Why Facebook Is Failing Marketers
The Leading Social Network Has Abandoned Social Marketing
October 28, 2013
Why Read This Report
For years, Facebook has teased marketers with its potential to redefine their industry. And considering Facebook's enormous audience, its ever-growing cache of affinity data, and its potential to offer genuine interactions between companies and their customers, marketers can't help but believe in its promise. But Facebook hasn't revolutionized marketing; in fact, it now does little to support social experiences between brands and customers. Instead, it has quietly become almost entirely reliant upon Web 1.0-style display ads and simplistic targeting — and marketers say those display ads just aren't working. This report examines how Facebook's change in focus has failed marketers.
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Table of Contents
- Facebook Has The Potential To Redefine Marketing
- The Result: Facebook Is Failing Marketers
- Don't Take Facebook Back Until It Mends Its Ways
WHAT IT MEANS
- When Facebook Fails, Other Social Sites Will Prosper
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