Facebook’s emphasis on mobile will not take a vacation for the holiday shopping season, as the social network offered some tips for marketers looking to incorporate mobile into their Facebook promotion mix in a post on the Facebook for Business page.
With less than one week until Black Friday, and Cyber Monday shortly thereafter, Facebook application developer Woobox offered some tips on how brands on the social network can incorporate coupons into their promotional efforts.
Now that the Halloween costumes have been put away and all of the candy has been eaten, Thanksgiving is the next big holiday on tap, as well as the shopping frenzies that accompany the long weekend on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. How should brands on Facebook be preparing for the holiday?
Facebook’s cost per click dropped 40 percent over the past 12 months, while the click-through rate for advertising on the social network soared by 275 percent, and return on investment was up 58 percent, according to a study of some 131 billion Facebook ad impressions, 400 million unique visitors, more than 1 billion posts, and 4.3 billion engagements over the past 12 months by Adobe.
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.
Facebook users who noticed an unusually strong presence by retail giant Walmart on their mobile news feeds over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including Black Friday and through Cyber Monday, weren’t imagining things: The Wall Street Journal reported that over a 72-hour period, Facebook and Walmart rolled out the largest mobile campaign in the retailer’s history, consisting of 50 million ads on the social network.