MAS Knowledge Base

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Ad Units in MAS

Ad Units Available In MAS

MAS gives app developers the ability to monetize their apps through mobile app advertising. This can be in the form of banner ads, interstitial ads, and rewarded video ads. Ads integrate directly into the app experience and may complement the in-app economy to ensure a non-disruptive user experience as well as increased engagement.

Top network advertisers serve these ads, and you get paid every time your users interact with any of the ads in your app. 

When monetizing your app, creating a mix of ad units helps in building a strong monetization strategy. You get to choose your ad units from the extensive portfolio of ad formats available with MAS.

Interstitial

An interstitial ad can be a full-screen static, a video or an interactive (playable) ad unit that gives users the option to exit and skip. These ads engage users with rich content at natural pauses in an app’s flow; They ensure minimum disruption to user experience while maximizing engagement and revenue. 
This is what an interstitial ad looks like:

Benefits of interstitial ads

  • Engaging content
    • Full-screen size
    • Media content can be static, video-based or interactive
  • Positive UX
    • Placement in natural transition points improves overall user experience (UX)

Learn how to set up an interstitial ad here.

Rewarded Video

A rewarded video is an opt-in ad unit that encourages users to watch a video in order to receive in-app rewards. 
This is what a rewarded video ad looks like:

Benefits of rewarded video ads 

  • Increase revenue
    • Rewarded video ads can increase your app revenue by 20% to 40%. eCPM for rewarded videos is the highest when compared to other types of mobile video ads.
  • Increase in-app purchases
    • Rewarded video ads encourage free users to make in-app purchases by giving them a taste of premium features they’re missing. Users who watch rewarded video ads are six times more likely to make in-app purchases.
  • Increase user engagement and retention
    • Users prefer watching reward video ads to paying for premium features. This encourages them to continue playing your game for longer, which in turn increases retention, engagement, and LTV.

Learn how to set up rewarded video ads here.

Banner

A banner comes in the form of a rectangular ad that is typically displayed at the top or bottom of the screen. It remains in place for the entire user session. Banner ads can be static or dynamic.
This is what a banner looks like:

Benefits of banner ads

  • Banners are among the oldest forms of advertisements and can make instant impressions at a relatively low minimum cost.
  • Banner advertising gives you a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to generate immediate interest.
  • Banner advertising should be used not only to pique the curiosity of prospects but also to help retain them by promoting brand awareness.

Supported size

SIZE DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY ADSIZE CONSTANT
320×50 Standard Banner Phones and Tablets Banner
320×100 Large Banner Phones and Tablets LargeBanner
300×250 IAB Medium Rectangle Phones and Tablets IABMediumRectangle
Full-screen width X
Adaptive height
Adaptive banner Phones and Tablets AdaptiveBanner
Screen width X
32/50/90
Smart banner Phones and Tablets SmartBanner

Learn how to set up banner ads in your app here.

Native Ads

A native ad is a customizable, rectangular ad that can be integrated directly into a scene or screen. You can customize a Native Ad’s size, colors, and fonts, and decide how long you want to display them on a given screen.
This is what a Native Ad looks like:

Benefits of Native Ads

  • Native Ads allow you to create a better ad experience by blending the ad directly into your app or game, including customizing it to match your UI to a great extent
  • Native ads have better eCPMs than Banners, almost comparable to interstitials
  • The use of Native Ads as opposed to other ad types has been shown through multiple experiments to positively impact retention!

App Open Ads

An app open ad appears when users open or switches back to the app. App open ads are for those wishing to monetize their app loading experience. These are designed to be shown when users bring your app to the foreground. This is what an App Open Ad looks like:

Benefits of App Open ads

  • An ad overlays the loading screen
  • The unique app open ad layout offers the best user experience for this placement.
  • Unlock new inventory: monetize users as soon as they open your app.
    • Maximize demands
    • Highest bidding ad creatives
    • Availability of both full-screen and partial-screen ads
    • Optimized user experience rendering

Rewarded Interstitials

A rewarded interstitial ad offers rewards for viewing ads that appear automatically during natural breaks or transitions of the game without requiring users to opt-in. Rather, users can choose to opt-out and lose the rewards. Often used more extensively in apps that have more straightforward and uncomplicated in-game economies.

Benefits of Rewarded Interstitials ads

  • Encourages longer sessions as you can implement rewarded interstitial ads to reward players in-game after they’ve completed a video view. Also, gamers are motivated to continue playing, resulting in longer sessions.
  • Improve user experience, leading to higher retention as this skippable, non-intrusive ad format doesn’t interrupt players during an app event
  • Make an impression: These interactive, full-screen ads can grab attention when placed at natural transition points or breaks in the game (e.g. in between activities or game levels).
  • Monetise more players: Rewarded interstitials can be tested to monetise players who may not engage with rewarded video and in-app purchases.

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