Note: this functionality is limited to our legacy display advertising product (tactics/campaigns launched pre-spring 2023). This limitation will continue to be in place for any legacy tactics that still remain active in your instance, but is no longer a consideration for new Display Ad Campaigns. For help optimizing the number of target accounts in your audience, please speak to your Digital Media Manager or Customer Success Manager.
When setting up a Display Advertising Tactic audience, it is important to keep in mind that we have a 1,500 account limit on all Terminus display advertising tactics.
How does this work when I create a new advertising tactic?
When building a new tactic – whether using the Salesforce rule builder or uploading a list of accounts – Terminus will only allow you to select 1,500 accounts. For tactics using the integration with Salesforce, you will still use the audience rule builder to build your list of accounts. If your tactic has more than 1,500 accounts, you will need to apply additional filters to reduce the number of accounts. If accounts are added to a dynamic segment after a tactic has launched and the total number exceeds 1,500, the new companies will not be shown ads until other accounts exit the tactic.
I'm having trouble getting my list under 1,500 accounts. Any ideas?
Although your target account list might be more than 1,500 accounts, there are several ways you can further separate that list into multiple tactics to better reach your audience:
- Stage-based campaigns: This type of Terminus campaign contains one tactic for each stage of your marketing and sales process. If you’re using the Salesforce integration, Terminus automatically orchestrates the experience by moving accounts in and out of tactics based on their stage in Salesforce.
- Tiered account campaigns: Many of our customers have a tiered account system based on factors like fit, industry, revenue potential, strategic value, and so on. They use those tiers to build separate tactics with messaging that resonates with the accounts in each tier.
- Campaigns based on firmographics (industry, size, location, etc.): Another way to easily segment your accounts is based on firmographic data. You most likely already have information like industry and size in your CRM, so this campaign would include tactics with messaging around specific pain points that a certain industry or company size may face.
- Predictive signals: Many Terminus customers add predictive technology to their stack to be able to segment by unique criteria such as buying intent or other dynamic signals. Terminus works well with predictive technologies that integrate with Salesforce.
Many customers will combine these segmenting principles to ensure their ABM program performs well. For additional ideas on different ways to segment your accounts for more targeted Terminus advertising campaigns, check out this article.
If you have any questions about setting up and monitoring Terminus tactics, please contact support through the Terminus Support Portal or reach out to your Terminus CSM.