Launching

Setting up your campaign

Campaign requirements

  1. The goal of the Campaign. Set the goal for the campaign (awareness/ lead generation/ clicks generation, etc.)
  2. Target Audience. Define your target audience by interest.
  3. Main KPI. Select ONE campaign KPI that is most important for you. It can be impressions/ clicks/ interactions/engagements (depending on your campaign type). Remember, that the campaign will be optimized for ONE KPI, though others will be monitored as well.
  4. Creatives. Banners that will be showed to your audience.
  5. Budget. What budget do you have allocated for this campaign?
  6. Duration. What is the duration of the campaign? If you are not sure, the Eskimi team will gladly advise you. 
  7. Landing Page. Do you have the landing page where the traffic from campaign ads will be generated? It’s very important that your landing page is tested and works properly, because it may affect the results of the campaign.
  8. Tracking. Does your landing page have an Eskimi tracking code? It is not mandatory, but it will help your campaign reaching better results.

Campaign setting up process

The following steps will help to learn how to set up a new banner ad campaign in 6 easy steps.

IMPORTANT: Before setting up your campaign, your creatives should already be uploaded and ready to use.

Login to your DSP account, select Campaigns, and click "New Campaign".

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Step 2: Select campaign type - banner.

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Step 3: Write the name of your campaign, ad domain and Click URL, select duration dates, and a country. Here you can set up time targeting (select specific hours of the day when your campaign should be displayed), and you can also target users by states, mobile operators, device types, browsers, audiences, etc. If you don't use any specific targeting, just leave default values in these options.

 

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CLICK URL: Here you can choose the destination of where the user lands once he or she clicks on your banner.

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Step 4: Set up frequency capping and auto-optimisation. These tools are important for the good performance of your campaign.

Impression capping means the number of impressions and clicks that a single user can see in a given time frame. In the example photo below we see that the user can view your ad a maximum of 2 times in 10 minutes and click on it once. You can make it less or more frequent depending on what you want to achieve: if your main goal is Awareness - you should make capping frequent, as frequent as 3 impressions in 5 minutes or so. If your main goal is Lead generation - you can make capping a little less frequent - maybe 1 impression in 20 hours or so.

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Auto-optimisation here you can choose your optimisation metric (CPC, CTR, or CPA) depending on the type of your campaign. For basic banner ad campaigns choose default optimisation as shown in the example picture below.

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Step 5: Set up your daily budget, total budget, and bids for the creatives.

To calculate the daily budget, divide the total budget by the number of days that your campaign will be running. In this example campaign, the duration is from July 7th to July 21st, so we have a duration of 14 days and we divide the budget of 5000/14=357.142$

Also here you can select the default bid for your creatives. In the example, we're choosing 0.4$ for our creative, which should perform well on a 300x250 banner.

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Step 6: Lastly, select creatives for your campaign and choose custom bids for them (or you can just apply the custom bid to all your creatives by clicking "Apply to all creatives").

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Now just click save and Voila! You have now successfully created a new campaign and it is ready to be launched.

Once it is launched you will be able to track your campaign status and the amount of money it spends by looking at Budget and Status, there are some statuses that can be shown:

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In the Budget section, you can see

Starting your first campaign - Video Guide

Here you can view a short video guide on launching your first campaign on Eskimi DSP. 
Campaign launch is simple. First we upload the creatives then we assign the campaign.

Uploading your creatives:

Setting up your campaign:

Launching new banner campaign

Launching campaigns on Eskimi DSP can be a bit tricky, so here you can learn how to set up a new banner ad campaign in 7 easy steps.

IMPORTANT: Before setting up your campaign, your creatives should already be uploaded and ready to use. Find out how to upload creatives to DSP in this article.

Step 1: Log in to your DSP account, select Campaigns, and click " New campaign group ".

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 Step 2: Select campaign type – banner.

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Step 3: Write the name of your campaign, enter the start and end dates, bid, total budget and the system will suggest your daily budget which can be edited by you if you prefer a different value than the one that was suggested by the system. In Time scheduling you can set up time targeting (select specific hours of the day when your campaign should be displayed. 

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Step 4: Select your target country. In the Platforms, Telco & Devices section you can also target users by mobile operators, device types, browsers, etc. If you don't use any specific targeting, just leave the default values in these options.

Step 5: Set up values for Impression capping and Auto-optimisation. These tools are important for the good performance of your campaign. 

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Step 6: CLICK URL: Here you can choose the destination of where the user lands once he or she clicks on your banner.

Also, don’t forget to enter an ad domain that is related to your site URL.

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We also recommend adding UTMs parameters for better tracking. These can be automatically added to the landing page of your campaign by clicking on Click URL parameters and choosing Add UTM parameters as in the screenshot below.

Why to use UTMs? UTMs are essential part of external analytics. With the help of UTMs platforms like Google Analytics will be able to identify Eskimi traffic and performance. This means that clients will be able to better evaluate their multi-channel campaigns and compare the results between different sources.

Step 7: Select the creative set for your campaign. The bids for each creative will be automatically applied based on the bid that you‘ve entered at the beginning of the campaign setup. Of course, you can set different bids per each creative manually if it‘s needed.

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Now just click Save and Voila! You have now successfully created a new campaign and it is ready to be launched. 

Once it is launched you will be able to track your campaign status and the amount of money it spends by looking at Budget and Status, in the picture below you can see various statuses that can be shown:

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When it's the best time to launch a campaign?

NO FRIDAY rule

We recommend not launching campaigns on Fridays or the last day before the Holiday, especially at the end of the workday. The campaign must be optimized and checked even more often during the first days of the campaign and on non-working days there might be no one there to help.

If you want to launch a campaign at weekend, make sure that all material is uploaded to the system by Thursday evening.

 Plan some TIME FOR TESTING

If you are planning a CPA campaign, use tracking or launching your first TAG campaign, make sure that there is enough time before launch for testing. It takes around 1-2 working days to test and to fix bugs.