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Paid Social Advertising Coverage for Twitter From Pathmatics

October 01 2019 by William Merchan

Big News! We have expanded the coverage of our Explorer marketing intelligence platform to include panel-based Twitter paid social advertising data. For the first time, our United States-based customers will have access to insights and analysis to paid Twitter advertising spend, impressions, creatives, audience insights, and more, across multiple US industries.

Get the report!The news marks our second social media platform expansion this year, following a previous announcement around launching Facebook ad insights into the United Kingdom and Germany as well as Canada.

Social media advertising intelligence has proven to be an essential marketing tool, and Twitter’s recent growth has propelled the platform to the top of marketers’ paid social insights needs. Twitter has grown tremendously in the last five years: it has seen a 503% increase in revenue from 2012 to 2018, with expected annual growth of 10% through 2021.

Further, 42 percent of global internet users have a Twitter account, making the platform a focus for social marketers. Pathmatics' paid Twitter ad insights are the first of their kind evolving the market beyond social media listening: previously, brands have not had a way to monitor paid Twitter ads.

“Today’s consumers are increasingly spending more time on digital platforms, and they often turn to social outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for updates from news outlets, friends and family, and even their favorite brands. Including Twitter data in Explorer will give brands, agencies, and companies the opportunity to understand, gain insight, and create the best strategies to reach their audiences on that platform.”

- Gabe Gottlieb, CEO and cofounder at Pathmatics

Pathmatics ad intelligence data illustrates that Twitter is a leading ad channel for consumer packaged goods (CPG) advertisers, as Kraft Heinz Company, Nestle, and Coca-Cola are among the top five spenders on Twitter ads. This differs from Facebook, where there’s only one CPG advertiser among the year’s top five. Video is the primary ad format for leading Twitter advertisers, as they invest, on average, over 75% of their ad spend on videos post ads in 2019.

The Twitter update will be available through Pathmatics’ Explorer. Request a custom insights session to learn more about our new Twitter data.

About Author
William Merchan

William Merchan is a data science, marketing analytics, advertising technology and startup veteran. He currently serves as chief revenue officer at marketing intelligence company Pathmatics, where he is responsible for brand growth and awareness. Previously, William built products and grew teams at DataScience.com, MarketShare and Yahoo!. He holds a BS in Business from the University of California Berkeley and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

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