This post is the next in our series covering the future of social advertising.
To read all previous posts, click on the ‘Social Advertising’ tag.
Three articles into our series on social advertising, I think it is worth clarifying a few terms.
Social Advertising is a term coined by Facebook to describe its recently launched Facebook Ads platform.
Much has been written about Facebook Ads of late including recent reports about potential privacy breaches by third party retail partners who can now use Facebook Beacon to publish information about a user’s online purchase directly into the user’s News Feed on Facebook.
This information can then propagate through the Facebook network through the News Feeds of the user’s friends. It is worth noting that the user’s online purchase is published to his/her trusted network of friends within Facebook and not directly on the internet.
Still, some might find this irksome, especially if they were unaware it was happening.
Change is always welcomed but often resisted.
We are at a cross roads with online advertising.