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In July we previewed a way to tailor ads for users and a way to drive better performance for our advertisers. After testing this for several months, today we are announcing the global availability of tailored audiences—a new way for advertisers to define your own groups of existing and potential customers, and connect with them on Twitter with relevant messages.Twitter Launches Tailored Audiences, Using Cookies, For Promoted Tweets [blog.twitter.com]
With tailored audiences you can reach users on Twitter who have shown interest in your brand or your category even away from Twitter. Let’s say a hotel brand wants to advertise a promotion on Twitter and they’d prefer to show their ad to travel enthusiasts who have recently visited their website. To get the special offer to those people who are also on Twitter, the hotel brand may share with us browser-related information (browser cookie ID) through an ads partner. We can then match that information to Twitter accounts in order to show the matched users a Promoted Tweet with the travel deal. The end result is a highly relevant and useful message for the user. Advertisers will continue to receive the same reports that include how many users saw or clicked on an ad, without identifying who saw it or clicked on it.