When you create an advertisement there is a small preview window of what the ad will look like but Broadstreet also offers a more robust mockup of advertisements that can be sent to wow your advertisers.
There are two kinds of advertisement previews that can be created to send to advertisers in order to demonstrate what they’ll be getting working with you. The first kind of preview is simply a public preview link that will show a blank page with a copy of the advertisement displayed on it. The second kind of preview is a link generated to display an advertisement on a specific webpage of your site; this option requires prior set up of zones on the demo page.
The directions below walk you through how to create different advertisement previews.
Locate the Advertisement to Preview
Navigate to the Advertisers option in the left side menu.
This opens the Advertisers page in Broadstreet. Here you can see a list of all existing advertisers in the program. Locate the advertiser who’s ad you need a preview for and click on the advertiser name.
The page for the individual advertiser opens. There’s a section specifically for Advertisements. Click the advertisement you want.
This opens the page for the individual advertisement where you can select your preview options.
Public Preview Link
On the advertisement’s main page there is a section to Preview on Your Site. Click the Public Preview Link in order to view a mockup of the advertisement in a new tab.
The tab will show your advertiser’s name in the top banner and then below it a live preview of what the advertisement will look like. If the ad is interactive, such as a video, you will be able to click and play through the sample.
To send this preview to your client, simply copy and paste the URL into an email or message for their convenience!
Sometimes clients want an idea of how their ad will look on the specific pages and zones that their campaigns will be running on. Broadstreet makes it easy to accommodate this request with it’s preview-on-page tool. Note that before this tool will work, you will need to have created a zone, and added the zone to your desired webpage. For more information see the documentation here on how to Create a Zone and on adding zones to your site here.
On the advertisement’s main page there is a section to Preview on Your Site. Scroll to the section to Preview this ad on a live page.
In the first dropdown, select the zone that the advertisement is meant to run in for your preview. In the next field, enter the URL of the webpage the zone is located on. Once you have set up these fields, click Generate Preview URL.
A link will be generated underneath the fields. The link will bring you to the webpage selected with what the advertisement will look like in the assigned zone. To send this preview to your client, simply copy and paste the URL into an email or message for their convenience!