Lookalike Audiences & Propensity Models

Learn about Lytics' Lookalike Audience and Propensity Modeling capabilities

Lytics' Lookalike Models allows marketers to leverage Machine Learning to easily create powerful propensity models and lookalike audiences. Powered by modern machine learning techniques and our comprehensive model-building pipeline, Lytics' Lookalike Models make it easy for marketers to incorporate predictive data into their marketing initiatives with minimal effort.

Lytics' Lookalike Models are propensity models that can be used to predict the likelihood that a user/customer will perform a certain action. These models can be used to identify repeat customers, users likely to churn, etc. By leveraging the predictions outputted by Lytics' Lookalike Models, you can create predictive audiences that can boost your marketing use cases.

Machine Learning at Your Fingertips

Creating a Lookalike Model is as simple as selecting a target and source audience, with the goal of driving users from the source to the target (think [unknown --> known], [1-time purchaser --> repeat purchaser], etc). Once configured, Lytics will train a model based on the data accessible on user profiles, and output meaningful diagnostics and predictions to help you expand your target audience.

Some common use cases for Lookalike Models include:

  • Unknown to Known: among my unknown users, find users who are likely to become signup for email
  • Expand Reach: among my users who’ve purchased one item, find users who are likely to become repeat purchasers
  • Churn Prevention: find customers who are at risk of churning

Built by Data Scientists, for Marketers

Lytics' Lookalike Models incorporate a variety of modern techniques to ensure your models outperform traditional marketing methods. When building models, Lytics applies feature-reduction techniques and trains a set of Random Forests and Logistic Regression models, followed by a suite of model-tuning and cross-validation to determine the best configuration.

Unlike traditional statistical modeling approaches, Lytics Lookalike Models update user scores in real-time, so you can start targeting users not only when the model is built, but also as their behavior changes or new users are added. This means that a prediction for a user will update after every page click, email open, etc, which helps ensure that you are targeting the best users. Rather than using a static list, Predictive Audiences built from Lookalike Models provide a dynamic pool of users that will respond best when they are ready for ads or other marketing messages. You can also adjust your targeting criteria to make the best tradeoffs between reach and accuracy to maximize your marketing budgets.

Lytics also provides robust APIs for Lookalike Models, so your engineering team can quickly create and test models via the Lytics API.


Getting Started

Building Lookalike Models

Evaluating Lookalike Models

Creating Predictive Audiences

Lookalike Model Dashboard

Improving your Lookalike Models

Python Notebook