Category: Facebook: Business Issues

Facebook impervious to scandal as Q1 results of $12 billion easily beat expectations

Facebook impervious to scandal as Q1 results of $12 billion easily beat expectations

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Facebook announced first quarter revenues of $11.97 billion, which easily beat Wall Street consensus estimates. The company managed to post growth in all key metrics, despite the ongoing data scandals that have dogged it in recent months. Marketers spent $11.8 billion on ads on Facebook, which was up a whopping 50 percent vs. a year ago. […]

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Facebook updates terms and data collection policy to be more 'clear'

Facebook updates terms and data collection policy to be more ‘clear’

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Facebook is updating and changing its terms of service and data policy. This is part of a multi-pronged effort to make the company’s privacy policies and tools more accessible and easier to use. The company says it’s trying to make things “clearer” and that it’s not asking for “new rights to collect, use or share […]

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A final call? Unilever threatens to pull ads from platforms swamped with 'toxic' content

A final call? Unilever threatens to pull ads from platforms swamped with ‘toxic’ content

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Consumer packaged goods maker Unilever, an advertising force with a $9.8 billion annual marketing budget, is ringing the alarm bells that all is still not well in the environments fostered by the likes of Google and Facebook. Unilever Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Keith Weed spoke about the need for platforms to regain consumer trust […]

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Facebook’s pre-roll ad test will only run in Watch, not News Feed

Facebook’s pre-roll ad test will only run in Watch, not News Feed

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Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s long-held stance against pre-empting videos with advertising, Facebook plans to test out pre-roll ads, Ad Age reported on Friday. A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on the report, but a person familiar with the matter told Marketing Land that the company is expected to limit the pre-roll ads to Facebook’s […]

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