Amazon plans ‘personalised ads’ to compete with Google and Facebook

30/01/2013

Amazon is set to launch personalised ads on its websites, including Kindle devices, based on the shopping habits of its 188m users, according to a news report.

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The Financial Times reports that the company is aiming to take on established digital marketing businesses rivals Google, Facebook, Microsoft and AOL.

Amazon Media Group global sales vice-president, Lisa Utzschneider told the FT, "We've been heads down, focused on building an advertising offering and solution that is right for marketers and right for our customers."

The online retailer has been selling untargeted ads on its site over the past years which has boosted its ad offerings

However, Amazon's digital advertising market share is small compared to its rivals.

Recently, Amazon has revealed plans to add 100 staff to its digital media development centre in London's 'Silicon Roundabout'.

Read the FT.com report here

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