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Topic: Facebook

Mondelez Is Pouring More Money Into Facebook to Create Chatbots and Better Ads

Makes 'significantly larger' investment than in 2015

Soon, you may be able to buy Oreo cookies through a Facebook Messenger bot. Today, Mondelez—the maker of Oreo, Cadbury and Trident gum—re-upped its investment in Facebook with another large-scale deal…

Instagram Now Has More Than 500 Million Monthly Users as Explosive Growth Continues

Gained 100 million members in 9 months

CANNES, France—Word circulated here on Monday that Instagram had surpassed the 500 million monthly user mark, and the social app announced today that it has in fact met that milestone. What's…

Check Out Instagram's Art Installation About Creativity and Fluidity at Cannes

App looks to inspire advertisers

  CANNES, France—About 90 million Americans, roughly 34 percent of all U.S. mobile phone owners, will log on to Instagram…

How the Ad Council Used Facebook's Atlas to Drive Donations and Volunteers

Its successful Feeding America campaign could be the first of many

A recent campaign success story for Feeding America could shed light on how consumers are using devices and which publishers are actually driving traffic. Working with the Ad Council and Facebook's Atlas…

Marketers Are Slowly Experimenting With Audio in Their Snapchat and Facebook Videos

Though most are still viewed without sound

For the past year or so, Facebook has conditioned advertisers and publishers to create video that can be understood without sound, as more clips that play automatically (and silently) when…

On the Eve of Cannes Lions, Let's Abolish the Marketer vs. Consumer Trend

Find ways to be funny, gripping and cool along the content journey

We are the marketers and the advertisers. And despite all of our hard work, we have become the enemy. David Shing Getty Images If we put ourselves in the brains of consumers,…

Facebook Messenger Is Adding a Home Button to Help Users Keep Track of Conversations

Highlights favorite friends and birthdays

Facebook is giving Messenger what everyone—and everything—needs: a home. At the WIRED Business Conference this morning in New York, the social network announced it's adding a Home button to the messaging…

Facebook Will Track Whether Ads Lead to Store Visits and Offline Purchases

Retailers will receive real-time data on conversions

Facebook is introducing ways to measure just how effective online ads are at increasing in-store visits and offline sales while also making it easier for users to find businesses closest…

Instagram Ads Now Include Mobile Banners

Direct-response tool rolls out internationally

Slowly but surely, Instagram is turning into a direct-response platform for brands, and now calls-to-action look a little bit more like banner ads than highly styled and edited posts. The Facebook-owned…

Facebook Turns On Safety Check for First Time in U.S. After Orlando Shooting

The feature helps users tell loved ones that they are OK

Facebook employed its Safety Check feature—which lets users inform their loved ones that they are safe in time of a significant crisis—for the first time in the U.S during this…

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