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Ad pods provide publishers with an opportunity to sequence together multiple video ads in a sequence using a single VAST request. The functionality simulates a TV commercial break with multiple ad slots. Ad Pods work in with VAST 3.0 compliant ad networks ONLY.  

Setting up an Ad Pod 

In SpringServe, an Ad Pod is a type of supply tag with an extra tab with features to manage and customize your commercial break. If your account is Ad Pod enabled the "Pod Settings" feature can be seen when adding new supply. You could ignore the section entirely if you do not want to use the feature.

Clicking on the  button will bring up the custom settings for your ad pod and the ad slots within it. The Pod Max Duration is required. This is the total maximum length of your ad break (the pod) in seconds. The total amount of advertisement will not exceed this time limit. Additionally, you could customize the number of Ad's (Ad Slots), no more than 10, within the ad break. This part is optional but suggested if you want to customize the experience with specific ad lengths and ads. If you select  then SpringServe will look for ads that pass all targeting and fit within the Pod Max Duration that is set. If you select you will have the option to select a minimum or a maximum for each ad in the pod. The durations will be taken into account and anything outside of the requirements will not serve.  It is easy to add or remove the entire ad pod or ad slots individually by clicking on the red buttons as needed.

Using your Ad Pod 

When you have completed and saved the Ad Pod settings along with the rest of the tabs that are required to create tags you will be able to export the tag that houses your Ad Pod. Use this Tag anywhere you would normally use supply tags to create a unique experience for your users.

For more information about Ad Pods and to enable your account with the feature please contact your account manager.

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