• Facebook’s Latest Blunder and the Elephant in the Living Room

      The Wall Street Journal reported last Friday that Facebook has been inflating a key performance metric relating to its mobile video ads. With all the chatter about how many seconds (or milliseconds) consumers actually watch Facebook video ads, aren’t the experts missing the point? The point is: Regardless of what Facebook reports, these interruptive ad formats simply don’t work.

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    • Facebook Audience Network Updates Coming

      Updates are coming “over the next few months” for Facebook Audience Network, according to director of publisher solutions David Jakubowski. The social network unveiled Facebook Audience Network at F8 in 2014 as a way for advertisers to take advantage of Facebook’s advertising and targeting tools on mobile sites and in applications outside of the social network.

      David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 4 readers -
  • Facebook CPMs Soar 173 Percent in Q2 (Report)

    … Featured Jobs Marketing Automation Manager Society for Science & the Public Washington D.C. Social Media Officer The ONE Campaign Washington, DC Digital Marketing Director Parallax Press Berkeley, California (US) Digital Marketing Director Parallax Press Berkeley, California (US) Art Director - Freelance Big Arrow Group New York City…

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  • 5 Ways Big Data Makes Your Marketing Irresistibly Personal

    …–or even a customer appreciation giveaway. How accurate are the predictions? In a study released in March, researchers from Ohio State University discovered that targeting ads based on behavioral cues improved click-through rates by up to 670 percent over ads not behaviorally targeted. People worry about their data being misused, but they like…

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  • A Comprehensive Facebook Ads Checklist to Increase Email Acquisition

    … drive, you must consider a number of factors that often vary by industry vertical, including Creative refresh (click-through rates and conversions can drop drastically after running the same creative to the same audiences for more than one week. A creative refresh can keep your ads performing), test timing (look at when an ad performs the best…

    AllFacebookin Facebook Twitter- 11 readers -
  • Pinterest Expands Ad-Targeting Options

    … Pinterest in a consideration mindset. By matching a partner’s’ customer list (hashed email addresses or mobile ad IDs) with our own user database, we can create a targetable audience for them to reach their customers on Pinterest. (Previously available through Marketing Developer Partners; now also available in Ads Manager.) Visitor targeting: Allows…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Retargeting- 6 readers -
  • More Facebook Ad Spend Goes to Video in Q1 (Report)

    …, and it found that video accounted for 26 percent more mobile ad spend in North America compared with the fourth quarter of 2015, and a whopping 45 percent more in the Asia-Pacific region. Nanigans said more than 35 percent of ad spend from game developers in the first quarter went to video ads, up 25 percent quarter-over-quarter and 122 percent year-over…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
  • 3 Simple Ways to Handle UGC Rights Management

    … Visual content is the backbone of any e-commerce site. In today’s programmatic world, not only does that content live on the e-commerce site–it frequently serves to pull people to the site from search advertising and retargeting ads. So it behooves brands to make e-commerce content compelling. And yet, for the vast majority of brands…

    AllFacebookin Facebook- 4 readers -
  • Instagram Becomes a Force for Mobile App Advertising (Report)

    … ads “consistently” cost less than Facebook ads, while delivering “nearly identical” click-through rates. Kenshoo’s overall findings for mobile app advertising in the fourth quarter of 2015 included: Total spending jumped 155 percent year-over-year, while mobile app installs soared 196 percent during the same time period, leading to a 14 percent…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Facebook Q4 Ad Spend More Than Doubled Year-Over-Year (Report)

    … was able to remain efficient despite the heavier ad volume. Other 4C Facebook findings for the fourth quarter of 2015 included: Total ad spend was up 128 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the year-ago period, and up 46.9 percent versus the third quarter of 2015. CPC rose 21.5 percent quarter-over-quarter, but just 6.6 percent year-over…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Facebook Ad Spending Continued to Surge in Q4 2015 (Report)

    … to $0.61. Cost per thousand impressions (CPMs) was up 24 percent quarter-over-quarter. Global CPM increases of 45 percent for 2015 as a whole were outpaced by CTR increases of 62 percent. E-commerce CPMs of $7.35 for the fourth quarter of 2015 were up 33 percent from the third quarter and 49 percent year-over-year. Gaming advertisers’ CPMs barely moved quarter-over-quarter, rising 1 percent to $4.92. Readers: What did you think of Nanigans’ findings for the fourth quarter of 2015? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Instagram Ad Performance Similar to Facebook (Report)

    … generating slightly higher CTRs, while prices trended higher for gaming advertisers. Nanigans also examined the performance of mobile application install ads on Instagram, finding that its 10 largest spenders in the category saw lower costs per install than Facebook, while spending just 4 percent less. Readers: What did you think of Nanigans’ findings? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
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