When users start getting Facebook Home on Android devices, there won’t be paid advertising. But much like other Facebook products, it’s likely coming. Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t rule it out when the product was announced last week. Todd Herrold, senior director of product marketing at Kenshoo Social, talked with AllFacebook about how Facebook Home can change mobile advertising.
Facebook Thursday unveiled the closest thing to a Facebook phone, with Home. Select Android devices will have access to Home starting April 12, and it will later become available to more users. This news was met with curiosity, excitement, and a little bit of fear, knowing that Facebook would go from being a part of the phone to being a part of the entire mobile experience.
Social rich-media advertising platform Moontoast is on a collaboration roll, announcing Wednesday that it will work with social engagement advertising provider Blinq Media, just one day after a similar announcement regarding Kenshoo Social and a little over one week after revealing a collaboration with social marketing solutions provider SocialCode.
Just days after aligning with social marketing solutions provider SocialCode, social ad platform Moontoast announced that it will team up with global social marketing platform Kenshoo Social to enable brands to incorporate rich social media into their campaigns on the mobile and desktop versions of Facebook’s News Feed.
Online retailer Zappos ran a two-month test of an integrated Facebook marketing campaign with social marketing suite Kenshoo Social and cloud-based social marketing platform Shoutlet, and it resulted in some 85,000 visits to the Zappos website from a single Facebook page, as well as metrics that compared favorably with those achieved via other paid search and social marketing campaigns.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. With Facebook being the social network of choice in 127 countries across the globe, it is doing a pretty good job so far. However, its work is far from done. It’s up to devices powered by Google’s Android to continue Facebook’s international vision.
As more and more Facebook users check the site through their mobile devices, advertisers have followed suit. New figures from Kenshoo Social show that more than one of every five dollars spent on Facebook ads are delivered on mobile devices.
Brands on Facebook have been advertising aggressively during this holiday season, knowing that people are willing to buy. New figures released by Kenshoo Social show that people are also more willing to like, comment on, and share Facebook ads around this time. The study found that the return on ad spend for U.S. retailers from Facebook ads hit $10.95 on Cyber Monday, and direct sales revenue through Facebook ads on that day spiked to 129 percent over the daily seasonal average.
Cloud-based self-serve social marketing platform Shoutlet Tuesday released Shoutlet 6.0, a major update with new features including tools for social ads, social analytics, social contests, and social listening.