Guidelines for Flipbook creatives
This feature is currently in beta. Contact your Google Marketing Platform Support representative for more information.
You can serve Flipbook creatives using video line items. Below are the most common requirements for Flipbook creatives.
- Supported file types: .avi, .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .ogv, .webm, .wmv
- Size: Maximum 1 GB
- Length: Maximum 60 seconds
- Aspect ratio: 16:9 (for example, 640 × 360). Vertical videos are not supported for Flipbook creatives.
- Supported file types: .png, .jpg
- Size: Maximum 20 KB
- Dimensions: 170 x 65 (if you use a larger image, it will be scaled to fit)
Most video inventory has the same content requirements as standard creatives. For more info, see General guidelines for creatives.
If you're negotiating a deal that includes Flipbook ads, make sure the deal includes placements that fall somewhere in the middle of a page of mobile content. Flipbook requires 300x250 placements that are below the fold but not at the very bottom of the page. You can assign Flipbook creatives to video line items that target Display deals.
For the best performance, follow these recommendations:
Use an interesting, mobile-optimized video
1. Optimize for mobile
Use a video with bright colors and high contrast for better visibility on mobile devices.
2. Use a video with interesting action
The best raw material for Flipbook ads are videos with visually exciting content, which is particularly captivating when viewed in forward and reverse directions, and at different speeds. You can use existing videos, or if you're looking to make a new video, capture action that's fun to play in both forward and reverse at different speeds.
Pick a great highlight clip
1. Include exciting motion
Select a short clip from your video with interesting motion that uses as much of the frame as possible. We recommend the motion occurs on at least 1/4 of the screen or more.
Do include interesting motion that takes up most of the frame.
Don't select a clip with very little motion.
2. Pick a clip with just 1 cut
Tell a story with continuous motion.
Do select a clip with just 1 cut.
3. Make it fun to play forward and backward
It doesn't matter if the clip comes from the start, middle, or end of the video. You have full creative freedom. Flipbook works best when the video is visually exciting and meets brand objectives when viewed in forward and reverse directions, and at different speeds.