Have you ever been followed around by an ad for a product you saw on a website? You have just demonstrated curiosity about a product by visiting another website in search of further information about it. And now, just as you were about to leave, enticing advertising for the same thing pops up before your eyes.
So, how does that happen?
Since the advent of the internet, mobile phones, and other kinds of digital advertising, marketers have had a new tool at their disposal with which to promote their products and services. These online mediums are becoming increasingly integrated into marketing strategies and daily life.
In response, customers have begun interacting with businesses via a plethora of digital channels, such as social networking sites, smartphone apps, etc., resulting in a deluge of data. How we should handle this data and evaluate client behaviour to turn it into a valuable source for the business is the next question that arises.
Here’s where DMP steps in to help. But first, let’s see what it means.
What is DMP?
A Data Management Platform (DMP), sometimes known as a Unified Data Management Platform (UDMP), is a centralized system used to collect and analyse big datasets from several sources.
Any type of audience data, whether it be online, offline, mobile, or otherwise, may be gathered, sorted, and used with the help of this system. It’s essential to data-driven marketing since it provides companies with actionable insights into their clientele.
Customers’ visits to the website and their additional activities, such as signing up for newsletters, downloading promotional materials, downloading brochures, registering for events, etc., may also be included in this data. DMPs may therefore address the issue by collecting cross-platform data in one location for businesses to profit from.
How to Use DMP to Your Advantage and Analyse Data from Different Sources?
An audience’s unstructured data can be gathered by a DMP from a wide variety of channels, such as computers, mobile devices, apps, web analytics, social media, customer relationship management systems, and so on. After DMP tags are placed on websites, data will start getting collected. Most DMPs can take in data from the second and third parties as well as the first party.
- Make Use of First-Party Data:
What we call “first-party data” refers to information that you, the business, have obtained first-hand from your own consumers. Customers’ clicks, downloads, which videos they’ve downloaded or played (and whether they watched the whole thing or quit in the middle), users’ interests in a certain region, demographic information, etc. provide the basis for these statistics.
- Obtain Reliable Second and Third-Party Resources
Certain DMPs already include some second-party data providers, so you may choose to use their data if it is important to your business, but most DMPs get their second and third-party data from outside sources.
- Build Marketing Segments Using Data Collected
The obtained data in the DMP may then be used to create targeted marketing segments. Depending on your goals, you may tailor your ads to certain demographics and interests. Thus, data-driven marketing gets strength from the audience segmentation generated in the DMP.
- Create the Audience Profile Report
Once these steps have been taken, the Audience Profile Report may be used to learn more about the preferences and other attributes of each “audience” in the DMP. Finally, after conducting the necessary analysis and integrating additional platforms into DMP, these market segments may be transferred to DSPs, SSPs, and beyond with no disruption to the running of our campaigns.
DMPs: The Way Forward
The landscape of data management platforms is shifting because of new technologies. DMPs are being bombarded with more information than ever before thanks to the proliferation of the internet of things apps and low-cost sensors. With the help of machine learning technologies, data is being transferred at lightning speed between management platforms.
In the long run, the “fast data” architectural style will enable organizations to quickly process large amounts of data, and data management is changing so that businesses can analyse information right away. There are new streaming data solutions being developed to manage massive volumes of varied, heterogeneous, and frequently unstructured data. Such streaming platforms process live data as it enters and makes decisions in real-time. Such solutions aren’t economically feasible for most businesses just now, but they mark the future of Data Management Platform technology.