Create Insertion Policy
Note: If you are using only the old Ad Insertion Policy feature, please refer to Insertion Policies and Ad Insertion Policies.
- Hover over Settings and click on Insertion Policy.
- Click on New Insertion Policy. The following page opens up:
- Name: enter a meaningful name for the insertion policy (for example, "High ad load").
- Targeting settings: Note: You can specify up to 20 tags and/or 29 categories per one insertion policy. Contact your Account Manager if you need to change the maximum number of tags per insertion policy. Insertion policies without any specified targeting are currently not taken into consideration by the Pulse Distribution Engine.
- Tags: specify the tags to include. Press "Enter" after each tag you add. Tags indicate a case-insensitive comma separated list of tags targeted by the ad request. Using a comma (,) in the tag name is not allowed. The tags specified in the insertion policy need to match at least one tag coming in the ad request to Pulse.
- Categories: specify the categories to include. Click on the field and a list of all your categories appears so you can scroll up and down, or start typing the category name to get suggestions. Select the desired category by clicking on it or pressing "Enter". At least one of the categories specified in the insertion policy needs to match the category coming in the ad request to Pulse. Pulse looks at the parent categories as well, so that all sub-categories of the categories specified in the insertion policy are considered matched.
For more information on the targeting settings, refer to Insertion Policy Targeting and Ranking.
- Policy settings:
- Spot types enabled: select between standard, interactive, or both.
- Pre-roll, Mid-roll, Post-roll, and Seek-roll: pre-roll, mid-roll,
post-roll, and seek-roll ads are disabled by default. If enabled:
- Configure position based breaks by selecting the maximum number of ad positions for each ad format per ad break. You can select from a range of 1 to 50 ad positions per ad break. When creating goals in Pulse, you can further specify the position in the ad break that ads from that goal can occupy. However, the applicable insertion policy dictates whether a goal with specific settings is eligible for selection. For example, if the applicable insertion policy is set to allow only two ads per mid-roll break, then a goal with ad position set to 'Position 3' or higher is never eligible for selection. For more information, refer to Add New Goal.
- Configure time based breaks by selecting to
limit break duration and entering the maximum amount of seconds
you want the ad break to last. For time based breaks, both
maximum duration and maximum number of ad positions have to be
specified. The ad break ends when it reaches the specified
duration, or when all its slots are filled, whichever happens
first. For more information, refer to Time Based Breaks.Note: This feature needs to be enabled for your account. Contact your Account Manager if you want to use time based breaks. If you want to include sponsors in time based breaks, that needs to be enabled for your account as well.
- (Seek-roll only) Configure the minimum number of seek events that are needed to trigger a seek-roll break, from a range of 1 to 25 seek events.
- Pause ads enabled: enable or disable Pause ad functionality.
- In-Stream overlay enabled: in-stream overlay ads are disabled by
default. If enabled, configure the following:
- First insertion: the time when the first overlay impression appears. Choose on a scale from 5 to 60 seconds. The default setting is 20 seconds.
- Display for: the amount of time the overlay is visible before hiding it automatically. Choose on a scale from 5 to 30 seconds. The default setting is 15 seconds.
- New overlay every: the number of minutes that need to pass before a new overlay impression appears. Choose on a scale from 1 to 10 minutes. The default setting is 4 minutes.
- Time based frequency cap: select the minimum number of minutes
that have to pass before any linear ad can be shown to a viewer again.
You can select from a time range of zero to 10 minutes, or set it to 20,
30, 40, 50, or 60 minutes. Note: Sponsor goals are also affected by this cap.
- Skip button: select whether to show the skip ad button always,
after first unique view, or never.
Note: Campaigns, goals, and ads inherit the skip button settings defined in the insertion policy. You can override these settings on campaign, goal, or ad level. For more information, refer to Override Skip Ad Button Settings.
- Always: selecting this option allows you to set the amount of seconds, or the percentage of the ad, after which the skip button appears.
- After first unique view: selecting this option allows you to:
- Set the amount of seconds, or the percentage of the ad, after which the skip button appears.
- Reset view count after a certain time period. You can choose to reset on a scale from 1 to 48 hours.
- Never: selecting this option means that the skip button never appears.
- Click Create. This takes you back to the insertion policy overview page, where you can locate and edit all your existing insertion policies. When editing an insertion policy, click "Save" next to each modified field to save your changes. By default, you can create a maximum of 50 insertion policies for your Pulse account. Contact your Account Manager if you need to change the maximum number of insertion policies for your account.
Note: Sponsor goals act within their own sponsor break, which means that the insertion policy settings do not affect sponsor goals, with the exception of the Time based frequency cap setting, and possibly the Time based break settings.