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How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Facebook Advertising

Posted by Adam Parikh

Feb 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Until recently, one of the biggest frustrations with Facebookadvertising has been the inabilityfor advertisers to effectively measure the ROI ofadvertising campaigns. In fact, brands have been crying out for data to help them measure campaigns and justify their ad spend for years.

Late last year, Facebook answered those cries withthe launch of theiradvertising platform, Atlas, which was designed to improve how marketers target and measure their online advertisements.

Advertisers are excited about the potential of Atlas, as it opens up two new and extremely powerful capabilities for digital advertisers: a solution to the ‘cookie problem; and the ability to target consumers on mobile devices.

Let’s look at these two possibilities in a little more detail:

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Topics: Facebook Exchange, Facebook Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Facebook Ads, Facebook, Atlas, Cookie Problem

Facebook Relaunches Cross Network Ad Platform Atlas

Posted by Adam Parikh

Dec 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Advertisers' fascination with cookies has long past. Every advertiser knows deep down that a cookie is a blunt instrument and its limitations are woefully apparent when dealing with cross-channel campaigns. Unfortunately, cookies are the best way to track the effectiveness of online campaigns. That is, until Facebook announced the relaunch of their cross-network ad platform, Atlas.

With Atlas, Facebook are attempting to take on Google on its home turf — display advertising. How? Aside from dispensing with cookies, Atlas purports to bridge the gap between the offline and online advertising worlds by linking the real-world interactions of customers to their Facebook profiles.

Here’s how it works. When a user logs in to Facebook or uses their Facebook credentials to log in to other websites, the network installs cookies to track their activities on the website. But cookies alone are not effective enough, and they don't work on mobile, which is becoming the preferred online shopping platform for consumers. To navigate the problem, Atlas combines cookies with demographic information to help advertiser’sbetter target their audience.

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Topics: Online Advertising, display advertising, Facebook Advertising, Facebook, Cross Device Advertising, Atlas

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