Caught in real time (finally)! Facebook ad in Newsfeed!

Well, it has been months since Facebook announced they would be placing ads within user’s Facebook newsfeeds, and I finally have just been witness to one.

This Facebook ad comes from Samsung, and is a sponsored story for the Samsung Facebook page. You’ll notice at the very bottom of the post is a teeny-tiny note that the post is “sponsored”. I almost didn’t even notice it was an ad.

My opinion: since these ads appear to blend so well into organic posts made by friends and likes, I think brands will see great results with ads placed in the Facebook newsfeed.

Time will tell!

– Bryan Nagy