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

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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"?

:up: '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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