Twitter announced a new ad targeting feature today called partner audiences, allowing Twitter advertisers to aim their ads at audiences like “coffee buyers” and “cereal buyers.”
The various social media platforms have done a lot of work to expand their ad programs beyond their core sites and apps, but of course it’s useful for data to flow in the direction too, with information from the rest of the web improving targeting on Facebook, Twitter, and so on — with Twitter already allowing advertisers to target ads at people who visited their website or used their app.
In this case, Twitter’s partnering with Axciom and Datalogix. (Twitter previously partnered with Datalogix to track when tweets actually drove offline sales.) Using their data, advertisers will be able to target what Twitter says are more than 1,000 possible audiences.
In a blog post announcing the feature, the company writes:
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