9.7 How to use the Self Service?


An advertiser would like to book a campaign in a portal of a publisher or agency without the need to directly contact publishers or agencies.



2.135 and up


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We have a template flow in our package that can serve as a starting point for further configuration.

We delivered following Self Service components that can be used by publishers or agencies to create their portals. Please find below the explanations on how to use the components:

Campaign Creation

Booking a campaign in the Self Service is quick and easy. To start it is needed to pick a name for the campaign, set the budget, and a timeframe and select the campaign goal, based on what is desired to achieve from the campaign. As standard, users will be offered 3 options: Brand Awareness, Conversion, and Reach. The choice of a campaign goal will help to refine inventory suggestions later in the process.

Budget Types

Depending on the setup of the flow by the administrator you might be able to select the budget type. If you can not see the selection on the first screen, the administrator already took the choice for you.

Available Budget Types are a revenue budget (how much money you would like to spend) or an impression budget (how many impressions you would like to book).

The value chosen will be saved to your Media Campaign in the field Budget for Revenue Budget or in the Impression Budget.

When you are choosing to use an impression budget please take note that only CPM and vCPM products will be shown to you in the results.

Audience selection

After defining the Campaign parameters the next step is to select the target audience that you would like to reach. The selection of your audience and the goal selection affect the display of your results later.

The audiences are separated into different categories.

The default offers the categories Site, Geography, Age, Gender and Interest. Depending on the setup of the portal you might see different categories and different values for the selection.

Inventory selection

After setting all the relevant parameters it is time to choose the right inventory to fit your needs. You will only see available inventory in the results because an availability check is being performed before seeing the results. In case many results match your audiences you will see a progress indicator to let you know when all available inventory is shown.

You can filter the list by the Media Type, Formats, Ad Type, Impressions or specific pricing criteria.

We have in total 5 available filters. But only 3 of these filters will be displayed on your result page. The combination of filters can be configured based on your selection.


Your results will be sorted by their relevance based on your previous selections. Relevant are the goal, runtime, budget and the selected audiences. Two other sort-out options are: based on Alphabetical order and item Availability.

The badges on every inventory product show how many of your selected audiences will be matched by the shown inventory. If Price Rules or Commitments were applied you will also see a badge saying “Discounts” or “Surcharges”.

The sorting of the results is by default set to “Relevance” which means that the inventory with the highest number of matching audiences will be shown at the top.

You can also use the Preview link to see how the inventory looks.



After all relevant inventory was added to your basket you will see a summary of your basket.

How Budget Distribution works with Linear split is activated:

Linear split is disabled by default.

But if Linear split is activated then on basket insertion it is distributing the budget quantity evenly across campaign items. This relates to the Revenue budget quantity and Impression budget quantity. For example 1 item will have 100% of budget distributed, 2 items - 50/50 %, 3 items would be 100% divided by 3 evently parts.

When Price Rules, Commitments Or Agency earnings/commissions are applied you will see the relevant discount in the column “Discounts/Surcharges”.

Please take note that Sales Price surcharges will be calculated directly onto the Price to make the calculation in the table more transparent.

The total amounts will be shown as well as possible VAT amounts.

The summary allows you to delete an item in case you decide not to have it anymore before continuing to the payment.




The payment component will give you a final overview of the amounts as well as an overview of the Billing details. By default, the Billing address of your Account will be taken as well as the invoice mail address that you provided. If one of those pieces of information is incomplete you will be able to provide the information in order to have the correct Billing address on your invoice as well as get the invoice Email sent to the correct mailbox.

When the Invoicing process is started in the background you will need to confirm to start the Billing Run process once more to complete the whole process. Please see the screenshot of how this confirmation might look below.

If you don’t confirm the process you will not receive an invoice at that point because the Campaign won’t be billed.

You will receive an email with the Invoice document after this step. You should also be able to see a success screen that lets you know the ID of the Media Campaign or the Invoice.

Ad Material Management

The Ad Material component allows you to upload new creatives and submit them for approval while or after booking your campaign.

See the video below with the Ad Material Management component in action.

Self Service Setup

Here are some articles that will help you set up the Self Service portal: