We are excited to announce some major improvements to content ingestion, which include a much simpler interface for you to ingest video content and manage your content metadata.
Mapping content metadata to inventory key-values is deprecated.
Any new CMS metadata values expected to be available as Ad Manager inventory key-values (as they've been in the past), will no longer be possible in targeting via line items, protections, or ad rules; or in reporting. Details about the new workflow can be found below.
Benefits to content ingestion with the new Ad Manager interface
With the new content ingestion, you can target and filter on CMS metadata immediately after ingestion. You no longer have to manually map metadata to Ad Manager inventory key-values before being able to target. Also, dedicated targeting dimensions now exist specifically for CMS metadata, differentiating them from non-video inventory key-values.Video content ingestion
Content ingestion interface changes
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View all of your content, or content based on filters in the updated content section. Metadata listed on the content details base displays as it was ingested from your CMS, rather than only the mapped metadata, as in the legacy version.
Create content bundles based on the exact CMS metadata that was ingested, rather than on what you've manually mapped, as in the legacy version.
Content can be added or excluded from bundles using rules. As new content is ingested from your CMS, bundles are automatically updated based on your rules.
Metadata mapping is no longer required or available. All metadata is available once ingested. You cannot remove unwanted metadata in Ad Manager. CMS metadata is displayed exactly as ingested from your CMS, and is immediately available to target and filter content.
Although disabled by default, you have the option to rename or merge outdated keys or values from your feed, directly in the Ad Manager interface.
Rather that targeting custom key-values that were mapped from your ingested metadata, you can directly target based on your ingested CMS metadata. These targeting updates are available in line items, ad rules, and protections.
The reporting interface and workflow has not changed. However, reports you run for CMS metadata will no longer include data for custom key-values from your ad tags. Once you've targeted metadata, it becomes available for reporting.
There are no changes to the content sources section of the interface or to the workflow.
Since historical data doesn't exist for newly-ingested metadata, checking inventory and forecasting on this content during the migration period may be inaccurate. As with any forecasting data in Ad Manager, waiting 28 days for the most accurate inventory count is recommended.
Before you can migrate to the new content ingestion, some legacy issues may need to be corrected. This should be done prior to the deprecation date of March 31, 2019.
Content bundles issues
- Content bundles using the "Any" filter
These should be updated to either remove that criteria, or edit the rule to filter by "Name" instead. The new content ingestion requires more specific filters, so the "Any" filter will be deprecated.
Metadata mapping issues
- Two CMS metadata keys being mapped to one with different value definitions
These should be edited to map to the same value (whichever is correct). Instances of this may have been created to address a spelling issue.
For example, if:
movie:this_movieis mapped to
movie-name:this_movieis mapped to
movie-namekeys are merged, but it is unclear what to do with the
this_movievalue of that merged key.
The preferred solution is to update one of those two mappings to match the other.
- More than two mapped keys are being chained to each other
These should be edited to map to only one master CMS metadata key, and map all subsequents to that key.
For example, if:
movie:this_movieis mapped to
movie:this_other_movieis mapped to
One mapping tells us we want things to be populated with
movie:this_other-movieand one mapping tells us we do not want that.
The preferred solution is to update the former mapping to match the latter. In this case both
movie:this_other_moviewould map to
- Mismatched data types
This could happen when a CMS metadata key whose values are strings is mapped to another metadata key whose values are numbers. These should either be deleted or edited to correct the data type or associated value.
Mismatched data types include mismatched string, numeric, or content owner types, and are most likely the result of a mapping error.
One additional type of mapping issue that may occur, which is not exposed in Ad Manager, is when a CMS metadata key has been mapped to multiple other keys. You may be contacted to determine if these were mapped in error, and to correct the issue.