How marketers can deliver relevant ads with first-party data and machine learning
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How marketers can deliver relevant ads with first-party data and machine learningMarch 2022
Studies have shown that people who agree to share their information are more receptive to receiving ads from brands. So how can automation help marketers think about their first-party data and deliver value to customers? Find out how Jaylen Baca, a global product lead for privacy at Google, thinks about first-party data and machine learning to help you deliver relevant ads to drive the performance you want.
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Nacia Walsh: Hi, and welcome to another episode of our How to Think About series. I’m your host, Nacia. In this video, we’re going to be talking about first-party data and machine learning.
You know, one of the great things about first-party data is that it makes identifying your best customers clearer, which means relationship building is easier.
Why? Because studies have shown that people who choose to share their information are more receptive to your ads. You’ve got their buy-in upfront. But receptivity is only one piece of the relevance puzzle.
We spoke to our resident privacy expert, Jaylen Baca, a global product lead at Google, to learn more about using first-party data to provide relevant ads to your audience. Over to you, Jaylen.
Jaylen Baca: Thanks, Nacia. Hello, my name’s Jaylen Baca and I’m here to share two key strategies for thinking about driving better performance with your first-party data. So let’s jump into it.
The first strategy is reaching customers where they are in their journeys. And the second is using automation to attract new customers.
So what do we mean by reaching customers where they are? Basically, instead of running a campaign and hoping your customers will see it, now you can build an ad and deliver it to people based on where they are in their shopping journey.
By serving ads in the right place at the right time, you’ll help improve engagement because people will be receiving an ad that actually feels relevant and has clear benefits.
Various platforms have tools that can help you accomplish this. For instance, on Google, you can use tools like Customer Match to help reach your prime audience wherever they are on Google, from Search, Shopping, Gmail, YouTube, or other display properties.
In addition to first-party data, automation can help marketers find new qualified customers and improve how your ads are matched with the most relevant users at the most relevant time in their journeys.
Google Audiences, for example, can factor in a range of signals in order to reach interested users and optimize which ads to show them.
Signals could include demographics, interests, and their context in the journey. If you think about it, it’s really an exciting time in digital marketing. When we embrace first-party data and machine learning, marketers can better engage with users and deliver ads that better align with people’s needs. Thanks so much for listening. Back to you, Nacia.
Nacia: Thanks for that insight, Jaylen. Let’s recap, shall we? First, rely on your first-party data to best engage with your audiences. And second, lean into automation to help you deliver relevant ads based on your users’ interests, preferences, or context of their engagement journey.
Well, that’s it for this How to Think About video. Stay tuned for more expert insight by subscribing to our channel. Glad you can join us and we’ll see you next time.
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