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Top 5 Mobile Resources of 2014

This year has been quite a ride for online advertisers. Through new iPhones and operating systems to the Facebook Audience Network and the newest eCommerce ad unit, the meteoric rise in mobile device usage shows no sign of hitting a ceiling anytime soon. A large part of this popularity can be attributed to savvy app development and marketing. As you can see from the Business Insider chart below, apps are now consuming 86% of consumers’ time, with gaming and Facebook […]

Ecommerce Companies Cash In on Mobile This Holiday Season: Budgets Up 132%, Cyber Monday ROI Up 286%

Our analytics team has been examining data and evaluating Facebook® advertising campaigns during the busiest days of the year for online retailers, surfacing key information about holiday purchase and click-through rates. While digging into the data with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear view mirror, one thing has become clear: mobile is becoming more and more critical in the buying journey for our ecommerce customers. The trend toward mobile is representative of the uptick of smartphone and tablet […]

2014 Holiday Shopping Trends in 10 Charts [SlideShare]

With the holiday season in full swing, people are busy hunting down the best deals on the latest products. The National Retail Federation forecasts a 4.1% increase in holiday sales this year, while Shop.org foresees an 8-11% increase in online sales. Similarly, Deloitte projects a 4-4.5% increase in holiday sales and a 13.5-14% increase in online and mail order sales. ComScore anticipates a 16% increase in eCommerce sales this holiday season. In all likelihood, holiday shoppers will be spending more this […]

Multi-Product Ads: 1 Unit, 3 Chances to Convert Customers

The Multi-Product Ad Unit (MPA) is a new way to acquire customers or retarget existing ones. From within a single ad unit, advertisers can showcase a carousel of products or images to help encourage increased conversion events. Served in the News Feed, this unit features three products, each with its own image, name, description and link, providing  3x more opportunities to engage and convert a user. What is a Multi-Product Ad? The Multi-Product Ad is an ad unit that features […]

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 […]