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Target the Right Audience for Your Super Bowl Marketing Campaign

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Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner, which means digital marketers are busy setting up campaigns to increase sales and brand awareness. To ensure you’re reaching the right audiences, we’ve put together Super Bowl segments that you can use to drive successful programmatic campaigns. Here’s a look at some of our segments:

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How Better Data Utilization Can Drive Business Goals

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Data as a Competitive Advantage”, the recent study from Winterberry Group and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)—and sponsored by AddThis—highlighted two main business goals that respondents most wanted to utilize data to accomplish: better targeting and growing revenue. On the targeting front, marketers are having some success, with more than 71% reporting that they’ve achieved better audience understanding and segmentation through data collection.

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Study Reveals: Marketers Aren’t Harnessing the Full Potential of Big Data

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Big data is bigger than ever, and most marketers agree that it’s important for staking out a competitive advantage and supporting business goals. According to a recent study, however, there exists a large gap between what companies believe data can help them accomplish and actually using data to meet those objectives.

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Best Times to Publish Content for Social Media Engagement

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At AddThis, we’re constantly analyzing data from the 1.9B unique users we see per month across our network of over 15MM websites to learn how people are engaging with content. Last December, we published the best times to post on social media during the winter holidays. That post, as well as a similar one we did earlier that year, proved so popular that we’re doing it again.

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Stop Losing Traffic From A/B Testing

Stop-Losing-Traffic-From-A/B-TestingThe best websites have mastered A/B testing, but they’re still leaving a lot of performance on the table. A/B testing without personalization is like peanut butter without jelly. If option A wins a test with 60% of your audience, the other 40% of your audience who preferred option B are left out in the cold when you take it away from them. That’s a bummer and your one-size-fits all website is doing a big disservice to a large chunk of your audience. With personalization you can have the best of both worlds by showing each visitor what they want most. Your visitors will have a more engaging experience and you’ll smile when you log into your analytics dashboard and see the results.

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How to Join Data in Hydra

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Hydra is great not only for continuously processing data streams, such as web logs, but also for tasks such as special data analysis, validation, troubleshooting, etc., that call for one-off jobs. Among the latter use cases, one of the more interesting and complicated cases is joining data sets. In this post, I’ll use an example to demonstrate how to join two data sets. Continue reading