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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Liegey Muller Pons

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Full-service political marketing company focused on European campaigns. They combined traditional campaigning techniques like canvassing with more advanced databases about voters, in particular their 50+ One voter database software. Their work seems to focus more on optimizing canvassing using data and campaign management rather than social media campaigns. They work on both political campaigns, as well as canvassing and surveys around political/social issues or for trade unions. Due to limitations on data available in Europe, they generally start with data at the neighborhood level rather than the individual level and collect additional data through door-to-door canvassing.
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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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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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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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