The following is a guide to setting mid-roll markers on episodes for the purpose of advertising.
Placing these markers is essential to making sure that an advertisement played within the show doesn’t cut in mid-conversation, providing a smooth listening experience for your audience.
*Please note that mid-roll ads can only be placed on files 20 minutes or longer.
For those with multiple midroll ads, these will play in sequence at the chosen time.
- Log in to your account, click on the Create tab and select your show.
- Select the episode for which the markers need to be set.
- In the middle of the page, select the Edit Markers tab.
You should now see the episode sound file with markers such as below.
Select the mid-roll marker (it will turn red).
You can now drag this marker to your preferred point or select from the “pick a silence” option. When you click on the pick a silence field this will give you a number of time options that you can select from.
Moving The Marker
Pick a Silence
You can also type a time within the position field.
Acast Create will automatically save the point selected and now your mid-roll ad is all set.
How far forwards or backwards can I move the marker? Midroll markers can move anywhere within the middle 50% of your episode.
Should I record a long silence in my episode for the midroll? This is not necessary to do but taking a short pause between subjects of discussions will make it easier to place and will keep the flow for the listener. You also are not required to mention the ad break,