Some Facebook advertisers are now able to preview their mobile application install ads directly on their mobile devices, complete with active install buttons.
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Facebook’s emphasis on mobile will not take a vacation for the holiday shopping season, as the social network offered some tips for marketers looking to incorporate mobile into their Facebook promotion mix in a post on the Facebook for Business page.
When Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman admitted during the company’s third-quarter earnings call that the social network saw some slippage in daily usage by teens, the doomsday predictions began. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sought to squash those predictions in an interview with Mike Isaac of AllThingsD.
Gannett-owned PointRoll will release a new Facebook mobile ad product, the rich media page post link ad, aimed at boosting reach, increasing application installations, and reaching blocks of potential customers via creative optimization of targeting.
3Q EARNINGS CALL: How Is Facebook Responding To The Mobile Transition From An Advertising Standpoint?
Facebook said in its third-quarter earnings report Wednesday that its total advertising revenue for the period was $1.8 billion, up 66 percent when compared with the year-earlier quarter, and mobile accounted for 49 percent of that revenue. During the company’s earnings call Wednesday, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman offered more specific details.
A Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer became the latest company to weigh in on Facebook’s advertising performance prior to its third-quarter earnings call Wednesday, as Spruce Media released its latest State of Facebook Advertising report.
Enterprise marketing technology provider Unified cited four industries that excelled at converting clicks into fans in its October 2013 Facebook Advertising Benchmarks study — cellular and telco, gaming, desktop software, and alcohol — and Unified also pointed out that food ads are 58 percent more likely to be clicked than the average ad on the social network.
Facebook is more than a social networking site; it’s a business with many complex features working together. Once a small website (for only Harvard University students), Facebook has long since shed its small-town ways for bigger, flashier effects in the horizon. Facebook now combines the best of social networking tools and online marketing tactics to create a single platform that is attractive to both users and businesses, and it is only getting started.
Facebook continues to roll out enhancements to its advertising options, particularly on the mobile side, announcing Monday that mobile applications can now be promoted via cost-per-action buying, and videos can now be included in creative for ads promoting mobile apps.