“We decided to switch to Permutive while our other contract was still going. The numbers just made sense.” – Michael Frazier, Director of Ad Ops, Entrepreneur Media
As well as demonstrating the platform’s speed and ease of use, the test confirmed for Entrepreneur that Permutive was able to target its full audience – something the publisher had never been able to do before. Permutive allows for segmentation and targeting in milliseconds, providing access to the ‘passerby’ audience Entrepreneur previously couldn’t capture – and the publisher DMP’s lack of reliance on 3rd party cookies provided better visibility of users browsing on Safari and Firefox.
“We ran a test and let the numbers do the talking – and that really proved that Permutive can target significantly more people, especially on that first page view.”– Michael Frazier
The audience scale increase was so significant that Entrepreneur decided to deploy Permutive before their existing DMP contract had come to an end. This also made the change smoother while giving extra reassurance that ongoing campaigns would be unaffected during switchover.
Entrepreneur found that Permutive provided access to a wealth of new valuable first-party data they hadn’t been expecting. The publisher was able to build its own industry-focused first-party data segments based on real indicators such as behavioral tendencies, removing its reliance on third-party data.
“Permutive has helped us build first-party segments that we just didn’t have with our old DMP, so we’re no longer reliant on third-party data all the time.” – Michael Frazier
Entrepreneur found that Permutive’s improvement of data flow armed its sales teams with the ability to propose differentiating and rich first-party data solutions for their customers, and close deals that they otherwise wouldn’t have won.
Entrepreneur saw strong performance in core audience segments such as business owners, C-level leaders and decision-makers, all levels of company sizes, affluent income levels and age groups, as well as areas of interest such as travel, luxury goods, auto and more. The publisher has had success in leveraging a tailored mix of these segments to provide the highly customized targets its advertising partners are seeking.
As Permutive stores first-party data on a per-user basis, Entrepreneur can apply a granular understanding of their audience for its own advertising, products, and services. For example, the publisher is launching new products aligned with its mission of helping entrepreneurs, including ‘Entrepreneur Insider’ membership to virtual events, online business courses, and ‘Ask an Expert’ one-to-one coaching. With Permutive, Entrepreneur is now leveraging audience data to identify and target user segments that would find these products most useful and relevant to their needs.
Entrepreneur Media is finding it easier to experiment with data (one of its long-term goals). This, together with a vastly increased dataset, is allowing the team to work out baseline campaign optimizations and test campaign improvements resulting from targeting audiences based on interactions and verticals. The team is working to improve Entrepreneur’s data ‘story’, using Permutive as a ‘data funnel’ to store audience information and make first-party data actionable in a way the publisher never could before.
“Being able to see those segments and do testing, together with the ease of the interface, has helped us iterate faster.” – Michael Le Du, COO, Entrepreneur Media