Twitter has re-branded it's Publisher Network as the ' Twitter Audience Platform' , and they’ve announced a range of new features to help advertisers better utilize the combined Twitter/ MoPub ad offering.
Twitter’s greatest strength is in live event coverage. Real-time coverage remains the micro-blog network’s key differentiator, and key advantage against other social media sites, and now Twitter’s looking to further capitalize on this, providing new tools to help advertisers target and reach audiences engaged in live events.
Twitter is also growing as a key platform for business , but being such a fast-paced, constantly moving network, it can s ometimes be tough for businesses to keep up, especially if they’re just jumping in and have no idea what’s going on or what all these people are talking about. But never fear, help is available.
Twitter has released some exciting news for today’s modern, multi-tasking marketer. Now advertisers have the ability to manage Twitter ads directly through the mobile app when commuting to work, running errands, or taking their lunch breaks. “The mobile tool lets you check campaign performance, optimize budget and schedule, and respond to notifications,” says Twitters Senior Product Manager, Christine Lee.
Complimenting their recently released Audience Insights dashboard , Twitter have announced a new range of data resources to help advertisers take advantage of the platform’s reach and better focus their campaigns. These aggregated insights, provided in conjunction with Twitter’s data partners Datalogix and Axciom , offer more detailed audience segmentation options, like the ability to filter by more specific demographic sets, interests and purchase behavior .
In a move many had anticipated, Twitter has announced the introduction of autoplay videos in user timelines. The new videos will play automatically as you scan through your tweets, thought muted, much the same as they do on Facebook. Twitter has also announced changes to video ads to entice more advertisers to the platform.
Twitter has released a new version of #TweetSmarter aimed at helping advertisers understand how to maximise direct response ads on the platform. In addition, they've also released a new guide to A/B testing, produced in conjunction with Hubspot, offering further guidance for potential advertisers.
Trying to build your Twitter following with real followers? Promoting your profile to people interested in the same things you are is a good way to be found. Your account will be promoted in search results for related keywords in the “Who to follow” section of Twitter and a “Promoted” designation shows next to your user name.