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Recap: Facebook’s Q2 2014 Earnings Call

Facebook’s been busy since its f8 developer conference back in April, when the company announced a majority of mobile ad revenue (59%) and the launch of the Facebook Audience Network. Over the past few months, the social network has garnered headlines for its right-hand side ad redesign, the acquisition of online video advertising platform LiveRail, and most recently, its testing of a direct action “Buy” button geared toward ecommerce companies. The advertising community has eagerly anticipated Facebook’s Q2 earnings report yesterday, a […]

‘Custom Metrics’ Predict Facebook Mobile Campaign Performance and Unlock Budget

In February we launched our Performance Analysis (PA) product, which revolutionized ad reporting by allowing marketers to easily visualize data and take action on ad placements in real-time. We like to think of Performance Analysis as an advanced Excel pivot table… on steroids. Since launching PA we’ve continued to make iterations and enhancements with products like Custom and Shared Views, Charts, and Custom Metrics. Metrics are a fundamental aspect of measuring and validating performance for every marketer and marketing campaign, but […]

Building a Foundation For In-House Advertising Success [eBook]

Whether you’re unsure about making the move or where to look for talent, this eBook contains everything you need to take the next step(s).   Related Posts: In-House Advertising in the News Marketing Moneyball: Why In-House Advertising Changes Everything [eBook] 10 Reasons Why Companies Are Taking Media Buying In-House Nanigans Heads to Grow.co’s Mobile User Acquisition Unlocked Event

Maintain the Balance: A Product Manager’s Manifesto

This is not a particularly newsworthy revelation, and certainly not the first time anyone has heard it: Facebook moves at a pretty fast pace. No matter what stage you look at in the evolution of Facebook, its rate of innovation has never been slow — and with the idea of “moving fast” at the core of the company’s internal cultural values, this comes as no surprise. At Nanigans, our challenge is to strike a balance between delivering Facebook’s product enhancements […]

Facebook Bid Types: Maximizing Effective Reach

When my grandfather retired, he took a part-time job driving cars to an auto auction on behalf of a local used car dealer. He’d tell me stories about the process; how they’d bring a car up to the stage and how other dealers and private owners would bid on the vehicle in question. In my head, I imagined that the process was just like I saw it on TV: a fast talking auctioneer, lots of commotion, and a loud “SOLD!”, […]