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Facebook ad revenues are up - challenge is in how it can increase monetisable engagement between users and advertisers

Facebook has shown strong performance in Q4 with revenues up 40%. Its mobile ad sales have more than doubled on the previous quarter to total $306m, and now account for 23% of the Social Network’s overall ad revenues. The challenge now is in how it can increase monetisable engagement between users and advertisers whilst maintaining quality in terms of both targeting and also user experience. Graph Search is capable of doing this at the local business level, but getting increasingly more from big brands is the big challenge.

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Facebook ad revenues are up - but is the trajectory sustainable?

Facebook has confounded critics who thought it would be incapable of making money from the rapid growth of mobile device usage. Not only has it revealed a strong performance in Q4 with revenues up 40%, its mobile ad sales have more than doubled on the previous quarter to total $306m, to account for 23% of the Social Network’s overall ad revenues. However, according to Andreas Pouros, COO at Greenlight, there are indicators Facebook has achieved this growth by being as aggressive as it can be in pushing advertising to the masses within the confines it currently works in. Research* from the agency also suggests consumer apathy could pose a significant threat to future growth.

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ASOS catwalk looking crowded as House of Fraser steps it up

House of Fraser has knocked ASOS off top spot to become the most visible site for fashion retail-related searches, reveals the latest research Greenlight.

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Greenlight appoints new CFO on the back of 29 per cent rise in income

Greenlight, has appointed former BBC Studios and Post Productions’ commercial and Finance Director, Warren Newbert, as chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment closely follows significant successes recorded by Greenlight in 2011/12, in which its year-on-year income has seen a significant 29 per cent growth to reach almost £9 million as the agency’s operations grow in scale and complexity.

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Greenlight rolls out Pay for Performance Social Media model

Greenlight rolls out Pay for Performance Social Media model

Greenlight, has today announced it is to offer its Social Media Optimisation service within a pay for performance pricing model, with billing to be based solely on the delivery of actual results. Greenlight has the distinction of being the first and only major agency to do so.

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Gmail in Google search results: Marketers will have a data gap to plug

Google has announced a trial which will enable people using the search engine to see search queries feature results from their Gmail account. The search giant also said it is extending Google Knowledge Graph to every English speaking country. If rolled out permanently the former would have some drawbacks for marketers data-wise and, whilst it could be viewed as an opportunity from an email marketing perspective, that would be highly dependent on message retention. The Knowledge Graph meanwhile will benefit retailers, brands and digital marketers.

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'iPhone 5' pulls in the searches for Consumer Electronics

Expected to launch in September with a release date sometime in October, the keyword ‘iPhone 5’ received the highest number of queries - 450,000, and accounted for 6% of the total number of searches for brown goods products in May and 21% of those made for the Phones & Accessories subsector.

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