Building banner ads doesn’t have to be a chore. From static ads to animated HTML5 banner ads, Bannersnack is a tool that allows you to create quick and visually appealing ads for any application.
Here, we’re going to look at this tool and how you can make the most of creating stunning banner ads in just a few minutes with Bannersnack.
Forget firing up Photoshop, figuring out ad dimensions, and starting from scratch. This is a new way of approaching the whole process.
What is Bannersnack?
Bannersnack is a tool that helps you create static and animated banner ads or social media posts. The key benefit to Bannersnack is it is made to help anyone create banner ads quickly.
The tool and interface are easy to understand, include plenty of nice design options and is agile enough to help you create ads of different types. (Not everyone wants animated HTML, and that’s OK.)
If you can imagine it for a banner ad, Bannersnack has the tools to help you create it. And it won’t take much time to get from start to finish.
It’s designed for individual projects and even client work, since you can customize every element of the banner ads you create. Plus, analytics and heatmaps are included with pro and plus subscriptions, to help you demonstrate the effectiveness of designs to clients.
Bannersnack has been around since 2008 and the company has 60 employees, including mostly designers and developers. The banner ad tool is in constant revision and development so that templates feature modern, trendy designs and tools work with all the latest technology.
Because Bannersnack is a web-based, in-browser tool, you don’t need anything more than a web connection to create ads for a variety of digital uses, from website banners to promote a product or service to promos for social media.
It uses an easy drag and drop interface with pre-sized elements to help you build to common shapes and sizes. Plus, Bannersnack has an ad generator tool that allows you to turn one ad into multiple sizes for branded use in multiple locations.
You can use it with your own colors and branding or create ads using stock images and elements from the included library of tools. The banner ad tool is robust enough to help you create ads for almost any digital usage you can think of.
Key features of Bannersnack include:
- Create banner ad sets, with similar visual style and creative elements in a variety of sizes without standalone software
- 200+ responsive templates to choose from
- 200+ social media ad templates to jumpstart projects on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
- Templates are grouped in a searchable library by type (display or social media ads) and industry (from automotive to travel)
- Ability to create static or animated ads
- Create effects using drag and drop tools (no coding necessary)
- Stock photo library included
- Ability to create multiple banners at once
- Ability to import custom elements such as photos or logos
- Expansive font library (or you can add your own)
- Compatible with formats on all major ad networks
- Built in analytics so you can see views, clicks, CTR and more on banner ads
- Ability to share ad proofs and download or embed ads in multiple formats (JPG, PNG, HTML5, AMP HTML or GIF)
- Live support during business hours
Bannersnack includes pricing plans for individual users or teams. Plus, everyone can try it free to see if Bannersnack is the right tool. Pricing starts at $7 per month and there are discounts for annual subscriptions.
- Individual free plan: Limited features, builds 10 banners
- Individual starter: $7 per month (30 static banners)
- Individual pro: $18 per month (unlimited banners plus banner generator)
- Individual plus: $36 per month (unlimited banners, generator, branded share link and organize with workspaces)
- Small team: $39 per user per month (access to all features for three users)
- Medium team: $37 per user per month (access to all features for six users)
- Large team: $35 per user per month (access to all features for 10 users)
Bannersnack is an easy to use in-browser solution that can be great particularly for beginners. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of sizing and aspect ratios with templates for common placements, from web ads to social media “boosts.”
It also includes stock photos and art pieces to help you create ads that have a high-visual impact with short turnaround times. Plus, all ads you create in Bannersnack are responsive, so they’ll work across devices for all users.
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