I’m always pretty excited about new possibilities for improving ad targeting and performance on Facebook. I’ll admit, however, that my first reaction to the new reaction emojis was dislike—especially because there was no Dislike button, which is something I was really looking forward to using regularly. And when I heard there were six new options but it wasn’t a true Likert Scale (a 1 through 7 range of Strongly Dislike to Strongly Like) I got a little more bummed. But after some more thought, I gotta admit, the potential is pretty impressive.

About a month ago, Facebook announced they will no longer allow advertisers access to device-level reporting. Specifically, advertisers won't be able to get access to the device IDs of users found through Facebook ads. While this is a big change for advertisers using those IDs directly, there's an important distinction that some commentary seems to be missing.

Two years ago, Facebook threw a karate chop to the gut of the mobile marketing industry by creating revolutionary tools for mobile app marketers. Yesterday, Google responded with a one-two punch of its own, addressing both the demand side and supply side of the market.

Amwell, a free-to-download app created by American Well and launched in October 2013, gives Americans live video access to US board-certified doctors, therapists, and nutritionists 24/7/365 from a mobile device -- for just $49 per visit.

Today marks the official start of March Madness, college basketball’s biggest stage. Last year, 102 million viewers tuned in to the tournament to watch on average more than 6 hours of college hoops madness each.

But this event, like the Super Bowl, the Oscars, and so many other live events, is no longer just about television. People are increasingly engaging with these events via other devices and platforms. Here’s some proof:

With its vast compilation of user data, Facebook offers unique targeting capabilities that often lead to great success for many of our clients. Boston-based telehealth company American Well is a great example. 

When Facebook introduced its Audience Network—an advertising channel that allows advertisers to leverage the social network’s wealth of data to bring targeted adds into third-party apps—marketers took notice.  And why wouldn’t they? Marketing on Facebook’s News Feed has already proven widely successful, and by offering a new traffic source with extended targeting options, it all but guaranteed better results.

Featured by Apple as a "Best New App," BUNT is the exclusive digital trading card app of Major League Baseball. Looking to reach out to the millions of tech-savvy baseball fans across the world, Topps, the makers of BUNT, turned to Fiksu to acquire users and maximize ROI.

For some companies, mobile is just one part of what they do. For Shotzoom, much like for Fiksu, mobile is the only thing they do. Shotzoom has been developing apps since 2008, and their golf performance app, Golfshot: Golf GPS is currently among the Top 20 grossing apps in the sports category.

We recently sat down with their President and GM, Ben Addoms, to learn more about their mobile strategy. Watch the complete video below.

When Facebook launched its mobile app install ads in October 2012, it soon became clear that there was massive – and untapped – potential in app install ads.