Setting Up Advertising Options

Advertising option products, once created, need to be associated with the Advertising module. This is accomplished by creating an Advertising Options record for each advertising option product and then associating that Advertising Options record with the necessary rate cards.

This topic contains the following sub-topics that describe how to set up Advertising Options records:

Associating Advertising Option Products with Advertising Management

This topic describes how to associate an Advertising Option Product with the Advertising Management application:

  1. Open a new Advertising Options record from the Advertising Options service.
  2. In the Name field, enter a name for the advertising option.
  3. In the Product field, enter the name of the advertising option product.
  4. Select an Option Type of either Yes/No or Quantity.
    • Yes/No: adds a quantity of one to the insertion order for this option.
    • Quantity: allows the Quantity field to be modified when adding the option product to the insertion order. 
  5. In the Entity field, enter the entity that is associated with the advertising option.
    This entity stores information about the specific advertising option. If the option does not require additional information, the Entity field can remain blank.

    If using blind boxes, enter Advertising Blind Boxes in this field.



Note Concerning Adding the Blind Box Product to the Advertising Options

An example of an advertising option with additional information is the blind box option. When a blind box option product is purchased on an insertion order, the customer needs to provide additional contact information that is stored in a record in the Advertising Blind Boxes entity. To associate the blind box product with the advertising module:

  • Enter the name of the blind box product record in the Product field,
  • Select Yes/No as the Option Type,
  • Enter the Advertising Blind Boxes entity name in the Entity field.

Adding Advertising Option Products to a Rate Card

After an advertising option product is associated with the Advertising module, via an Advertising Options record, the Advertising Options records are associated with an Advertising Rate Cards record. This is performed by adding an Advertising Options record to the Advertising Rate Card Rate Options tab of an advertising rate card's Rates record.

  1. Open an Advertising Rate Cards record that is associated with a specific advertising product.
  2. On the Rates tab, open the desired Rates record. Remember that the combination of color, position and size codes selected on the advertising insertion order will determine which Rate record is used to calculate the price of the advertisement. Likewise, the same combination also determines which advertising options are available.
  3. Click the Advertising Rate Card Rate Options tab and open a new record.
  4. In the Advertising Option field, enter the name of the Advertising Options record. This option will be available in the Advertising Insertion Order record, when the combination of color, position and size codes selected, match the Rate record where this advertising option is listed.


  5. Click OK to save and close the new Advertising Rate Card Rate Options record.
  6. Click OK to save and close the Rates record.
  7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 to add the option to each Rates record that requires the -advertising option.
  8. Save and close the Advertising Rate Cards record.
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