Previewing a Program with Viewer Profiles

In this article:
What is a Viewer Profile?
Creating a New Viewer Profile
Copying a Viewer Profile
Editing a Viewer Profile
Deleting a Viewer Profile

What is a Viewer Profile?

When you configure your video to include personalized content, you can preview what that video will look like to a specific audience using a viewer profile. A viewer profile is a set of data that defines a potential viewer of your video. For example, this data can include a viewer's first name and their age group. Of course, the viewer profiles you create will be based on the content you have configured and the data that you hold.

To make sure that the logic in your configurations is correct, we recommend that you create viewer profiles to simulate all the different audiences that will watch your video.

Reviewing your video with viewer profiles is essential before publishing your program.


Creating a New Viewer Profile

1.

Access your program in the Editor.

2.

Click Preview.

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3.

Click Full Video at the top of the page.
▶ Clicking Full Video displays all the data elements that you can use to create viewer profiles. In the example below, these are First NameAge Group, and Device Type.

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4.

Click +New Profile at the bottom of the page.
▶ If this is the first viewer profile that you're creating for the program, you can also use the default Untitled as your first viewer profile and continue from step 7.

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5.

Type in a profile name that represents the audience you want to preview.

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6.

Click Create.

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7.

Open the drop-down list by the data element that you want to use and select the value that matches the viewer profile that you want to preview.
▶ The data elements in your program will differ depending on what you have configured.
▶ In the example below, 2 out of the 3 available data elements are being used in the viewer profile.

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8.

Click Save.
▶ If you defined the default Untitled viewer profile, you'll be prompted to name the viewer profile before you can save.

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The viewer profile is saved and ready for previewing.

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9.

Click the play button to preview the scene. As you preview, make sure that the content is configured correctly for this viewer profile.
▶ When you preview a specific scene as in the example below (This Scene), only the data elements relevant to that scene are displayed on the page. This is in contrast to the Full Video view when all the data elements are displayed.

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10.

Create and preview additional viewer profiles, as required.

All the viewer profiles you create are added to the drop-down list that is accessed at the top of the page. As you work on your program, select the relevant viewer profile and preview the video to make sure that the content is configured correctly.

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Copying a Viewer Profile

1.

Access the preview page in your program.

2.

Open the viewer profile drop-down list and select the profile that you want to copy.

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3.

Click Save As.

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4.

Type in a profile name for the new viewer profile.

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5.

Click Save.

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6.

Open the drop-down list by each data element and select the value that matches the viewer profile that you want to preview.

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7.

Click Save.

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8.

Click the play button to preview the scene. As you preview, make sure that the content is configured correctly for this viewer profile.


Editing a Viewer Profile

1.

Access the preview page in your program.

2.

Open the viewer profile drop-down list and select the profile that you want to edit.

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3.

Edit the relevant data elements.
▶ You can also remove a data element by clicking the X in the relevant row.

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4.

Click Save.

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5.

Click the play button to preview the scene. As you preview, make sure that the content is configured correctly for this viewer profile.


Deleting a Viewer Profile

1.

Access the preview page in your program.

2.

Open the viewer profile drop-down list and select the profile that you want to delete.

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3.

Click Delete.

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4.

If you are sure that you want to delete the viewer profile, click Delete again.
▶ This action cannot be undone.

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