How to upload an ad creative

This guide will show you how to upload and manage ad creatives. You will learn:

  1. How to upload an ad creative when creating an ad item.
  2. How to upload an ad creative to the Media Library.
  3. How to restrict an ad creative to only one publisher or advertiser.
  4. How to view and edit an ad creative's details.
  5. How to upload an ad creative from a publisher or an advertiser section.

Uploading when creating an ad item

  1. Under Image Source, click Library.
  2. Click Browse.... Locate the ad creative in your computer and upload it.
  3. Fill in the rest of the fields as needed.
  4. Click Save Ad Item.

How to upload a creative when creating an ad item in AdButler

The ad creative you uploaded will automatically be saved in the Media Library under a group (aka a folder) named Uploads. There's also a default folder for VAST 4 assets called VAST 4. When you want to reuse the same ad creative, you don't need to upload it again. Click on the Select a creative dropdown menu to select the ad creative from the list of items in the Media Library.

Uploading to the Media Library

  1. Click on Media Library in the left navigation menu. The table of Media Library groups (aka folders) will appear.
  2. Click Add Group to add a new group. If you want to save files to an existing folder, click on the folder's name then skip to step 4.

The Add Group button in the Media Library

  1. Name the new group then click Save. You will be taken to the newly created group's section.
  2. Click Upload Files to add one or more ad creatives. You can also drag and drop files to the table to upload them.

The Upload Files button in a Media Library folder

To edit a creative's name or description after it's been uploaded, click on its filename in the list.

You can search for a Media Library group using the search bar at the top right of the table of groups. Within a group, you can search for a creative using the search bar on the top right of the table of uploaded files.

Assigning ad creatives

You can restrict an ad creative to only one advertiser or publisher account by assigning it to that account. This is the same as uploading an ad creative through the advertiser or publisher's section.

  1. Click on the checkbox beside the ad creative.
  2. Click Assign to user.
  3. Click on Advertiser or Publisher.
  4. Click on the name of the relevant account from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click Assign.

How to assign an ad creative to a user in AdButler

To unassign an ad creative, follow these steps, except at step 3, select None.

Ad creative details

From a group's section or folder, click on the name of an ad creative to view its details.

An ad creative's details in the Media Library

From this page, you can:

  • See how many times the ad creative has been used
  • Download the file
  • Copy a link to the file
  • Move the file to another group
  • Replace the file
  • Edit its name and description
  • Preview the ad creative

Uploading from a publisher or an advertiser section

When you upload an ad creative through the section of a publisher or an advertiser, that ad creative will automatically be assigned and restricted to that account. This is the same as uploading an ad creative through the Media Library and then assigning the ad creative to the publisher or advertiser.

  1. Go to the section of the relevant publisher (Your AdButler > Publishers > Your Publisher) or advertiser (Your AdButler > Advertisers > Your Advertiser).
  2. Click Uploads on the right menu. That account's folder of uploaded ad creatives will appear.

The Uploads button in a publisher section

  1. Click Add New.
  2. Click Choose File.
  3. Enter a name and description for the ad creative (optional).
  4. Click Save Creative.

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