LinkedIn now allows advertisers to target users with ads related to their professional interests

LinkedIn | January 23, 2019

LinkedIn today announced that advertisers can now target members with relevant ads based on their professional interests. For example, if you have been sharing articles related to AI, advertisers with AI-related products and services can now specifically target members like you. LinkedIn will support more than 200 professional interest categories. Serve relevant ads and content that match a member’s professional interests. Interest targeting can help you shape brand perception with different professional audiences by associating your brand with the topics that they care about. For example, if you sell Cloud Computing services, you can target members interested in “cloud computing” and create a campaign with Sponsored Content ads that show how your solution is helping business do more with their data.

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LiveRamp | October 12, 2021

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