Sometimes a pre-roll ad doesn't mean it's the first thing your listener hears. Some shows want to play their theme, or intro, or give a lead-in before cutting to a piece of dynamic content, or a dynamic ad.

Choosing arbitrary times for Pre-Roll Ad Markers is easy in Omny Studio, and this guide will show you how.

1 - Choose the clip you want to add a Pre-Roll Ad Marker to.

2 - Select 'Edit audio' from within the clip.

3 - Move the playhead on the editor to the timestamp you want to add the Pre-Roll Ad Marker. Press the dropdown on the right of the ad marker buttons. Select "Insert pre-roll ad market at playhead".

4 - You can view the Ad Marker in the items list below the clip, and verify it's at the correct timestamp.

5 - You can edit the Pre-Roll Ad Marker, to configure the number of ads that can be inserted at this marker.

6 - Click Save changes to finish adding the offset Pre-Roll Ad Marker.

Extra notes:

  • If you're using Omny's Intro/Outro feature, the duration of the intro will offset the timestamp of your offset pre-roll ad marker, meaning relative to the clip it will be in the same location, but at a dynamic timestamp.
  • Pre-Roll Ad Markers added at 0:00 will play before an intro if using the Intro/Outro feature. If added anywhere after 0:01, the Ad Marker will play after the intro.

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