I manage a farm of blogs, in which I display adverts through an installation of [url removed, login to view] that I host on its own server.
Each time that I add a new blog to the network, I have to do the following tasks through the OpenAds interface, in order to be able to start serving advertisements on it:
1)Create two new advertisers: One instance for me and other for the blogger with whom I will share profits. In the same step, I create a campaign for each one of those advertisers
2)Create a number of HTML banners for each one of the campaigns created on the previous step. Usually I create 3 ads for each campaign, but they can be more.
3)Create a new Publisher, representing the new website.
4)Add zones to the new Publisher. Usually three, but they can be more.
5)Modify the zones added in the previous step, to add the appropriate banners from the ones created in step 2.
This is not a difficult task, but a time-consuming one which I need to semi-automate.
My idea for this was to create a PHP script that asked for all the information needed for the setup process in a single web page, and then added that information to the OpenAds server, by directly interacting with its MySQL database.
In the part of the form that handles step #2, I need to be able to import commonly used ads templates. For example: 480x480 Adsense with white background, 720x90 with blue border, etcetera, so I need a banner template manager integrated at that point.
At the end of the process, I need a summary displaying Publishers, Zones and Advertisers created during the process, with their usernames and passwords so that I can print or store it.
This is not a difficult script to create. The description is detailed not because it is complex, but because I wanted to offer as much information as possible, so that you can visualize the whole system in advance. Please, bid wisely. Price is obviously a factor I take into account.