator, os, time
Key Markets: Europe, India, Japan, Kenya, South Africa, UK, United States
Kevel (previously Adzerk) is helping brands everywhere drive more online revenue through sponsored listings, internal promotions, native ads, and more. They do this by providing engineers and product managers the APIs needed to quickly build fully-customized ad servers. Their award-winning platform handles over three billion API requests each day, and it’s helped industry leaders like Yelp and Ticketmaster shorten their build times by more than 90%.
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myAppFree is a performance-based advertising platform, founded in 2015 in Italy by Massimo Caroli and Riccardo Fuzzi, that matches advertisers and publishers. One of the unique features it offers in terms of inventory for advertisers is an access to 40 million plus Sony Xperia smartphone users, as well as own App Discovery that features the best mobile apps for users to discover.
Mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Campaign types: CPA, CPC, CPI
Ad formats supported: Banners, Interstitial, Native, Notifications
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We’re a multi-format advertising network that operates in 240+ countries. Our aim is to provide both advertisers and publishers with Self-Serve Platform which is made for launching, managing, analyzing your campaigns, monetization process, and, more important, maximizing your revenue.
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...including Geo+hyper location and support for mobile retargeting
Range of formats supported including banners, interstitials, rich media & video.
Splicky is the new Demand Side Platform (DSP) for the mobile channel using proprietary Real-Time Advertising (RTA) technology. Their technology makes it simple to buy mobile ad impressions and clicks within mobile sites and apps – in real-time. Using just one platform, you have immediate access to all global mobile inventory which uses Real-Time Bidding (RTB) technology. Within a matter of minutes, your mobile ad campaigns can be displayed on a Cost Per Impression (CPM) and Cost Per Click (CPC) basis. Our platform allows you to target on individual Mobile Sites and Apps, giving you total control at campaign management-level. Our detailed analysis gives you full insights on campaign performance enabling you to maximize your ROI.
Easy to use interface with a self-serve platform and real-time analytics
Worldwide reach across a transparent publisher set
Wide range of targeting options including Geo+hyper location and support for mobile retargeting
Range of formats supported including banners, interstitials, rich media & video
PubMaticdelivers superior revenue to publishers by being an SSP of choice for agencies and advertisers. With our leading programmatic mobile advertising platform, publishers and app developers can leverage the open exchange as well as advanced deal models to maximize their monetization and gain access to brand budgets.
Mobile platforms: Android, IOS
Campaign types: CPA, CPC, CPI, CPL, CPM
Ad formats supported: Banners, In-App, Interstitial, Native, Rewarded Video, Rich Media, Video
Targeting: Publisher, Geo, Audience Segment, Ad Format, Platform, Domain / App, Viewability
Doble Via Latam was born in 2004, with VAS services and in 2011 thinking about advertisers needs, we started with mobile advertising business. Positioned at an international level we have vast experience in mobile and video advertising business.
VEVE is a performance marketing platform from Affinity Global Inc. that offers unique advertising experiences across OEMs, browsers and telcos. With native, high-performing ad formats – Tiles , Notifications, Universal, unique media placements and customization opportunities, the platform is empowering brands to achieve their advertising KPIs such as sales, app downloads, website visits and user engagement. Additionally, it provides creative and operational support across different languages and locations including the US, UK, EU, IN, ID and CN. VEVE also has its proprietary reporting dashboard to access deep data insights to optimize conversions and user engagement. VEVE also unlocks newer monetization avenues for OEMs and browsers while enhancing users’ online journey.
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