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  1. I finally had a reason to use this for a banner campaign and a reason to figure out why it quit working. It does no longer work with Animate CC 17 or 18. It does still work with Animate CC 2015.2 I have no idea why. But I do suspect the publish template is the culprit.
  2. It has been a long time ago, so my memory is fuzzy. I was asked to troubleshoot some SWFs that had crazy high clickthroughs. The crazy high clickthroughs were a result of double and triple counting (more clicks than impressions). I used the AdOps tool that could show the actionscript in a SWF without having an FLA to examine. There was some made no sense extra clicktag actionscript that did not break the clickability. Never solved why, but one suspected motivation is that crazy high clickthroughs make the banner ads creator look good. Post SWF it would be easy to add something like that after the fact. I actually worked with sales reps who would go home and click on their advertisers' banner ads repeatedly. An improperly implemented close button (text, no hit area) and no close on roll off, on an expandable actually made the monthly sales brag session with something like 99% clickthrough. Keeping advertisers happy is the only way sales people stay employed.
  3. AdWords is the most restrictive of all Doubleclick/Google's offerings. They were the last to allow hosted library files. AdWords are the cheapest ads. Could they be nudging people towards publishing for DCM, DFP or DCRM?
  4. Google doesn't allow longer than 30 seconds?

    I won't block ads because democracy depends on a vigilant press. Ad blockers steal content. that being said, subscribe to the Washington Post and the NY Times.
  5. Google doesn't allow longer than 30 seconds?

    You have to realize the only cops on the "how long is your animation" beat, are the poor AdOps people who just want to get all those ads booked and go home. In the SWF days the no clickTag was literally a deal killer that no one could fix for the advertiser without an FLA. The reason for the rule is, looping animation is annoying, whether the AdOps peeps enforce it or not. I do loop subtle effects, like stars in a galaxy, underwater, snow falling, landed butterfly wings flapping, etc. but would never loop copy animation. Because it is annoying.
  6. Delay clickTag

    In addition a delayed clickTag could fail ad server validation.
  7. The company I work for covers most of the US. I already have a dynamic feed document from the SWF days when Doubleclick was implementing this as a value added perk. There are 150 fields.
  8. adobe animate cc 2017 responsive banner

    Was it Animate Commons?
  9. Clipping masks in Animate CC using GSAP

    I just tried to animate a mask using a createjs frame script and it did not budge. Found this previously asked question. Appears a scripted mask is not possible.
  10. Clipping masks in Animate CC using GSAP

    The word clipping makes me think of print. Is your mask set as a mask in Animate? masks_Canvas.fla
  11. Visibility monitoring

    Thanks Frederic, Unfortunately that is mobile app ads only, and requires using Doubleclick Rich Media with the associated impression costs. I think what has changed the most is ad placement. Because people are following social links rather than going to a site's home page or section fronts, banner ad placements have shifted to in article, and are coming into view as people scroll down to continue reading. I did see a 728 I created play from the beginning, but it was in the legacy masthead position, that from my observations, seems to have been abandoned by most sites. HTML5 In-page build guide Make sure that your ad is on screen (mobile app campaigns only) When an ad first loads in a mobile app, it loads off-screen and out of view. If your ad animates or plays silent video, you should wait until the ad is on-screen to play it. If your ad won't serve in mobile apps, you can skip this step. This method only works when an ad serves in a mobile app. When the ad serves in a desktop or mobile browser, the VISIBLE event is triggered as soon as the ad is rendered, however the ad may not be in view.
  12. Moving over from GWD to handcoded

    If people on your ad team used Flash prior to the switch to HTML5, you may want to revisit Flash, now called Animate CC Canvas export. I have a template and a publish template with clicktag.
  13. Visibility monitoring

    I don't use any ad blockers, and though the SWF days were long ago, I don't remember not seeing the beginning of animated SWFs back then. Now I feel like I never see much more than the last few seconds oh HTML5 ads. One possibility is placement. In article page banners that appear as you are reading, definitely appear to have been playing before they come into view. Of my own ads i have stumbled upon in the wild, they have all been of this type.
  14. Thanks. I will republish for 2017. Sucks that I have no ability to QA in this Enterprise Security environment. And I let my domain and hosting expire because I realized my plans for blogging weren't going to happen.