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Social media marketing is succeeding through Pinterest

Though this network may not find itself in a lot of headlines, it is a more powerful platform than they give it credit for.

While Facebook and Twitter often receive a great deal of attention when it comes to social media marketing, as does YouTube, Pinterest rarely even receives a notable mention in these same conversations, despite the fact that it has started to define itself as quite a powerful platform, especially when it comes to mobile marketing campaigns.

The social sharing platform that uses a pinboard style is highly popular and yet not nearly as widely studied.

That said, Pinterest is now reportedly intending to boost their overall advertising offerings in 2015. This will be especially focused on expanding the impact that it has among mobile marketing firms, as smartphone and tablet using consumers already appreciate the format of this platform. It will be interesting to see if this will finally put the spotlight onto this network when it appears to have been flying under the technology radar for such a long time.

Pinterest is looking to be able to boost its revenue by broadening its social media marketing offerings.

Social Media Marketing - PinterestThe social network is gearing up to boost the mobile advertising revenue that it brings in by expanding its Promoted Pins service in a “responsible” way. It has been reported by NativeMobile that the company is hoping to see a growth of 300 percent in its Promoted Pins by the end of next year.

The platform has taken a unique stance when it comes to social media marketing in that it focuses primarily on the user experience. It feels that it understands that there is a line between being useful and effective in terms of marketing, and going too far and simply irritating users with ever present ads.

Though they know that there is a chance that there could be a reduction in the potential profits by creating a limit to the expansion of the advertising component of the platform, they are willing to take this risk as they prefer to ensure that their users will continue to enjoy their experience on the site and the app instead of simply giving in to every advertiser that is willing to pay for premium pin placement on the streams of targeted users.

As of yet, the Promoted Pins social media marketing program at Pinterest has been reported as a powerful success, and there has been every indication that advertisers are looking to be able to use it even more.

Mobile advertising at Facebook will soon include video

These ads will be able to follow a viewer from one device to the next.

As Facebook continues to work on broadening its social media mobile advertising possibilities, the company has started to view the new sequential ad method as a technique with a great deal of potential for boosting the ability to control branding message among consumers using the network.

Sequential video ads give marketers the ability to send targeted video ads in front of a device user when a device is clicked.

Based on what is specifically clicked by the smartphone user, and what the mobile advertising message happens to be, marketers become able to follow up on previous selections with similar video ads as the user moves from one device (such as a smartphone) to another (such as a laptop or a tablet). By being able to create a sequence of various ads targeted specifically to the user, a more complete sales pitch can be formed from one video in the sequence to the next.

This series can work its way to a final mobile advertising “sell” video that is meant to encourage an actual purchase.

Mobile Adveritsing - Video AdsWhen it comes to mobile marketing, video is playing a very important role that many believe will only become larger – much larger. As unique profile IDs can be generated, it provides marketers with an improved ability to sequentially target its content for the various device users as they use their social media accounts. This way, each following video in the sequence can build on the ones before it, offering considerably more control over the way that the message is ultimately delivered.

This will also give Facebook the opportunity to provide advertisers with a higher level of control in the way that their product messages are deployed. The social network is bringing together a number of different elements from its own analytics as well as those of partners in order to improve their overall ad targeting capabilities.

Facebook is capable of obtaining massive amounts of user data that is helpful to mobile advertising, based on the info held within the accounts of the various user profiles, in addition to their actual activity.