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Training: Scheduled Actions

What You'll Learn

In this article, we'll show you how to:
 

  • Pause or resume campaigns, groups, or creatives at a specified date and time using Scheduled Actions.
     
  • View existing scheduled actions for a specific object.
     
Did you know? Scheduled Actions can help you prepare for seasonal changes without having to actively make those changes during off-hours. 


What are Scheduled Actions?


Scheduled Actions allow you to pause or resume your campaigns, groups or creatives at a specific time in the future. This can come in very handy if you want to launch new campaigns on a schedule, or coincide specific ads with a promotional period like Christmas or Black Friday. 
 

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The Platform provides a host of different options to help you set up your Scheduled Actions in a way that will make managing your campaigns easier than ever before. Whether you want to set your objects to pause or resume while you're away from the Platform, this is the way to do it. 
 

Scheduled Actions are based on your account's time zone. To double-check your time zone, click Admin in the upper-right, then click the Clients sub-tab and choose an account to look for the Time Zone setting. See the Want to Know More? section below for more info.

See it in action


Join a member of the Marin Software team as we explain how to start using Scheduled Actions in the Platform right away, from square one. Want to follow through step-by-step? See the How To section for our written guide to Scheduled Actions. 

Click the play button to get started.  (Length: 2:55). 
 

How to


The essentials for Scheduled Actions include adding, editing, and deleting, so we'll break each of these down below. Ready to begin?

How to create a Scheduled Action


Scheduling an action for one of your campaigns, groups or creatives is easy. Just follow these simple steps:
 

  1. First, navigate to the main CampaignsGroups or Creatives tab, depending on your needs.
     
  2. Use the checkboxes on the left of the grid to select the specific objects you'd like to add scheduling to. 
     
  3. Click the Schedule button ('calendar' icon) at the top of the grid.

     
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  4. Use the upper drop-down box to select whether you want to Add or RemoveScheduled Action
     
  5. In the lower drop-down box, select Resume or Pause and enter the date and time for the action to take place. Scheduled actions can only be set to occur on the hour. To add multiple Scheduled Actions, just use the plus and minus icons to add or remove a row. 
     
  6. Click Save and your Scheduled Action will be ready to go.

 

How to View a scheduled action


  1. Head to the grid which contains the object you have an action scheduled for. For example, the main Creatives tab.
     
  2. Click to launch the View Builder
     
  3. Click into the Advanced category.
     
  4. Check the box next to the Sched. Action column. Click Save from the View Builder. Once your Sched. Action column is in place, you can view the next scheduled action that's in place for any given object from directly in the grid.
     
  5. You can also click directly into the object itself from the grid. This could be the object's name, or the headline in the case of a creative. 
     
  6. From the object's settings screen, scroll down to the Scheduled Actions section.
     
  7. Here, you can see all scheduled actions that are currently set up for this object. 

 

How to Edit or delete a Scheduled Action - Single Edit


So what happens if you create a Scheduled Action then change your mind later, or need to alter it? No problem, just follow these steps:
 

  1. Head to the grid which contains the object you have an action scheduled for. For example, the main Creatives tab.
     
  2. Next, click directly into the object itself. This could be the object's name, or the headline in the case of a creative. 
     
  3. From the object's settings screen, scroll down to the Scheduled Actions section.

     
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  4. Here, you can use the and – buttons to add or remove your Scheduled Actions.
     
  5. Click Save once your changes are complete, and you're all set!

How to Edit or delete a Scheduled Action - Multi Edit


  1. Head to the grid which contains the objects you have an action scheduled for. For example, the main Creatives tab.
     
  2. Next, select the check boxes next to the objects you wish to edit. You can select two or more objects you wish to edit. 
     
  3. Click on the Scheduled Schedule button ('calendar' icon) at the top of the grid.
     
  4. From the first drop-down, you can choose Add Scheduled Actions, which will allow you to add scheduled actions for all selected objects, or Remove Scheduled Actions, which will remove all scheduled actions for the selected objects. 

    Note: if you need to granularly remove individual scheduled actions, rather than clearing out all scheduled actions for a given object, we recommend using the Single Edit steps listed above. 
     
  5. Click Save

Want to know more?


Scheduled Actions are just one of the ways that you can manage your campaigns more easily. Below we'll list a few related articles that may offer additional insight into the use of Scheduled Actions.
 


 


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