Twitter Expands Mobile Ad Targeting

Twitter last month announced it would start testing Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts in the timelines, searches and suggested follows on its mobile apps. On Tuesday, the company said it would expand that effort by allowing advertisers to target campaigns specifically to iOS and Android users as well as those on other mobile devices, PCs, or laptops.

Twitter will also begin letting brands target Promoted Tweets in the timelines of mobile users who share similar interests with their existing followers.

“Mobile device targeting is great for brands who want to increase the prominence and reach of their message to a particular type of mobile user. For example, mobile game and app sellers can now pinpoint the users who are likely to purchase their products,” noted the company in a blog post today. It cited American Express, Samsung and Verizon as marketers using Promoted Tweets to reach consumers on mobile devices.

Twitter said reactions to the new mobile ad options introduced three weeks ago had been positive, paving the way for the latest upgrades. Originally, Promoted Trends and Tweets only appeared in search and Promoted Tweets only in the timeline on Twitter mobile (

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