What happened when the sporting goods subsidiary of a tire company in Canada scrapped its traditional weekly circular for two weeks in favor of advertising on Facebook? Duncan Fulton, chief marketing officer of FGL Sports and senior vice president at Canadian Tire, described Sport Chek’s positive experiences in a post on the Facebook for Business page.
Every day, millions of people around the world spend countless hours socializing with friends and connecting with their favorite brands on Facebook. With more than 1.28 billion monthly active users, it’s the world’s most vibrant and engaging social media website. As a result, it is equally attractive for entrepreneurs and brands around the world that are looking to find different ways of connecting with their target audiences. Similarly, “solopreneurs,” freelancers, and creative professionals have also found Facebook very effective in helping them expand their fan bases and sell more products.
In recent years, it has been witnessed that social business pages have been crucial for brands marketing themselves, as they allow content to reach the masses of people globally and extend brands’ awareness. Traditional advertising is dead, and the best way to connect with customers today is by utilizing the most powerful networking platforms the world has ever known. Social media marketing saves money, saves time, allows businesses to connect with consumers more directly and intimately than ever before, and provides unprecedented opportunities for targeted marketing.
An upcoming study from Web-content and customer-experience-management provider Kentico Software highlighted some of the challenges faced by brands on Facebook and other social networks, as its survey of more than 300 adults aged 18 and up found that the majority of them usually ignore posts by brands.
The overhaul of Facebook’s ad campaign structure, originally announced last November, will begin rolling out March 4, with the major change being the addition of a new level, ad sets, which will be placed between the two existing layers, campaigns and ads.