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Does anyone have a recommendation for Display Ad Screenshot/Mock up tool or service?

Michael Hauptman 10+ years in AdTech. Founder AdLib Media Group.

September 8th, 2016

Our clients need to provide "proof" of banner ad impressions across rtb network media buys. 

However, it is often quite impossible to actually trigger and find a live impression in wild on programmatic buys so most clients resort to photo shop or some widgets that takes a considerable amount of manual effort by entry level employees or interns to mock up these "screenshots" and put into power point slides across.  

We are currently evaluating companies like the Media Trust though their offering doesn't seem to really solve the problem in the programmatic space .

Would anyone be able to make a recommendation for a more automated solution for creating these mock up/ screenshots?

Matt Kelley Cofounder

July 6th, 2017

I already sent Michael a direct message but for anybody else that finds this thread I want you to know that this is exactly what my company does. We make a product called AdShotRunner™ that makes creating these kinds of screenshots or 'tearsheets' quick and easy. With just a few clicks you can get the screenshots you want created and automatically compiled into a PowerPoint file. Check out adshotrunner.com for more information or to sign up and try it out.

Michael Hauptman 10+ years in AdTech. Founder AdLib Media Group.

September 9th, 2016

Kyle- thanks for the reply.

Our clients still ask for screen shots of ads in the wild which is an impossible task in RTB.

In addition to that we'd love to find a good solution for the latter (proof if impressions) and have evaluated companies like The Media Trust, though we haven't found any who have a really good solution for RTB, let alone having a good screen shot tool for a simple mock up.

Would you have any recommendations for either?

Chris Bunyan Managing Director at Localstars

September 13th, 2016

Hi Michael 

This is a tough one - and more often about buyer's perceptions than of any tangible value.

We do not have a tool to show 'proof of delivery' but we do have a mockup tool which is able to demonstrate an ad in a page. Our technology is used by media owners often selling into SMBs and so showing an ad in-situ on a target website acts as a useful sales tool - see example here

If of interest give me a shout

Chris

Kyle Black Founder

July 10th, 2017

Just message me, this is easy.

Landon Bennett Co-founder, Ad Reform

August 9th, 2017

We can handle most of these types of situations at Ad Reform.

Check us out and let me know how we can help :)

Guy Sagie Internet Marketing Specialist

September 8th, 2016

Google Adwords has a nice tool for creating display ads automatically. You don't have to advertise with them, just use the tool.

Kyle Bailey Managing Director at Frontburner Marketing, Speaker, Author

September 9th, 2016

I don't think you're asking for the ability to preview an ad or block it out so you can see how it looks, but rather for a way to prove to your customers that you're actually getting impressions in the real world, correct?

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Nedko Nedkov Brandvertisor: Free Ads Management for Startups

September 11th, 2016

There are many researches on the topic in Quora, Stackoverflow..
Best was to see competitors ad blocks through WhatRunsWhere, Adbeat etc.
But nothing out there that count and preview-screenshot in real time :).

I believe issue is the tag and screenshot matching should be done through same platform and usually programmatic traffic is taken through multiple API, ad servers etc.

We are in beta development of display ads marketplace and that's great idea to set up those premade banner screenshots per publisher's profile page(even manually at first) for the top premium publishers which are part of most programmatic networks. That will be a killing sales angle if we can deliver it, I am stealing that Michael :).

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9264330/is-there-any-tool-to-automatically-capture-screenshots-of-running-ad-campaigns


Michael Hauptman 10+ years in AdTech. Founder AdLib Media Group.

September 12th, 2016

Hi Nedko,

Thanks for the reply - I am not finding much on Quora- perhaps you can point me in the right direction as a sort of finders fee? ;)

Nedko Nedkov Brandvertisor: Free Ads Management for Startups

September 12th, 2016

Hi Michael,

After an hour-2 spent of researching in Google, Quora, Stackoverflow I can't see anything that actually works and offers that kind of service for real time banners screenshots onto the site. I will keep you posted if I find out solution in future.