I’m working on creating an HTML5 rich media ad to upload through Google’s DoubleClick Studio. I’ve seen and read several times through the post here regarding adding a single exit to a Hype animation, but have hit several snags in attempting to implement this in a somewhat different scenario.
Say I want to create a rich media unit with two product images side by side. I want the background behind each image to change when the user hovers over, which Hype makes easy. However, when the user clicks on Product 1 I want them to be taken via an Exit to the product page for Product 1, and when they click on Product 2 I want them to be taken to the product page for Product 2. I want this all to be trackable through DoubleClick, and need DoubleClick to be able to recognize these exits in the file for the ad to be approved.
When trying to implement the code provided in the forum post linked above, I run into the following issues:
- The code uses a pause in the timeline to wait for the enabler script to load. Because I am not utilizing animation in this ad, I’m not using the timeline at all.
- The code allows the destination URL to be determined in DoubleClick studio, which creates issues when multiple exits are required. I’ve seen the alternative code that allows the destination URL to be hardcoded, but can’t get DCS to recognize one or several of this type of exit either.
- DCS doesn’t see any exits created in this manner, thus not allowing the ad to be uploaded.
I guess in short, my issue has two parts. 1) DoubleClick isn’t seeing an exit I add in the way that post suggests 2) Even if I figured out how to get one exit working, adding multiple doesn’t seem to work in the same way.
Any insight you might have into this issue would be greatly appreciated. Working on a client deadline here so this is something I need to get squared away soon.
Thanks in advance for your help,