Advertising Philosophy The following advertising guidelines have been devised to help ensure our advertising products and solutions deliver the best possible value to our advertising clients and Pandora listeners alike. These guidelines are not intended as legal advice and following these guidelines does not serve as legal compliance. Advertisers on Pandora are responsible to make sure their ads and associated links within ads that direct users to content outside of Pandora properties comply with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations.
Advertising Content Guidelines The following guidelines apply to all ads appearing on Pandora properties, including both Pandora.com and Pandora’s mobile applications and product integrations. Pandora expressly reserves the right to reject or remove any ad in its sole discretion at any time. Final and ongoing approval of all creative material is at the sole discretion of Pandora. In addition, Pandora reserves the right, at any time, to re-evaluate previously approved creative material to ensure ongoing compliance with our advertising guidelines and an optimal listener experience, specifically in the event that creative material elicits significant negative feedback from our listeners.
General Content Requirements: In order to provide Pandora listeners with a quality experience when interacting with our advertisers, the following general content requirements should be met:
Ads must directly relate to the content on the landing page, and must clearly represent the company, product, brand, or service that is being advertised.
Ads must not be false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, or contain gross exaggeration, unsubstantiated claims, spam, harmful code, or other disruptive content.
Ads cannot insult, harass, or threaten a listener, or be vulgar, profane, abusive, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise objectionable. Targeting audiences that would likely be offended by the product or service you are promoting is a violation of Pandora’s ad policy.
Ads cannot contain hate speech, whether directed at an individual or a group, and whether based upon the race, sex, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or language of such individual or group.
Ads must not violate the intellectual property rights of a 3rd party.
Ads may contain languages other than English under certain conditions. All submissions of non-English ads must be accompanied by an accurate English translation.
Use of Pandora’s name, logo or other brand features without prior approval is not permitted. Ads cannot mimic or resemble Pandora graphics, text or other aspects of Pandora’s “look-and-feel”.
Ads may not suggest Pandora endorsement or partnership. Ads linking to Pandora branded content may make limited references to Pandora in the creative material in order to clarify the destination of the ads.
Ads should comply with both Pandora Technical Guidelines and Pandora’s Brand Guidelines in respect to Ad Copy. If you are interested in advertising on Pandora and wish to obtain this information, please click here.
Prohibited Content Categories Products listed below are prohibited from advertising on Pandora properties.
Ads that Capture Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from Pandora
Listeners Without Permission
Adult and Sexual Content
Aids to Pass Drug Tests
Hate or “Anti” Language
Violent or Shocking Content
Unauthorized and/or Unlawfully Distributed Copyrighted Works
Counterfeit, Fake or Bootleg Products and Designer Goods
Data Entry Affiliate Programs
Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia
Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Devices
Redband Movie Trailers, Video Games and TV Clips
Non-Refundable Fee Auction Sites
Questionable Health Claims
Schemes and Scams
Tobacco, Cigarettes, Marijuana, and E-cigarettes
Restricted Content Categories In order to provide Pandora listeners with a quality experience when interacting with our advertisers, we require that the following categories of ads be subject to review by Pandora and may have additional required targeting and/or content restrictions to advertise on Pandora properties. Restrictions apply to display, audio and video components of an ad.
Any questions surrounding the suitability of advertising should be submitted to your Pandora representative. If you do not have a Pandora representative and are interested in advertising on Pandora, click here.
Adult Content, Profane or Sexually Lewd Audio and/or Visual Content
Ads Directing Listeners to Services that Compete with Pandora
Contests, Games of Chance, Gambling, and Sweepstakes
Ads Relating to Pharmaceutical and Other Health-Related Products and/or Services
Political and Religious Content
Depictions of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
Solicitation of Funds
Movie Trailers, Video Games and TV Clips Involving the Inappropriate Use of Sex, Horror, Shock or Violence