Re: New Campaign
Google works very hard to get new accounts and campaigns actively quickly. Right now, with the press of the holidays on us, there's just no way of knowing whether or not your new campaign will be active by the 27th or not. I'm guessing--if it's a fairly straightforward advertising campaign with nothing that requires manual evalualuation--that it should be active by then, but that's really just a guess.
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