Kenshoo Social Designated as Facebook® Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer
San Francisco (September 20, 2012) – Kenshoo (www.kenshoo.com), a global leader in digital marketing software, today announced that Kenshoo Social has been designated as a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer (sPMD), the highest distinction of excellence Facebook has awarded to marketing developers.
Kenshoo Social, which delivers nearly 1 billion targeted Facebook ads per day through its platform, earned its Strategic PMD status based on shared values, strategic alignment, and growth potential with Facebook. As a Strategic PMD and for the direct benefit of its clients, Kenshoo Social will receive priority product and business support from Facebook, access to alpha and beta product trials, and will also participate in co-development of go-to-market strategies.
“Becoming a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer enables Kenshoo Social to further deliver innovative solutions for advertisers and agencies seeking tangible business results from social media,” said Sivan Metzger, General Manager of Kenshoo Social. “This prestigious distinction acknowledges the diligent work Kenshoo Social has done to help our clients maximize the value of their Facebook ad campaigns and positions us well to continue our mission to illuminate and activate the value of this powerful marketing channel.”
Kenshoo recently announced that social ad spend growth is out-pacing that of search, illustrating the importance marketers place on reaching Facebook’s audience and the investments for growth being made by many of the world’s top brands. Kenshoo Social continues to research and report on emerging best practices for social media advertising, including a 2012 series of research studies conducted in partnership with Resolution Media that examined nearly 65 billion Facebook ad impressions over a 12-month period.
The first study, Social Media Insights Part 1: Metrics That Matter, uncovered new key performance indicators (KPI) for measuring Facebook ad campaign success, including “Exposure Rate” which determines how much of desired target audience a marketer actually reached. The next study in the series, 2012 Social Media Advertising Global Games, used the new KPIs to examine eleven critical mass countries and evaluate the performance of Facebook ads in those countries across six key engagement and conversion events. The third report will be released next week and focuses on gender targeting for Facebook ads. Kenshoo Social utilizes studies like these to deliver deep insight into how clients can best position campaigns to maximize Facebook advertising ROI.
About Kenshoo Social
The mission of Kenshoo Social is to activate and illuminate the value of social media with breakthrough technology that drives results. Through Kenshoo Social, marketers can develop integrated social media campaigns to achieve brand building and performance marketing goals. Kenshoo Social is built on the Kenshoo Universal Platform, a scalable infrastructure that bridges the gap between owned, paid, and earned media for cross-channel measurement and optimization. As 1 of only 2 companies in the world designated as a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer with access to the Facebook Exchange, Kenshoo Social delivers over 1 billion targeted ads each day. Kenshoo Social is an operating unit of Kenshoo, a global leader in digital marketing software directing more than $25 billion in annual sales revenue for clients such as Accor, Camelot Communications, CareerBuilder, Expedia, Havas, Performics, Resolution Media, Sears, Starcom MediaVest Group, TicketsNow, Tiny Prints and Zappos. Please visit KenshooSocial.com or Facebook.com/KenshooSocial for more information.
Kenshoo is a digital marketing technology company that engineers premium solutions for search marketing, social media and online advertising. Brands, agencies and developers use Kenshoo Enterprise, Kenshoo Local and Kenshoo Social to direct more than $25 billion in annual client sales revenue. The Kenshoo Universal Platform delivers automation, intelligence, integration and scale to make better marketing investments. With campaigns running in more than 190 countries for nearly half of the Fortune 50 and all 10 top global ad agency networks, Kenshoo clients include CareerBuilder, Expedia, Facebook, KAYAK, Havas Digital, Hitwise, iREP, John Lewis, LendingTree, Resolution Media, Sears, Starcom MediaVest Group, Tesco, Travelocity, Walgreens, and Zappos. Kenshoo has 16 international locations and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Arts Alliance and Tenaya Capital. Please visit www.Kenshoo.com for more information.
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