Facebook announced Thursday that it is making the process of creating ads simpler and based more on objectives. The company feels that this will improve the experience not only for advertisers, but for users, as well. Users will see a more standard set of ads, and the controls given to advertisers will make it so that users see more relevant ads. Facebook detailed the company’s plans for advertising to groups of reporters in Menlo Park, Calif., and New York.
Valentine’s Day is like the Super Bowl for the flower business, and 1-800-Flowers has relied heavily on Facebook in the run-up to Thursday’s love-fest, particularly the social network’s mobile advertising products.
Many companies on Facebook will run some kind of holiday campaign or connect with fans through this theme. How can brands stand out? That’s what Likeable Media’s latest white paper aims to answer. Likeable notes that by utilizing the social networks differently, using effective advertising techniques, finding ways to engage the audience, and taking advantage of social commerce channels, brands can rise above the general noise.
UPDATED: Sister blog Inside Facebook reported that Facebook fixed a bug that had been blocking Web surfers who were not logged in to Facebook and tried to access pages on the social network from seeing content on those pages, and sent them to the news feed once they input their credentials, rather than to the pages they were attempting to visit.
Facebook said that within one week of introducing timeline for brands on February 29, eight million pages had adopted the new layout.