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Creative Templates for DFP

Craig V 4 years ago in BLOX CMS updated by Laura 4 years ago 5

Has anyone used the creative templates that Town News provides in DFP? We cannot get them to work. http://help.bloxcms.com/app/dfp_flex_templates/. If someone has one working, can you send me a link to check it out?

Hey Craig, we are using the PAW template. My ad staff doesn't love it, but it was the only expanding billboard option I could find. It's currently live on our site: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/ It's been more than a year since I set it up in DFP, but I could look at our setup and see if I can answer your questions.

Hi Elizabeth, could you point me in the right direction in setting up with the PAW template that you have on your site?

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Hi Laura,

It's been a while since I've done this, but I think I was able to walk through the steps again correctly. If you go to the link Craig posted, download the PAW template.


In DFP, click on delivery and then creatives. Go to creative templates. Add a new template. Import the file with the template. We have SafeFrames unchecked (I think it checks by default). It should load all kinds of information, you will probably need to put a label on it and then the description.


When you want to use it, you go to creatives and add a new creative. On the first screen, you also need to select a user-defined template. That's where you should see the Flex PAW option. The form for the creative will give you places to upload the pencil (our size is 728x90) and the billboard (ours is 728x300). It can be a gif, jpeg or tiff.


I have some screenshots that I can send you if you want to email me at stephensec@missouri.edu.

Thank you! I walked through the steps but I'm not able to get the preview to show up.

I just sent you an email, wondering if you could send me your screenshots?

The steps Elizabeth outlined above do the trick! Side note - the creative does not show up in the preview in DFP.