Time Warner’s AOL division needs to reconsider its forthcoming campaign that will use cartoon penguins to inform users about data collection. I have been told, by the Penguin Committee for Honest Disclosure, that they would like Time Warner and AOL execs to address concerns about consumer privacy seriously. Humor is fine–so is candor. So to help Time Warner rework its upcoming campaign, here’s some of the language its Advertising.com is using to pitch EU marketers about its behavioral targeting “solutions.”
“Behavioural Targeting is the most dynamic way of reaching the right audience online. Using our Behavioural Network and LeadBack technology, we can target a pre-defined audience segment based on user behaviour on the internet.
There are a number of different ways we can create these audience segments:
* Advertiser LeadBack
We are able to target users across our network based on their behaviour on advertiser websites (e.g. partial conversion, abandoned shopping cart).
* Audience LeadBack
We are able to target users across our network based on their behaviour on publisher websites (e.g. viewing product review sites).
* Search LeadBack
We are able to target users across our network based on their search engine activity.
* Creative LeadBack
We are able to target users across our network based on their interaction with ads served outside the Advertising.com network.
By establishing certain user traits or demographics within an audience we are able to target those individuals with the most relevant advertising or simply reach those same users in a different environment…”