Sunsetting CreativeService in July

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Some of you may have noticed that our recently V8 release contains a new service called AdService. As we mentioned in our January 18 post, AdService provides improved functionality over our current CreativeService and will eventually replace it. Among other things, AdService provides expanded support for different ad formats (such as Mobile Ads and Local Business Ads) and the new Business data object.

The latest version of the AdWords API (V8) will be the last version to contain CreativeService. Therefore, developers upgrading to V9 will need to migrate from CreativeService to AdService.

Given that we plan to release V9 in March, this means that V8 (and CreativeService) will be sunset four months later in July 2007.

You can find more information about AdService in the V8 Release Notes.

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing