Auto-play video ads debuted on Instagram Thursday, as Adweek reported that 15-second units from Disney, Activision, Lancôme, Banana Republic and The CW began running on the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network.
Facebook revealed during its third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that $2.96 billion of its $3.2 billion in revenue for the three-month period came from advertising, so it’s no surprise that the bulk of the call was devoted to advertising, as well. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg had much to say on the topic, and all her comments are included in this post.
Beauty entrepreneur Michelle Phan took a unique approach when using Facebook videos to promote her first book, Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style and Success — Online and Off. She uploaded a short video trailer for each of the book’s chapters to her page, and those trailers ended up totaling more than 1.26 million views.
The U.S. political spectrum can, for the most part, be divided into conservatives and liberals, but which group is more likely to see like-minded political content on Facebook from news organizations, groups and friends, and which group is more likely to block or defriend users over political posts? The answers, from the latest research by Pew Research Center, may come as a surprise.
The Kansas City Royals brought an abrupt end to Turner Sports’ coverage of the American League Championship Series by sweeping the Baltimore Orioles, but the cable programmer was still able to show off some of the features enabled by its embedding of Facebook into its live postseason productions.
If you want to know about the technology behind Facebook advertising, you go to Boz, otherwise known as director of ads engineering Andrew Bosworth, who oversees ads, pages, tools, infrastructure, delivery, optimization, data partnerships, insights and analytics for the social network. Bosworth sat down for a question-and-answer session for the Facebook for Business page, and highlights follow.
The fall television season is underway, and networks are increasingly turning to Facebook to help promote their new and returning series, with last Thursday’s debut of ABC’s #TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) trio of shows — returning series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, joined by newcomer How to Get Away with Murder — generating 4.5 million interactions on the social network from 2.3 million users.