March 10, 2009
The Online Publishers Association (OPA) announced a new initiative designed to help stimulate creative advertising on the Internet that meets the needs of marketers. With the announcement comes the commitment from a group of OPA members to implement new interactive and display advertising units across their websites.
The proposed new advertising units are:
- The Fixed Panel (recommended dimension is 336 wide x 860 tall), which looks naturally embedded into the page layout and scrolls to the top and bottom of the page as a user scrolls.
- The XXL Box (recommended dimension is 468 wide x 648 tall), which has page-turn functionality with video capability.
- The Pushdown (recommended dimension is 970 wide x 418 tall), which opens to display the advertisement and then rolls up to the top of the page.
The initial participating OPA members, with reach of 108.3 million visitors, are: BabyCenter, Bizjournals, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, CBS Interactive, CNN, Conde Nast Digital, Discovery Communications, ESPN, Forbes.com, FOXNews Digital, IDG, iVillage Network, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Meredith Interactive, msnbc.com, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, New York Media, The New York Times, Reed Business Information, Reuters, Time Inc., USA Today, Wall Street Journal Digital Network and Weather.com, with more OPA members to be announced.