Big brands like Microsoft and Gap are using AI to to create personalized ads for people — and the results blow away ads written by humans

Satya Nadella

Big name brands like Microsoft and Gap have started relying on artificial intelligence to optimize the content of their ads.
Platforms like Persado use AI to help these brands generate personalized ads based on the language a person is most likely to respond to.
A recent update by Persado allows brands to create entire narratives using AI, incorporating each individual advertiser’ unique voice and attributes to each campaign’s context.

Turns out, artificial intelligence isn’t just helpful for powering chatbots and voice assistants.

It may also be able to help brands create emotionally intelligent ads.

A suite of big name marketers like Microsoft and Gap have started relying on AI to optimize the content of their ads, tapping into ad tech startups like Persado to generate personalized ads based on the language a user is most likely to respond to.

Think of it as an AI-powered, automated copywriting machine.

The Persado platform can be used across web, email, text and social ads, and using the right emotional language can help drive huge results for brands, says co-founder Assaf Baciu, lifting customer engagement and ultimately conversions significantly.

“It’s a lofty goal for marketers to personalize messages,” he said. “By creating such cognitive content, we help brands motivate and engage with consumers better.”

Persado is enabling brands to use AI for narrative storytelling

To be sure, Persado isn’t exactly a new entrant in the ad tech landscape. Baciu and his co-founder Alex Vratskides started the company five years ago in 2012, and the company has had three successful seed funding rounds since then.

Neither is it the only company trying to automate content creation. Automated Insights, for example, has a software called Wordsmith, which is being used by the likes of Associated Press and Yahoo to craft blogs and sports reports.

And of course, there’s IBM’s famed Watson Supercomputer — which has promised for years that machines will make digital ads smarter and more effective.

But while Persado has been helping brands create tailored messages by analyzing marketing data and emotional profiles for a while, it has just added what it is calling the most “sophisticated” update to its platform.

Earlier, Persado could pinpoint the exact words or phrases that would maximize engagement for the brand. Now, it can create an entire narrative, incorporating each individual brand’s unique voice and attributes to each campaign’s context, said the company.

A fashion brand looking to launch a new collection, for example, could tap into Persado to generate taglines around several themes, from affordability (“the right fashion at the right price”) to new arrivals (“just-arrived fashion”) to the season (“new season goals”).

The algorithm would then detect which elements and phrases make the most impact, while ditching the ones that fall flat. Ultimately, it would rearrange everything for optimal positioning, generating a unique marketing message for each individual scientifically created to perform better:

“Just-Arrived Fashion For Your #NewSeasonGoals.”

“Different people react differently to different messages,” Baciu told Business Insider. “Brands can add any tags, attributes or audience segments to the platform and create compelling storytelling unique to their different …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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