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  • Have you got the ambition of a WSJ reader?
  • Have you got the ambition of a WSJ reader?
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Ambitious Hours: WSJ appeals to readers with ambition

The success of ad campaigns is often measured by how many people see them. But The Wall Street Journal’s ‘Ambitious Hours’ campaign took a different route, exclusively targeting people with specific lifestyle choices – meaning the only people who saw it were the people that mattered.

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Why do some people get up for work before dawn, and work late into the night? According to The Wall Street Journal, it’s because they’re extremely ambitious – and the publication is championing its readers for being exactly that. 

So instead of using data to target readers according to age, location or even profession, its latest campaign ‘Ambitious Hours’ – created by The & Partnership – instead targets potential readers who are united by a single mindset. Could this be the beginning of the end for traditional audience segmentation? 





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