Changes to Facebook ad campaign structure coming in 2014

By Justin Lafferty Comment


Facebook broke some news on its developers blog Thursday, noting that there will be a new Facebook ad campaign structure coming in 2014.

The social network claims that this new flow will make it easier for advertisers to organize, optimize and measure the ads’ performance by adding a third level to the campaign structure. In 2014, the structure will have levels for campaign, ad set and ad.

Here’s what Facebook wrote in the developers blog:

We’ll bring these features across all our client-facing ad interfaces in the first half of 2014 — including the Ads Create Tool, Ads Manager, Power Editor — and third-party client-facing ad interfaces built by PMDs, FBX partners and Mobile Measurement Partners. These changes won’t affect advertisers this year.

Here’s what advertisers will be able to do after the update:

  • Specify a campaign objective to make all of its ads serve that objective, and to improve optimization and reporting.
  • Use multiple ad sets, each with their own budget and schedule controls, to optimize spend and delivery within each audience segment or placement.
  • Get better control and aggregate stats, including total reach, at the campaign level.

We’ll provide additional details as we get closer to launch. Until then, please remember that these changes will not affect advertisers this year.

Readers: What other changes do the ad structure would you want to see from Facebook in 2014?

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