As you may know, last month we launched http://ads.mixcloud.com – our shiny new “self-serve ad system”. In simple terms, that means anyone can buy an ad and get it up on Mixcloud in a matter of minutes. Sweet!

In the last month we’ve had over 70 advertisers use the system, which is well beyond our expectations. We’ve also had some great feedback from the advertisers. Thanks 😉

We’ve also spent considerable time in the office admiring the ads people have been putting up – some phenomenal artwork, and some just plain hilarious. We’ve been saying for a while that we’d like to profile some of our favourites on the blog, and with lots of great new ads up today we’ve finally got off our backsides to do it!

First up, the awesome Sonorasauras app for the iPhone:

“The first complete deejay setup for the iPhone. Sonorasaurus includes two independently controllable decks and a mixer with built in effects. Upload any MP3 you want and start playing.”

This ad has been up a few times and it constantly achieves one of the highest click through rates (CTR) out of all our ads. We think this is because it’s bold and clear, looks fun and has a clear message about what’s being advertised.

Next up are a few Cloudcasters advertising their uploads or their profiles:

What can we say – we love Tektro’s artwork! Check out more of their lovely designs and their other tech house/house mixes here.

Paris’ bass fiend DJ Absurd is also a bit of a dab hand on the design. His profile pic above generated a decent click through.

Let us know in the comments if you come across any community ads you particularly like.

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