Filter this: Instagram topped the 300 million user mark, co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom revealed in a blog post, in which he also announced that the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network was adding verified badges for celebrities, athletes and brands, as well as deactivating spammy accounts.
The holiday shopping season is already well underway for opportunistic retailers looking to snag early shoppers and strike on Facebook before CPMs (cost per thousand impressions) increase, according to a recent study by marketing solutions provider SocialCode, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer.
Shortly after Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to India last month, the social network announced the formation of the India Client Council, made up of client and agency partners in the country and aimed at allowing them to share ideas about the future of marketing.
Facebook Advertising Researchers Neha Bhargava and Eurry Kim followed up their July post on the Facebook for Business page on using Facebook ads to drive brand awareness by mining the same study of more than 1,500 News Feed ads between October 2013 and this past March, from more than 350 campaigns, for tips on how brands can generate conversions from ads on the social network.
How will Facebook’s announcement last Thursday that it will target ads to its users based on websites they visit and applications they use impact its ad revenues going forward? Favorably, according to market researcher eMarketer.