Display ads are by far the biggest source of income for online publishers. There’s the medium rectangle, half-page, leaderboard, and possibly hundreds of more obscure types.
But, while digital ad incomes are huge online conversion rates are dropping. (For example: 8% of the users account for 85% of clicks on banners, the average click-through rate of display ads is 0.1%.)
What’s going wrong here?
The biggest problem is that display banners are often obtrusive and don’t enhance or integrate with the overall experience well enough.
‘Sad’ news: the display banner as we know it is nearing the end of its life span
However, many advertisers, together with publishers, are rethinking online branding, let’s take a look at 12 exciting concepts for online advertising.
Contains advertising concepts by / found on Forbes, Quartz, The Next Web, Vox (Polygon), De Volkskrant, NRC, Time, WeTransfer, AdGibbon, GlobalMoxie, Google, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, FIFA app, De Correspondent & more!
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"Ruler" by Scott Akerman, some rights reserved (2010)
"Crochet Eyeball" by Net, all rights reserved (2008)
"Falling Jellyfish" by Joe Flood, some rights reserved (2006)
"Draining Again" by darkday, some rights reserved (2014)
"Pack" by Nick, all rights reserved (2012)