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TargetSmart

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Primarily a database provider, with databases of voters, mobile phone numbers, consumer habits, campaign contributions, and more. They make software to help campaigns utilize and effectively combine these databases in a variety of campaigning techniques. TargetSmart also offers help campaigning, from predictive analytics to communications management. In 2017, a portion of their voter database was accidentally posted online by one of their customers.
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YouGov

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Runs online opinion polls on a variety of issues internationally. They have pools of people that they ask survey questions, and also pull in data from social media and other sources to help brands understand their image. They are starting to get into the audience segmentation business too. YouGov is quite large and has acquired a number of related companies.
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Adwords

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Google's advertisement network, which shows ads on Google website (including Youtube and GMail), other search engines, as well as other websites and mobile apps. It is split into the Search Network, which shows text advertisements on search engines, and the Display Network, which shows targeting on a wider variety of websites. Allows targeting based on demographics, search terms, website visitors, similar audiences, etc.
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Qualtrics

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Widely used survey creation platform. Qualtrics allows creation of surveys in many formats, which can be delivered via websites (including via sites like Mechanical Turk), email, SMS, offline, etc. They also offer survey-related consulting and research services.
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HaystaqDNA

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Company formed by some of the people who did microtargeting on campaigns for Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg. Xaxis released products that use HaystaqDNA's National Voter Database of 166 million voters in the 2016 election.
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Metrics Digital

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Work on a variety of social media/PR management techniques, in particular advising institutions on social media strategy and policies. They posted some public reports about social media analysis they did related to the 2018 Mexican elections. They also make chat bots for customer support.
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Equals3

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AI-managed marketing software. Equals3's Lucy software helps people automate marketing campaigns by combining a variety of data sources and collecting additional information on the people involved to more effectively target them. Their software also builds personality profiles of people in their database based on data from a variety of sources. They appear to be working with the Democratic Party in Alaska because in 2017 they accidentally posted TargetSmart's data on Alaskan voters online
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Cosmonauts and Kings

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German data-based political marketing company started in 2016. There isn't great detail about their methods online, but it sounds like they use fairly standard techniques for audience segmentation and targeting, and also offer support with communication and advertising strategy.
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pig.gi

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Pays people with phone time and similar for filling out surveys on a variety of topics on their app. They also display ads for brands on their app. pig.gi shared some data with Cambridge Analytica but reportedly severed ties after recent scandals.
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Newlink Group

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A large, general marketing company that works on political campaigns (in addition to working with governments and in the private sector).
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10x Psychometrics

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A psychometrics consulting company founded by a professor who did a PhD studying OCEAN (five factor) personality models. It is unclear what industries they work in.
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Philometrics

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Uses machine learning to forecast how additional people would answer a survey, a method they call "SurveyExtender". The examples they give pertain to the United States and they have multiple companies incorporated there, so it is likely they work there. Some of the same people involved as Cambridge Analytica.
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AggregateIQ

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AggregateIQ makes campaign management software, including tools for managing outreach campaigns and voter databases. Most notably, they created Ripon as part of a contract with SCL Group, which was used as a database for Ted Cruz's campaign. They also built software for automating advertising campaigns. Upguard found AggregateIQ's Gitlab repository online in March 2018 and published a series of articles analyzing their software and clients.
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Axiom Strategies

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Helps advertise to key voters across a variety of channels including online, on TV, by phone, and by mail. Axiom Strategies focuses on comparing the effectiveness of voter outreach programs and seems to work with mostly conservative campaigns.
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L2 Political

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Maintains databases of voters and non-voting adults along with contact information, purchasing behavior, and demographic data. L2 sells this data and makes software for analyzing it.
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Victory Lab

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A Mexican political marketing company that was created in 2016. They seem to be a full-service company with a focus on social media.
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Applecart

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Uses network analysis based on a variety of data sources to infer political viewpoints and leverage relationships to influence voters.
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Gabinete de Comunicación Estratégica

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General electoral strategy company using mostly traditional methods such as surveys and focus groups to analyze audiences. Though, someone who worked for them said on LinkedIn that they use microtargeting as well. They appear to be quite open about who they work with and have a list of customers on their website.
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comScore

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Audience measurement and analysis company. comScore asks people to install monitoring software on their computer in exchange for various benefits. This software records their browsing activity and comScore sells this to marketing companies and campaigns. comScore also collects data from other sources, including TV audience measurement and surveys. They are a huge company, with offices in nearly two dozen countries.
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i360

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Help brands with running marketing campaigns and also does custom software development. Unclear if they work in political contexts, but they made an app for viewing information related to Mexican legislation for PwC and one of their employees worked at PRI right before joining i360.
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Xaxis

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"Xaxis Politics is the first programmatic product that enables advertisers to leverage offline voter data to inform their digital campaigns. This means that political advertisers can reach their most relevant voters across display, mobile, online video, digital radio, connected TV and social media."
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Facebook

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Facebook allows targeting of advertisements based on interests, behaviors, location, and demographics. It also allows targeting groups like website visitors, app users, and audiences that look like existing audiences. It also provides a list of companies who can assist with advertising on Facebook. including data brokers who can augment custom audience lists. Additionally, data is available via the API and some app developers collect data from users via their apps, as Global Science Research did (and then sold it to Cambridge Analytica). Similar services are also offered on Instagram.
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Global Science Research

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Created psychological profiles for marketing purposes. They offered three main products/services- BrandAnalyzer, BrandAnalyzer API, and custom analytics. BrandAnalyzer shows psychological profiles of customers of over 15,000 brands. The BrandAnalyzer API provides similar psychological analysis using social media data from clients. The custom analytics are custom psychological profiling studies, likely similar to what they offered Cambridge Analytica.<br />Global Science Research collected data on over 50 million people via a Facebook application for personality tests called thisyourdigitallife. They then gave this data to Cambridge Analytica.
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Psicología Política

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Offers a range of services including assisting with surveys, literature review, speech writing, and building profiles using "las técnicas utilizadas por los organismos de inteligencia nacionales para construir perfiles psicológicos de los jefes extranjeros, dirigentes nacionales y líderes estatales."<br />The founder describes his work as follows: "As a behavioural and political scientist I offer customised experimental behavioural research, demographic segmentation, and strategic communications advice to understand public opinion, consumer and voter behaviour, and adherences to both political parties and commercial brands. My consultancy services focus on the emotional and psychological mechanisms behind human behaviour to develop effective policies and clear political messages to your constituents, electors, and target audiences."
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Revolution Messaging

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Creates software for managing SMS, calling, and online advertising campaigns. They also offer a variety of services to campaigns ranging from advertising and social media management to fundraising. Mostly seems to work with progressive campaigns and causes, as well as some state agencies, in the US.

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