Shared Schedules

Our shared schedules feature allows you to have multiple campaign assignments share the same scheduling parameters. This is useful if you want to set an impression quota that multiple campaigns can follow.

Shared schedules will need to be turned on by the AdButler Support team before you can access this feature. Submit a support ticket and we'd be happy to help set up your AdButler account with access to this feature.

The benefits of using a shared schedule

In many cases, you will have multiple campaigns that need to follow a common schedule and impression quota rather than serving based on individual assignment settings.

For example: you have a 300x250 ad and a 728x90 ad that are part of the same campaign and you want both to stop serving when the combined total of impressions reaches a certain limit. By using a shared schedule, each of those campaigns will serve following the same date range and contribute to the same impression quota.

By using a shared schedule, when the combined impression total reaches the limit set under Lifetime Quota, all ads of all ads using the shared schedule will stop serving. If the impression quota is not met, each campaign will continue to serve until the specified end date.

How to set a shared schedule

In order to setup a shared schedule, you need to have at least two campaigns assigned to the same zone or channel.

  1. Open the Assignment Page for one of the campaign placements assigned to your zone or channel.
  2. Under the Expiration & Pacing tab, select Create a new schedule from inputs from the Schedule dropdown.
  3. Configure the schedule that you want to use for all the campaigns. Shared settings will also apply to the Activity Limits tab.
  4. Click the Save Campaign button at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Open the assignment page for the other campaigns you want to use the shared schedule for.
  6. Under Expiration & Pacing tab, select the name of the campaign you created the original shared assignment under.
  7. Click the Save Campaign button at the bottom of your screen.

Now all campaigns you've included in the shared schedule will follow the same Expiration & Pacing and Activity Limit options you have set.

A shared schedule can be edited from any assignment that is following the shared schedule. Any updates will be applied to all assignments.

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