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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NGP VAN

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Creates campaign management software with a focus on databases to help with fundraising and outreach. Their software also allows matching people in these databases to their social media profiles, and targeting the most influential of them. NGP VAN also creates tools for mobilizing volunteers using gamified campaign organization software. Mosty works with democrats in the US.
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ENODO Global

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They have documents on their website discussing their analytics methodology and examining how these techniques could be applied to various political contexts, including in Mexico and Colombia.
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Reddit

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Discussion website that allows advertising. Allows advertisement targeting by location, device, subreddit, and interests (as determined by browsing and participation behavior).
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Acxiom

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Major data broker that collects data from a wide variety of sources. They sell data and match up the identities of people across data sources. Acxiom also offers consulting services to help organizations use their data. They created a website (https://aboutthedata.com) that explains how targeted advertising works and offers to let people control how their data is used, but also likely collects data in the process.
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Cambridge Analytica

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A data-driven political marketing company that worked on many different campaigns around the world. Cambridge Analytica uses data from a variety of sources combined with psychological profiles and surveys to target advertisements. It has been at the center of recent scandals due to the misuse of Facebook data when working on the Trump campaign.<br />An undercover investigation revealed that in some cases they may conceal their involvement in elections with front companies/partner companies or use more dubious tactics such as bribery and honey traps. Cambridge Analytica was also working on a cryptocurrency to enable people to sell their data to advertisers.<br />Due to a series of scandals, Cambridge Analytica and many of its associated companies were closed. However, Cambridge Analytica is far from unique and many other companies use similar techniques and data.
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Twitter

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Twitter is a social media website that also sells data and advertisements. Companies and researchers can buy data from particular accounts, coming from certain geographic areas, or about certain topics. Continuous access to various quantities of data can be purchased, or historical data can be purchased one time. A subset of this data is available for free via Twitter's API.<br />Twitter allows companies to target advertisements based on lists of accounts/emails/phone numbers, audiences like known customers or followers of other accounts, website visitors or app users, search queries, interests, devices, geographic area, purchasing behaviors (based on data from data brokers), language, or gender. Users are then shown advertisements, usually in the form of tweets, and advertisers pay based on the number of impressions, clicks, engagements, followers, etc. Twitter operates its advertisement program and sells data in most countries.
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Ondore

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Offers a social listening platform, Ondore Scout, which can be used to track discussions about brands on social media. Unclear what contexts it is used in.
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Amazon Mehanial Turk

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Amazon Mechanical Turk is a platform where researchers can post surveys as well as a variety of mundane tasks that (currently or historically) are difficult for machines to perform(such as image classification and transcription),. In exchange, people all over the world are paid a little bit to complete the tasks.

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