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Universal Ad Unit Guidelines Created by Industry Leaders From Both Sales and Buy Sides
New York, NY, 14 December, 2011 – The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the leading global trade association for the mobile industry, today releases the MMA Universal Mobile Ad Package v.2.0 for public comment. The mobile ad unit guidelines were created with participation from the seller and buyer sides of the industry, and make it easier to buy, sell, and create mobile ads for smartphones, feature phones and tablets.
“The guidelines issued today vastly simplify the mobile ad landscape, creating six standard ad unit sizes, out of the tangle of the more than 60 unit sizes currently in use in the marketplace,” said MMA Global CEO Greg Stuart. “By standardizing around a limited and widely accepted set of ad sizes, mobile advertising becomes exponentially easier to add to the marketing mix for marketers everywhere.”
Beginning today, the full marketplace will have the chance to review the new standards during a 30-day public comment period. After comments are incorporated, all ad networks and publishers will have until the end of 1Q 2012 to become fully compliant. At that time, the MMA will promote compliant companies by issuing MMA Universal Mobile Ad Package Compliance stamps for member use on web sites and marketing materials.
To create the Universal Mobile Ad Package v.2.0, the MMA, with support from ImServices Group, analyzed hundreds of billions of mobile ad impressions delivered across the global mobile advertising marketplace in 2Q 2011. The data - sorted by smart phone and feature phone, networks and publishers, and including mobile web and app – helped determine the six unit sizes which have been agreed to as the standard Mobile Universal Ad Package v.2.0. The final standards mark a true collaboration between the sales side - including networks, rich media vendors and publishers - and the buy side at global ad agencies.
Members of the mobile marketing industry are encouraged to visit http://mmaglobal.com/whitepaper?filename=MMAUniversalMobileAdPackageDec2011.pdf to read the proposed Universal Mobile Ad Package and submit comments. Feedback will be reviewed and the Universal Mobile Ad Package will be finalized and released in January 2012.
Today’s release replaces both Mobile Advertising Guidelines (v.5.0) [Public Comment Release] and Universal Mobile Ad Package (v.1.0) [Public Comment Release], which were published without access to the current data and did not set standards for ad unit sizes, instead offering guidance.
The MMA Universal Mobile Ad Package was created by the MMA North America “SWAT” Team and the Global Mobile Advertising Committee. MMA “SWAT” Companies include AT&T Adworks, WDIG, ESPN Mobile, Google, InMobi, Joule, Jumptap, Medialets, Microsoft, Millennial Media, Ogilvy, Tribune, Turner and The Weather Channel.
About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global non-profit trade association established to lead the growth of mobile marketing and its associated technologies. The MMA is an action-oriented organization designed to clear obstacles to market development, establish mobile media guidelines and best practices for sustainable growth, and evangelize the use of the mobile channel. The more than 700 member companies, representing nearly fifty countries around the globe, include all members of the mobile media ecosystem. The Mobile Marketing Association’s global headquarters are located in the United States and it has regional chapters including North America (NA), Europe (EUR), Latin American (LATAM) and Asia Pacific (APAC) branches. For more information, please visit www.mmaglobal.com. For information relating to the MMA’s Mobile Marketing Forum series, please visit www.mobilemarketingforum.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Communications Director - Mobile Marketing Association
Mobile: 917 693 4290
Email: John.Bianchi@mmaglobal.com | Skype: john.bianchi63
Valerie Christopherson/Evan Tamura
Global Results Comm. (GRC)
Phone: 949 608 0276