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Consider this marketing experience: A banner promoting blue-light filtering glasses on an article listing the best books of 2020. Or a video ad for sports equipment that’s shown before a YouTube fitness tutorial. Maybe even text ads for a weekly produce subscription box on the sidebar of a recipe site.  It’s a no-brainer that marketers see the best results when they showcase their brand alongside content that their target audience pursues online. In fact, it’s…

Behavioral targeting segments your audiences based on their interests as exhibited by their behavior. By gathering data, segmenting, and targeting your audiences by behavior, you can vastly increase your sales and win client loyalty.  Behavioral retargeting uses that same data to re-engage audiences that have already shown an interest in your brand based on their interactions with your website, social media ads, and email campaigns. With this knowledge, you can create personalized ad and email…

Let’s talk about the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter. When you place the sentient hat on a student’s head, it can magically filter through their values and attitudes to determine which of the Houses they belong to. The brave and courageous go to Gryffindor; the cunning and resourceful sort into Slytherin; the kind and hardworking filter into Hufflepuff; and the intelligent and creative belong in Ravenclaw. Hogwarts put the Houses in place for a reason…

Let’s start with the obvious: human behavior is more than a little mystifying. It would be great if we all made completely rational decisions; unfortunately, that’s not the case. There’s a reason why there are entire fields of study dedicated to understanding the choices that people make — humans are complicated creatures. Whether you call it consumer psychology or behavioral economics, there’s no denying that predicting human behavior is difficult. Even more challenging is making…