Great article and insight into creative ad development. It breaks the creative ad process into 3 categories - localization tools, personalization tools and optimization tools. Localization represents the most basic level of dynamic creative--ads that update in real-time to match the user s location, the local weather, the time of day and so on. Personalization takes this one step further--ads that update to match the consumer s personal attributes: age, gender, buying history, online and offline activity, and so forth. This is where first- and third-party data kicks in. Then there s optimization. Here we re talking about tools that can help brands and agencies automatically test creative and determine in real time which creative is most effective for a given customer. These tools aren t mutually exclusive. In fact, they are most effective when used in tandem
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