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How to Set Up Ad Pods

Prerequisites:

  • Please integrate the AerServ iOS SDK Version 2.38 or higher and/or the AerServ Android SDK Version 2.40 or higher to set up Ad Pods.
  • To set up an Ad Pods, you will first need to set up an App within the AerServ Platform. For detailed instructions on how to set up your App, please click here.

  • Once you have set up your App, you can proceed to add Ad Placements and enable Ad Pods.

   

  

 

Step 1: Go to Your Inventory


Go to the "Inventory" tab in the nav bar to view your apps and sites.

Press the "+" icon next to the app or site you want to add an Ad Placement to.

 

Step 2: Select Your Desired Ad Product


Specify the Ad Product that will be delivered to this new Ad Placement. For each ad product selected, a separate placement will be created. 

Ad Pods are available for the following Ad Products

      • aerWall (Rewarded)
      • aerWall (Non-rewarded)
      • aerVideo

More information on these ad products can be found below.

  

Step 3: Select Ad Pods


Select the Ad Pods option under the Ad Format field to enable.

Sample Ad Pod:

If you have integrated the AerServ iOS SDK Version 2.38 or higher and/or the AerServ Android SDK Version 2.40 or higher, the Ad Pod "SKIP" overlays will be present for users.

Click here to get the most recent SDKs >>

 

 
PLEASE NOTE: If you have not downloaded the SDK or are a tags publisher, you will not be able to utilize the skip feature for Ad Pods. Click here to get the most recent SDKs >>

 

Other Helpful Hints


 
Max # of Ads or Max Duration?
  • Publishers can only choose between Max # of Ads OR Max Duration, as a configuration within Ad Pods. We do not support the ability to handle both settings.
  • When selecting Max # of Ads, we allow up to a maximum of 10. However if publishers are sensitive to the issue of latency, we'd suggest starting out with a setting between 2-3 ads or 60-90 seconds for Max Duration. 
           
 
 
What About Skippability?
  • Please note that there is no "CLOSE" setting for Ad Pods. If you configure a placement without any "SKIP" options, and request for a Max of 3 ads, you're making users watch ALL 3 videos to completion before they can go back to app content. 
What About Ad Source Priorities?
  • For Non-Premium Publishers, the logic that's used to construct the sequence of ads that appear in the ad pod is based on which ads will yield the most money for you, the publisher. Therefore any ad source priorities setting to the placement will not be honored.
  • For Premium Publisher, ad source priorities will be honored, when constructing the sequence of ads that appear in the ad pod.
Other notes:
  • Mediated SDK ad sources/adapters will not be supported inside of ad pods.
  • VPAID ads will not be supported for Android Ad Pods.
  • To be sensitive to the user experience, we do not advise that you run Ad Pods within a banner-sized placement as users will not be able to utilize the skip or countdown features of the Ad Pods overlay. 

 

  

Ad Products with Ad Pods


 

aerWall (Rewarded)  aerWall-Rewarded.png
Name Enter a custom name for your placement. We suggest the following naming convention: <appname>_<ad unit #>_<OS> = ESPN_aerWallRewarded1_iOS, ESPN_aerWallRewarded2_iOS... etc.
Ad Format

Single Ad: This configuration will only show a single Ad to the end user that triggers the placement ID.

Ad Pod: This configuration allows the publisher to create an ad unit that supports multiple ads that will display consecutively to the end user, if they trigger the placement ID. Publisher are allowed to configure how many ads they wish to show OR configure based on maximum duration.

Skippable By checking this box, you can control when the user will see the 'close' function after the video duration you specify.
Frequency Cap This feature allows you to set the max number of ads a user will see during a timeframe you specify.
Secure Ads Only Please check this box if you want the returned ads to be secure only (HTTPS).
Currency Name What is your virtual currency called? I.e. coins, gems, gold, etc.
Reward Amount  The amount of virtual currency the user receives when he or she is rewarded.
Serverside Callback This setting determines how your app will be notified on a successful virtual currency rewarded event. For security purposes, we recommend selecting Client and Server callbacks. The Server callback should be used to reward the users within your Virtual Currency system whereas the Client callback gives your app information of the recently completed transaction.

 

 

aerWall (Non-Rewarded)  aerWall.png
Name Enter a custom name for your placement. We suggest the following naming convention: <appname>_<ad unit #>_<OS> = ESPN_aerWall1_iOS, ESPN_aerWall2_iOS... etc.
Ad Type Please select which aerWall ad format you would like - video, static interstitial, or both!
Ad Format

Single Ad: This configuration will only show a single Ad to the end user that triggers the placement ID.

Ad Pod: This configuration allows the publisher to create an ad unit that supports multiple ads that will display consecutively to the end user, if they trigger the placement ID. Publisher are allowed to configure how many ads they wish to show OR configure based on maximum duration.

Skippable By checking this box, you can control when the user will see the 'close' function after the video duration you specify.
Frequency Cap This feature allows you to set the max number of ads a user will see during a timeframe you specify.
Secure Ads Only Please check this box if you want the returned ads to be secure only (HTTPS).

 

 

aerVideo (Pre-Roll)  aerVideo.png
Name Enter a custom name for your placement. We suggest the following naming convention: <appname>_<ad unit #>_<OS> = ESPN_aerVideo1_iOS, ESPN_aerVideo2_iOS... etc.
Ad Format  Single Ad: This configuration will only show a single Ad to the end user that triggers the placement ID.

Ad Pod: This configuration allows the publisher to create an ad unit that supports multiple ads that will display consecutively to the end user, if they trigger the placement ID. Publisher are allowed to configure how many ads they wish to show OR configure based on maximum duration.

Frequency Cap This feature allows you to set the max number of ads a user will see during a timeframe you specify.
Play Settings This feature allows you to determine whether the ad will automatically play for the user or require the user to click on the video to play it.
Player Size Please select whether you would like the video ad to play in full screen, or not.
Player Sound This feature allows you to determine whether the video ad will be muted or not.
LDA Compliance Please select whether you would like to restrict alcoholic video content - a yes to LDA Compliance suggests that alcholic subject matter will not flow through your app.
Secure Ads Only Please check this box if you want the returned ads to be secure only (HTTPS).

 

 

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