Monday, July 9, 2012

Is Facebook A Platform Made for Branding or Advertising

An interesting read discussing if Facebook can truly emerge as an alternative to Google as a global advertising platform. The article discusses the difference between achieving viability as a branding medium, something Facebook has already proven it does quite well, and achieving viability as a advertising medium, a crucial component of Facebook's future monetization efforts and an essential step in justifying its arguably unjustifiable corporate valuation numbers. While it seems an afterthought to most established and emerging brands that to have a Facebook page is the first step to joining the social media world, it has yet to be shown whether they will ever be considered on the same level as Google in the online advertising world. Only time and pay-for-clicks will tell.

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