When it comes to making it easier to add ads or dynamic content to your podcast episodes, having default pre-roll and post-roll makes everything so much quicker.

Thanks to AMIE’s default pre- and post-roll options, you can now add up to three dynamic content slots to play after each other at the start or end of your episode - perfect for multi-sponsor messages.

Just follow the steps below to set up your default dynamic content!

Creating your default pre-roll and post-roll ads from your content library

  • Log in to Captivate

  • Click on Captivate Settings in the left hand menu

  • Under the AMIE & DAX tab, click either Add Pre-Roll Ad or Add Post-Roll Ad

  • Choose up to three ads you want to add from your Captivate content library

  • Click Confirm Selected Files once you’ve chosen what ad(s) you want to add

  • Repeat this step if you’re also adding post-roll ads

  • Once completed, click Save and Update

Creating your default pre-roll and post-roll ads from your content library

  • Log in to Captivate

  • Click on Captivate Settings in the left hand menu

  • Under the AMIE & DAX tab, click either Add Pre-Roll Ad or Add Post-Roll Ad

  • Click on Upload a New File

  • Drag the file from your computer into the highlighted content box, or click upload a new file

  • Complete the relevant details you want to include for the file (Label, Type, Show Notes Title, Show Notes, Attribution Link)

  • Click Add Dynamic Content

  • Repeat this step if you’re also adding more ads

  • Once completed, click Save and Update

That’s it! These ads will now be loaded as your default pre-roll or post-roll content every time you publish a new episode.

Replacing or deleting default ads

If you ever need to replace old default ads with new ones, or delete them altogether, that’s super simple to do, too!

  • Log in to Captivate

  • Click on Captivate Settings in the left hand menu

  • Under the AMIE & DAX tab, choose which ads you want to replace or delete

  • To replace an ad, click the replace icon next to the little trash bin icon

  • Choose your new ad from the Replace Content box

  • Click Save and Update

To delete an ad completely, simply follow these steps:

  • click the trash bin icon next to the file in question

  • click Remove Content

  • click Save and Update

Note: these defaults will only be for episodes created after the defaults are loaded. For episodes prior to that, use the Bulk Ad Editor to swap out older content.

Recommended reading: How to use AMIE's pre-roll and post-roll bulk editor tool for dynamic ad insertion

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