Digital Specs

728×90 BANNER (ROS)

  • Media Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 728×90 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 200 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, HTML5
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 320×50 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 200 KB
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

300×600 BANNER (ROS)

  • Media Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 300×600 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 300 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, HTML5
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Same banner size runs on mobile.
    • No further assets required.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

PAGERAFT VIDEOS

  • Placement Description
    • Text Banner (position-able top or bottom) of ad with link to run pop-up video
  • Media Specifications
    • Video File Formats: Youtube, MP4
    • Acceptable formats requiring conversion: WMV, MOV
    • 720p Resolution – 1280×720 pixels
    • Recommended Video Length: 1-minute max
    • Max File Load Size: 100MB

300×250 BANNER (ROS)

  • Media Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 300×250 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 200 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, HTML5
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Same banner size runs on mobile.
    • No further assets required.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

EXPANDABLE VIDEO (ROS)

  • Placement Description
    • Collapsed View: Video loads on the sidebar with a width of 300 pixels maintaining the height aspect ratio of original video.
    • Expanded View: Video expands to the left with a width of 1080 pixels maintaining the height aspect ratio of original video.
    • Video Playback: Autostart.
    • Audio: User Initiated / Mute on start.
  • Media Specifications
    • Video File Formats: MP4/H.264
    • Acceptable formats requiring conversion: WMV, MOV
    • Recommended Video Length: 15 – 30 sec.
    • Recommended Video Frame Rate: 24 – 30 FPS.
    • Recommended Video Aspect Ratio: 16:09
    • Max File Load Size: 30MB
    • Recommended logo size: For best legibility, logos should be added using the collapsed view dimensions.
    • Recommended font size: For best legibility, font should be readable in the collapsed view dimensions.
  • Third Party Tracking Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements NOT accepted.
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Collapsed view displays on mobile
    • Expanded view not available on mobile
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

300×250 MENU BAR NAVIGATION (ROS)

  • Media Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 300×250 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 200 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Not available on mobile
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

VIDEO (ROS)

  • Placement Description
    • Video loads on the sidebar with a width of 300 pixels maintaining an aspect ratio of original video.
    • Video Playback: Autostart.
    • Audio: User Initiated / Mute on start.
  • Media Specifications
    • Video File Formats: MP4/H.264
    • Acceptable formats requiring conversion: WMV, MOV
    • Recommended Video Length: 15 – 30 sec.
    • Recommended Video Frame Rate: 24 – 30 FPS.
    • Recommended Video Aspect Ratio: 16:09
    • Max File Load Size: 30MB
    • Recommended logo size: For best legibility, logos should be added at the width of 300 pixels.
    • Recommended font size: For best legibility, font should be readable at the width of 300 pixels.
  • Third Party Tracking Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements NOT accepted.
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Displays on mobile
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

300×600 FILMSTRIP (ROS)

  • Media Specifications
    • 5 Creatives sized 300×600 Pixels each
    • Max File Load Size: 300 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
    • HTML5: No, not accepted.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Same banner size runs on mobile.
    • No further assets required.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

300×90 BANNER (ROS)

  • Media Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 300×90 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 80 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, HTML5
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Same banner size runs on mobile.
    • No further assets required.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

970×66 BANNER (ROS)

  • Media Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 970×66 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 100 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, HTML5
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 320×50 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 200 KB
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

160×600 SKYSCRAPER TAKEOVER PACKAGE

  • Media Specifications
    • Image Dimension: Two (2) 160×600 pixels. One (1) available ROS banner (300×250 or 728×90).
    • Max File Load Size: 100 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, HTML5
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Optional Mobile Specifications
    • Not available on mobile
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

970X66 PUSHDOWN BANNER (ROS -THIRD PARTY)

  • Media Specifications
    • Collapsed Image Dimension: 970X66 pixels.
    • Expanded Image Dimension: 970X418 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 1MB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, HTML5
    • Click-through: Embedded in Third party standard placement.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
    • HTML5: Z-index: 999 or below.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript
      creative placements accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Collapsed Image Dimension: 320X50 pixels.
    • Expanded Image Dimension: 320X480 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 200KB.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

FLOOR BANNER (ROS)

  • Media Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 728×90 pixels or 1340×100 Pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 100 KB
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, HTML5
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Same banner size runs on mobile.
    • No further assets required
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

970X66 PUSHDOWN BANNER (ROS – IN-HOUSE)

  • Media Specifications
    • Assets: Client Supplied.
    • Collapsed Image Dimension: 970X66 pixels.
    • Collapsed Max File Load Size: 100KB.
    • Expanded Image Dimension: 970X418 pixels.
    • Expanded Max File Load Size: 300KB.
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
    • HTML5: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Clickable Areas: Two clickable areas available within expanded view.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Rich Media Specifications (OPTIONAL)
    • Optional Video: Include video within expanded view.
    • Video Playback: Autostart.
    • Audio: User Initiated / Mute on start.
    • Video File Formats: MP4/H.264
    • Acceptable formats requiring conversion: WMV, MOV.
    • Recommended Video Length: 15 – 30 sec.
    • Max File Load Size: 50 MB.
    • Recommended Video Frame Rate: 24 – 30 FPS.
    • Recommended Video Aspect Ratio: 16:09.
    • Required Poster Image: Static graphic placeholder that displays during loading and after video has stopped.
    • Poster Image Dimension: 720×406 pixels.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Collapsed Image Dimension: 320X50 pixels.
    • Collapsed Max File Load Size: 80KB.
    • Expanded Image Dimension: 320X480 pixels.
    • Expanded Max File Load Size: 200KB.
    • Max File Load Size: 200KB.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

DEDICATED VIDEO E-MAIL BLAST (SUPPLIED)

  • Media Specifications
    • Material specifications: HTML file with click through URL(s) with in line CSS controls (tables only no DIVS) or JPEG (entire image will be clickable) no larger than 700×1000 and not exceeding 80K.
    • Requirements: Subject line (what should appear in the subject line of the email). All images should have ALT, height and width parameters.
    • The following are not allowed: CSS shorthand, JavaScript, Flash & no background images.
    • Video Style Image Placeholder: 700×400 Pixel image with overlayed video play button.
    • Required Video: Link to hosted video
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

INTERSTITIAL/VIDEO INTERSTITIAL (ROS – IN-HOUSE ONLY)

  • Media Specifications
    • Assets: Client Supplied.
    • Image Dimension: 640X480 pixels OR 500X500.
    • Max File Load Size: 300 KB.
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
    • HTML5: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
  • Rich Media Specifications (OPTIONAL)
    • Optional Video: Include video.
    • Video Playback: Autostart.
    • Audio: User Initiated / Mute on start.
    • Video File Formats: MP4/H.264
    • Acceptable formats requiring conversion: WMV, MOV.
    • Recommended Video Length: 15 – 30 sec.
    • Max File Load Size: 50 MB.
    • Recommended Video Frame Rate: 24 – 30 FPS.
    • Recommended Video Aspect Ratio: 16:09.
    • Required Poster Image: Static graphic placeholder that displays during loading and after video has stopped.
    • Poster Image Dimension: 720×406 pixels.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Image Dimension: 320X480 pixels.
    • Max File Load Size: 200KB.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

NATIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW MODULE

  • Media Specifications
    • Client to supply topic to discuss with Recommend editors 4 weeks before live date in order to coordinate interview with client executive of choice. Client agrees to have executive filmed for the interview which will be edited by Recommend.
    • Client to supply two banner ads (one 300×250, one 728×90) •
    • Max File Load Size: 100 KB. •
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG •
    • HTML5: No, not accepted. •
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third party tags accepted.
    • Animation: GIFs accepted, Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
    • Requirements: URL location for clickthrough.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Same banner size runs on mobile.
    • No further assets required.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.
  • Note: Editorial team must be aware of chosen topic for native content module at least a month in advance of run date. Client has the right to approve facts of the article, but not the content. Facebook post will be boosted to targeted audience.

NATIVE CONTENT MODULE

  • Media Specifications
    • Client to supply 2-3 1280×720 Pixel images to accompany article (editorial team will only choose one photo to accompany native content module)
    • Client to supply two banner ads (one 300×250, one 728×90)
    • Max File Load Size: 100 KB.
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
    • HTML5: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: GIFs accepted, Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
    • Requirements: URL location for click-through.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Same banner size runs on mobile.
    • No further assets required.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.
  • Note: Editorial team must be aware of chosen topic for native content module at least a month in advance of run date. Client has the right to approve facts of the article, but not the content. Facebook post will be boosted to targeted audience.

NATIVE SLIDESHOW MODULE

  • Media Specifications
    • Client to supply 5-6 1280×720 Pixel images with captions either supplied or written by Recommend (by request) editorial team (max 40 words for each caption)
    • Client to supply two banner ads (one 300×250, one 728×90)
    • Max File Load Size: 100 KB.
    • File Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
    • HTML5: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Static, UTM tracking or third-party tags accepted.
    • Animation: GIFs accepted, Limited to one loop not to exceed 15 seconds.
    • Requirements: URL location for clickthrough.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: iFrame/Javascript creative placements accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Mobile Specifications
    • Same banner size runs on mobile.
    • No further assets required.
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.
  • Note: Editorial team must be aware of chosen topic for native content module at least a month in advance of run date. Client has the right to approve facts of the article, but not the content. Facebook post will be boosted to targeted audience.

DEDICATED E-BLAST/RE-BLAST (SUPPLIED)

  • Media Specifications
    • Material specifications: HTML file with click through URL(s) with in line CSS controls (tables only no DIVS) or JPEG (entire image will be clickable) no larger than 700×1000 and not exceeding 80K.
    • Requirements: Subject line (what should appear in the subject line of the email). All images should have ALT, height and width parameters.
    • The following are not allowed: CSS shorthand, JavaScript, Flash & no background images.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

DEDICATED E-MAIL BLAST (IN-HOUSE)

  • Media Specifications
    • Client to supply 2-3 1280×720 Pixel images and company logo
    • Design Direction: Client must provide detailed directions on email design layout.
    • Style Guide: Client must provide brand style guidelines that contains required colors, fonts, etc.
    • Subject Line: Required, supplied by client.
    • Call to Action: Required, supplied by client.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 20 days prior to launch.

DEDICATED VIDEO E-MAIL BLAST (IN-HOUSE)

  • Media Specifications
    • Client to supply 2-3 1280×720 Pixel images and company logo
    • Design Direction: Client must provide detailed directions on email design layout.
    • Style Guide: Client must provide brand style guidelines that contains required colors, fonts, etc.
    • Subject Line: Required, supplied by client.
    • Call to Action: Required, supplied by client.
    • Required Video: Link to hosted video or MP4 Video File.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 20 days prior to launch.

FEATURE STORY

  • Media Specifications
    • Sponsored content in Recommend e-newsletter, Spotlight, and on recommend.com*:
    • Photo: 1280×720 High Definition photo (JPEG or GIF accepted, max file size 100K)
    • Website Copy: 400-word sponsored content on recommend.com along with supplier’s URL
    • 6-word title (max)
    • Additional Notes: Photos cannot contain logos or copy
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

CUSTOM NEWSLETTER + ONLINE FEATURE

  • Media Specifications
    • Specifications: (Banners, Content and Images to be supplied by client)
    • Client Supplied Assets: Sponsorship includes the following exclusive branded media placement (supplied):
    • (1) 728×90 banner ad within  Recommend’s newsletter
    • (2) 300×250 banners ads within Recommend’s newsletter
    • 3 content pieces – 300-400 words and hi-res 1280×720 image per piece
    • File formats: GIF, JPEG
    • File Size: 50K max.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

NATIVE NEWSLETTER + ONLINE FEATURE

  • Media Specifications
    • Specifications: (Recommend to create content. Banners, topic and images to be supplied by client)
    • Client Supplied Assets: Sponsorship includes the following exclusive branded media placement (supplied):
    • (1) 728×90 banner ad within Recommend’s newsletter
    • (2) 300×250 banners ads within Recommend’s newsletter
    • 3 content pieces – 300-400 words and hi-res 1280×720 image per piece
    • File formats: GIF, JPEG
    • File Size: 50K max.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

RECOMMEND SPOTLIGHT

  • Media Specifications
    • Banner ads: (728×90, 300×250)
    • File formats: GIF, JPEG, (no Flash files can be used).
    • Max File Load Size: 50KB.
    • Animation: GIFS accepted. Note: First
      frame should display intended message, older email browsers including Outlook, only render the first frame and will not run through entire animation timeline.
    • Requirements: URL location for clickthrough.
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not
      accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags
      accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags
      accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.

WEBINAR:

    • Webinar title
    • Brief description of webinar (bullet points encouraged)
    • Speaker’s short bio, title, headshot & email address
    • Incentive (i.e. gift card, free stay, etc.)
    • Hi-res logo (300 dpi high resolution – JPG or GIF)
    • 5 -10 Hi-Res Images that can be used for promotion (300 dpi high resolution – JPG or GIF)
    • Materials due 10-12 weeks before live webinar
  • Presentation Materials
    • Presentation is due + a technical run through with presenter (tech check). Videos – if videos will be played during the presentation, we ask that you NOT include the video inside your PowerPoint presentation (just include a place holder in a slide) and send us the .MP4 file. It is preferred that the video is played off of our webinar platform versus PowerPoint to help avoid any lagging
    • If interested – supply any handouts or poll questions you may want to include during live webinar
    • 3-5 seed questions (back-up questions from speaker to discuss during webinar in case we need to fill time)
    • Materials due 1-2 weeks prior to live webinar

SPOTLIGHT TAKEOVER:

  • Media Specifications
    • (1) 728×90, (3) 300×250 (1) Feature Story
    • Sponsored content in Recommend Spotlight and on recommend.com*.
    • File formats: GIF, JPEG
    • Max File Load Size: 50KB.
    • Website Copy: 400-word sponsored content on recommend.com along with supplier’s URL
    • Newsletter Copy: 6 word title (max)
    • Additional Notes: Photos cannot contain logos or copy
  • Third Party Tags
    • Standard Placement: No, not accepted.
    • Click-through: Click tracking tags accepted.
    • Impression: Pixel impression tags accepted.
  • Compatible Tracking Tags
    • We accept all major 3rd party tags including:
      • Adtech/Oath
      • Atlas
      • DoubleClick/Search Ads 360
      • DV Double-Verify
      • Sizmek
      • New tags will require testing for compatibility
      • Client supply active tags for testing
  • Deadline: 10 days prior to launch.
  • Sponsored content on Recommend.com must be unique content. Content published on our site should not exist elsewhere on the internet including on recommend.com as duplicate content negatively impacts Google rankings. All advertorials must pass a duplicate content check by the editorial team before being published on our website. If client wants to use content previously published on Recommend. com, client must agree that we revise the old content with an updated published date and new main image. If content needs to be rewritten by Recommend editors in order to pass a duplicate content check, a fee of $500 will be incurred.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • Facebook
    • Design Recommendations
      • Image File Type: JPG or PNG
      • Ratio: 1:1
      • Resolution: At least 1080 x 1080 pixels
    • Text Recommendations
      • Primary Text: 125 characters
      • Headline: 40 characters
      • Maximum Number of Hashtags: 30
    • Technical Requirements
      • Maximum File Size: 30MB
      • Minimum Width: 500 pixels
      • Minimum Aspect Ratio: 400 x 500
      • Maximum Aspect Ratio: 191 x 100
      • Aspect Ratio Tolerance: 1%
    • Accepted File Formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG files and size should be 30MB or smaller
  • Twitter
    • Media Specifications
    • 264-character limit – every post says “Sponsored Post:” before messaging
    • Any length URL uses only 24 characters
    • Photos, videos, GIFs, and quoted tweets do not count towards the 264-character limit.
    • Accepted File Formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG files and size should be 3MB or smaller
  • Instagram
    • Landscape: 1080 x 566 pixels
    • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels
    • Minimum width: 320 pixels
    • Maximum width: 1080 pixels
    • Supported aspect ratios: Anywhere between 1.91:1 and 4:5
  • Linkedin
    • Image: JPG or png, 5mb, 1200 x 627.
    • Image Ratio: 1.92 (Horizontal, desktop mobile) 1:1 (square, desktop & mobile) 1:1.91 (vertical, mobile only)
    • Text: Ad Name (optional): 255 Characters.
    • Headline: 70 characters.
    • Intro text: 150 Characters.
    • Description: (LAN only): 70 characters. Only required if using linked In Audience Network.
    • URL Requirements: Landing Page URL;
    • URL prefix: http:// or https://.
    • URL characters: 2000 characters for destination field url