Facebook To Start Displaying Video Ads


Here we go! As soon as July, Facebook has been reported to start rolling out 15 second auto play ads for your wonderful enjoyment.  American Express, Unilever, Ford, Coca-Cola and Diageo are supposed to be part of this test.

I am SO EXCITED FOR THIS! Aren’t you? There is nothing more I want to see, than ads for stuff I don’t care about at all, auto playing muted, while I browse what my friends ate, complaints about their lives and pictures of their children! 😀

Also Faceybook, 15 seconds is not the standard format. That means companies are going to have to edit and cut out from 30 second clips they already have.. OR spend more money making all new commercials. smart move.

How long before the Faceybook paid ad-free version actually comes out at this rate? 🙂

http://www.fastcompany.com/3009402/where-are-they-now/coming-soon-to-facebook-video-ads

 

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Kevin Bowie
Kevin Bowie
8 years ago

Amanda, what is this Facebook you speak about…? Haha. Good thing I got rid of my account a couple years back.

Jan Wildeboer
Jan Wildeboer
8 years ago

Oooooh! Also on mobile? The fun of burning through my limited data plan because of video spots!

Matthew Sabia
Matthew Sabia
8 years ago

"The best thing about Facebook is there are no ads cluttering it up. That's what makes it cool." – Mark Zuckerberg 2002

Paraphrasing, but close.

Danny Lewis
Danny Lewis
8 years ago

Phuken lovely….

Mary Adcock
Mary Adcock
8 years ago

Even on mobile?

Gorgor Gor
Gorgor Gor
8 years ago

L8er

Tony Cacaccio
Tony Cacaccio
8 years ago

hahahahaha! Long live +Google+!

GalriMontaj International Contemporary Art
GalriMontaj International Contemporary Art
8 years ago

Can I say how much I hate this?

Adrian Martin
Adrian Martin
8 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the post  …"Faceybook" is so you and your sarcasm is razor sharp, my friend!  🙂

Tiffany McLaughlin
Tiffany McLaughlin
8 years ago

My husband just reminded me that there are no ads on the phone or in person. That led me to imagine a scenario …

Bob and Peter run into each other on the street.

Bob: Hey, Peter! Long time no see.

Peter: You may start this conversation in ten seconds…(launches into a Tampax Commercial as the countdown continues.)

Bob: Ah, riiiight. I'll just be going now.

Adam Martin
Adam Martin
8 years ago

 I about fell out of my chair when I read this because I was laughing so hard:

There is nothing more I want to see, than ads for stuff I don't care about at all, auto playing muted, while I browse what my friends ate, complaints about their lives and pictures of their children! 😀

There couldn't be a more accurate description of what Facebook is.  So funny!

Aaron Hockley
Aaron Hockley
8 years ago

Quitting Facebook a few months back has been one of the best social media moves ever.

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
8 years ago

I haven't seen any mention of mobile yet  but I wouldn't put it past them. Additional streams of revenue required for shareholders and all.. 🙂

Donagh Reardon
Donagh Reardon
8 years ago

Your better than sarcasm.
Its only facebook (where they don't love you as much as they do here).

Jan Wildeboer
Jan Wildeboer
8 years ago

it will come. Mobile is da futures sez Zuck! 😉

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
8 years ago

When it comes to the world still loving facebook and promoting it everywhere i look… I have nothing left but sarcasm for it sadly  😉 Not sure when the masses are all going to wake up.. but this might be a swift kick that way for lots.

Adrian Martin
Adrian Martin
8 years ago

Still laughing at "Faceybook"  XD

Jason Pillow
Jason Pillow
8 years ago

I sense a bit of sarcasm there .. =P

Robert colesby
Robert colesby
8 years ago

I actually don't have a problem with this. I mean for those of us that use a free service understand they need revenue. Much like how we out up with it on YouTube. Sure we all complained at first now it's not that bad.

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
8 years ago

I've been using faceybook forever  … its my term of affection for the site 🙂 Do a search up there on google here and you'll see 🙂

Kevin Casey
Kevin Casey
8 years ago

Mmm

Art Eppley
Art Eppley
8 years ago

Bookface… myfacespace whatever lol

JoAnn Brereton
JoAnn Brereton
8 years ago

I can't wait until they do this.    That should piss off enough of the remaining members of family and friends who still swear by Facebook.

Adrian Martin
Adrian Martin
8 years ago

 …I see. I'm lovin' it! It implies a liveliness in your personality that shines. If I ever had the opportunity to meet you, I'd probably just say, "Faceybook" and bust out laughing with you.  Awesome, my friend.

Jeff Angcanan
Jeff Angcanan
8 years ago

Wait…G+ shows what entrepreneurs and gamers ate for lunch, complaints about Republicans, and pictures of phones people wish they had…hmmm…
Ohhhhhh, I get it…it's the auto play ads that's different!!

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
8 years ago

I understand the need for advertising on a free service  .. I make my living off that concept actually…. but making a horrible end user experience for revenue is not the way to do it.. I have to the best of my knowledge not knowingly clicked on one faceybook ad ever. Just cause im single and im not looking for dating sites…. Their ads are HORRIBLE.. and now they are going to blanket show generic companies i've never even liked? No thanks.

JoAnn Brereton
JoAnn Brereton
8 years ago

 The one company that actually gets this right is Amazon.   The ads on the Paperwhite are very unobtrusive and occasionally are actually things I want to click on.

Robert colesby
Robert colesby
8 years ago

Do you watch YouTube though it's no different. How about tv, how many of us pay to cable and satellite services to show us commercials.

GalriMontaj International Contemporary Art
GalriMontaj International Contemporary Art
8 years ago

 I love your sarcasm almost as much as I hate (as one of my FB pals calls it) f*ckbook.

donald hakala
donald hakala
8 years ago

What if you only spend 15 seconds a day on Facebook? 😛

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
8 years ago

 .. hmm if that is what your gplus is showing you… i suggest its time for a circle cleaning… You don't have a choice to 'clean out real life friends' on facebook without offending them… here you can remove or organize better and only see people and interests you actually uh.. like… 😛

rashed khan
rashed khan
8 years ago

Cool

Angelo Zaharof
Angelo Zaharof
8 years ago

facebook nu mai e ce era odata sa stricat rau

Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas
8 years ago

AdBlock Plus FTW

George Itotia
George Itotia
8 years ago

enjoyable

Ghulam Mohiuddin
Ghulam Mohiuddin
8 years ago

This is one in all

Jeff Angcanan
Jeff Angcanan
8 years ago

Oh I totally get it  … and your point is valid, it's just sometimes the G+ community likes to rag on FB the way a pot would call a kettle black.  That gets old.

Nykhan davis
Nykhan davis
8 years ago

Totally wack

Jonathan Moore
Jonathan Moore
8 years ago

Facebook still exists?

Saint toure
Saint toure
8 years ago

yo welcome

Derrik Diener
Derrik Diener
8 years ago

I can't wait to add them to the blocklist.

alainfrechette Jeannine
alainfrechette Jeannine
8 years ago

Invitez moi Je suis ali frechette Je vous y attend

Carlos Balderas
Carlos Balderas
8 years ago

Hopefully, this would get more people off of FB.

Seth Moon
Seth Moon
8 years ago

You don't place video ads on a site not dedicated to videos and then proceed not to pay the content owner of that video (assuming these ads will be played on top of other users home videos). Oh well, AdBlock Plus to the rescue!

donald hakala
donald hakala
8 years ago

I thought Facebook existed to keep in touch with family and old friends  ..But a wise person once told me "why don't you just call them"…so i did 🙂
and i avoid all those annoying game requests for Candy Crush

tux dillard
tux dillard
8 years ago

Facebook suks

Seth Moon
Seth Moon
8 years ago

 Block the games. Every game request I get, I will block the entire game. This makes my news feed less annoying and you never get new requests.

Aaron Lothian
Aaron Lothian
8 years ago

Flash block. Flash Cookies is another way of grabbing customer stats and them making money. Facebook is a free website which makes revenue from advertising and finding clever devious ways to to this in a even more undesirable fashion.

My browser deletes these after every internet session.

Ambra Vanderpool
Ambra Vanderpool
8 years ago

Still not sorry I don't and haven't had facebook…for a long time, that is.  I tried it.

Joe Modzski
Joe Modzski
8 years ago

Glad I deleted mine!

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