Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson spoke with Detroit Free Press Business Columnist Tom Walsh prior to speaking at a luncheon hosted at Cobo Center by women’s leadership group Inforum, and their conversation focused on the social network’s relationship with the auto industry.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg touched on several topics, including the social network’s initial public offering and share price slump; the company’s mobile issues; skepticism over advertising on social networks; new business opportunities for Facebook; privacy; and the economy.
Facebook recruiting solution Work4 Labs Wednesday announced an expanded suite of social recruiting products, a free version of its product targeted toward small and midsized businesses, and the closing of $11 million in series-A funding from Matrix Partners and other investors.
In an effort to gain more advertising money, Facebook has been testing ways to place more ads on pages. But the company also is doing what it can to keep its biggest clients happy, especially as Facebook’s finances come into light with Thursday’s earnings call.
Not long after General Motors pulled its $10 million advertising campaign from Facebook, the Detroit auto giant is considering connecting with the social network again, The Wall Street Journal reports.
It’s common knowledge that for success in Facebook marketing, you’ve got to reach out to your targeted demographic. But how do you find people within your demographic? Marketing guru and AimClear CEO Marty Weintraub, who has spoken all over the country, shared his views on growing your target demographic at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference, Thursday in San Francisco.
Add eMarketer to the growing list of companies that don’t believe Facebook advertising was doomed when General Motors pulled its $10 million account off the social network, as the researcher released a report Tuesday touting the benefits of Marketplace ads.
After General Motors pulled its Facebook advertising, other car makers have said they recognize the value of social marketing. The latest? Nissan, which Advertising Age reports is heavily including Facebook in its marketing plans for the upcoming year.
Facebook has been unveiling more options for companies to advertise through the social media site. However, Reuters reports today that many businesses have been eschewing paid options to do what they can to promote their biz for free.
Facebook’s initial public offering is a milestone in the evolution of not only social media, but media itself. Fairly or unfairly, Facebook is the lightning rod, the proxy, for the broader discussion about how fast consumer behavior is changing through our increasingly frictionless ability to share and socialize.