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software, and it found that 95 percent of total ad spend went to Facebook’s three main direct-response ad units: unpublished link ads, mobile application install ads and domain ads.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.
Facebook caught a great deal of flak when it introduced auto-play videos into the News Feed late last year, but they appear to be working for brands, as Adobe revealed in its Q1 2014 Social Intelligence Report that engagement with those videos was up 58 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, and up 25 percent year-over-year.
With Facebook’s first-quarter earnings call set for Wednesday after the close of trading, digital marketing agency 3Q Digital offered a preview of the social network’s potential advertising results by sharing data from its clients across a variety of advertiser objectives and verticals.
Predictive media-optimization-technology provider Kenshoo, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, examined key metrics and benchmarks for paid search and social advertising in the first quarter.