Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Facebook and the social advertising

In this article we treat the so-called Social Advertising: recent phenomenon is that, generically, referring to the use of advertising space within social networks. We will analyze the implications that these tools will inevitably bring with them implications not only "technology", but also cultural and social.

We will organize our discussion by assuming Facebook as a reference model for the explosion that social networking has reached (almost global users active over the internet) shape as the undisputed leader in the industry, both for his contribution in this field from known social network. We will discuss both the user profiling: ways in which you collect information about people of different types of advertising is possible, not failing, however, to leave some advice even to those who wanted to experiment with these strategies firsthand. In this article will follow a specific study dedicated to the specific platform of Facebook.

Understanding the Social-Advertising

But what exactly is social-advertising? What is it specifically? This term (which has nothing to do with "social advertising" - e.g. public service announcements and the like - that promotes changes in the areas of public interest, such as health, medicine, environment, etc..) Is usually called the particular type of advertising that, unlike the old model which proposed knowledge-based ads on the page of a site or the documents it contains, is based on knowledge of the information about the user.

The evolution of advertising on the web has followed definite trends. We have gone from general advertising to that indiscriminately run contextual content contained within the page, until you get there - to this day - the development of a real social-advertising intelligence that will be specific to our discussion.

Facebook itself, in the words of its founder and creator Mark Zuckerberg (2007) attempts to provide an explanation for this phenomenon: "Social actions are Powerful Because They act as trusted referrals and Reinforce the repute people influence people."

Social actions are powerful because they act and are based on networks of trust that people establish between them. Here, then, that in the words of the founder of the famous social networking sites (SNS) is read as it is no longer a mere matter of messages or advertisements that are sent and paid out by companies, but this information is shared among friends and co-constructed and acquaintances. These social actions are therefore the basis for the construction, not only a new model of communication and relationship, but a new model of marketing and business.


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