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Twitter begins integrating advertising software

Published on Feb 21, 2013 6:30 AM
 
Twitter's logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, in California on March 11, 2011. Twitter said on Wednesday it is opening up its platform to third-party advertising management software, taking another step to establish its ad-based business model ahead of an initial public offering. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it is opening up its platform to third-party advertising management software, taking another step to establish its ad-based business model ahead of an initial public offering.

The ads application programming interface, or API, would allow advertisers to connect their existing ad management software to their Twitter account to automate ads on the micro-messaging platform.

Twitter said that it would begin by integrating with ad software by Adobe Systems Inc, Salesforce Inc, Hootsuite, SHIFT and TBG Global.

"With the Ads API, marketers now have more tools in their arsenal to help them deliver the right message, to the right audience, on the desktop and on mobile devices - all at scale," Twitter product manager April Underwood wrote in a blog post.

 
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