Single Schedule Campaigns

When you create or edit a campaign, you can set or adjust the campaign schedule, time zone, flight dates, currency and budget, KPI, verification vendor, frequency capping, mangement fees, and campaign managers.

Name, Activate, and General Setup

When setting up your campaign, give it a name that represents all of the lines you will later associate with the campaign. Next, activate it and set the time zone, currency and other settings (as described below).

Note

You may want to leave the campaign inactive until you have your lines set up. You can come back later and activate it.

To name, activate and do general setup for your campaign:

  1. Enter the campaign name in the Campaign Name field.
  2. When you are ready to activate your campaign, move the Status slider to the right. If you no longer want the campaign to serve, move the slider back to the left.
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  1. Set the time zone and flight dates. For details, see Time Zone and Flight Dates.
  2. Set the currency, budget, and daily budget. For details, see Currency and Budget and Daily Budget.
  3. If you want the campaign to group multiple lines based on common attributes (such as budgets, flight dates, goals and targeting), select the Packages checkbox. See Packages Overview for details.
  4. For a single-schedule campaign, leave the slider at Single in the Schedules area.
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  1. Set the target KPI for the campaign. For details, see Campaign KPI.
  2. Select a vendor to provide demographic targeting data verification. For details, see Data Verification Vendor.
  3. Optionally set up frequency capping to cap the frequency with which users see the campaign’s ads. For details, see Frequency Capping.
  4. For Verizon Media-managed campaigns, enter the management fee for the campaign. For details, see Order Management Fee.
  5. Optionally associate one or more campaign managers to the campaign. For details, see Campaign Managers.
  6. When you are finished setting up your campaign, click Save Campaign.

Time Zone and Flight Dates

When you create a new campaign, DSP uses the time zone set up for the advertiser by default. If you like, you can override the time zone to use for a given campaign.

Note

Once you save a campaign, you can change the flight dates, but you cannot update the time zone.

To set the time zone and flight dates:

  1. Choose the campaign time zone from the dropdown Time Zone list. DSP uses the campaign time zone for billing and reporting purposes.
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  1. Click in the Start Date field, and select a start date from the calendar..
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  1. Setting an end date is optional. If you like, click in the End Date field and select an end date from the calendar.
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Note

The start and end times depend on the campaign’s time zone.

Currency and Budget

When you create a new campaign, DSP uses the currency set up for the advertiser by default. If you like, you can override the default currency when you create a campaign.

Important

After you save a campaign, you can update the budget settings but not the currency.

To set the default currency and budget:

  1. From the Currency dropdown list, select the default currency in which transactions should be displayed for this campaign.
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  1. Set the total budget. Do one of the following:
  • From the Total Budget drop-down list, select Specified Amount.
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Then, type an amount in the amount field. For example:

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Note

If a campaign stops bidding because it has reached the total budget amount, you can increase the budget. After the budget increase, the campaign starts bidding again automatically within 5 minutes.

  • Select Unlimited if you have an unlimited budget.
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Daily Budget

The Daily Budget type tells DSP whether to put a cap on the daily spend for your campaign, evenly allocate the total budget across remaining days, or spend the entire campaign budget on available inventory.

To set the daily budget:

  1. In the Daily Budget field, select an option from the drop-down list.
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The daily budget options vary depending on how you set the total budget. The following table shows which daily budget options correspond to the total budget options.

Total Budget Option Daily Budget Options
Unlimited

Daily budgets for this setting include:

  • Specified Amount - Specify a daily cap for the entire campaign.
  • No Daily Budget - Choose this option if your total budget and daily budget are both unlimited.
Specified Amount

Daily budgets for this setting include:

  • No Daily Budget - The entire campaign budget is available.
  • Specified Amount - Specify a daily cap for the entire campaign.
  • Auto Allocated - The remaining overall budget is automatically allocated, establishing an expected daily rate of spend across the remaining duration of the campaign.

Note

If a campaign stops bidding because it has reached the daily budget, you can increase the budget. After the budget increase, the campaign starts bidding again automatically within 5 minutes.

  1. If you selected the Specified Amount daily budget option, type an amount in the Daily Budget field.
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  1. Select Auto Budget Allocation (BYOD) if you want DSP to automatically reallocate budget from underdelivering lines to lines within the campaign that can fully deliver the budget.

Campaign KPI

You can set the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) on the New Campaign page. The key performance indicator you select will be the KPI shown on the Dashboard.

Important

The campaign KPI is shown on the Dashboard to indicate how the campaign is performing and is not used for optimization.

You can choose from the following key performance indicators:

  • CTR. The click through rate percentage.
  • CPC. The cost per click amount.
  • CPA. The cost per action amount.
  • CPCV. The Cost Per Completed View for video.
  • VCPM. The viewable CPM for video.
  • ROAS. The return on ad spend. When you create conversion rules for a pixel, you can set different conversion amounts for each rule. When you add the pixel’s conversion rules to a line, DSP calculates the ROAS for you.
  • CPI. The cost per (app) installation. Use for mobile-centric campaigns.

To set the campaign Key Performance Indicator:

  1. In the Target KPI field, select a key performance indicator from the dropdown list.
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  1. In the percentage field, type the percentage that you want to set as a goal for that KPI. For example:
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Data Verification Vendor

Select a vendor to provide demographic targeting data verification. You can choose between Yahoo or a third-party vendor that provides independent data verification services. All your lines will use the demographic targeting data verification vendor you choose here.

Important

You can only select one data verification vendor to provide the demographic targeting verification for this campaign. After you save your campaign, you cannot change to a different demographic targeting verification vendor.

You can select Yahoo, ComScore, or Nielsen as the data verification measurement provider for your display and video lines.

To select a data verification vendor:

  • From the Demographic Targeting Data Measurement Provider drop-down list, select Yahoo or a third-party vendor to provide demographic targeting verification for your campaign.
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Important

To use Nielsen data verification for display lines, select Nielsen as your measurement provider here at the campaign level, opt in to Nielsen DAR in the Measurement area of the Vendor Store, and select Nielsen as your measurement provider at the line level. Charges may apply.

Frequency Capping

Setting the frequency capping method at the campaign level sets it globally. If you want to set frequency capping globally, it will override any frequency caps you set at the line level. For example, set a duration (such as Daily) and the number of impressions per day.

To set the frequency capping method:

  1. Select one of the following frequency capping methods from the Frequency Capping Method drop-down list:
  • Line Level Only. Frequency capping is set for each line in the campaign.
  • Campaign Level. Frequency capping is shared across all lines in the campaign (to reduce overexposure in case of audience overlap across lines).
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  1. If you select campaign-level frequency capping, you see additional options. Select a duration for the frequency cap (Minutes, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, or Monthly).
  • If you select a Daily duration, DSP serves ads to users as soon as it detects the users. For example, if you set the frequency cap to 3X per day, you might serve 3 impressions to a user within a few minutes.
  • If you select another level, such as Hourly or Weekly, DSP serves x impressions per time period. For example, if you set the frequency cap to 2X per hour, you serve impressions to a user at the rate of one impression every 30 minutes.

Tip

If you set the frequency capping at Hourly, adding up to 24 impressions per day, unique users are unlikely to be online the full 24 hours, so the end result may be 5-10 impressions per day.

Order Management Fee

For Verizon Media-managed campaigns only, enter the fee percentage in the Management Fee field. For example:

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Campaign Managers

If you associate one or more campaign managers to a campaign, that campaign automatically appears on those campaign managers’ dashboards.

To select a campaign manager:

  1. On the New Campaign page, locate the Campaign Managers field.
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  1. Start typing the name of a campaign manager, and then select the name from the drop-down list.
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  1. When you are finished adding campaign managers, click Save Campaign.