I have several newsletters that go out everyday. Each newsletter contains ads. I am looking to automate the insertion of ads. Currently they’re inserted manually.
The ads are hosted on [url removed, login to view], which is a hosted ad server.
What I would like is a calendar-like application where I can go and schedule which ads go in which newsletter on a particular day.
For example, on October? 1 2009, I want to go and create a new object: newsletter1
Then newsletter1 is going to contain a few ad IDs (inserted by the admin). For example:
Then, in the HTML of newsletter1, I will insert a PHP object like <%php display(newsletter1,100109);? %>
Then when I go to [[url removed, login to view]] it will display the ads.
How will it display the ads?
Openx has a standard way of displaying ads, and given an ID 123456, it can display the image and link like
<a href='[url removed, login to view]'>
<img src='[url removed, login to view]' /></a>
I’d like the application to have a calendar-like look if possible, like Outlook
An admin would be able to log in, create, edit, delete a newsletter object (which is just a container for the ads). If he creates an object in December 2 2009, for example, and names it newsletter20, then the object to invoke would be <%php display(newsletter1,120209);? %> for example.
This is the preliminary vision for this app.
pages to be created will? be like:
create/edit/delete an ad
create/edit/delete a schedule (for example newsletter1_061009)