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AARP Media Advertising Network offers a full range of online display ad formats across all screens: desktop, mobile, and tablet. Check this site often for the latest specifications, guidelines, and available formats. All ads must comply with and meet AARPʼs Advertising Policies, Digital Advertising Guidelines, and be SSL Compliant.

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  • YouTube Audience 1st Extension

    What is it:

    Leverage AARP’s first-party data to boost awareness and engagement among AARP members across 110MM+ YouTube channels. Advertisers can target the AARP audience on YouTube with video ads that appear before content in players located throughout the platform.


    Ad Components1) Video File
    2) Landing Page URL
    3) CTA Overlay Banner (Companion Banner)

    Video File Specifications

    Video FormatAVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, MPEG, MPG, WEBM, WMV
    Video CodecH.264
    Video Aspect RatioLandscape/Horizontal: 16:9 or 4:3
    Portrait/Vertical: 9:16 or 3:4
    Video ResolutionLandscape/Horizontal: 1280×720, 1920×1080, or 1440×1080
    Portrait/Vertical: 720×1280, 1080×1920, or 1080×1440
    Square: 720×720, 1080×1080, 1920×1920
    Video Bit RateAt least 20 Mbps
    Video Length:30 max
    Video Frame Rate23.98 FPS or 29.97 FPS
    Audio FormatPCM (preferred) or AAC
    Audio Bit RateAt least 192 Kbps
    Max File Size1 GB
    Companion Ads (optional)Yes
    3rd Party VAST TagsYou can include companion creatives within the video creative's XML file.

    CTA Overlay Banner (Companion Banner) Specifications

    Max File Size150 KB
    CTA Button TextMax 10 characters with spaces (Blue button with white lettering and cannot be changed or altered.)
    Headline TextMax 15 characters with spaces (Black, bolded lettering and cannot be changed or altered.)
    Display URL

    The URL displayed to the users on the overlay.

    Landing Page URLThe URL to which the overlay links. Can be a redirect.

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