You can write job results directly to your Twitter Custom Audience.

Twitter Custom Audiences allow you to leverage your off-platform customer information enabling you to create unique audience segments used for targeting, exclusion, and lookalike expansion.

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Create a New Connection

From TD Console, navigate to the catalog in the Integrations Hub. Search for and select Twitter Custom Audience.

Select Create Authentication. The following dialog opens.

Select an existing OAuth connection for Twitter, or select the link under OAuth connection to create a new one.

Create a New OAuth Connection

Log into your Twitter account in the browser (if you haven’t logged in previously) and grant access:

Or grant access to the Treasure Data app when you are already logged in.

After you're redirected back to Treasure Data Connections, repeat the first step (Create a new connection) and choose your new OAuth connection.

Name your newly created connection and save it for later use.
Configure Output Results
The Output result needs to follow the Twitter Custom List data specifications here. We support 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

Check Output results at the top of your query editor and select your Twitter Custom Audience connection as follows:

Edit the following parameters:
  • Twitter Ad Account ID (required): This is your Twitter Ad Account ID. See Appendix C for getting account id.

  • Custom Audience Name (required): Name of Custom Audience list to create.

    • Important note: If you have many Tailored Audience lists with similar names as this input, the latest Custom Audience Name will be used. We recommend that you give your Custom Audience list a unique name.

    • Important note: You cannot use audience names that are associated with deleted audiences. When creating a new audience, you will receive an error message if you attempt to reuse a name that is associated with a deleted audience.
  • 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.

  • Skip on invalid records (default false): Indicates whether invalid records should be ignored.
  • Mode (Default Update): Operation type being performed
    • Update: Add new users to the destination Audience
    • Delete: Delete users with identifiers that are exported by this feature from the destination Audience 
  • 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.

    Sample Configuration

Write the Query to Populate a Custom Audience List

Treasure Data supports creation of a new Custom Audience list. On the Treasure Data console, run the following query with Output results into a connection of Twitter Custom Audience (see Appendix A for more details of column naming):
  VALUES (''),
)  tbl (email)

The preceding query will not match any real users as it is for demo purposes only. Further, 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 completes in a few seconds.

Check the Twitter Audience Manager for your new list.

Twitter takes up to 24 hours to validate your newly created list. Therefore, the list will show the status as “Processing”.

You can see the status change to “Ready” (or an error if the list is not valid) within the next 6 to 8 hours.


Custom Audience Data

The Output result needs to follow the Twitter Custom List data specifications here. We support single column, single type.

Data Normalization and Hashing

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 the output.

The conversion below is actually applied per type in our result output for normalization.

After normalization, the data must be hashed using SHA256, without a salt.  Additionally, the final output hash must be in lower case.
For example, 49e0be2aeccfb51a8dee4c945c8a70a9ac500cf6f5cb08112575f74db9b1470d and not 49E0BE2AECCFB51A8DEE4C945C8A70A9AC500CF6F5CB08112575F74DB9B1470D

Twitter Ads Account Information

Access to an Ads Account is the pre-requisite to create the Custom Audience List. The account ID can be retrieved from the Account Settings Page