On Facebook’s New Ad Platform, Your Data Will Follow Everywhere – Business Insider

On Facebook’s New Ad Platform, Your Data Will Follow Everywhere – Business Insider.

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David Ramos/GettyFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has a new way to make money off of your data—and, potentially, to learn more about you than it ever could before.

If you’re a Facebook user, the company’s machines already know all the things you’ve explicitly told Facebook over the years, like your name, age, email address, friends, likes, and interests. They also already know how you behave on Facebook, including which types of stories you’re likely to click on and which friends’ status updates you like the most.

Now they’re beginning to learn more about how you behave when you aren’t on Facebook. For instance, they have the ability to know whenever you visit a Web page that has a “like” button. For years Facebook insisted it wouldn’t use this sort of data to track your activity for commercial purposes. Recently, it decided it might start doing that after all.

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On Monday, the company announced the next step: a new advertising platform called Atlas. Atlas will allow advertisers to harness Facebook’s data about you to target you on non-Facebook sites and apps, with ads not purchased through Facebook. Again, these are not Facebook ads, and they won’t be shown on Facebook—but they’ll be drawing on all of Facebook’s knowledge of you as an individual in order to target you. They’ll be able to do that even if you’re not logged into Facebook and have cookies turned off. Facebook calls this “people-based marketing.”

The move puts Facebook in direct competition with Google’s DoubleClick service, offering advertisers the chance to target users and measure their ads’ reach on a potentially wide array of sites as well as mobile apps. The potential edge, for Facebook, is that Atlas won’t rely on browser cookies. Cookies can be cleared, they don’t cross from one browser to another, and they’re notoriously ineffectual on mobile devices. Google has been working to address this problem. But with Atlas, Facebook may be leaping ahead.

If you’ve ever logged into Facebook on your phone, Facebook has linked your phone’s unique identification number to your Facebook account. So when you use another app or a different browser on the same device, Facebook’s computers still know it’s you, and Atlas will be able to use that information to help advertisers reach you. Visit a site from your desktop computer using a browser on which you’ve logged into Facebook, and Facebook will know you’re the same person who visited it from your mobile phone awhile back.

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Facebook has responded to privacy concerns by clarifying that Atlas won’t actually give third-party advertisers any information about you. It will just use that information to make sure they’re reaching their intended audience.

But one of the biggest long-term impacts of Atlas may be to expand Facebook’s own ability to track you across the Web and mobile apps. When you visit a site that uses Atlas to serve ads, you’ll be giving Atlas more information about yourself that it could potentially add to the ever-expanding database that Facebook has on you.

A Facebook spokesman told me that the information Atlas gleans about your browsing habits will not be sent back to Facebook. “Atlas doesn’t tell marketers who you are, and Atlas also doesn’t share information about you back to Facebook,” he said. Of course, Facebook has been known to change its mind about such things. When I asked the spokesman if he could promise users that Atlas would never share this information, he declined to comment.

Read more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/29/facebook_atlas_ad_platform_your_data_will_follow_you_across_web_apps_devices.html?wpsrc=fol_tw#ixzz3Ew6GQInt

A Facebook ID is the marketer’s Holy Grail: high-fidelity ID for a consumer

Facebook Extends Reach With Ad Platform – WSJ.

Facebook Inc. next week will unveil a new advertising platform designed to improve how marketers target and measure the advertisements they buy across the Web, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.

The product, called Atlas, is a re-engineered version of the Atlas Advertiser Suite business Facebook purchased from Microsoft Corp. in 2013. It promises to help marketers understand which Facebook users have seen, interacted with or acted upon ads that appear both on Facebook’s services and on third-party websites and apps.

It will also provide an automated ad-buying tool known in the industry as a “demand-side platform” or “bidder,” which will offer marketers the ability to buy ads that target Facebook’s members as they move around the Web.

The move is aimed at helping Facebook challenge Google Inc. ‘s dominance of the online ad space. Some advertising executives say Facebook could provide marketers with better targeting capabilities and more detailed and accurate information about ad campaigns than they previously have had access to.

Google reported second-quarter ad revenue of $14.36 billion. Facebook said it generated $2.68 billion in the same period.

Marketers increasingly crave data to help inform and measure their ad campaigns. In addition to the demographic information it holds about its members, Facebook also collects valuable data about the sites users visit and the types of content they click on and post across its service.

“What Facebook is doing is potentially more powerful than what Google can currently do,” said Rishad Tobaccowala, chief strategist of advertising holding company Publicis Groupe SA, in reference to the ad targeting and tracking potential of the companies.

Google declined to comment.

Currently, advertisers typically target and track the performance of online ads by dropping small pieces of code on Web users’ computers called “cookies.” The problem with cookies, advertising executives say, is they are often inaccurate, unreliable and they don’t work effectively on smartphones and tablets.

With Atlas, Facebook hopes to fix those problems by linking users’ ad interactions to their Facebook accounts, which can be used to track users across both desktop and mobile devices, albeit on an anonymous basis. For example, a marketer using Atlas might now be able to understand that a customer purchased a product on a desktop computer, but first saw an ad for it on their smartphone device. Facebook already tracks users this way across its own service, but Atlas will now extend the functionality to other sites and apps.

“The biggest impact of this will be in mobile. People spend more time on mobile than on desktop, but marketers don’t spend there because cookies don’t work,” said an ad executive familiar with Facebook’s plans. “This could finally enable us to spend more money in mobile,” the ad executive added.

The website The Information earlier reported on some aspects of Facebook’s plans.

Facebook also plans to pitch marketers on the concept of using Atlas to tie consumers’ offline behaviors to their online ones. For instance, a consumer who purchases a pair of shoes in a store might volunteer her email address at the checkout. Facebook could then use that email address to inform the retailer if, when, and where the consumer saw its ads across the Web, if the email address is tied to a Facebook account.

“A Facebook ID is the marketer’s Holy Grail: a persistent, high-fidelity ID for a consumer,” said Antonio Garcia-Martinez, vice president of product at ad-tech company Nanigans, who worked on Facebook’s advertising technology products until April 2013.

Facebook will reveal the Atlas platform at next week’s Advertising Week conference in New York, people familiar with the matter said. Facebook will begin pitching marketers on the concept of “people-based marketing,” while arguing cookies are a dated and flawed method for targeting and tracking online ads, the people said.

Google also is working on a cookie alternative of its own, although it hasn’t been formally offered to marketers.

—Suzanne Vranica contributed to this article.

Over 10% of UK Digital Ad Revenues to Come from Social Networks – eMarketer

Over 10% of UK Digital Ad Revenues to Come from Social Networks – eMarketer.

Social network ad spending in the UK is still on a strong upward trajectory, with eMarketer expecting 50.0% growth this year. By the end of 2014, social networks will be home to 10.5% of all digital ad spending in the UK, and we expect this share to rise by 4.2 percentage points in the next two years.


Overall UK digital ad expenditures, which include spending on all formats served to internet-connected devices, will total £7.25 billion ($11.33 billion) in 2014—up 15.0% from 2013. Mobile and video ad outlays will continue to grow dramatically, pushing digital’s share of UK total paid media ad spend to 47.9%.

The vast majority of social network ad spending goes to Facebook, the UK’s largest social network. This year, Facebook will see 7.5% of all digital ad spending in the country—nearly three-quarters of the 10.5% going to social networks overall. By 2016, nearly one-tenth of all UK digital ad outlays will go toward the social networking giant—along with more than one-quarter of all digital display ad spending.

Twitter accounts for a much smaller share of the pie, at just 1.3% of digital ad spending in the UK this year, or 3.9% of UK digital display ad spending. But Twitter itself is somewhat more reliant on the UK as a revenue source, collecting an estimated 12.9% of its ad revenues there this year.

eMarketer has adjusted its estimates for Facebook’s and Twitter’s UK ad revenues upward since its earlier forecast, based on higher-than-expected earnings reported in Q2 2014.

On a per-user basis, UK social network advertisers will spend £23.24 ($36.31) trying to persuade social networkers to convert from prospects into customers, or simply building brand awareness. That’s up nearly as fast as social network ad spending overall, and eMarketer expects the figure to continue to rise at double-digit rates through at least 2016. That year, we estimate, UK advertisers will spend £36.49 ($57.02), on average, to reach each social network user via paid media on such sites. That will represent around a threefold increase since 2012.

eMarketer bases all of our forecasts on a multipronged approach that focuses on both worldwide and local trends in the economy, technology and population, along with company-, product-, country- and demographic-specific trends, and trends in specific consumer behaviors. We analyze quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of research firms, government agencies, media outlets and company reports, weighting each piece of information based on methodology and soundness.

In addition, every element of each eMarketer forecast fits within the larger matrix of all our forecasts, with the same assumptions and general framework used to project figures in a wide variety of areas. Regular re-evaluation of each forecast means those assumptions and framework are constantly updated to reflect new market developments and other trends.

– See more at: http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Over-10-of-UK-Digital-Ad-Revenues-Come-Social-Networks/1011214/2#sthash.wsruTceU.dpuf

Facebook Trending World Cup Hub : la coupe du monde s’installe sur Facebook

Facebook Trending World Cup Hub : la coupe du monde s’installe sur Facebook.

La coupe du monde terminera le 13 juillet et d’ici là Facebook vous permettra de ne rien manquer. Non ce n’est pas une énième compilation des résultats et des résumés des matchs, Facebook centralise via cette adresse : https://www.facebook.com/worldcuptoutes les dernières news concernant le mondial. Que ce soit l’équipe de France tapant un Selfie pendant un FIFA 2014, les réactions de supporters, les dernières informations croustillantes concernant le joueur espagnol  Pique et la « muy caliente » Shakira, tout est réuni sur une seule même page! Un dispositif plutôt bien fait et complet regroupant tout ce qui touche de près ou de loin à ce grand événement sportif.

Les caractéristiques de ce dispositif :

Les scores et les temps forts des matchs :

Un feed avec les messages en temps réel de vos amis, ainsi que des joueurs de vos équipes préférées :

Une carte interactive affichant où se trouvent les fans des meilleurs joueurs mondiaux. La carte évoluant en fonction des posts, des likes sur les fans pages… :

Et tout ce qui a rapport de près ou de loin avec la coupe du monde et qui buzz sur Facebook. Comme les chiens de célébrités :

Le mobile n’est pas en reste puisque via l’application pour Smartphone il suffira de cliquer sur l’icône Smiley pour indiquer le match que l’on regarde. Lors de la rédaction d’un statut il suffira de cliquer sur cette icône puis de sélectionner l’onglet « watching » représenté par un ballon de football. Toi aussi tu peux devenir le nouveau Jean-Michel Larquet de ta timeline !

Pour terminé, Facebook s’est fait plaisir en s’autoproclamant arbitre de la Coupe du Monde. Arbitre WTF des arbitres de cette coupe du monde. Au vu du match  d’hier cet arbitre est plus WTF qu’arbitre des arbitres… Un petit plaisir que s’est fait Facebook avec un ton décalé. A découvrir sur cette page : https://www.facebook.com/FacebookRef

Que vous aimez le foot, ou que vous n’aimiez pas, vous n’y louperez pas. Et ce ne sont pas les réseaux sociaux qui vous aideront à faire l’impasse dessus. Alors deux solutions, ou on se met au diapason et on en profite pour faire la fête même si on ne connaît que 3 joueurs de l’équipe de France, ou on hiberne mais sans pouvoir geeker… Le temps sera long. Happy World Cup!

Facebook devient de plus en plus un média pour les médias – JDN Média

Facebook devient de plus en plus un média pour les médias – JDN Média.

Les taux d’engagement obtenus par les acteurs du secteur confirme le tropisme du réseau social pour l’information et le divertissement.

Si beaucoup de marques souffrent de la baisse de leur reach (en témoigne la baisse du taux d’engagement moyen qui passe de 1,9% à 1% entre avril 2013 et avril 2014), le secteur des médias fait figure d’exception. L’amélioration du taux d’engagement moyen sur la période, qui passe de 4,9 à 5,9%, vient confirmer le tropisme de Facebook pour le secteur de l’information. Une affinité confirmée fin 2013 par une note du réseau social qui expliquait avoir remarqué que “les utilisateurs aiment lire des articles par le biais de Facebook”, conséquence de quoi Facebook annonçait qu’il allait afficher “plus souvent des liens vers des articles, particulièrement sur les appareils mobiles”. Qu’on se le dise Facebook conjugue une partie de son avenir avec celui des médias, lui qui mise beaucoup sur son application “Paper” pour smartphones et tablettes (une sorte de magazine en ligne pour suivre les actualités) et qui multiplie les partenariats avec les chaînes de télévision pour favoriser les conversations autour de leurs programmes.

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Le secteur de la presse écrite au mois d’avril. © Makazi

Les performances du secteur de la presse écrite en sont la meilleure illustration, avec un taux d’engagement moyen de 7,1% pour les 5 premières fanpages, toutes d’un volume supérieur à un million de fans.  “La page de l’Equipe qui concilie un taux d’engagement très fort de 13,5% avec une croissance en volume toute aussi élevée, de 8,3%, nous prouve qu’une communauté de fans réunis autour d’une thématique spécifique mobilise et engage”, constate Antoine Ripoche, directeur associé au sein du groupe Makazi. La page a doublé de volume en l’espace d’un an. La page de Vogue Paris, l’une des marques de presse pionnières et les plus actives, continue son expansion colossale sur le réseau social et dépasse, ce mois-ci, les 3 millions de fans. Surtout, la filiale de Conde Nast réussit à obtenir un taux d’engagement, 3,3%, plus qu’honorable pour une page de cette taille.

Le secteur de la radio au mois d’avril 2014. © Makazi

Le volume de fans des 5 premières pages de radio est, lui, plus disparate, allant de 300 000 à 2,7 millions de fans. Mais le ping-pong qui s’est mis en place entre l’antenne et le réseau social reste plus que jamais présent. ” Facebook apporte sans doute ce côté visuel que la radio n’a pas”, suggère Antoine Ripoche. Et effectivement une page telle que celle de Virgin Radio n’a de cesse de poster des images des coulisses de l’émission à ses 578 000 fans. Une stratégie qui porte ses fruits avec un taux d’engagement de 11,8%. “Le constat est identique pour son rival, NRJ, qui obtient un taux d’engagement de 5,1% auprès de ses 2,7 millions de fans”, précise Antoine Ripoche.

Le secteur de la télévision au mois d’avril 2014. © Makazi

Effet TNT oblige, deux chaînes, W9 et NRJ12, font leur apparition éjectant France 2 et Arte de ce classement. Ces pages ont des taux d’engagement supérieur à la moyenne nationale mais qui restent bien en dessous de ceux de le presse et de la radio. “Pour cause, ces pages ont des rôles de hub, note Antoine Ripoche.

Ce baromètre mensuel est établi par le JDN grâce à des données fournies par notre partenaire, Graph Insider, plateforme de marketing social. Elles sont collectées via l’API ouverte Facebook et historisées grâce à une solution développée par Graph Insider. La plateforme calcule ensuite les indicateurs spécifiques qui permettent de comparer les fans pages entre elles en se rapprochant de données média (taux d’engagement unique, répétition).


Pour chaque fanpage, le taux d’engagement est unique. Autrement dit, il représente le nombre d’individus uniques dédupliqués ayant eu au minimum une interaction (like, commentaire ou post) avec la fanpage sur la période étudiée, rapporté sur le nombre total de fans. La répétition est, elle, définie comme le nombre d’interactions sur la période par utilisateur unique.

Facebook App Knows What You’re Hearing, Watching – Digits – WSJ

Facebook App Knows What You’re Hearing, Watching – Digits – WSJ.

Facebook launched a new feature that can automatically recognize music and television shows. 

Facebook’s mobile app just grew a keen sense of hearing. Starting Wednesday, the app has the ability to recognize music and television shows playing in the vicinity of users.

The feature is designed to make it easier for users to share. When users begin to write a post, the Facebook app will offer to include information about music or shows playing in the background.

“We want to help people tell better stories,” said Aryeh Selekman, the product manager who led the development of the feature. “I hope there are people who love the feature and post more.”

If Facebook users share more about themselves, that can boost the value of ads targeted at some of its 1.28 billion users.

The audio-recognition feature works similar to the app Shazam, which also can identify music and television programming using the built-in microphones in mobile phones.

The feature took Selekman’s team about a year of engineering and logistics work. In order to recognize live television shows, Facebook inked deals to obtain audio from 160 television stations in the U.S. Using the microphone built into iPhone and Android phones, Facebook says the app can recognize a live show within 15 seconds.

Facebook also said it reached deals with music-streaming sites, including Spotify and Rdio, to enable Facebook users to play previews of songs that others have shared using the audio-recognition feature. The feature is optional and can be switched on and off.

If enough users opt in, the new Feature could give Facebook enough data to start compiling television ratings. Even if users decide not to share what they’re hearing or watching, Facebook will hold onto the data in anonymous form, keeping tabs on how many users watched particular shows.

Users who begin a post after turning on the feature will notice a tiny audio equalizer with undulating blue bars, indicating the app has detected sound and is attempting to match it to a song or television show. Once the app finds a match, users will see the title of the song and a thumbnail, such as an album cover or a photo of a talk-show host. By tapping on the show or song, users can post it to their news feeds and let other users know what Facebook has already figured out – what they’re seeing and hearing.

Never Let The Internet Spoil Your Favorite TV Show Again | TechCrunch -> Use mute Packs !

Never Let The Internet Spoil Your Favorite TV Show Again | TechCrunch.

King Joffrey was killed this week on Game of Thrones. Poison. Tyrion seems to have been framed.

I would apologize for telling you that so blatantly, but if you’ve been on the internet in the past few days then you most likely already know all about the Lion and the Rose and the outcome of the Purple wedding. Which brings me to Silencer.

The Chrome extension, which can be downloaded here, lets you choose specific terms to mute in your Twitter and Facebook feeds, so your crappy friends don’t spoil any fun surprises for you. You have to be pretty clear about what you want muted — Wired reports that there is a difference between muting “Game of Thrones” and “#GameOfThrones.”

However, there are some handy “Mute Packs” that let you silence everything from a certain television show. For example, if you used the Arrested Development Mute Pack, everything from the term Bluth to Banana Stand and back would be blocked from your feeds.

Caution: the extension takes a split second to find and remove posts that should be muted, so maybe keep your eyes closed when you first browse to Facebook or Twitter.

Silencer is also customizable in that you don’t have to mute TV show information. If you are late getting around to all the Oscars movies, you can mute stuff about those. If you are sick of hearing about the missing Malaysia Air flight, mute it right out of there.

For the night is dark and full of terrors.

Social Media Winter is Coming.

Social Media Winter is coming! Alors que la saison 4 de Game of Thrones commence demain sur HBO, Hootsuite vient de mettre en ligne une vidéo qui revisite le générique de la série pour l’adapter à son domaine.

Ainsi, le service a décidé de remplacer les royaumes qui se font la guerre par les différents médias sociaux.Tout comme dans le générique de Game of Thrones, on voit les bâtiments apparaitre section par section et émerger de la carte alors qu’on les survole : « chacun des royaumes a des caractéristiques et des fonctionnalités uniques représentant bien le réseau social qu’elles représentent du Colisée YouTube pour Google au marché du travail pour Linkedin« . Hootsuite explique également que l’on pourrait trouver quelques surprises cachées dans la vidéo.

Une belle manière de faire la promotion du service qui permet de gérer ses différents comptes médias sociaux dans un même espace!

– See more at: http://www.geeksandcom.com/2014/04/05/quand-hootsuite-revisite-le-generique-de-game-of-thrones-facon-medias-sociaux/#sthash.gpZogwN3.dpuf

Use Social Media to Build Audience Loyalty and Earned Media Potential – MarketWatch

Use Social Media to Build Audience Loyalty and Earned Media Potential – MarketWatch.

Singapore, Mar 26, 2014 (ACN Newswire via COMTEX) — Social media has changed the way people interact with one another, and also how they discover, share and use content. It has become a unique and innovative platform for broadcasters to adopt, to effectively reach out to their existing and target audiences. Social media platforms also provide opportunities for personalised engagement with each viewer to enhance awareness and build loyalty. With the advent of second screens at home, viewers are savvier than ever and fans of popular TV shows have also leveraged on social media to express their views or even create their own stories (fan fiction).

BroadcastAsia2014 speaks to Erin Dwyer, Executive Director of Digital Marketing of Starz and conference speaker at BroadcastAsia 2014 International Conference for her perspectives on social TV and social media – how this phenomenon can enhance a broadcaster’s brand and content offerings.

Benefits of a social media strategy

Broadcasters can leverage social media in a variety of ways, but the most important thing for all networks to understand is that social media is a long-term investment. If you’re in a great situation, with a pre-existing fan base, you may have quick activation capabilities. Ultimately, social is about breaking down barriers; it’s about providing accessibility, and one-on-one communication, that will lead to increased loyalty and stronger consumer relationships.

Fans reward shows and brands for considering them, and that in turn builds earned media potential. This can offset large media buying costs, or dovetail with them to increase efficiencies.

Broadcasters can use social media to:

— Build loyal fan bases, which generate word of mouth for them and their content

— Leverage earned media to compound your paid media reach

— Build valuable communities that are dedicated to your content and programming, which in turn become recurrent viewers

— Reward and engage your viewers to increase retention and weekly viewership

Integration of social media with content – challenges and opportunities

The largest challenge is being nimble. It’s vital to take advantage of timely opportunities, while navigating internal and external groups, and providing a value proposition that everyone can support.

Social is still a very new marketing initiative; in fact, in its truest form it’s not really ‘marketing’ but community evangelism. Moreover, it’s changing every single day, so communicating all those evolutions, and their impact on strategies, is a sizeable challenge. However, I think the entertainment category has the greatest opportunity in social. After all, which other category has natural ‘super fans’ who live and breathe for characters, quotes, actors and shows? Many marketers are forced to create content that’s valuable or interesting about their services, or packaged goods brands. Entertainment is ripe with content that is already valuable; the greatest opportunity lies in how you package, leverage and provide this content to your communities.

Important strategies for enhancing content offerings

First and foremost, you must leverage existing fan bases and influencers. You should engage and encourage your super fans, and also create unique experiences for your communities; feed them the content story you want your fans to share. Use your metrics and listen to what is resonating with fans; they will always tell you what they want. And, complement your content with paid social media campaigns to create larger reach, and in turn, boost high performing content.

Finally, you’re in the business of content creation. You should continue your value proposition in social by providing complimentary and parallel social content.

Monetisation of social media – is it possible?

Monetising is possible, but it’s also a means of redefining what that word actually means to your organisation. If you have access to your consumer or subscriber base, you can likely develop a cost of retention model; one that shows how your investment in social media has helped retain more consumers than before you participated in it. However, I think social media, at its core, is less about direct monetary gain and more about the perception of your brand. You can empower your fans to tell the story for you, and thus build loyalty through authentic communication.