If you’re like most of the marketing and agency leaders we speak with, you struggle with reaching your target audience effectively and efficiently. Budgets continue to tighten, forcing marketers to do more with less. At the same time, behaviors have become increasingly fragmented.
Modern digital marketing tactics promise to help business leaders address these age old challenges once and for all. But these solutions frequently fall short of expectation, often failing to deliver the access they purport to provide. Significant portions of advertising budgets are thus wasted on eyeballs the advertiser never intended to target.
In our experience, the problem starts with the tactics that data providers rely on to build these audiences. Most are built on the assumption that behaviors imply intent. Audience membership (i.e. preferences, intentions, attitudes, etc.) is thus determined exclusively by subjective judgement of behavior and digital consumption. In other words, what people do entirely determines how they are classified. While such judgements are sometimes correct, they are often not.