Topic: Social ads

Instagram Has Now Sold Ads to 500,000 Brands After a Huge 6-Month Run

Promote button simplified boosting posts

It's been almost 12 months since the global launch of Instagram's ads API, and the system appears to be gaining significant revenue steam for the app's parent, Facebook. Instagram is…

West Elm Is Lifting Sales by Using Customers' Instagram Photos in Facebook Carousel Ads

Return on spend better than normal

West Elm, the furniture and housewares retailer, has been consistently testing user-generated content (UGC) across channels for the last few years, mining pictures from the #mywestelm hashtag. More recently, it…

Facebook Debuts 'Lift API' to Give More Marketers Ability to Study Ads' Impact

Measurement space continues to heat up

In the digital ads world, the past few months have been all about emerging measurement tools. With that in mind, Facebook today is announcing two intriguing initiatives that it is…

Facebook Just Debuted Video for Its Growing Suite of Lead-Generation Ads

Ramps up game for finance, car and insurance brands

Facebook today added video to its lead-generation advertising offerings that should attract financial brands, automakers, insurance companies and real estate players. It is including a call-to-action button within the video…

Snapchat Inks Nielsen Deal and Signals That It's Taking Ad Performance Data Seriously

Marketers get more stats from the app

Brands spending money on Snapchat campaigns have demanded more performance data for the past several months, and now they appear to be getting at least some of what they asked…

Here's Why Nerd-Minded Brands Should Consider Imgur on Super Bowl Sunday

Targeting those who tune the game out

If you are a marketer that cannot find a creative way to join the Super Bowl 50 social chatter, Imgur might be where you belong. The social-media site, which is…

Facebook's Messenger App Quadrupled in Under 2 Years to 800 Million Monthly Users

Fastest-growing of last year

Facebook today said that more than 800 million people were using its Messenger app on a monthly basis at the end of 2015. Since being released in August 2011, Facebook Messenger…

How GE Modernized an Old-School Strategy With Social and Mobile, Reaching 40 Million Local Shoppers

Making co-op easy for retailers

For an appliance brand like General Electric, partnering with retailers for sales is nothing new, but this year the tech company is taking a fresh approach driven by social and…

Here's How a Toyota Marketer Is Already Using Facebook's New Twist on Multimedia Ads

Mixing video and static images

Facebook announced a group of noteworthy ad products earlier this week, including TRP buying, brand-awareness optimization, mobile polling and video carousel promos.  One of the first players to utilize the video-carousel…

Here's Exactly How Facebook's New TV-Inspired, Surprisingly Old-School Ad Buying Works

Network wants to move past seeming arrogant and automated

Facebook has been consistently courting ad agencies and brands since vp of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson came over from Microsoft four and a half years ago. It seems like her team…