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The future of facebook advertising 2017

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The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising
New Data on Facebook and Instagram Ad Trends in North America,
Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America

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The future of facebook advertising 2017

  1. 1. The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising New Data on Facebook and Instagram Ad Trends in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America &
  2. 2. 02The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising North America North America - Facebook Trends North America - Fast Facts North America - Instagram Trends Europe/Middle East/Africa - Facebook Trends Europe/Middle East/Africa - Fast Facts Asia Pacific - Facebook Trends Asia Pacific - Fast Facts Europe, Middle East, and Africa Asia Pacific Table of Contents Latin America - Facebook Trends Latin America - Fast Facts Latin America
  3. 3. 03The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising Introduction For marketers, using Facebook’s paid tools to expand your reach is a no-brainer. Facebook ads have plenty of great features that enable you to effectively target your posts to a specific audience. This makes it easier to deliver content to the people that actually want to see it. Plus, Facebook’s social endorsement and retargeting features help you build credibility and relevance when users see and interact with your ads. In return, your audience has the power to actually engage with your ads, keeping you accountable for the quality of your content and the people you are targeting. But getting your content to the right people isn’t just about creating great content for your target audience. You also need to understand your competitive market to effectively tailor your ad strategy. That’s where Socialbakers comes in. Socialbakers is changing the way companies measure, optimize, and get value from their social media presence. Learn more about how they can help grow your business here. In this ebook, Socialbakers leveraged their comprehensive social media data set to conduct an analysis of over 4.5 million ads posted on Facebook and Instagram between January 2015 and February 2016. They teamed up with HubSpot, who have extensive knowledge of inbound marketing, to deliver the latest in the world of social advertising. The latest trends in Facebook advertising for North America, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Which types of Facebook Ads are becoming more or less competitive in each market based off of Click Through Rate (CTR), Cost Per Click (CPC) ad distribution, and budget. What you, as a marketer, can do to outshine the competition and improve your ad campaigns according to each trend. In this ebook you’ll learn: Read on to learn about the latest ad trends and what you can do to improve your ad campaign strategy.
  4. 4. 04The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising North America Facebook Trends
  5. 5. 05The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising North America Facebook Trends #1 POST ENGAGEMENT ADS ARE BECOMING MORE VALUABLE FOR MARKETERS. Why? Advertisers that are using post engagement ads have seen a 142% increase in CTR between 2015 to 2016. At the same time, CPC has decreased by 83% and only 19% of all ads are post engagement ads. This means the competition for post engagement ads isn’t very high, making post engagement ads more valuable. 1. Facebook Post Engagement CPC Note: This trend has three graphs associated with it. 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 1) North Am. Facebook Post Engagement CPC Post engagement ads are all about getting your audience to share and comment on your posts. Given that these ads are becoming more valuable to marketers, now is a great time to start making use of post engagement ads. Figure out what your most remarkable content is, and use it to your advantage to expand your reach. Don’t just spray and pray with your posts. Focus on writing attention-grabbing headlines, and write posts for your target audience so that your ads are directed towards their needs. What marketers can do: $0.16 $0.14 $0.12 $0.10 $0.08 $0.06 $0.04 $0.02 $0.00 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘15 Apr ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘16
  6. 6. 06The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising North America Facebook Trends 2. Facebook Post Engagement CTR 3. Facebook CTR 0% 150% 300% 450% 600% 750% 900% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 2) North Am. Facebook Post Engagement CTR Jan ‘15 Feb ‘15 Apr ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘16 9.0% 7.5% 6.0% 4.5% 3.0% 1.5% 0% 0% 150% 300% 450% 600% 750% 900% 5) North Am. Facebook CTR Feb-15 Feb-16 Mobile App Installs Page Likes Video Views Website Clicks Website Conversions Post Engagement 9.0% 7.5% 6.0% 4.5% 3.0% 1.5% 0%
  7. 7. 07The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Jan 2014 Mar 2014 May 2014 Jul 2014 Sep 2014 Nov 2014 Jan 2015 Mar 2015 May 2015 Jul 2015 Sep 2015 Nov 2015 Jan 2016 4) North Am. % of Facebook budget on Video Views North America Facebook Trends #2 VIDEO ADS ARE INCREASING IN POPULARITY. AS THEY CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN POPULARITY, CPC WILL INCREASE. Why? Advertisers have increased the amount of their budget spent on video ads from 2015 to 2016 by 150%. As more advertisers use video ads, and their popularity increases, the CTR advertisers see is decreasing. So far, the CPC has not yet increased, which often happens as competition increases. 4. Video Views ads share of Facebook ad budget Since CPC hasn’t changed yet, now is the time to make use of video ads. Remember that News Feed videos start playing silently automatically, so be sure to tell a compelling story that works both silently/with closed captioning and with sound. Focus on grabbing your audience’s’ attention within the first few seconds to entice viewers as they scroll through their News Feeds. What marketers can do: Jan ‘14 Mar ‘14 May ‘14 Jul ‘14 Sep ‘14 Nov ‘14 Jan ‘15 Mar ‘15 May ‘15 Jul ‘15 Sep ‘15 Nov ‘15 Jan ‘16 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%
  8. 8. 8The Future of Facebook Advertising The CTR for Video Views on Facebook decreased by 13% from February 2015 to February 2016.
  9. 9. 9The Future of Facebook Advertising The CPC for Video Views on Facebook did not change from February 2015 to February 2016.
  10. 10. 10The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #3 PAGE LIKE CAMPAIGNS ARE BECOMING LESS POPULAR AND LESS EXPENSIVE FOR MARKETERS. Why? CPC on Page Like campaigns have decreased 33% and the amount advertisers are budgeting for Page Like campaigns have decreased by 70%. 7. Facebook Page Like CPC As more Page Like ads have saturated people’s News Feeds, CTR on these ads have decreased. Just because CPC is going down, doesn’t mean marketers should use more of these ads. Instead, use Page Like ads to retarget users who have previously engaged with your content. North America Facebook Trends 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 7) North Am. Facebook Page Like CPC What marketers can do: Jan ‘15 Feb ‘15 Apr ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘16 $0.30 $0.25 $0.2 $0.15 $0.1 $0.5 $0 The Facebook ad spend distribution for Page Likes decreased by 70% from February 2015 to February 2016. As more Page Like ads have saturated people’s News Feeds, CPC on these ads have decreased.
  11. 11. 11The Future of Facebook Advertising North America Fast Facts
  12. 12. 12The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising North America Fast Facts • In February 2016, Website Conversion ads made up 39% of all ads on Facebook, and 39% of total spend. • Budget allocation for Website Conversion ads increased by 50% in one year. • Budget allocation for Post Engagement ads decreased by 60% • Budget allocation for Page Like ads decreased by 70%. • Budget allocation for Video ads increased by 150%. • Mobile App Installs and Website Conversions ads are significantly more expensive than other ad types. • Post Engagement ads are currently the least expensive ads. • Except for Mobile App Installs and Post Engagement ads, most CPC rates have remained steady over the last year. • Only 3% of budget is spent on Page Like ads. • Less than 1% of advertisers’ budget is spent on Lead Generation ads. • 12% of budget is spent on Video View ads, up from 8% the previous year. • Advertisers are spending most of their budget on Website Conversions.
  13. 13. 13The Future of Facebook Advertising North America Instagram Trends
  14. 14. 14The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #1 INSTAGRAM ADS ARE SLOWLY BECOMING MAINSTREAM IN NORTH AMERICA AND COMPETITION IS INCREASING. Why? CPC on Instagram is rapidly increasing since these ads became popular in late 2015. Additionally, average CTR has decreased significantly over the last few months. 9. Instagram average CPC 10. Instagram CTR With any increase in competition, marketers must become smarter with their ads. Improved targeting and ad creative is a must. Always make sure your ads on Instagram include a high quality Instagram-appropriate image, a value proposition, and a clear CTA. Try out different types of posts for your ads – motivational, contests, product-centric, etc. – and be sure to share a story with your ad that’ll captivate your audience. North America Instagram Trends 0% 50% 100% 150% 200% August September October November December January February 10) North Am. Instagram CTR 0% 80% 160% 240% 320% 400% August September October November December January February 9) North Am. Instagram average CPC What marketers can do: Aug ‘15 Sep ‘15 Oct ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘16 Feb ‘16 Aug ‘15 Sep ‘15 Oct ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘16 Feb ‘16 $4 $3.2 $2.4 $1.6 $0.8 $0 2.0% 1.5% 1.0% 0.5% 0%
  15. 15. 15The Future of Facebook Advertising Europe/Middle East/Africa Facebook Trends
  16. 16. 16The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #1 VIDEO ADS ARE BECOMING A LESS ENGAGING AD UNIT Why? Video ads are seeing a decrease in CTR by 57%. There has been a steady decline in click-through on video ads in Europe/Middle East/Africa due to a saturated market and less engaging ads. Europe/Middle East/Africa Facebook Trends 11. Facebook Video Views CTR Work on engaging your audience with video ads by capturing their attention in the first few seconds, telling your story with and without sound, and creating your video story for your audience. Be sure to focus on creating quality video ads without relying too much on long-length videos. 0% 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% 600% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 10) EMEA Facebook Video Views CTR What marketers can do: Jan ‘15 Feb ‘15 Apr ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘16 6% 5% 4% 3% 2% 1% 0%
  17. 17. 17The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #2 POST ENGAGEMENT ADS ARE BECOMING LESS POPULAR AND SEEING DECREASING COMPETITION. Why? Advertisers are spending 30% less on post engagement ads, but the amount of post engagement ads is slightly increasing (by 26%), suggesting their lower cost is allowing more advertisers to try them out. As an aggregate, advertisers are using this type of ad unit more, and spending less of their budget. This suggests these ads have become a more popular, less expensive way to advertise on Facebook. Europe/Middle East/Africa Facebook Trends 11. Facebook Post Engagement total share of budget 12. Facebook Post Engagement CTR Try out different types of post engagement ads and different targeting features to see what works well for your business. Don’t forget to use Facebook’s social endorsement feature -- which shows users which friends have already Liked your Page or post – to help prove your brand’s social credibility and expand your reach. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Jan-14 Jun-14 Nov-14 Apr-15 Sep-15 Feb-16 11) EMEA Facebook Post Engagement total spend of budget 0% 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 12) EMEA Facebook Post Engagement CTR What marketers can do: Jan ‘14 Jun ‘14 Nov ‘14 Apr ‘15 Sep ‘15 Feb ‘16 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘15 Apr ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘16 5.0% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
  18. 18. 18The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #3 VIDEO ADS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY MORE POPULAR. Why? As of January 2016, they were 15% of all ads on Facebook, which was a 1400% year- on-year increase. Video ads are also a larger portion of marketers’ budgets, surpassing 25% of total budget in February 2016. Europe/Middle East/Africa Facebook Trends The more video ads there are out there, the more you’ll have to compete for your audience’s attention. This means focusing on creating high-quality videos that grab user’s’ attention is crucial. Create videos for your target audience, which will help you effectively use Facebook’s targeting features in conjunction with the story you’re sharing. 13. Facebook Video Views share of ad format 14. Facebook Video Views share of ad budget 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% Jan 2014 Jun 2014 Nov 2014 Apr 2015 Sep 2015 Feb 2016 13) EMEA Facebook Video Views total distribution of ads 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% Jan 2014 Jun 2014 Nov 2014 Apr 2015 Sep 2015 Feb 2016 14) EMEA Facebook Video Views total ad spend What marketers can do: Jan ‘14 Jan ‘14Jun ‘14 Jun ‘14Nov ‘14 Nov ‘14Apr ‘15 Apr ‘15Sep ‘15 Sep ‘15Feb ‘16 Feb ‘16 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%
  19. 19. 19The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #4 WEBSITE CLICK ADS ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR. Why? Ads with a website clicks goal are increasing in CTR (by 116%), and advertisers are using a slightly larger portion of their budget for website clicks (3.5% increase over the last two years). Europe/Middle East/Africa Facebook Trends Just because website click ads are becoming more popular doesn’t mean you should overuse them. Try not to use website click campaigns to target users that meet your target criteria, and use them in your retargeting campaigns. This will help remind those users who have been to your website previously to keep coming back. 15. Facebook Website Clicks CTR What marketers can do: Jan ‘15 Feb ‘15 Apr ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘16 0% 40% 80% 120% 160% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 15) EMEA Facebook Website Clicks CTR 1.6% 1.2% 0.8% 0.4% 0%
  20. 20. 20The Future of Facebook Advertising Europe/Middle East/Africa Fast Facts
  21. 21. 21The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising • Post Engagement ads increased in popularity by 70% from February 2015 to February 2016. • Website Conversion ads decreased in total ad distribution from 43% of total ads to 19% in 2016. • Video ads increased dramatically in total ad distribution, from 1% of total ads to 11% in 2016. • 35% of all ads in Europe/Middle East/Africa are Post Engagement ads. • From 2015 to 2016, advertisers shifted budget to Video ads and away from page like and post engagement ads. • The amount of total budget spent on Video ads increased by 200%. • Video View ads make up 28% of advertisers’ budgets. • Website Click ads make up 30% of advertisers’ budgets. • CPC for Video ads increased by 60%, from $.05 to $.08. • Website Clicks CPC decreased by 39%. • Video Views CTR decreased by 57% • Ads that take users away from Facebook – Website Conversion and Website Clicks – make up 40% of total ads. • Except for Video Views and website clicks, CPC has remained mostly steady over the last 12 months on other ad types. Europe/Middle East/Africa Fast Facts
  22. 22. 22The Future of Facebook Advertising Asia Pacific Facebook Trends
  23. 23. 23The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #1 FEWER ADVERTISERS ARE USING MOBILE APP INSTALL CAMPAIGNS, SUGGESTING A LESS CROWDED MARKET. Why? Advertisers are using Mobile App Install ads 66% less than they did in the previous year. We’ve also seen a 43% decrease in budget for Mobile App Install ads. Both of these trends suggest advertisers are simply using fewer mobile app ads despite the fact that CTR has actually increased by 34%. Asia Pacific Facebook Trends 16. Facebook Mobile App Installs share of ad format With less competition for mobile app install ads and increasing CTR, marketers who want to increase their mobile app installs should take advantage of the increase in CTR. Make sure to effectively target the persona you’re actively trying to reach. 0% 15% 30% 45% 60% 75% Jan 2014 Jun 2014 Nov 2014 Apr 2015 Sep 2015 Feb 2016 16) APAC Facebook Mobile App Installs ad distribution What marketers can do: Jan ‘14 Jun ‘14 Nov ‘14 Apr ‘15 Sep ‘15 Feb ‘16 75% 60% 45% 30% 15% 0%
  24. 24. 24The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising Asia Pacific Facebook Trends 18. Mobile App Installs share of ad spend17. Facebook Mobile App Installs CTR Brand Awareness Canvas App Engagement Mobile App EngagementEvent Responses Canvas App Installs Mobile App InstallsLead Generation 0% 40% 80% 120% 160% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 17) APAC Facebook Mobile App Installs CTR 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 18) APAC Mobile App Installs spend 1.6% 1.2% 0.8% 0.4% 0% Asia Pacific Facebook Mobile App Installs CTR increased by 35% from February 2015 to February 2016. Mobile App Installs decreased by 42% from February 2015 to February 2016. Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘15 Feb ‘15Apr ‘15 Apr ‘15Aug ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 May ‘15Sep ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Jun ‘15Oct ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Jul ‘15Nov ‘15 Nov ‘15Dec ‘15 Dec ‘15Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘16 Feb ‘16 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%
  25. 25. 25The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #2 VIDEO ADS BECOME MORE POPULAR IN ASIA PACIFIC Why? This year, advertisers increased their budget for video ads by 275%. This increase in budget may have spiked an increase in competition, because CTR started decreasing. Asia Pacific Facebook Trends With competition increasing and CTR decreasing, marketers should hold back a bit on the quantity of video ads used. Repurpose former video ads into new types of content and try creating post engagement ads for them instead. When you do use video ads, make sure you’re only using high quality videos that successfully capture your audience’s attention from the get-go. 20. Facebook Video Views CTR 0% 150% 300% 450% 600% 750% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 20) APAC Facebook Video Views CTR What marketers can do: Video Ad spend increased on Facebook by 275% from February 2015 to February 2016. Jan ‘15 Feb ‘15 Apr ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Nov ‘15 Dec ‘15 Jan ‘15 Feb ‘16 7.5% 6.0% 4.5% 3.0% 1.5% 0%
  26. 26. 26The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #3 WEBSITE CLICK ADS ARE INCREASING IN POPULARITY. Why? Advertisers are increasing their use of Website Click Ads, and have increased total budget allowance by 29% since February 2016. The ads are also becoming more successful, with an increase in CTR of 1.01% since February 2016. Asia Pacific Facebook Trends Make use of website click ads to expand your audience and retarget users who have previously come to your website. Play around with different CTAs and descriptions on your ads to find out which types of ads work best for your audience. 21. Facebook Website Clicks share of ad spend 22. Facebook Website Clicks CTR 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 21) APAC Facebook Website Clicks spend distribution 0% 50% 100% 150% 200% 250% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 22) APAC Facebook Website Clicks CTR What marketers can do: Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘15 Feb ‘15Apr ‘15 Apr ‘15Aug ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 May ‘15Sep ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Jun ‘15Oct ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Jul ‘15Nov ‘15 Nov ‘15Dec ‘15 Dec ‘15Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘16 Feb ‘16 2.5% 2.0% 1.5% 1.0% 0.5% 0% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%
  27. 27. 27The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #4 PAGE LIKE ADS ARE A LESS EFFECTIVE AD UNIT. Why? CTR has decreased by 13% and the cost to buy these ads has increased by 85%. This suggests that Page Like ads are becoming slightly less effective and more expensive, making them less valuable to marketers. Asia Pacific Facebook Trends What marketers can do: Don’t rely too heavily on ads to increase your audience. Focus on generating organic Page Likes by making use of more successful ads like post engagement and website clickthrough ads instead. 23. Facebook Page Likes CPC 24. Asia Pacific Facebook Page Likes CTR 0% 4% 8% 12% 16% 20% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 23) APAC Facebook Page Likes CPC 0% 100% 200% 300% 400% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 24) APAC Facebook Page Likes CTR What marketers can do: $2.0 $1.6 $1.2 $0.8 $0.4 $0 4.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘15 Feb ‘15Apr ‘15 Apr ‘15Aug ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 May ‘15Sep ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Jun ‘15Oct ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Jul ‘15Nov ‘15 Nov ‘15Dec ‘15 Dec ‘15Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘16 Feb ‘16
  28. 28. 28The Future of Facebook Advertising Asia Pacific Fast Facts
  29. 29. 29The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising Asia Pacific Fast Facts • Website Conversions ads increased in CPC by 73%. • CTR for Post Engagement ads increased by 50%. • Budget allocation for Video View ads increased by 275%. • Budget allocation for Mobile App installs decreased by 43%. • Budget allocation for Page Like ads decreased by 45%. • Post Engagement ads made up 24% of all ad campaigns. • Mobile App Installs made up 20% of all ad campaigns. • We will see an increase in Video Views over the next year as people start using the budget they are increasingly allocating. • Website Conversions made up 23% of all ad campaigns. • Website Clicks made up 10% of all ad campaigns. • Budget allocation for Website Conversions increased by 20%.
  30. 30. 30The Future of Facebook Advertising Latin America Facebook Trends
  31. 31. 31The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #1 PAGE LIKE ADS HAVE BECOME LESS POPULAR. Why? Page Like ads make up less of the overall ad distribution (60% decrease year-on-year), and marketers have spent 44% less on them. This decrease in popularity for Page Like ads may mean there’s a decrease in overall competition for these ads. Latin America Facebook Trends Since the market isn’t saturated with Page Like ads, now might be a good time to expand your budget for these ads if one of your goals is to increase your Fan base. Make sure to effectively use Facebook’s targeting features to only advertise to those users who are the best fit for your product. Use recognizable branded images and slogans for recognizability. 25. Facebook Page Likes share of ad format 26. Facebook Page Likes share of ad budget 0% 10% 20% 30% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 25) LATAM Facebook Page Likes distribution 0% 4% 8% 12% 16% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 26) LATAM Facebook Page Likes spend of budget What marketers can do: Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘15 Feb ‘15Apr ‘15 Apr ‘15Aug ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 May ‘15Sep ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Jun ‘15Oct ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Jul ‘15Nov ‘15 Nov ‘15Dec ‘15 Dec ‘15Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘16 Feb ‘16 16% 12% 8% 4% 0% 30% 20% 10% 0%
  32. 32. 32The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising #2 VIDEO ADS ARE BECOMING MORE POPULAR. Why? There’s been a 250% increase in video ad campaigns year-on-year and video ad distribution has increased from just 1% of all Facebook ads to 8% over the last 14 months. At the same time, CTR has decreased slightly, which is consistent with more advertisers using the ad unit. Latin America Facebook Trends Save your best videos with the best messages for your video ads, and focus on making them stand out from the crowd. As video ads become more popular, your audience’s News Feeds can become overcrowded with them. Don’t forget to use high quality video practices to capture your audience’s attention. 27. Facebook Video Views share of ad format 28. Facebook Video Views CTR 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 27) LATAM Facebook Video Views ad distribution 0% 50% 100% 150% 200% 250% 300% Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 28) LATAM Facebook Video Views CTR What marketers can do: Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘15 Feb ‘15Apr ‘15 Apr ‘15Aug ‘15 Aug ‘15May ‘15 May ‘15Sep ‘15 Sep ‘15Jun ‘15 Jun ‘15Oct ‘15 Oct ‘15Jul ‘15 Jul ‘15Nov ‘15 Nov ‘15Dec ‘15 Dec ‘15Jan ‘15 Jan ‘15Feb ‘16 Feb ‘16 3.0% 2.5% 2.0% 1.5% 1.0% 0.5% 0% 10% 8% 6% 4% 2% 0%
  33. 33. 33The Future of Facebook Advertising Latin America Fast Facts
  34. 34. 34The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising Latin America Fast Facts • Advertisers increased their budget for Video Views by 36% • Advertisers increased their budget for Website Clicks by 33% • Advertisers decreased their budget for Post Engagement ads by 23% • Post Engagement ads increased by 37% in total ad distribution. • Page Like ads decreased by 56% in total ad distribution. • Video Views increased by 250% in total ad distribution. • The top 3 ad formats people are using the most are Post Engagement ads (49% of ad distribution), Website Clicks (14% of ad distribution), and Website Conversions (12% of ad distribution). • The top 3 ad formats people are spending the most on are Post Engagement ads (28% of budget), Video Views (27% of budget), and Website Clicks (21% of budget).
  35. 35. 35The Future of Facebook and Instagram Advertising CONCLUSION Each region has different preferences and standards for Facebook advertising. What works for advertisers in Latin America isn’t necessarily going to work for advertisers in Asia Pacific. As a marketer, your job is to take these trends and use them to tailor your Facebook ad campaign strategy accordingly. If the trends are saying that there’s an increase in competition, think about and research ways to stand out from the crowd. If one ad is decreasing in popularity, think about ways to use those ads in unique ways (like retargeting campaigns or using social credibility options to boost your ads). Overall, one trend is clear: with over 1.59 billion Facebook users worldwide, coupled with a wealth of targeting and creative options, Facebook ads are an incredibly valuable tool that you can use to expand and engage with your audiences. Use this data analysis to help you improve you ad strategy no matter who your audience is worldwide.
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