You can write job results directly to your Twitter Tailored Audience.
- Basic knowledge of Arm Treasure Data, including the toolbelt.
- A Twitter Ads Account or an account with Ads Manager role.
- Authorized Treasure Data Twitter app access to your Twitter Ads Account
Step 1: Create a new connection
Visit Treasure Data Connections, search and select Twitter Tailored Audience.
The dialog below will open.
Select an existing OAuth connection for Twitter, or click the link under OAuth connection to create a new one.
Create a new OAuth connection
Log into your Twitter account in browser (if you haven’t logged in previously) and grant access:
Or grant access to Treasure Data app when you are already logged in.
You will be redirected back to Treasure Data Connections. Repeat the first step (
Create a new connection) and choose your new OAuth connection.
You can give a name to your newly created connection and save it for later use.
Step 2: Configure to output results to Twitter Tailored Audience connection
Output results at top of your query editor and select your Twitter Tailored Audience connection as follows:
There are several parameters to fill out:
- Twitter Ad Account ID (required): This is your Twitter Ad Account ID. See Appendix C for getting account id.
- Tailored Audience Name (required): Name of Tailored Audience list to create.
- Important note: If you have many Tailored Audience lists with similar names as this input, the latest Tailored Audience Name will be used. We recommend that you give your Tailored Audience list a unique name.
- Audience type (require): Type of entry in the list. It is one of email, id, device id or handle.
- No need to normalize and hash records (default
false): Indicates whether the data has already been normalized and hashed. If not, TD automatically normalizes and hashes the records.
- Retry limit (optional, default
6): Number of retries before it gives up.
- Initial intervals in milliseconds between retries (optional, default
10000): Interval to retry if a recoverable error happens (in millisecond).
- Maximum intervals in milliseconds between retries (optional, default to
32000) : Maximum time in milliseconds between retrying attempts.
Here is a sample configuration:
Step 3: Write the Query to populate a tailored audience list
For the initial release, we are supporting create new Tailored Audience list
On Treasure Data console, run the following query with
Output results into a connection of Twitter Tailored Audience (see Appendix A for more details of column naming):
SELECT email FROM ( VALUES ('email@example.com'), ('firstname.lastname@example.org'), ('email@example.com') ) tbl (email)
The above query will not match any real users, it’s solely for demo purpose only. Also, it requires no source table (for the ease of testing out this feature), but you still need to choose your database, so pick “sample_datasets” or any other arbitrary table.
The query should complete in a few seconds. After that, check the Twitter Audience Manager for your new list:
Notes that Twitter takes up to 24 hours to validate your newly created list. Therefore, the list will have status as “Processing”.
Status changes to “Ready” (or an error if the list is not valid) within the next 6 to 8 hours.
Appendix A: Tailored Audience data
Output result needs to follow Twitter Tailored List data specification here. We are currently supporting single column, single type
- TWITTER_ID: Twitter user IDs
- DEVICE_ID: IDFA, AdID or Android ID of Twitter users
- EMAIL: Email addresses
- TWITTER_HANDLE: Twitter users name aka. Screen names
Appendix B: Data Normalization
Our result output can normalize your values automatically to follow Twitter’s normalizing rules, see here.
All values, uploaded to Twitter for matching, need to be normalized with the normalizing rules of Twitter. The values will narrowly miss chances to match if they are not normalized. If you need to normalize values by yourselves, apply your own normalization before submitting output.
The conversion below is actually applied per type in our result output for normalization.
- Email Addresses : Lowercase, remove leading and trailing spaces; ex: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter User Name : No @, lowercased and leading and trailing spaces trimmed; ex: jack
- Twitter User IDs : Standard integer; ex: 143567
- Device IDs : Lower-cased with dashes (IDFA), original format on device, not capitalized with dashes (AdID) and original format on device, not capitalized without dashes or spaces (Android ID); ex: 4b61639e-47cc-4056-a16a-c8217e02946 and af3802a465767e36
Appendix C: Twitter Ads Account info
An access to Ads Account is the pre-requisite to create the Tailored Audience List. The account ID can be retrieved from the Account Settings Page