Rich media ads include advanced features like animations or other elements that encourage viewers to interact and engage with content. They’re typically formatted with HTML5, which allows developers to add animations directly into the source code of a page. They are also often referred to as HTML5 ads.
Note: Flash is no longer supported by AdRoll or any of its partners.
The animation limit for HTML5 ads is 30 seconds. No looping.
Zip File Guidelines
Each HTML5 ad must be its own zip file that contains all code and assets (excluding the supported shared libraries listed below). It must contain all files referenced from the HTML document:
- Root of the folder should be a single, well-structured, and complete HTML document
- The ad must be loadable into an iFrame (when being served)
- Supported Shared Libraries: Adobe Edge, CreateJS (Easeljs, Movieclip, TweenJS, SoundJS, and PreloadJS), JQuery, Angular JS, Tumult Hype, Swiffy, GSAP (TweenLite, CSSPlugin, and EasePack)
Links must reference file locations
Assets must be loaded securely using https
Code references to external domains are not permitted (no cross-domain scripting)
Local storage or session storage libraries are not permitted
CDN calls are not allowed within the creative's HTML file due to security reasons
- File Size: up to 150KB
Use the <!DOCTYPE html>, <html>, and <body> tags.
<meta> tags must be used to identify the size of an ad:
<meta name="ad.size" content= "width=300, height=250">
Declare a clickTag variable. ClickTag is a click-through URL: a shortcut to set the click-through URL in the platform.
// Change the value of this string to your URL
var clickTag = "https://www.adroll.com";
This must be passed as a parameter to any window.open event in the ad code.
<div id="clickArea" style="width: 300px; height: 250px" onclick="window.open(clickTag ,'_blank');">
Create Rich Media Ads
We recommend working with a graphic designer that can satisfy the above requirements to create Rich Media ads. If you don't have a designer, please reach out to your Account Manager to learn what other options are available.
Note: You can find the supported rich media ad sizes here.
Upload Rich Media Ads
Uploading your rich media ads via the dashboard is not available at this time. Please reach out to our Customer Support team to upload your rich media ads.
Custom Rich Media Ads
Our in-house creative team is available to build impactful, on-brand ads. Browse through some of our creative capabilities and designs here.
Note: Spend requirements apply. Please reach out to your Account Manager for more details.