Looking to expand its reach for media buyers and command a larger share of marketers’ budgets, IDG Enterprise has introduced Premium Data Services. The software program, rolled out in June, is designed to help technology marketers more precisely target their online advertising campaigns. It combines the advertising technology of the IDG TechNetwork—which features more than 450 tech websites and blogs—with first- and third-party data to profile visitors to IDG Enterprise sites.
IDG Enterprise, whose assets include cio.com, computerworld.com, infoworld.com and itworld.com, garnered 25 million page views in July, according to Omniture. “By extending data, what we’re now able to provide is a retargeting effort where, when someone comes to our site and then leaves our site and goes somewhere that resides within the IDG TechNetwork, we’re able to align our advertisers’ messages to that individual as they’re traveling across the network,” said Michael Friedenberg, president-CEO of IDG Enterprise. “What that provides the advertiser is additional alignment and allows them a deeper understanding of who they’re interacting with and who their ads are aligning with.”