Facebook And Instagram Wrap Up Holiday Shoppers For Advertisers

What Happened
As Black Friday draws near, Facebook and Instagram are ramping up their ad products for the upcoming holiday shopping season. In fact, the two social networks will offer advertisers and brands the option to target holiday shoppers, based on their posts and interactions with others containing holiday-related keywords. The new segment is available within Facebook self-service ad dashboards in the “Behaviors” section under the “Seasonal and Events” category. Macy’s is one of the brands that are already utilizing this new targeting option, running a holiday campaign using Instagram’s new multi-video ad format called Marquee.

What Brands Need To Do
Even though Black Friday is becoming less and less relevant due to the impact of ecommerce, holiday shopping as a whoel will still count as a big portion of retailers’ annual sales. Therefore, for brands that are interested in making a big push for holiday shoppers, this new targeting tool from Facebook may prove useful.


Source: Marketing Land