People-based marketing: Prepare to hear that term a lot more as Facebook develops ad-targeting and measurement platforms like Atlas, LiveRail and the Facebook Audience Network. Facebook has shifted its focus from providing advertising at scale to providing an ad solution where companies can target the right consumers.
With the Hispanic population becoming more and more of a force in the U.S., Facebook tapped media, content and technology research specialists Ipsos MediaCT for a closer look at how U.S. Hispanics communicate and consume media.
The holiday shopping season often means new devices in the hands of users, and Facebook took steps to help developers get their applications onto those new devices with improvements to its mobile app ads in the areas of buying, creative and targeting options.
King.com teamed up with Facebook to launch a video campaign backing the game developer’s latest title, Candy Crush Soda Saga, and after the first day of the campaign, 100 million users of the social network were reached, with more than 70 percent of those via mobile.
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.
Facebook’s transformation into a mobile company has found its way into third-quarter-2014 statistics on clients of digital marketing agency 3Q Digital, which reported that mobile impressions were up 51 percent compared with the second quarter of 2014, while clicks rose 180 percent, click-through rates were up 85 percent and cost per click dropped 40 percent.
Mobile ad budgets on Facebook and Twitter among the clients of Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, were up 87 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of the year, and a whopping 233 percent versus the prior-year quarter, according to the social technology company’s latest study.
Facebook announced a new addition to its ad-targeting options with the aim of helping advertisers that are seeking to engage users in high-growth countries, as the social network is now allowing brands to target based on the network connections — 2G, 3G or 4G — they use most often when accessing Facebook.