Playground XYZ Top and Tail

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The Top & Tail is designed on the logic that the ad is rendered away from where the user is scrolling so as to minimally impact the browsing experience. The top image renders as the user scrolls down the page and swaps for the tail image as the user scrolls up, and vice versa. 
Please note that JUMP tags aren't supported with Playground XYZ executions, please use alternative click-tracking tags instead as JUMP tags have been shown to not work correctly. 
Format can only be 3rd party served via Playground XYZ, click on the link below for more information.


Click here to see a list of which sites this ad can run on.


Format Availability

Areas Approved to run Notes
Nine O&O homepages Yes
Nine O&O articles Yes
Nine O&O galleries No
9Now Extras Yes
MSN homepages Yes No No

Important Information

  • All concepts/storyboards must be submitted at least 10 working days before the campaign live date.
  • Click-through URL should be for a page that is optimized for a mobile browser.
  • All images and content are appropriate to the general audience nature of the page.
  • All assets must be SSL compliant - securely served (https://)
  • The ad cannot not alter the Nine Digital brand, or alters the page layout, navigation, design or content.
  • The ad cannot try to launch in a new browser window (pop up/pop under) or shake the browser window.
  • Minimise the device load for the user as much as possible - ads causing excessive load will be rejected.
  • All creatives are subject to Nine Digital approval we reserve the right to request changes for brand equity/user experience reasons. 

Brand Safety

Nine works with Grapeshot to provide brand safety across its network for display campaigns. Using Grapeshot’s technology, Nine can target Advertiser campaigns away from articles that may be considered unsafe. This can be either through Grapeshot’s standard brand safety segments or via a custom brand safety segments built for an Advertiser using their specific key words. Please speak to your Nine sales representative before planning your campaign to learn about what brand safety targeting is available and associated pricing.

The use of other third party monitoring and blocking is allowed against the following terms:



Vendor Monitoring Tags Brand Safety Blocking Tags Notes
IAS Yes Yes* Blocking tags must use impression passback
DCM Yes No Passback not available for blocking tags
  • IAS Brand Safety Blocking Tags are allowed only when a passback has been implemented. Passbacks must be implemented to prevent white/empty spaces appearing on the page when an ad is blocked, which creates a bad user experience.
  • During the campaign briefing stage, Nine must be supplied with information on the scope of blocking which will be enabled. This includes, but is not limited to, a domain list and negative keyword list. Nine will do best endeavours to reduce block rates and delivery issues.
  • Nine will not be held accountable for delivering agreed viewable impression thresholds for campaigns that are sold on viewability guarantees if the campaign is running Brand Safety Blocking.


Vendor Monitoring Tags Brand Safety Blocking Tags Notes
IAS Yes No Blocking tags must use impression passback
DCM Yes No Passback not available for blocking tags
  • Blocking Tags are not accepted on Sponsorship buys as Sponsorships are sold on the basis that the Advertiser has 100% share of voice across the content/environment of the sponsored site or section.

  • If there is a concern for Brand Safety across some of the content across a site or section, the Advertiser should instead book CPM activity where Blocking Tags are allowed (refer to above).

Acceptance Policy

    • Nine Digital may at its absolute discretion refuse to publish any advertisement on the Nine Digital network. 
    • Nine Digital reserves the right to reject / remove any rich media ad that does not meet its creative specifications, contravenes internal guidelines or adversely affects network website performance, other ad placements or user experience.
    • Nine Digital reserves the right to remove or request the removal / revision of any creative that is deemed unsuitable or in conflict with our content, audience, commercial objectives or IP, including (but not limited to) requesting the removal of any competitor branding from advertisements.

    Timelines & Delivery

    • All 3rd party creative should be delivered to Nine Digital via 3rd party ad serving tags.
    • All material must be delivered at least five (5) working days prior to campaign launch to ensure technical compatibility and internal concept approval. 
    • If creative is late an estimated % of impressions equivalent to the forecasted daily inventory level will be cancelled from the total impressions booked.
    • Reach out to Playground XYZ for full technical documentation, build guides etc.