Category Archives: Insights & Resources
These posts contain insights and resources from the Nanigans team to help marketers and advertisers navigate the Facebook landscape.
This article was originally published here on Inside Facebook.
Following social gaming, e-commerce companies have been early adopters of Facebook advertising. We have had the opportunity to work with innovators in the industry over the last 2 years, including Fab.com, Gilt Groupe and Nordstrom’s HauteLook, helping them hone their Facebook advertising strategies to acquire new customers and deliver positive ROI. In fact, their needs and goals have helped refine our product roadmap.
Savvy e-commerce companies are increasingly realizing they can leverage Facebook Ads to meet specific business goals — those that live both on and off Facebook, and that go far beyond the Like. In the online advertising world, using paid media to drive business results beyond awareness is known as “performance advertising,” and it’s something our software was built from the ground up to introduce to the world of Facebook. Our Ad Engine measures the user engagement that happens after someone clicks on a Facebook Ad, and uses that information in real-time to inform bidding and optimization of creative and audience targeting.
With this experience in mind, below are 5 business goals e-commerce companies are driving to and optimizing for as part of their Facebook advertising campaigns: Read the rest of this entry
With this weekend’s Final Four match ups between Kentucky and Louisville as well as Kansas and Ohio State in mind, we decided to dig into the buzz surrounding each team, their coaches, and top players on Facebook. We tapped our Facebook advertising software, Ad Engine, for the data, and found that Kentucky trumps in popularity in every category we examined. We took this a step further, identifying which team each state is cheering for this weekend. We compiled the results in the following infographic:
Facebook ads are here, and they’re here to stay. Over the past few months there has been an influx of new, fantastic infographics on Facebook and its emergence as one of the preeminent online engagement and marketing platforms. We decided to share some of our favorites, organized by the current state of Facebook trends, understanding your followers and fans, maximizing the potential of your Facebook marketing campaign, and the future of the Open Graph platform and Social Sharing.
Courtesy of The Social Marketer:
Facebook emerges as the largest ad impressions publisher on the internet
Facebook, once thought of as the future of online advertisements, has become the dominant force in a crowded field of online ad publishers.
Part of Facebook’s draw in being such a transformational media platform for advertisers lies in its global connectivity. 75 percent of Facebook’s 845 million active users live outside the United States, with the social network supporting 70 different languages.
With this global user base and a real-time ad marketplace, many marketers face a dilemma in balancing country reach (the number of targetable users in that country) and cost goals when bidding for ad placement on Facebook. We pulled data from the 175 billion Facebook ad impressions managed through our Ad Engine in 2011 to compare the reach and average cost-per-clicks (CPC) for countries across the globe — featured today on Business Insider:
Part of Facebook’s draw in being such a transformational media platform for advertisers lies in its global reach. 75% of Facebook’s 800M active users live outside the United States, and the social network supports 70 different languages.
So, what countries should you target when advertising on Facebook?
We ranked twenty countries by their number of Facebook users, average cost-per-clicks and average clickthrough rates in the infographic below (just published on All Facebook) to help answer the question: