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Display ad guidelines have been updated to incorporate LEAN principles of lightweight and non-invasive advertising as well as to embrace fluid cross-device and multiple resolution screens by applying aspect ratio based flexible ad sizes that can maintain the creative fidelity across different screen sizes. For More: https://www.thedmti.com/resources/

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IAB NEW STANDARD AD UNIT PORTFOLIO DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT SEPTEMBER 26 2016

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 1 IAB NEW STANDARD AD UNIT PORTFOLIO DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Table of Contents Draft Release Notes .............................................................................................................................................................................. 2 Acknowledgement ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Flexible and LEAN Ads ......................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Flexible Size Ad Specifications ............................................................................................................................................................. 6 Guidance for LEAN Ad Experience ....................................................................................................................................................... 9 Delisted and “In Transition” Ad Formats ............................................................................................................................................ 13 Native Ads ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 14 New Media Experiences ...................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Emoji and Sticker Content .................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Vertical Video ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 360-degree .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 16 Virtual Reality ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 18 Augmented Reality .............................................................................................................................................................................. 20

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 2 IAB NEW STANDARD AD UNIT PORTFOLIO DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26 2016 TO MONDAY NOVEMBER 28 2016 IMPORTANT DRAFT RELEASE NOTES: This is a draft for public comment. This draft period will close on November 28 2016. Please submit feedback via email to Shailley Singh IAB Tech Lab lead on this initiative at newadportfolioiab.com prior to the deadline. You should not rely on this public comment draft. Please wait for the final specification to be published in early 2017. This document for public comment has been developed by the IAB Tech Lab Flex Ads Committee. The guidelines in this document are comprehensive recommendations of advertising experiences across diverse digital landscape including websites mobile apps social media communication and messaging experiences as well as new digital experiences like virtual reality and augmented reality. The IAB New Standard Ad Unit Portfolio “IAB New Ad Portfolio” is comprised of display ads native ads and new content experiences like emoji ads 360-degree image and video ads virtual reality ads and augmented reality ads. Display ad guidelines have been updated to incorporate LEAN principles of lightweight and non-invasive advertising as well as to embrace fluid cross-device and multiple resolution screens by applying aspect ratio based flexible ad sizes that can maintain the creative fidelity across different screen sizes.

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 3 All guidance is based on HTML5 technology and has been derived based on industry surveys user research and testing including: 1. Attitudes and Usage Study to determine which of the ad units in the current portfolio contribute to the majority of revenue and are sufficient to advertise across multiple screen sizes 2. IAB Ad Blocking Report http://www.iab.com/insights/ad-blocking-blocks-ads-win-back/ 3. Comprehensive assessment of minimum file weights required to deliver assets of specific sizes to the user device 4. Transition testing to determine how to adopt the new guidance The Flex Ads Working Group was led by: 1. Anthony Yam Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder Spongecell 2. Buzz Wiggins Senior Director Product Management Kargo 3. Nathan McCormick Director Ad Platforms and Operations Cox Media Group Contributions for testing and ad creatives were provided by: About.com AOL Aufeminin.fr BBC Bloomberg Media Flashtalking Flite GroupM Improve Digital Nettavisen.no Flexitive PGAtour.com Sizmek Smart Ad server Spongecell and Weborama

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 4 The following IAB Tech Lab member companies were part of the working group that created this draft: Aarki Grey Advertising Sizmek ABC TV Network GroupM Spongecell AdCade Gruuv Interactive Startapp Adelphic Inc. Havoc Sublime Skinz AdGear Technologies Inc. Ipsos TapAd Ansible J. Walter Thompson U.S.A. Inc. Team AOL AOL Kargo The New York Times Company AOL Platforms Mashable The Walt Disney Company Beachfront Media MediaCom The Weather Company an IBM Business Bloomberg Merkle Inc Undertone CBS Interactive Micro Cube Digital Limited Unity Technologies Celtra Microsoft Advertising Unruly Cox Media Group MING Utility Entertainment Group USATODAY.com Cyber Ideas Monotype Vertebrae Dow Jones Company The Wall Street Journal Flexitive Vibrant Media ESPN.com Ogilvy Xaxis Flashtalking PageFair Yahoo Flipboard PGA TOUR YieldMo Flite PointRoll Zillow Forbes Media R/GA Gannett Responsive Ads Google Saatchi Saatchi NY IAB would also like to thank the following companies for volunteering their time: Immersv Makemoji Trivver and Virtualsky

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 5 Flexible and LEAN Ads The IAB New Ad Portfolio emphasizes LEAN ad experience and flexible size ad specifications. LEAN ad experience for digital advertising is based on the following principles: 1. Respect: A consumer’s primary objective is consuming publisher content 2. Control: A consumer has control over his/her advertising experience 3. Choice: A consumer decides what content he/she wants to experience and for how long Accordingly LEAN guidance addresses the following: 1. Light weight user experience to maximize initial page load performance 2. Non disruptive ad experiences Flexible Size Ad Specifications are based on the consumer device landscape operational efficiency for publishers and the need for creative fidelity: 1. Devices are proliferating in different sizes and multiple resolutions 2. Publisher content needs to be delivered to multiple screen sizes and requires ads that can respond to multiple sizes 3. Creative design needs to scale to different sizes without losing its original message and impact Accordingly flexible size ad specifications define aspect ratio based ad units that maintain their aspect ratio adjust to the screen size and can be integrated in responsive website designs. Every ad in the new ad portfolio is a LEAN ad. Any ad unit can deploy any ad experience as long as it complies with file weight initial load subload and file requests guidance.

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 6 Flexible Size Ad Specifications Ad Type Ad Unit Name Transition Fixed Size Ad Unit Size in px Aspect Ratio Screen Size Min. Width dp Max K-weight KB Static Image Size dp Initial Subload Horizontal Banners • Fits edge to edge of screen width 
OR margin to margin of content layout width • Landscape Layout • Top or bottom of the screen • Middle of page sections 6x1 Smartphone Banner 300x50 320x50 6:1 Small 300 50 100 300x50 Medium 600 100 200 600x100 Large 900 150 300 900x150 4x1 Billboard 970x250 4:1 Small 300 50 100 300x75 Medium 600 100 200 600x150 Large 900 150 300 900x225 3x1 N/A 3:1 Small 300 50 100 300x100 Medium 600 100 200 600x200 Large 900 150 300 900x300 10x1 Super Leaderboard/ Pushdown 970x90 10:1 Medium 600 100 200 600x60 Large 900 150 300 900x90 8x1 Leaderboard 728x90 8:1 Medium 600 100 200 600x75 Large 900 150 300 900x112 Vertical Tall Banner • Fits edge to edge from top to bottom OR margin to margin vertically between page layout elements • Right or left edges of the screen or page layout 1x3 Portrait 300x1050 1:3 Medium 300 200 400 300x900 1x2 300x600 1:2 Medium 300 200 400 300x600 Tiles • Rectangles/Squares • In between layouts • Tiles in Grid layouts • Usually small 300 dp width but can be larger 1x1 Medium Rectangle 300x250 1:1 N/A 300 150 300 300x300 1x4 Skyscraper 160x600 1:4 N/A 160 150 300 160x640 16x9 N/A 16:9 N/A 300 100 200 300x168

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 7 Ad Type Ad Unit Name Transition Fixed Size Ad Unit Size in px Aspect Ratio Screen Size Min. Width dp Max K-weight KB Static Image Size dp Initial Subload Full Page • Covers Full screen • Portrait or Landscape use inverted aspect ratio for landscape • Edge to Edge margin for screen top bar on devices of the screen • Applies to mobile phones tablet and other devices for interstitials and expanded part of rich media ads Portrait / Landscape 9x16 N/A 9:16 Small 300/540 200 400 320x568 Medium 600/1024 300 600 640x1136 10x16 N/A 10:16 Medium 800/1024 300 600 800x1280 2x3 N/A 2:3 Small 300/480 150 300 320x480 3x4 N/A 3:4 Medium 600/1024 300 600 480x800 Half page • Large Ads covering at least half the page • Edge to edge of the screen or Margin to Margin of page layout • Applies to interstitials large lightbox or expanded part of rich media ads on desktop 2x1 N/A 2:1 Medium 800 250 400 800x400 Large 1024 250 400 1024x512 Ad Type Size px Ad Unit Max File Size KB Feature Phone Ad Units • Only to be used for ad serving to feature phones 120x20 Small Banner 5 168x28 Medium Banner 5 216x36 Large Banner 5 Aspect Ratio: All aspect ratios are described as ratio of ad width: ad height Screen size scale: Small 7 inches Medium 7 to10 inches Large 10 inches Density-independent pixels dp: Devices can have different resolutions. Resolution is defined by number of pixels per inch. Density independent pixels is a way to consistently measure the size of an image on a device independent of screen resolution. 320 dp is approximately 2 inches wide. dp width in pixels 160 / screen density. E.g. for pixel density of 1 i.e. 160 pixels per inch iPhone 3 320dp is 320px 320dp Xpx 160/160. For pixel density of 2 i.e. 320 pixels iphone 5 320dp is 640px 320dp Xpx 160/320

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 8 General Ad Requirements applies to all ads • Interest-Based Advertising IBA: Include IBA self-regulation controls for ads using behavioral targeting 5 KB max file size. • Audio: Must be user-initiated. To allow for audio initiation in ads without player controls a control may be included for user to initiate audio. • Defining ad space: Ad unit content must be clearly distinguishable from normal webpage content ad unit must have clearly defined borders and not be confused with normal page content. • Max CPU: Ad should not exceed 30 CPU usage during host-initiated execution. • Submission lead time: Minimum recommended lead time for ad file submission is six days before campaign start. Please check with your publisher for their guidance. May require more time for new ad experiences. • Max number of host-initiated file requests: Ad should not exceed ten file requests during initial file load. Additional files can be loaded as necessary during host initiated subload and user initiated loads. General Notes • File weight calculation: All files for the ad including shared libraries must be included as part of the maximum file weight calculation for all file load limits. File weights are calculated after files have been compressed into gzip format. See LEAN guidance for additional information on ‘Shared Libraries’. • Initial file load: Includes all assets and files necessary for completing first visual display of the ad and requested before DOMContentLoaded browser event. • Host-initiated subload: Ad file subload may begin one second after the browser DOMContentLoaded event. The ad should be able to "listen" for the browser DOMContentLoaded event before loading subsequent files beyond the initial max file size may be loaded. • User-initiated file size: Unlimited file size load is allowed after user- initiated interaction. Ad should be responsible about bandwidth and device capabilities while doing so. User initiation is the willful act of a user to engage with an ad. User interaction is discrete user action with the ad or its elements e.g. click tap swipe or other complete and discrete gesture. • Static file weight and Static image size: Use Initial Max K-Weight guidance for static image only ads or backup file requirements. • Slow internet connection: For 3G 1.5 Mbps download speeds or slower connections the file weights should be 30 less than recommended. Flex Ads Sizing Grid The sizing grid is a LEAN standard based range of k-weights for an ad of given pixel size. This will allow self-determination of ad specification for innovative and custom ad formats that are not IAB standard. Size Group x1000 pixels Example IAB Fixed Size Ad Units Max Initial K- Weight KB Max Subload KB Less than 120 300x50 320x50 50 100 120-300 100 200 300 - 600 970x90 300x250 728x90 160x600 970x250 Full Screen Mobile Phones 4.5" 150 300 600- 1000 Full Screen Mobile Phones 4.5" - 6" 200 400 1000 - 2000 300x1050 300x600 Full Screen Mobile Phones 6" 250 500 Greater than 2000 7" Full Screen 300 600

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 9 Guidance for LEAN Ad Experience User Experience and Load Performance The new guidance creates a positive user experience of advertising by way of maximizing page load performance. It requires the ad to: 1. Use light weight files during initial load of the page 2. Minimize render blocking scripts like CSS Javascripts during initial load 3. Use subload for ad experiences that require heavy file weights 4. Minimize number of files requested during initial load 5. Make user initiation required for ad functionality that needs large file downloads Initial Load vs Subload For the purpose of defining initial load and subload browser event “DOMContentLoaded” is considered as the event to separate the initial load from subload. Subload MUST start 1 second after the “DOMContentLoaded” event. Initial Load is defined as all files requested by the ad when the page starts loading. It includes all files sent by the ad server to the page image HTML5 JS CSS Sprite sheets Video files as well as all files requested by the ad before the DOMContentLoaded event is fired by the browser. Subload is defined as all files requested by the ad after the DomContentLoaded event is fired. It includes all files requested by the ad auto initiated without any user interaction to the page image HTML5 JS CSS Sprite sheets Video files. Subload MUST start at least 1 second after the DomContentLoaded event. User Initiated Load When a user initiates interaction with the ad unlimited gzipped file load is allowed for any creative assets loaded after user-initiated ad interaction like expansion or clicks. While no limits have been placed on user initiated load ad developers should consider user experience and load performance as part of their ad design. The assets for user initiated ads should be optimized for load performance and only necessary assets should be loaded. File Requests Maximum number of Initial Load file requests allowed is 10 HTML5 ads are like mini web pages and the number of requests made to fetch files has a big impact on load performance of the ad as well as the page. This file request limit only applies to the initial load. No file request limit has been placed on subsequent file loads. HTTP2 standard allows multiple requests per connection. This will negate the need for this standard in the future when HTTP2 adoption is at acceptable levels. Currently most browsers support it http://caniuse.com/searchhttp2 but content and ad server adoption is low at 10. More information on HTTP2 is available here: https://http2.github.io/faq/. And more data on adoption is available here: https://w3techs.com/technologies/details/ce- http2/all/all What is gzip All assets for HTML5 ads must be packaged together for delivery. To optimize the file size for delivery to a browser all assets should be delivered in compressed format. The common method for compressing files in transition over the Internet is the gzip utility which is free to use and supported by all

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 10 modern browsers. Ad servers compress ad files they serve as part of their general process. Shared Libraries and Resources Publishers and ad servers are encouraged to take advantage of browser caching functionality by allowing use of common and popular shared libraries. Please refer IAB HTML5 Resources wiki https://wiki.iab.com/index.php/HTML5_for_Digital_Advertising_Resources for commonly used shared libraries. Publishers and ad servers may exclude shared libraries originating from specific CDN from file weight calculations. Publishers and ad servers must specify the shared library name and CDN that can be excluded from file weight calculations in their ad specifications and guidance to advertisers. They must provide reasonable notice for the advertiser to update creative. Any shared library and CDN not specified in publisher or ad server guidance MUST be counted in file weight calculations. Other shared resources for which the publishers and ad servers are encouraged to take advantage of browser caching functionality are Web Fonts DAA provided Ad choices insertion and CSS packages. Render Blocking Elements JavaScript is a render blocking script that blocks the DOM construction and delays page content rendering. It is RECOMMENDED that all JavaScript be executed as asynchronous and executed inside a sandboxed i-frame. CSS also blocks rendering. To minimize the impact of CSS render blocking it is RECOMMENDED that ads use inline styles instead of external CSS. The IAB Tech Lab HTML5 Ad Validator https://html5.iabtechlab.com/ can be used to determine initial load subload file requests shared libraries and all ad files. User Experience and Ad Content The new ad portfolio emphasizes user respect choice and control in advertising experience. The new guidance addresses the features and functions that will help create the right user experience. These experiences can be used in any of the ad units as long as the ad complies with initial load subload and number of file requests per the guidance in the specification of that ad unit. Rich Media is defined as interactive features that engage the user and initiate new content experiences. Interactive features could be animation or elements that trigger ad expansion or video play or other interactive experiences. Rich media experiences that require files or creative assets in addition to initial load and subload limits MUST be user initiated. Animation is moving images or other rich experience usually without the use of video files like mp4. They may use small video files to enhance the animation effects as long as the total file weights are within the allowed limits of initial load and subload. 1. Length of animation MUST NOT exceed 15 seconds. No looping beyond 15 seconds. 2. Animation is RECOMMENDED to be part of subload. JavaScript used for animation must be executed as asynchronous load and CSS used must be inline. 3. Animation MAY be host initiated i.e. user action is not required to play animation. 4. Animation is RECOMMENDED to start when the ad is within view. 5. Animation MUST be relevant to the ad creative and message. 6. Flashing and bright color animation to attract user attention without relevancy to ad message or creative MUST NOT be used. Ad Expansion is when an ad initiates a new experience and expands to a size bigger than its original size 1. Ad expansion MUST BE user initiated. 2. On expansion it is recommended that the ad take over the full screen and the expanded ad creative is placed in the center of the screen. 3. The action for ad expansion MUST BE a complete discrete user action e.g. Click Tap Swipe or depending on device another discrete completed touch or gesture. 4. Hover or Rollover MUST NOT be used as actions for ad expansion. 5. Expanded ad MUST have a clear and discrete cancel or close button to allow user to dismiss the ad when desired.

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 11 When is auto expansion allowed Auto expansion while scrolling: Inline within the page expansion while user scrolls on the page is allowed with the following guidance: 1. The ad must not overlay content and must not disrupt push down or block the placement of content while expanding. 2. The ad MUST have a close button from the start of the advertisement to close the ad. 3. If the ad auto collapse/close it MUST NOT impact or move the content up or down. The alternate option is to NOT auto collapse. Although auto expansion while scrolling is allowed it is RECOMMENDED to use inline ads that appear as a user scrolls down for a better user experience. Interstitials are defined as ads that are before in between or after the primary content experience 1. Ads that overlay or cover the content after a user has started viewing content are NOT interstitials. They are considered Pop Up Ads. 2. For serving interstitial ads there should be a break in content experience – User navigating to and/or away from content. 3. All interstitial ads MUST have a close button as defined by this guidance. 4. Forced countdown to dismiss an interstitial ad is NOT RECOMMENDED. Close Buttons MUST be present for all ad experiences or ad units that interrupt or partially obstruct the publisher content experience e.g. ad expansions interstitials anchored banner or adhesion banner. The close button needs to be clear discrete and available from the start. 1. The close or cancel button MUST be on top right corner of the ad. 2. The cancel or close button must include an “X” image of minimum size 50x50 dp. Additional language to indicate user destination on close e.g. “Cancel” or “Close” or “Skip to Site” or “Go to Content” may be included in addition to the close button. 3. The close button MUST be available from the start of the ad experience. Video in advertising placed inside non video environments is a popular ad experience. Video ads require a large file download typically 1.0 MB or above and significantly impact user’s bandwidth and device battery consumption. This guidance addresses video ads in non-video environments. Video guidance applies to in banner videos and ‘outstream’ ads that are placed in between non video content e.g. in article or in lists or any video ads in non-video content experiences. 1. Video MUST be user initiated. 2. Video controls to Mute/Unmute audio and Pause/Play video MUST be available when video is playing 3. The RECOMMENDED maximum length for in banner video is 15 seconds and 1.1 MB file size 4. MINIMUM 24 fps 5. Video download MUST NOT start until user initiation When is auto play video allowed Publishers and advertisers are encouraged to allow user control over their auto play experience by storing user preference or providing low data consumption modes in apps and websites. Video MAY be played by the ad without user initiation when it does not significantly impact the user’s cost of consuming content. It may be used under the following guidance: 1. When a user is on Wi-Fi or broadband internet connections. This is to respect user’s cost of consuming content. 2. Audio MUST be muted when video is played without user initiation. 3. Auto play MUST begin after ad is at least 50 in view 4. Auto play MUST provide pause/play and mute/unmute controls from the start of video play 5. The video file for auto play MUST be downloaded as part of the subload This guidance DOES NOT apply to in-stream video ads that are played in video content popularly known as pre roll mid roll or post roll. Non Disruptive and Non Invasive User Experience Disruption of the content consumption experience by advertising has been a major complaint from users as well as motivation to use ad blocking tools. This guidance addresses disruptive experiences that MUST NOT be used in ad experiences.

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 12 Pop up ads Ads that cover or overlay the content or obstruct users from viewing the content. It Includes all ads that pop up on the user’s screen and cover the content as well as ads that "float in" "slide in" "fly in" to the screen and obstruct the full or part of view of the screen’s primary content. Any ads that automatically take user to an interstitial or overlay ad without user initiation or user action to navigate content. Auto Expansion Ads that expand from their original size to a bigger size without user initiation MUST NOT be used. Expansion while scrolling is allowed. Please see LEAN Guidance for details. Hover or Rollover Expansion Hover MUST NOT be considered a substitute for a click for the purpose of ad expansion. On hover no ad function that changes the form or size of the ad from its original size is allowed e.g. expansion. Sideways Ad Expand that Overlays Content No directional or sideways expansion of an ad is allowed. All ads must expand to cover full screen. If expanded creative size is not full screen it must be placed in center of screen. Auto Play Video/Audio Auto play defines automatic initiation of video or audio media by the ad. User initiation MUST be required to initiate video play or audio play. Video play is defined as execution of specific files e.g. mp4 that are used to play video. Forced Countdown Forced countdowns to dismiss or skip ads MUST NOT be used. User should have immediate option to "Close" or "Dismiss" the ad from the beginning of the ad experience. Specific Ad Experience Recommendations The following table is a summary of IAB New Ad Portfolio recommendations for popular ad experiences in view of LEAN guidance. Ad Experience Type Status Guidance Rising Stars Billboard In Transition Under Evaluation Filmstrip In Transition Under Evaluation Portrait In Transition Under Evaluation Pushdown In Transition Under Evaluation Sidekick In Transition Under Evaluation Slider In Transition Under Evaluation Mobile Rising Stars Filmstrip Not Allowed Pull Not Allowed Adhesion Banner banners that are anchored to the bottom of the screen Allowed Ad height MUST be less than 25 of the screen height. The ad MUST have a clear boundary to separate it from the content. The ad MUST cover the full width of the screen edge to edge. The ad MUST have a ‘close button’ above top right corner of the ad as defined in ‘User Experience and Ad Content’ section Full Page Flex Square In Transition Replaced with aspect ratio based full page ad formats Slider In Transition Under Evaluation Expand while scrolling Allowed The expansion MUST be inline on the page. Expansion MUST not overlay or cover any part of the content on the page. When out of view the ad MUST NOT auto collapse that causes the page content to move and disrupt user experience. Underlays Ads Ads that appear under the page and reveal ad content while scrolling Allowed The content MUST appear scrolling over the ad. The Ad MUST not cover or overlay any part of the content. Scrolling overlay ads that appear while scrolling and auto expand to cover the content or screen. Ads that do not expand inline but overlay the content. Not Allowed

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 13 Delisted and “In Transition” Ad Formats The following ad experiences or ad formats are either ‘in transition’ or have been delisted from the IAB New Ad Portfolio. Ad unit/ Experience Delist/In Transition Guidance Pop Up Ads/ Floating Ads Delist The ad format is no longer part of the IAB Ad Unit Portfolio Auto Expand Ad functionality Delist Expansion without user initiation is not allowed. Please see LEAN guidance for ad expansion UAP Universal Ad Package Delist All ads are now LEAN ads so no need for separate UAP Rich Media Delist All ads are now LEAN ad so no need for separate Rich Media ad units 300x50 or 320x50 In Transition To be replaced by 6x1 horizontal banner 970x250 In Transition To be replaced by 4x1 horizontal banner 970x90 Delist The ad format is no longer part of the IAB Ad Unit Portfolio 728x90 In Transition To be replaced by 8x1 horizontal banner 300x1050 In Transition To be replaced by 1x3 vertical portrait 300x600 In Transition To be replaced by 1x2 vertical portrait 300x250 In Transition To be replaced by 1x1 vertical portrait 160x600 In Transition To be replaced by 1x4 vertical portrait Full Page Flex Square In Transition To be replaced by Full Page 9x16 10x16 2x3 and 4x3 aspect ratios 180X150 Delist The ad format is no longer part of the IAB Ad Unit Portfolio 120x60 Delist The ad format is no longer part of the IAB Ad Unit Portfolio 88x31 Delist The ad format is no longer part of the IAB Ad Unit Portfolio In Transition: The ad format is allowed for now but will be replaced by the ad format provided in guidance Delist: The ad format or the specification is no longer part of the IAB Ad Unit Portfolio

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 14 Native Ads Native ad units are ad units that are integrated in the users content experience and usually take the form of the content on the page. Typically four types of native ad units are used namely Story Ad Video Ad Product Ad and App Install Ad. More details on Native Ad units and placements can be found in IAB Native Advertising Playbook http://www.iab.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/IAB-Native-Advertising-Playbook2.pdf and IAB Deep Dive on In-Feed Ad Units http://www.iab.net/media/file/IAB_Deep_Dive_on_InFeed_Ad_Units.pdf. Further details and specifications are available in Open RTB Dynamic Native Ads API http://www.iab.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/OpenRTB-Native-Ads-Specification-1-1_2016.pdf. In this document we outline the ad formats and specification for asset requirements for Native Ads. Ad Unit Format of the Native Ad unit will depend on the placement type. But in general the assets required for native ads are similar. Any Native Ad unit may include a data asset image asset animation and/or video. Placement Types 1. In the feed of content - i.e. as an item inside the organic feed/grid/listing/carousel 2. In the atomic unit of the content - i.e. in the article page or single image page 3. Outside the core content - i.e. in the ads section on the right rail as a banner- style placement near the content 4. Recommendation widget most commonly presented below the article content Native Image Assets Image Asset Type Image Asset Aspect Ratio Min Height dp Min Width dp Recommended File Weight KB Icon 1:1 50 max 300 50 max 300 10 Main-Small 1:1 200 200 30 4:3 200 267 30 1.91:1 200 382 30 Main-Large 1:1 627 627 90 4:3 627 836 100 1.91:1 627 1198 150 Density-independent pixels dp where 320 dp is approximately 2 inches wide. dp width in pixels 160 / screen density E.g. for pixel density of 1 i.e. 160 pixels per inch iPhone 3 320dp is 320px 320 dp Xpx 160/160. For pixel density of 2 i.e. 320 pixels iPhone 5 320dp is 640px 320 dp Xpx 160/320

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 15 Native Ads Data Assets Data assets for native ads are components of the ad that are transmitted along with the ad file. For example a native ad may be a product that includes customer review ratings and would include a number for the "rating" asset. A data asset that identifies the brand name of the sponsor "sponsored by" is required. Asset Type Description Format Restrictions Requirement title A title for the ad text 25 90 or 140-character limit depending on what the receiving party requires Recommended sponsored "Sponsored by" message where response should contain the brand name of the sponsor text 25-character limit Required desc Descriptive text associated with the product or service being advertised. Longer length of text in response may be truncated or eclipsed by the exchange text 140-character limit Recommended ratings Rating of the product being offered to the user. For example an app’s rating in an app store from 0-5 number formatted as a string 0-5 Optional likes Number of social ratings or “likes” of the product being offered to the user number formatted as a string Optional downloads Number downloads/installs of this product number formatted as a string Optional price Price for product/app/in-app purchase. Value should include the currency symbol in localized format number formatted as a string Optional saleprice Sale price that can be used together with price to indicate a discounted price compared to a regular price. Value should include currency symbol in localized format number formatted as a string Optional phone Phone number formatted string Optional address Address text Optional desc2 Additional descriptive text associated with the product or service being advertised text Optional displayurl Display URL for the ad. To be used when sponsoring entity doesn’t own the content i.e. sponsored by BRAND on SITE where SITE is transmitted in this field text Optional ctatext CTA description - descriptive text describing a ‘call to action’ button for the destination URL text 15-character limit Optional custom Additional ad components required or offered by the publisher. custom Optional

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 16 New Media Experiences Developers and publishers have created new engaging digital media experiences using mobile devices augmented reality and immersive virtual reality hardware. New media experiences’ ad specifications address these new experiences where users are already spending considerable time or that are growing in popularity among users. Emoji and sticker content is typically used in social communication and messaging environments. Selecting an icon that represents the brand may initiate a branding message call to action or special offer. Ad Type Ad Unit Aspect Ratio Recommended Dimensions dp Max File Weight KB Notes Emoji Branded emoji used in social communication and messaging environments that may offer a function such as order a cab or watch a video. 1x1 1:1 20x20 10 200dp x 200dp "stickers" of 30kb max k-weight also allowed. Emoji ads must differentiate from regular content emojis. One way to do this is to use a pulsating emoji. Density-independent pixels dp where 320 dp is approximately 2 inches wide. dp width in pixels 160 / screen density As more phones are used in a vertical position to record video and check social feeds and other sites or apps videos in vertical orientation becomes more relevant. Vertical video ads run in IAB Full Page ad units in the vertical portrait format. They may also run as a component of an augmented reality ad or virtual reality ad. Ad Type Ad Unit Min. Frames per Second fps Duration Static Image Size Notes Vertical Video Video-formatted display ads that play in a vertical portrait orientation rather than the typical horizontal landscape orientation. IAB Full Page Ad Units 9x16 10x16 4x3 2x3 24 8-12 seconds recommended allowed up to 30 seconds See IAB Full Page Ad units Brand engagement increases dramatically when text overlays communicate the message without audio. Ads should default to play muted without audio using text overlays to communicate the brand message. This format is RECOMMENDED for full screen videos on mobile devices. Ad expansion discouraged.

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 17 360 degree images and videos are gaining popularity as a medium with consumers as a way to share their experiences. These create immersive and vivid content that can increase user engagement with the advertisement. It is still in early stages for the content and these are initial specifications of required assets and max initial weights as well as recommended interactions. Ad Type Ad Unit Max Initial K-weight KB Max Subload KB Static Image KB Notes 360-Degree Image These ads use vivid and immersive content from 360-degree images. The ads are image based and 360-degree viewing can be initiated by user action. Click+drag in mouse based user interface control OR swiping or shaking the phone/device in touch and accelerometer based user interface controls. They can be served in display ad units in non-VR experiences or as interstitials in VR experiences Full Page Ad Units 200 400 150 360-degree image ads require full 360 degree captured images. Advertisers should submit the assets to their creative technology provider with a range of 1280x640 dp minimum and up to 2048x1024 dp max. The file weights required to deliver 360-degree images are heavy. If the file weights required to deliver the ad are higher than the maximum allowed initial load limits advertisers should consider 360-degree images on user initiated action e.g. in the expanded part of the rich media ad after the user expands the ad or downloaded/initiated on touch or other discrete gesture like tap shaking/ moving device using accelerometer to capture the user initiation. Allowed File Types: .jpg .png.gif 2x1 200 400 150 4x1 Large 150 400 150 Ad Type Ad Unit Duration Max File WeightMB Min. Frames per Second fps Notes 360-Degree Video These ads use vivid and immersive content from 360-degree videos. The ads content is a 360-degree video and the 360-degree viewing can be initiated by user action. Click and drag in mouse based user interface control OR swiping or shaking the phone/device in touch and accelerometer based user interface controls. They can be served in display ad units in non-VR experiences 360- degree Video 8 seconds 2 30 High Quality Equirectangular or Cube Map Video File of 720p or higher quality MUST be provided Video MUST be user initiated Video MUST provide user controls to pause play stop and mute audio See General Notes for other video instructions to be followed for adaptive bitrate streaming codec and format 360-degree video can be delivered in 16x9 landscape or 9x16 vertical video format. See full page flex 9x16 definition for size of the ad 30-90 seconds 10 30

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 18 Virtual Reality content is a fast growing medium that ranges from basic stereoscopic apps that let users watch content in 360-degree view and motion to sophisticated headsets that let users immerse in full virtual reality VR experience with controllers and sophisticated eye gaze controls. Virtual reality ads are ads that display in a virtual space just as they might display in the real world - both two-dimensional and three-dimensional ad formats can be used in VR experiences. For example a Full Flex display with a 16:9 aspect ratio could display in a roadside billboard of a highway scene in a video game. A video ad might display in a television of a virtual living room. Many of the display ads developed for traditional display may already work in a virtual setting. Virtual reality ads also offer innovative new formats for digital advertising. For example a restaurant might sponsor the menu design for a virtual restaurant in a game or a key object used to embellish a virtual scene may be focused on to draw up a tray in the app that the user can then interact with to learn more. A brand may be able to sponsor a virtual room experience or a brand may sponsor to supplement or complement an object in VR scene with a similar size brand object e.g. replace a soda can with branded soda can or place a branded potato chips package to go along with a soda drink. Ad Type Ad Unit Content File Type /Size /Quality Notes Virtual Reality Ads Ads that display in a 3D or virtual reality environment either in a designated ad space such as a street side billboard as a video that might play in a virtual home TV or virtual movie theater or as an object such as a branded bag of potato chips on the table. Fully branded 3d scenes can also be created as Virtual Rooms 2D Images Any display ad format appropriate for the scene. MUST NOT be overlay banner. MUST be part of the experience e.g. a billboard in the scene with ad banner or a picture or wall hanging in a scene that is filled in with a banner ad of the right aspect ratio and size. Image jpg png gif etc. Ad image should be in the VR scene and within the camera projection or field of view 2D Video Use guidelines for linear ads provided in IAB Digital Video Ad Format Guidelines https://iabtechlab.com/specifications- guidelines/iab-digital-video-in-stream-ad-format-guidelines/ as a baseline and discuss further details as required by the publisher. Video MUST NOT be an overlay or pop up video. Video should not break immersion in the VR environment or require the user to remove headsets in order to properly view the ad. User can be offered to opt-in to an action that may require the user to remove the headset. Video mp4 mov etc. Ad video should be in the VR scene and within the camera projection or field of view 3D 360- degree Video 360-degree Video placed as an interstitial ad between different VR scenes. 360-degree Video MUST completely fill the VR scene with video ad. Video should not break immersion in the VR environment or require the user to remove headsets in order to properly view the ad. User can be offered to Opt-In to an action that may require the user to remove the headset. 15-120 seconds duration 30 - 60 fps Up to 200 MB max file size • High Quality Equirectangular or Cube Map Video File of 720p or higher quality MUST be provided • Video MUST be user initiated • Video must provide a skip functionality to allow the User to return to the core experience

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 19 Ad Type Ad Unit Content File Type /Size /Quality Notes Interactive Object Irregular three-dimensional shape made by joining a number of digital polygons together typically of something that represents an everyday object like a shoe soda can couch car etc. Publishers/Developers define the minimum and maximum polygon count for each 3D branded object along with the number of 3D objects for each brand category. This prerequisite ensures that the object blends appropriately with the environment without overloading the system. Lower polygon count objects look out of place and object with a higher polygon count slow down load time. object Viewability depends on scale of the interactive object. A soda can may not need to fill as much of the screen to be viewable as a vehicle would need. Virtual Room Virtual Room is a VR scene that is accessed from the publisher/developer content experience which is devoted solely to the display of sponsored advertising content. Virtual Rooms contains the following elements: Entry Point: An object spatial UI or other means the user interacts with to enter into the Virtual Room Close Scene/Exit: Virtual Rooms MUST have a “close button” to allow users to easily exit back to content. Users should be returned to the story/game at the exact place they left off Scene Environment: The 360° world the users see in the room Ad Objects: Interactive 3D 2D and 360 Video ads Audio tracks or combinations thereof represented in the room Interactions: The methods and results of user interactions with the ad objects. An interaction may produce a transition to another part of the scene or introduce new visual or interactive element in the scene. Users can interact with ad objects multiple ways depending on the hardware being used and methods allowed by the scene developer. E.g. Gaze Event: users look at object within the camera view for a specified amount of time to activate Tap Event: Users look at an object within the camera view and tap the HDM or game controller to activate Voice Control: Users voice commands that are translated into activations Physical Interaction/Gestures: User move their hands or body to activate

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www.iab.com/newadportfolio Email your comments to newadportfolioiab.com before November 28 2016 | IABNewAdPortfolio 20 Augmented Reality experiences are a new way to create context and add experiences over real physical world objects and attributes like location or recognized image or object. Ad Type Components Options Description Augmented Reality Ads that use a marker in the real world such as a QR code or an AI-learned concept like a "dog" to trigger the display of brand content. Displayed brand content may be dynamically generated based on data available in the given environment time location etc. and may move with the scanned or recognized object tracked to object. Displayed brand content may also be uniquely generated based on the environment scanned immersive. Ad initiation or ‘Trigger’ Marker from database An image often printed that a scanning system is programmed to recognize. Examples of traditional markers are QR codes or bar codes but a clearly defined image such as a specific outline of a dinosaur may also be used. A marker can also be context like location Artificial intelligence- driven recognition A generalized concept that an artificial intelligence system has been "taught" to recognize. For example a brand may choose to associate a product or service with dogs. When the AI system on a device "sees" a dog using the device lens the AI system can associate the familiar concept with the previously known concept of a "dog." The unknown visual of a dog that the AI system scans may be either an image of a dog or the three-dimensional animal. Once recognized the system can trigger the display of brand content. Display Not tracked to object Once triggered the ad content that displays remains static on the screen regardless of what happens to the scanned marker or recognized object. Tracked to object Once triggered the ad content that displays moves on the screen along with the object that triggered the ad for as long as the object remains in view. Content Static Any IAB Full Page display ad unit that once triggered offers content that doesnt change regardless of what data is available in the given environment. Dynamic Any IAB Full Page display ad unit that once triggered offers content that may change based on data that is available in the given environment. For example time location weather user data or other data may be used to offer content that is unique to the given environment. Immersive A custom ad experience of any combination of display ad formats including animation or video that generates content specific to the object or environment that triggered the brand content. Once triggered the generated immersive brand content may be static content that doesnt change or dynamic content that changes based on available data or real objects around the user.

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