What does all the online advertising jargon actually mean?
Online advertising is full of complicated jargon that sometimes need a bit of an explanation. Here's our guide to help those in need.
MRec / MedRec - Short for medium rectangle and also known as tile or island is 300 pixels wide by 250 pixels high.
Leaderboard - Also known as banner & billboard is 728 pixels wide by 90 pixels high.
Wide Skyscraper - Also known as just a skyscraper is 160 pixels wide by 600 pixels high.
Half Page - Also known as super tile or super rectangle is 300 pixels wide by 600 pixels high.
Interstitial unit - Also known as large overlay tile or large Tile is 480 pixels wide by 480 pixels high.
Retargeting - When a website installs a cookie into your browser after visiting their site and the advertiser continues to target you on other websites with the same advertising.
Sponsored stories - Also known as Native Advertising, Advertorial or Promoted Posts. A type of advertising that blends native content with an advertisement.
Banner - Customers often use the word banner to describe tiles, leaderboards or skyscraper advert sizes.
eBook / eMagazine - An electronic version of a printed book or magazine that can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device.
eDM - An email direct mail is when an advertiser sends customers and potential customers an email advertising their product.
Tenancy - A weekly basis for selling a slot normally sold as 50% or 100% share of voice.
CPM - Cost per thousand page impressions is an online advertising pricing model and the most common way to pay for display advertising. This is where the advertiser pays for one/per thousand page impressions of their advert.
CPC - Cost per click is where the advertiser pays the publisher for each click on their advert.
CPA - Cost per action is where the advertiser pays for a specified action - whether that is a click or form registration or some other outcome. Because this depends on the advertiser's processes and creative material this is normally more expensive than CPM and CPC.
SOV - Stands for share of voice. Percentage of the impressions that the advertiser gets of the content.
PI - Page Impressions. Previously known as hits, eyeballs or views
CTR - Click through rate. A percentage and measured by the total number clicks divided by total number of impressions.
ROI - Return on investment. A metric to evaluate the benefit of investment for the investor.
Open Rate - A measure of how many people opened a eDM / email calculated as a percentage of the total number of emails sent.
Optimised / A&B testing / Split testing - Testing two or more variants of items like an email or creative to find the variant that performs better.
Advertising Inventory - These are advertising page impressions available for the advertiser to book.
IT marketing terms
Coop / Cooperative marketing funds - Marketing funds that sometimes has to be matched by the distributor.
MDF / Marketing development funds - Offered by vendors and manufacturers to channel partners to help with local marketing and sales of their products.
SI / System Integrators / Integrators - Companies that integrate many components into a solution, so the various parts of the solution work together.
SME - Small and medium enterprise is a business with 199 or less employees in Australia and 19 or less employees in New Zealand.
SMB - Small and medium sized business is an American term for businesses with less than 100 employees for a small business or below 200 employees for a medium business.
Web design terms
Adblockers - The software that website users can install that block or filters adverts displaying.
The fold - The line at the bottom of the screen if you don’t scroll down.
Responsive web design - A type of web design that re-organises the web design on a page for differing screen sizes, allowing differing elements to be displayed. Leaderboard adverts display when viewed on a MacBook but not on an iPhone screen.
DAM - Digital Account Manager is Techday's telephone-based customer sales and support representatives.
Agency trading desk / ATD - An independent unit or platform that purchases large amounts of advertising inventory for re-sale to advertising clients.
Adserver - The software platform that enables publishers, ad networks and advertisers to serve adverts on websites, collecting information about impressions and clicks. Google DoubleClick is the largest.
Proof of delivery / POE / Proof of Execution - Screenshots including date and advert for proof that we ran the advert
House adverts - A publisher's own internal adverts.
Material / Advert - The creative material and content for an advert. For Techday's display advertising this consists of images, Flash files and the click through URLs.
Insertion Order / IO - A simple order form, sometimes with the terms of the contract, signed by a business (such as an online advertiser). The insertion order confirms the details for an ad campaign, for example. It is similar to an invoice, except it is not a request for payment.
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