Today's audience demands the best looking, least intrusive banner ads and now, more than ever, marketers of all shapes and sizes are looking to meet those demands. 

Adding the last little bit of polish to your banner ads has the potential to make the difference between someone scrolling on by or stopping them in their tracks. In this short article, we've compiled 3 things you can do in NEXD Campaign Manager to add that little extra magic, without breaking a sweat.

Stay front-and-centre using optional assets

Other than an actual offer, the branding and call to action elements are absolutely vital (and in many cases, mandatory). Making sure your branding and CTA are always in view means that your audience will see it, regardless of how what part of the ad they are viewing.

Good news is, NEXD Campaign Manager makes it nice and easy to add these two core elements, quickly and simply. Another great thing about the optional assets in NEXD Campaign Manager is you can use the position editor to quickly adjust the elements within the asset area.

Pixel perfect image placement with zoom and view positioning

And, while we're on the subject: the position editor has a neat feature that allows you to get up close to your creative and fine tune the image position. Not only can you quickly reposition the asset, but you can also get it to automatically fill the placement area, either vertically or horizontally.

If that's still not enough for you then you can get right in there, by simply zooming in. Place your cursor in the centre of the screen and use the scroll wheel on your mouse (or whatever the equivalent is for your machine). Then to focus on a particular area, place your cursor in the grey background area, click, and drag to reposition the view.

Add some sparkle with layer effects

Many marketers want to leverage video and rich media in their campaigns, but don't have access to the resources to do that cost effectively. NEXD Campaign Manager's layer effects are a fast, effective way of adding that little bit pizzazz to a creative, at the click of a button.

Currently, NEXD Campaign Manager offers 2 layer effects: snow and heart. The snow effect is great for adding that extra something to winter-themed visuals. While the heart effect works nicely with Valentine's themes.

Adding these effects is super-simple. When setting up your creative, under Creative settings click Options then you'll see the Snow effect and Heart effect options. Enable the one you want to experiment with then click Preview to see how it looks. Oh, and you can also combine both layer effects at once if you like!

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