Digital marketing agency 3Q Digital shared some insights about the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Facebook advertising performances of two of its clients, finding that while mobile accounted for most of the traffic, desktop News Feed ads were much costlier.
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Facebook’s transformation into a mobile company has found its way into third-quarter-2014 statistics on clients of digital marketing agency 3Q Digital, which reported that mobile impressions were up 51 percent compared with the second quarter of 2014, while clicks rose 180 percent, click-through rates were up 85 percent and cost per click dropped 40 percent.
Mobile ad budgets on Facebook and Twitter among the clients of Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, were up 87 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of the year, and a whopping 233 percent versus the prior-year quarter, according to the social technology company’s latest study.
Facebook giveth, and Facebook taketh away? Some advertisers, including Swedish ad agency Limebound, are reporting that the cost-per-click option has been removed from the “Optimization & Pricing” tab in Power Editor.
Social marketing platform Nanigans, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, analyzed more than 300 billion ad impressions on the social network during the third quarter of 2014 from clients using its advertising automation software, and it found that 95 percent of total ad spend went to Facebook’s three main direct-response ad units: unpublished link ads, mobile application install ads and domain ads.
The amount of user data available to brands on Facebook is staggering, but how can they make sense out of all the information and ensure that their campaigns are targeting the users who are most likely to be interested in their products and services? That’s where Umbel comes in.
Social marketing platform Shift, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, examined campaigns on the social network during the second quarter that were managed via its Facebook ad solution, and it shared its findings in the infographic below.
A Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer took a giant step forward in tying search-engine ads and targeted audiences on Facebook together, as Kenshoo announced the beta release of its Intent-Driven Audiences solution.
Facebook continues to take steps to aid small and midsized businesses with advertising and marketing via the social network, but companies in the financial-services sector face unique challenges due to their heavily regulated industry. With this in mind, Facebook announced Thursday that it is teaming up with DigitalGroundUp – which describes itself as an interactive technology platform that teaches digital marketing via experiential online courses — to develop a series of courses to help those companies take full advantage of Facebook’s resources, while remaining fully compliant.