Here are the steps in the DCM In-Stream process, which are covered in depth starting with the next article in this guide:
- Pre-campaign checklist: Confirm that your DCM network is enabled and that all your sites support VAST and are listed in the Site Directory.
- Collect site specs: Contact sites to confirm tracking, assets, and any site-specific requirements.
- Assets checklist: Collect the video source files and optional companion or non-linear banner files in preparation for DCM trafficking.
- Build your creative: Upload assets to your In-Stream Video creative.
- Basic trafficking: Add creatives to an ad rotation assigned to your In-Stream Video placements and send tags to publishers.
- Advanced trafficking: Check this list of workarounds for specific trafficking scenarios.
- Test your tags: Test locally using the VAST Inspector tool, then request live test pages from publishers to verify.
- Reporting: Read what metrics are available in DCM Reporting.
- Frequently asked questions: DCM trafficking questions and solutions.