Facebook clinched a huge advertising deal Monday, as Ad Age reported that the social network inked a long-term partnership with advertising holding company Publicis Groupe, which includes media networks Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia, as well as digital agencies Digitas, Razorfish, and Rosetta.
Last week, Facebook entered the gift card market with the Facebook Card — a new addition to Facebook Gifts. Unlike other gift card options offered by Gifts, this is a plastic card that can be used at Target, Sephora, Jamba Juice, and Olive Garden. Noah Mallin, vice president of social media for brand agency Digitas, thinks that the Facebook Card could be a very powerful way that brands learn more about users’ spending habits, and it could also revolutionize mobile ads.
A promotion created by Sprint in partnership with Digitas and Leo Burnett hopes to create an alternative to moviegoers being forced to yell, “Turn off that damn cell phone!” in more than 1,000 NCM Movie Theaters.
Beth McCabe, vice president of social marketing and technology at Digitas, told us about newly joining Facebook’s preferred marketing developer program for the first time.