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Video Carousels & Brand Awareness Bidding Highlight A Slew Of Facebook Ad Additions
A handful of new enhancements and additions to Facebook Ads have been rolled out, including video in carousel and a new type of brand bidding.
It’s Advertising Week in New York City, and Facebook was prepared. The social giant has unleashed a handful of new advertising options hoping to woo advertisers and their pocketbooks. The company announced a slew of new features that cover a wide gamut, including mobile, general bidding and buying options.
Video Carousel Ads
Facebook’s carousel ads have been a favorite for advertisers looking to display more product or features, and today, video will also be an option for carousel ads. This new medium will also allow advertisers to either show deeper dives on products or team up to show different messages. For example, a car manufacturer can display both national spots and local ads, all in one ad unit.
Brand Awareness Optimization
Sometimes advertisers are looking for instant impact and direct response. Other times they are just looking for that top-of-mind branding presence. Facebook has created a new ad bidding type for the latter, called Brand Awareness Bidding. The goal of this is to allow marketers to hit the correct attention and reach to spark recall of a brand and the messaging. So instead of buying clicks or on a CPM basis, this type of bidding is attempting to buy mindshare and recall on a brand.
This type of bidding will be released on a limited basis in October, with full availability in the coming months.
Mobile Polling Improvements
Just in time for Twitter Native polling, Facebook is enhancing their mobile polling, thanks to an Insights integration with Millward Brown Digital. The partnership will help gather data across both Facebook and Instagram.
One of the biggest new elements that should help to capture more traditional budgets is Target Rating Point (TRP) Buying. A staple in traditional TV buying, TRP will allow Facebook video ads to be purchased in a similar format as TV and essentially extend their reach in the process. In a sample size of 42 campaigns, a TV + TRP Facebook Video campaign saw a 19 percent increase in targeted reach over TV alone.
For the full release, see the official post from Facebook.