Posts tagged with Targeting

How digital transformation improved Marie Curie’s marketing strategy

Marie Curie provides care and support for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year, therefore it’s vital that the charity is able to provide services across every possible channel both offline and online. 

To achieve this Marie Curie is undertaking a massive digital transformation programme, so it can extend its proposition to offer more services and support.

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Targeting Custom Twitter Audiences

How to target your competitor's followers with Twitter custom audiences

For a long time working with custom audiences meant that you would need to go through an approved advertising partner.

While this has its uses it was often prohibitively expensive, leaving many small and mid-size businesses unable to use this kind of targeting.

Recently Twitter has changed this, allowing self-serve advertisers to create and upload custom audiences.  

I thought it would be useful to show you exactly how to do this. 

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The top four applications of Big Data in marketing

Marketers live in a world that is creating 2.5 exabytes of data each and every day.

This provides both a challenge and an opportunity to marketers. How can they process and harness big data in faster and more innovative ways to deliver deeper insights and improved business performance?

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Linking digital audience data to drive conversions

Audience targeting is not new. However, the increasing complexity of the buying cycle now makes it much more challenging to execute.

How can marketers join the dots to find and engage desirable audiences?

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Looking at the pros and cons of tag tracking

Firstly, thanks for all the great comments and emails I received following the first instalment of this article.

A lot of people commented on the many overlaps between the themes and particularly around the tagging requirements.

Tagging is a great area to explore, so I thought I would take this and a few of the other themes that were proffered before looking at areas to postpone focus, in the next instalment.

If you would like to see these prioritised further or which companies are differentiating themselves in this space, please let me know or add in the comments field below.

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LinkedIn advanced people search feature

Why LinkedIn needs to improve its search and ad targeting

LinkedIn search targets ads poorly, resulting in wasted clicks, and returns poor people search results.

Here's why this is important and how LinkedIn can improve this feature.

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surprised? I was!

OMG! you mean RFM is useful?

Those of an analytical/numeric persuasion in marketing can often be heard wittering on about 'RFM scores' and 'quintiles', and much of the time these ideas feel like something completely irrelevant to the “real world”…

…but a couple of weeks back I had a real OMG! moment, when I had a stark lesson in just why these ideas matter, and how powerful they can be.

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How Google knows what we’re thinking: enhanced campaigns and session-based search

The way we search for things is changing. We don’t use keywords on their own anymore; we ask questions of Google in a more conversational way.

Google is getting better at understanding the context of what we’re looking for, and developments like Knowledge Graph and enhanced campaigns are a direct result of that contextual understanding. 

As a result, what advertisers do in AdWords is changing too. 

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The key to Facebook's ad targeting may not be Facebook data

If Facebook is to ever rival Google's dominance in the online advertising market, many believe that the world's largest social network will need to figure out how to take advantage of its treasure trove of user data.

That treasure trove includes significant amounts of personal information that users have provide about themselves, and it grows by the day as users upload and tag photos, share content with their friends and 'Like' brand Facebook Pages.

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Companies seek to understand their customers better in 2013: report

A business can't survive and thrive without customers, but when it comes to understanding customers, many companies feel like there's a huge gap between what they know and what they need and want to know.

In fact, companies "are desperate to understand more about their customer" according to Yesmail Interactive president Michael Fisher.

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Amazon to launch RTB in 2013: report

Amazon may be the world's online consumer retail giant, but don't let that fool you: the company isn't content with being the Walmart of the web.

Already, Amazon has become a leading player in the cloud computing space, and in 2013, it's coming to Madison Avenue, perhaps in a big way.

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Is Facebook's AdSense finally on the way?

Some investors and analysts are increasingly bullish on Facebook's prospects for solving the social networking monetization riddle, something reflected in the recent increase in the company's share price.

Assuming that they're right, one thing remains to be seen: what Facebook's cash cow will be. One thing is not in question, however: there is no shortage of monetization ideas the company could conceivably pursue.

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