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Build an audience

After you define one or more segments you can combine these prebuilt segments (or use just one) to develop a target audience.

Create an audience

  1. Select one of the workflow entry points, such as clicking Build an Audience on the Audience page.

  2. The audience’s working name is A new audience. Hover over the name and click the pencil icon to name the audience and optionally add a description. You can name the audience now, or at any point in the workflow before you finalize the audience.

The audience will indicate that it’s Invalid until you name it.

  1. Add segments to the audience.

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    1. Choose one or more predefined segments by clicking the plus icon add-button.png next to a segment. The added segment is displayed in the Segments list.

    2. You can also Create New Segment to add a segment that doesn’t yet exist.

    3. Click the refresh button refresh-button.png to update the Total Count of records that match your audience definition.

    4. When you've added all of the segments, click Next and choose your next step:

Add suppressions (optional)

A suppression allows you to exclude records that meet certain criteria. This is an optional step; if you don’t want to add suppressions, you can proceed to the next step.

  1. If you want to add one or more suppressions to your audience, choose one or more predefined segments by clicking the plus icon add-button.png next to a segment. The added suppression is displayed in the Suppressions list.

  2. Click Create New Segment if you want to define a new segment to use as a suppression.

  3. When you've added all of the suppressions, click Next and choose your next step:

Add splits (optional)

A split allows you to further group your audience into smaller groups. This can be useful if you want to conduct A/B testing or if you’re ramping up a new IP address, for example. This is an optional step; if you don’t want to add splits, you can proceed to the next step.

  1. If you want to add a split to your audience, click + Add. The added split is displayed in the Splits list.

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  2. Add as many splits as necessary.

  3. On each split added to the list:

    1. Click the split name (e.g., Split 1) to display a popup that allows you to customize the split's name.

    2. Optionally click Add segment to this split. A popup table of segments is displayed.

    3. Select a segment by clicking the plus icon add-button.png next to a segment on the list and click Apply. The selected segment name now appears on the split.

    4. Click on a split's Cap Value to display a popup that allows you to change the Cap value (optional) as well as select Percentage or Numeric value. Click Apply.

  4. When you're finished adding splits, click Next and choose your next step:

Add metadata

In this step you can add metadata fields to your audience and each of your splits (if you have added one or more splits). These metadata fields allow you to add description tags to your audience and splits.

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  1. To add metadata to your audience, click + Add:

    1. In the Add Metadata pop-up that appears, select the metadata fields you want to include.

    2. If you have splits configured, you can also assign metadata to your splits.

    3. Click Add Selected Metadata.

    4. Click Set to set the value of the metadata fields.

  2. When you're finished adding metadata fields, click Next and select Preview and Finalize.

Finalize your audience

  1. In the Preview and Finalize step, check the information to make sure you have defined your audience components correctly. You can click Previous to go back in the audience definition workflow and make changes.

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  2. When you're certain your audience is correctly defined, select a going-forward workflow from the down-arrow button and click Next.

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