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Recap: Facebook’s Q3 2014 Earnings Call

All eyes (and ears) were on Facebook as the social media network announced its Q3 2014 earnings to investors after the market closed last night. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg had a lot to celebrate, as Facebook’s stock recently hit an all-time high of $80 and its mobile base has grown nearly 40% YoY. However, they were careful to emphasize long-term goals over 3, 5 and 10 years, as well as slow product releases and iterations, continuing to […]

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 […]

Why Direct Response Is Dominating 2014 Advertising

Since the first banner ad was served in 1994, marketers have been under pressure to prove value through data—otherwise known as return on ad spend. In 2013, Internet ad revenues hit $42.8 billion, surpassing broadcast television for the first time and displaying a 17% YOY increase. Today, advertisers who have historically been focused on generating brand awareness are expected to report with hard data that they not only reached their specific target audience, but they were able to effectively encourage that audience […]