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Microsoft Introduces Audience Features In Advertising Editor & More

Microsoft Advertising announced several new product features this month, including expanding audience targeting options in Microsoft Advertising Editor.

  • Audience targeting is now available in Microsoft Advertising Editor globally.
  • Microsoft released auto-generated assets for responsive search ads.
  • New logo extensions allow adding logos to text ads.

Several key updates have been announced in the latest Microsoft Advertising product roundup.

Chief among these is the roll-out of audience features in Microsoft Advertising Editor across all markets.

Additionally, Microsoft is expanding support for advertising customers into new territories and rolling out updates concerning advertiser identity verification.

Overview Of New Features

Audiences Now Available in Editor for All Markets

One of the most significant updates is that audience targeting is now available in Microsoft Advertising Editor globally.

This allows advertisers to make bulk changes to audience associations for remarketing, in-market audiences, dynamic remarketing, similar audiences, customer match, custom audiences, and custom combination lists.

Previously, creating and managing audiences had to be done through the Microsoft Advertising online interface.

Microsoft also announced expanded availability of in-market audiences across EMEA, APAC, and LATAM markets.

Updates to Responsive Search Ads

Microsoft has fully released auto-generated assets for responsive search ads (RSA) in Microsoft Advertising.

Advertisers can now serve assets that are automatically generated alongside the ones they have provided. This feature has reportedly led to a 9.4% increase in click share and an 8.3% increase in click-through rate for advertisers who enable auto-generated assets.

In another development, Advertisers can now create multimedia ads by copying existing RSAs.

Logo Extensions Rolled Out

Microsoft has released Logo extensions, a new ad format allowing advertisers to add their logo to text ads for increased brand visibility.

This format, which can be used alongside other ad extensions, can be associated at the account, campaign, or ad group level.

New Integrations For Customer Data Platform

On the audience targeting front, Microsoft announced new integrations with Hightouch and Zapier for Customer Match.

This makes it easier for advertisers to upload first-party data for targeted campaigns.

In Summary

The roll-out of audience targeting in Editor provides more flexibility in managing ads, while auto-generated assets for RSAs and logo extensions offer more options to optimize and enhance their ads.

Advertisers should monitor performance and utilize A/B testing to identify the best approaches when implementing these new features.

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SEJ STAFF Matt G. Southern Senior News Writer at Search Engine Journal

Matt G. Southern, Senior News Writer, has been with Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a bachelor’s degree in communications, ...

Microsoft Introduces Audience Features In Advertising Editor & More

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