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This video provides an overview about the following topics:

  • Using Ad Builder
  • Building DCO ads in Ad Builder
  • Creating different versions in the Sizmek MDX2.0 platform

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Overview

Ad Builder allows you to add smart versioning functionality to your HTML5 ads. The initial stage of creating smart versioning HTML5 ads entails tagging components in your ad as smart items. In Ad Builder, smart versioning items can be associated with the text, HTML, video and the image components. 

In Ad Builder, when you configure a component as a smart item, the system adds a smart versioning icon   next to the smart version component in the Interface Manager.

After you upload your ad, the MDX2.0 platform automatically detects the smart items assigned to the various components and displays them in the Smart Items List in the MDX2.0 platform.

You can edit the Smart Item value in both Ad Builder and the MDX2.0 platform. Changing this value in Ad Builder updates the "Smart item" fields in the MDX2.0 platform once the ad is re-loaded. 

Add a Text Smart Item

  1. Create an ad in Ad Builder.
  2. From the Components panel, select the Text component.
    A text box is added to the canvas.
  3. In the Text Properties panel, enter a user-defined name to be displayed in the MDX2.0 platform.
  4. Double-click the text box and type your text.
  5. Select the Smart Item check box in the Properties panel.



    Note: HTML5 tags are displayed as text and function as code.

Add an HTML Smart Item

  1. Create an ad in Ad Builder.
  2. From the Components panel, select the HTML component. 
  3. In the HTML Properties panel, enter a user-defined name to be displayed in the MDX2.0 platform.
  4. Click Open Code Editor and type the relevant HTML value.
    Note: Use only supported HTML tags.
  5. In the HTML Properties panel, select the Smart Item check box.

Add an Image Smart Item

Rules and Guidelines

  • When you assign a smart item to an image, it is automatically tagged as an additional asset. You can view it in the MDX2.0 platform after it is uploaded. 
  • When you replace an uploaded image, you must re-assign a new image in Ad Builder and re-upload the image.
  • The default image cannot be a smart versioning item.
Procedure
  1. Create an ad in Ad Builder.
  2. From the Components panel, select the Image component.
  3. Configure the image in the Properties panel:
    In the Select/Upload area, select a local asset or an existing asset from the MDX2.0 platform.
  4. Select the Smart Item check box.

Add a Video Smart Item

Rules and Guidelines
  • Use an MP4 video type, when planning to add smart versioning capabilities to the video, thus allowing it to run on a majority of devices.
  • You can assign a smart item to an uploaded video however it  cannot be assigned to the auto-play video or to the video poster.
  • The video smart item is assigned to the first video uploaded to the video component. The system supports assigning up to three video sources to a single video component. If multiple videos are assigned, they will ignored and not be played.
Procedure
  1. Create an ad in the Ad Builder.
  2. From the Component panel, select the Video component. 
  3. In the Video Properties panel, enter a user-defined name to be displayed in the MDX2.0 platform.
  4. In the Select/Upload Video File area, upload your video file. 
  5. Select the Smart Item check box.
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