Few marketers doubt that personalization works but it’s still nice to see some proof. This study by personalization vendor Aki offers proper test vs control comparisons, although they only created a handful of segments and showed the same “personalized” ad to everyone in each segment. It does show the segment-specific messages beat generic messages and offers some details which groups are most responsive.
This IAS study relied on consumer surveys rather than behaviors, so it’s not as reliable as a real test. But you’ll still probably like the answers: 77% of Twitter users said they’re comfortable sharing data with Twitter for a better ad experience; 59% said they’re remember an in-feed ad if it was relevant to surrounding content; and 54% said they’re comfortable engaging with ads that appear next to “personal content”, whatever that means.
Switching back to hard data: Nielsen identified more than 1,200 website URLs containing anti-Asian hate speech and found more than 250 ad campaigns that ran on them, with a spend of $153 million in the first quarter of this year alone. The list includes a dozen Fortune 500 companies who were effectively funding hate speech but Nielsen pulls its punch by not naming them.
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