Did Someone Say #BlackFriday? Facebook, Instagram Wrap Up Holiday Audiences for Ad Targeting

For any brands still looking to do some holiday shopping, Facebook is making a list of people whose attentions they might want to buy.Starting on Thanksgiving and running through New Year's Day, Facebook and its photo-sharing app Instagram will let brands target ads to people who publish posts related to the holidays -- including shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- or interact with those posts. Brands can use this ad-targeting option for any ad format on either service, a Facebook spokeswoman said.To pool together its holiday audience, Facebook is looking for holiday-related keywords in the posts that people publish to Facebook as well as the posts they like, comment on and share, and it's specifically looking for the people that publish or interact with those posts the most. That's similar to how Facebook grouped its Super Bowl audience for ad-targeting purposes earlier this year. And as per usual, the audience is aggregated and anonymized. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2015-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Reveals Ad Plans For Instagram, While Twitter Says Vine Will Stay Ad-Free

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Study: Facebook ad targeting may discriminate—even when advertisers don’t want it to

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Vote Leave's targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook

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How publishers are bridging their Instagram and Facebook audiences

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How Facebook Ads Are Helping These 2 Retailers Reach New Audiences

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Facebook Audience Network Added a Rewarded Video Option for Game Publishers

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