As background, the author laid out a concise description of the programmatic ecology and then identified how the Chobani brand connected store purchase to digital activity in order to target messages to specific audience segments. Their process included identifying Chobani shoppers through loyalty card data, linking to household address, then linking that to a digital address, and then demonstrating sales impact by creating different messages for different targets.
Chobani messages were created using a variety of segmentation indices including Discovery maps, a Geospatial index and a Social Issues index. These targets and their key messages included:
The author then showed how purchasers reacted to very different messages when in different environments. For example, at quick service restaurants, targets responded to the delicious message. However, at health and gyms, people responded mostly to the self-improvement ad.
The implication: using data to microtarget messages to specific audience segments can produce learning that will enhance advertising impact.