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I'm really liking the FB story and how the company is shaping and positioning itself. I'm going to double or triple down when we get a decent dip. Leaving my JPM position as-is.
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Instagram has really taken hold in a lot of countries as well.  I see sponsored posts every now and then but I don't know what the interaction is suppose to be for a company to get value out of it.  Maybe brand recognition?

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My guess would be brand recognition as well. I ran into my first Instagram ad today (granted, I just made my instagram account like two weeks ago and don't follow very many people) and it was from McDonalds advertising their triple stacker or whatever it's called. Those types of ads, I would presume, are for brand awareness.

I'm betting they'll soon allow e-commerce websites to link to actual merchandise to drive direct sales from those ads. We'll see. Either way, it was a good ad. It didn't feel very intrusive and I think Instagram / Zuckerberg is trying really hard to make sure they're high quality ads.

Believe it or not, I don't even really mind the ads I see on my FB newsfeed. They're pretty targeted and I've actually bought some things, or at least became aware of some brands, through some of the ads. Seems to be working, as evident through their latest earnings release.
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My ads have been car related on Instagram.  Mostly MB, VW, and Audi.  No food ads yet.

 

As for FB ads, the sponsored posts are one thing but I see so many "get ripped quick" and University ads that I don't click on.  The worst offending thing by far are those Buzzfeed click bait links with some catchy title like "You are not going to believe what's #4!!!!"

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Re: shitty facebook ads -- I used to get those too, especially because I have 'working out' as a like. I hid all those ads though by reporting them as distasteful or useless and now even the ads I get on the right of my newsfeed are either completely irrelevant at worst, or slightly useful at best.

I have seen one buzzfeed sponsored post that I actually clicked on. That was a mistake.

But yeah, you can kinda curate your own ads by actively removing the ones you find irrelevant or stupid/obnoxious. Doesn't take too much time.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm really liking the FB story and how the company is shaping and positioning itself. I'm going to double or triple down when we get a decent dip. Leaving my JPM position as-is.

I don't see many dips into the 90's unless the broader market corrects.
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I don't see many dips into the 90's unless the broader market corrects.

you mean 60s?
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