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Responsive HTML5 banner for WhatHiFi

By the Scruff have been working with Haymarket Publishing to develop a brand new Bannermate solution for their WhatHiFi brand. We’ve moved away from flash entirely and have now created a truly responsive HTML5 banner solution.

This custom designed template will now work across all devices without the need for an image backup and the single template has been set to work in 4 different sizes depending on the device and position of the banner on any page.

The campaign for WhatHiFi is to be used to promote user reviews on the new WhatHiFi website www.whathifi.com/products and can be updated instantly using the Bannermate dashboard. The team at WhatHiFi can amend the message and images very quickly and publish live instantly. Our high speed server configuration has delivered over 500,000 impressions a day so far.

This particular banner has been developed to resize at 4 different breakpoints from a 970×250, leaderboard, 320×50 for mobile and 300×250 MPU.

What this means is that a single ad unit can be controlled to appear across a whole responsive website without. A very powerful feature.

Contact us for a live demonstration of Bannermate or to discuss how this could help your marketing strategy in 2015.

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Online banner advertising turns 20

It has been nearly 20 years since the first banner ad appeared on the youthful internet in 1994, and this is what it looked like:

A simple 476×56 gif from the American telecoms giant AT&T
Today the effectiveness of this message may be questionable and considered ‘click-baiting’, however at the time it was considerably effective with an enviable 40% click rate according to the creator of the ad Joe McCambley.

20 years later, spending on advertising online has surpassed television for the first time according to the IAB, and it is only set to increase. As the internet has evolved so has the effectiveness of how online advertising engages with its audience. The savvy and not-so-savvy user may question what are reputable advertisement is based upon the quality of the creative and the copy. They are more aware of ‘click-baiting’, spam and are less likely to engage with advertising that is irrelevant or not updated. The online advertiser also needs to be aware of the different mediums the creative is being viewed on; desktop, mobile or tablet and how they interact with the creative.

Our solution Bannermate permits this. We create a bespoke creative ad banner (or set of banners) made to the specification of the client. It can be interactive or static, and allows elements such as text or images to be updated remotely and dynamically by the advertiser; furthermore it includes real time stats on impressions and clicks. The option is also available to create an animated Flash version and upload an alternative version for devices that do not run flash.

The creative solutions are unlimited as we take on the creative brief and can create a bespoke banner ad to the dimensions you specify. Once the banner is up and running you can update text and images or whatever elements you have chosen to be editable in your brief. Below are some examples of our clients’ banners:

 


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If you’d like to see how your banner campaigns can get the kind of results you demand, drop us a line. We’d love to explain how we work, and we can send you a free quotation and answer any of your questions.

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Real time display advertising launched for Croner Solutions

Croner solutions have started using our real time display advertising system, Bannermate. These custom designed ad units are now featured on numerous websites promoting new business regulations and Health and Safety guidance.

The marketing team at Croner have found the benefits of using this system are proving to be cost effective, instant to update and easy to control through a secure online dashboard.

These are some of the banners they are using:

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This is where the banner site on EDExec

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“Banners are working like a dream…”

Chris Reeve, Croner Solutions

Croner Solutions provide businesses with advice on regulations that are constantly changing and they needed to be able to respond to changes in regulation and how their products and services are relevant. Being able to instaly update there adverts wherever they are showing, without the need for a designer or lengthy sign off process is proving to be very powerful indeed and already they are receiving enquiries.

The banners are displayed on relevant websites that tackle these issues for business managers and regulators.

For more information about our real time display advertising click here or contact us

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