Acxiom and Facebook Improve Online Advertising Experience with Partner Categories
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130410:nBw106006a Acxiom`s interest and behavior data help ads be more relevant to actual consumer needs LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(Business Wire)-- Acxiom (Nasdaq: ACXM), an enterprise data, analytics, and software-as-a-service company, and Facebook, today launched partner categories, enabling advertisers on Facebook to select specific audiences based on Acxiom`s interest and behavioral data. By leveraging insights beyond social personas, partner categories allow marketing to perform better, agencies to deliver more value, and advertising to be more relevant to the actual needs of consumers, all in full compliance with privacy best practices. Partner categories help Facebook`s advertisers to better connect with people more inclined to buy certain products or services. For example, a car dealership could select an audience on Facebook who is in-market or has an affinity towards a certain car brand using Audience Propensities, Acxiom's portfolio of statistically-validated propensity models. The result is media more scientifically selected and a greater level of success in reaching intended audiences. Additionally, partner categories extend Acxiom`s cross-channel partnerships between advertisers and publishers. It lets advertisers select their intended audience once, then effectively reach and measure that audience across social, digital, mobile, television, print and email. Privacy best practices are central to this capability: personally identifiable information is anonymized and never shared between the advertiser and publisher. "Partnering with Acxiom gives marketers a more accurate and effective way to reach the right groups of real people, which makes for a better ads experience on our platform," said Yvette Lui, Director of Global Marketing Solutions, Global Data & Audience Partnerships at Facebook. "Targeting features like partner categories and custom audiences help make the ads people see on Facebook more relevant to their interests." "Partner categories and custom audiences help make the ads people see on Facebook more relevant to their interests," said Dana Hayes Jr., Acxiom`s Global VP of Partner Development. "Acxiom data, responsibly used in connection with Facebook`s extensive network, creates more effective marketing practices and compelling consumer experiences." Click here for more information about how partner categories can improve online advertising relevancy and performance. Acxiom is a registered trademark of Acxiom Corporation. About Acxiom Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company that uniquely fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. For over 40 years, Acxiom has been an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. Utilizing a channel and media neutral approach, we leverage cutting-edge, data-oriented products and services to maximize customer value. Every week, Acxiom powers more than a trillion transactions that enable better living for people and better results for our 7,000+ global clients. For more information about Acxiom, visit Acxiom.com. Acxiom is a registered trademark of Acxiom Corporation. Acxiom Corporate Communications Ines Gutzmer, 404-434-0237 email@example.com GACXM Copyright Business Wire 2013