Fear not, Facebook users: Starting March 20, you are still more than welcome to discuss religion or use profanity to your heart’s content, although you may want to be careful about the second if you’re looking for a job or have younger users on your friends lists.
Facebook began prepping brands on how to adapt to its new campaign structure, which it began rolling out Tuesday, offering a video detailing best practices, as well as an introduction and resources, in a post on its Facebook for Business page.
In our own version of A Look Back on Facebook, we had the opportunity to sit down with Franco Puetz around this time last year. He shared his take on social strategy and how he handles his campaigns. Let’s look at how his predictions did, and how strategies have evolved.
Facebook’s efforts to simplify its advertising offerings will kick into high gear in 2014, as the social network will introduce a complete overhaul of its campaign structure, which will include revamps of its Ads Create Tool, Ads Manager, and Power Editor, the social network announced in a post on its developer blog, after recently revealing the details to its Preferred Marketing Developers.
I recently caught up with Neenz Faleafine, who has worked on a variety of political campaigns as a social media director and consultant. There’s so much talk about what social media can do for brands, but it’s just as effective in the political arena. Reputation management is even more critical there, so these lessons will definitely extrapolate to your business social marketing.
Social commerce technology provider 8thBridge debuted the third version of its 8thBridge Graphite platform Thursday, while social customer-service software provider Conversocial and Preferred Marketing Developer social technology firm Betapond closed funding rounds this week.
Through the Pages Manager application and other tools, Facebook page managers have myriad ways to track the performance of their posts and ads. Social media expert Jon Loomer found another one Tuesday: A widget on the top of the news feed, showing how many advertisements and campaigns are active, and how many new page likes have come through in the past day or week.
Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a feature allowing users to create repeat events, aimed at making it easier to duplicate details from past events if they were similar to those for new ones. Now, the social network is apparently testing the concept with its ad manager, allowing a select group of page administrators who manage multiple pages to create similar ads for their different accounts, including duplication of the targeting parameters.
The types of marketing campaigns on Facebook that draw the most entries are not necessarily the same types of campaigns that generate the most sharing and earned media, according to a new study from Facebook marketing software provider Wildfire Interactive.