Facebook revealed more details about its announcement earlier this month that advertisers can target ads to Facebook users by email, phone number, or user ID, with Vice President of Advertising and Global Operations David Fischer officially debuting the offering at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco Thursday and announcing eight advertising vendors that offer the capability.
Facebook expanded on its Preferred Marketing Developer program, which debuted in April, with Thursday’s announcement at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco of a new, exclusive tier, Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer.
Whether or not Facebook is a long-term viable ad platform is one of the biggest questions Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been trying to answer. Kenshoo Social has some good news for Zuck: Throughout the first half of 2012, marketers’ Facebook ad budgets have increased 36 percent.
Keeping with the theme of the Olympic Games, Kenshoo Social wanted to see which countries offered the most value and effectiveness to Facebook advertisers in areas such as average cost per click and average frequency of delivery for ads. While the U.S. may have brought home the most gold in London, the same was not true in Kenshoo Social’s competition.
Wondering how you can overtake your competition in terms of likes, shares, and engagement? Don’t be afraid to give them a like and track them on Facebook. Panelists of the “Competitive Analysis on Facebook” discussion at Friday’s AllFacebook Marketing Conference in San Francisco spoke about the importance of keeping tabs on your competitors.
Facebook advertising budgets grew 109 percent between the third and fourth quarter of 2011, compared to just 27 percent growth in paid search ad spending in that time.
Brands using Facebook sponsored stories see their applications installed 300 percent more often than those relying on other formats.