OK, now I am fully aware that there are a number of plugins that allow the insertion of Adsense, Amazon and a whole range of other affiliate codes into WP websites. Also, it is easy to just use php includes in WP template files to get advertising into Websites.
However, I have not been able to find a plugin that allows the easy management of custom ad banners (NOT affiliates) for people that either just don't what to look at code, or are totally baffled by it... yes, I mean normal users! I guess, what I mean is a plugin that does the following (or near enough!):
1) Easy administration through standard WP admin panel integration
2) Ability to upload jpeg/gif banner image(s)
3) Ability to set associated link when clicked for the given banner image(s)
4) Ability to 'tag' banner, so more than one format of banner ad can be handled and displayed, eg - 'headerbanner' 'sideskyscraper' 'footerbutton'
Other features that I'd love to be included are:
a) Weighting of ads, so that you can control display frequency when rotating with others
b) Basic display of click tracking, shown through admin panel.
If any plugin developers are looking at this, I would be more than happy to contribute a small donation towards it's development, also I'm a professional graphic designer and would be happy to exchange some work if you need something creating.