Media intelligence company Aggregate Knowledge analyzed more than 27 billion online ad impressions during the first quarter of 2013, finding that social networks and portals drove efficiency for brands, with social networks delivering the highest-quality users, or those most likely to lead to conversions, while ad exchanges continued to be cost-effective.
Facebook’s transition to a mobile-first company continued with great speed during the first quarter of 2013, as the social network reported that 30 percent of its total advertising revenue during the period came from mobile, up from 23 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Collaboration platform Shift, which is aimed at marketers and agencies, announced the launch Tuesday of the Shift Open Marketing Cloud, a suite of best-in-class marketing applications from companies including GraphEffect, Shift’s proprietary social advertising app, as well as Aggregate Knowledge, Convertro, Curalate, Expion, Fan Appz, Kenshoo, Moontoast, Offerpop, Optimal, SocialFlow, and The Trade Desk.
Facebook Measurement’s James Dailey, Aggregate Knowledge’s Rob Gatto Discuss Cross-Publisher Measurement Effectiveness
James Dailey of Facebook’s measurement team and Aggregate Knowledge President Rob Gatto are featured in a 15-minute video discussion on the Facebook Studio blog on how to approach consistent, cross-publisher advertising measurement.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg used some of her time during the social network’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday to offer statistics and specific examples in support of the company’s advertising growth.