The social network has now unveiled some new immersive components to its marketing strategy.
Chris Cox, the chief product officer at Facebook, spoke at the Cannes Lions ad festival and provided a great deal of insight into the future of how mobile advertising will appear on the social network.
Cox explained to advertising execs that he has heard their requests and is basing Facebook’s strategy on those needs.
While on stage, he made it clear that he had been paying attention to what the mobile advertising firms wanted when it came to the tools and features that were available to them. He explained that Facebook social media marketing is now headed toward a direction that will provide more creative tools that will allow for more immersive ads. He explained that this would arrive in the form of an entirely new mobile format. The purpose will be to provide marketers with capabilities for developing rich media that will seamlessly combine with the videos that users are enjoying to an increasing degree within their news feeds.
This way, mobile advertising on Facebook will become interactive to a degree that it never has been, before.
The concept, which was demonstrated on a Michael Kors watch, behind this new type of social media marketing is that video will be combined with still images, information, and animated images. In this way, the ads will be different and more interactive for smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch users. The user can manipulate the mobile ad in order to obtain the experience that he or she wants. For instance to turn the watch around, to zoom in to see a closer view, or to obtain more details, all that is needed is a swipe across the screen.
Cox also pointed out that Facebook has been focusing on a way to ensure that load times are shortened, as well. It has been developing a new format that is meant to fit snugly into two massive trends that have already been pushing Facebook’s growth forward over the last year and, hopefully, into the future. Those two trends are video and mobile advertising.