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    What's the difference between "target audience" and "targeted audience"?

    Dear experts,

    While reading articles about marketing communications I've come across both variants "target audience" and "targeted audience" (the audience a company wants to engage). Which of these two phrases sounds more English? Which of them is more common in use?

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    Re: What's the difference between "target audience" and "targeted audience"?

    Target audience.

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    Re: What's the difference between "target audience" and "targeted audience"?

    'Targeted' is usually reserved for a document or a message or product: 'This hand-out is really well targeted. It speaks directly to the target audience.'

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