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Is Organic Reach Dead?

The short answer: no, organic reach isn’t dead. But it has been declining for some time – and it may get more complicated. For marketers trying to get their content seen for free on Facebook, outwitting the News Feed algorithm is a constant challenge. Before 2012, organic reach for Facebook Pages was significantly higher than…

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People Have Mixed Feelings about Facebook… But Can’t Quit It

In the 13 years since its launch, Facebook has become a central part of everyday life… for better or for worse, depending on who you talk to. The social network that has more than 2 billion monthly active users inspires strong emotions in people, from love and loyalty, to annoyance and disdain. A recent Verge…

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Better Engagement with Facebook’s Custom Audience Ad Options

When creating Facebook ad campaigns, you want to reach the right people, and engage them to achieve your brand’s objective. Facebook is continuously fine-tuning its ad targeting to make it more effective – and one option that offers helpful customization is Custom Audiences. What is a Custom Audience? A Custom Audience allows you to target…

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Facebook ‘Watch’ to Offer New Ad Opportunities

This month, Facebook announced the launch of Watch, a new video tab that will feature dozens of original shows. “We hope Watch will be home to a wide range of shows — from reality to comedy to live sports. Some will be made by professional creators, and others from regular people in our community,” CEO…

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Why 6 Seconds is Ideal for Video Ads

Short and sweet: that’s the recipe for success when creating video ads. While 30-second spots have long been the norm for TV, mobile and social media usage are changing the way brands think about ads. And the new standard is brief, punchy video ads that last only a few seconds, and stand out in a…

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Facebook to Launch Video Creator App This Year

Later this year, Facebook will launch a new app that will make it easier for influencers to create video content. This dedicated video creation platform will be part of an update to Facebook Mentions, which is only available to verified accounts for journalists, celebrities, and other influencers. In the current version of Mentions, influencers can…

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Facebook and Snapchat Focus on Augmented Reality

Facebook and Snapchat are continuously competing in the social media arena: for users, advertisers and features. Last week, both platforms announced new augmented reality tools that offer a preview of how users will soon use their devices to interact with the physical world around them. Last week at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, CEO Mark…

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A Guide to Facebook and Instagram Ad Placements

Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns offer measurable and effective ways to reach your audience and meet your brand’s goals. When you create a new ad, you can either choose to run it across all eligible placements in Facebook, Instagram and the Audience Network, or manually select your preferred placements. Your selected objective will determine which…

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The Story Behind the Stories

Snapchat pioneered Stories. Then Instagram followed. And now Facebook has jumped on board. The basic functionality of Stories is the same across all three social networks. Users compile photos and short videos – enhancing them with filters, text, drawings and other tools if desired – into a slideshow that is viewable for 24 hours, and…

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