Today's column is written by Amiad Solomon, CEO at Peer39.
In a world where information changes constantly, it can be a steep challenge just to keep up with the latest news and trends. One day, content about a certain person or place can be an ideal advertising environment for a brand, and the next it can be damaging. A single event can completely change the public perception of a particular topic. A recent example is the Toyota recall. In this instance, the sentiment of the content associated with the brand was radically altered, and suddenly took on negative associations.
The advantage of dynamic sentiment analysis is particularly evident in cases like these. Instead of targeting based on keywords or cookies, semantics focuses on the real-time meaning of text. The technology takes into consideration the varying sentiments associated with evolving content. Dedicated, complex machinery crawls the web, and analyzes what is being published. The technology can understand significant changes in the global discussion about a certain topic or person, and uses this knowledge to guide ad servers to supply the most relevant and appropriate ads, generating optimal performance for an ad campaign.
Next generation ad targeting platforms understand the actual meaning of content, including the connections and associations that give it context, so that ads are only served when they are relevant to the adjacent content. Every impression becomes an informed impression, and brands see a significant boost in consumer engagement with their ads.
Semantic systems understand the meaning and sentiment of the page. For brands, these instant capabilities can mean the difference between ultimate brand safety and being at risk.
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