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Moving a campaign between accounts

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I'm the sole PPC manager at an agency that formerly hosted all their campaigns under one account. I'm trying to reorganize and move campaigns to new accounts, but I can't. 


I know you can Edit>Copy the campaign and Edit>Paste under another account.


Any ideas to why it's blocking me?

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Re: Moving a campaign between accounts

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Hi @TG S,


I would first set up a free AdWords Manager account, then add any/all account to it, then move things around from there. This help file will provide more insight on the manager account system.


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Re: Moving a campaign between accounts

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Hi TG S,

Check if you have admin or Read/Write access to the account you are trying to copy the campaigns into. Normally, such issues are caused due to permissions granted to email ids and individually.

Also, lastly I just wanted to let you know that shifting of campaigns within accounts is fairly easy with the AdWords Editor, If you are not already using it, please give it a try.
Download the campaign in an excel sheet and then just upload it to the required account.

Here is a video I had worked on that may help you with this:

Hope this Helps!

Shashank Singh, AdWords Rising Star |
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Re: Moving a campaign between accounts

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you can use Adwords Editor to do that