March 1st, 2012

Starbucks deals mixed with baby photos, status updates? Facebook unveils new ways to advertise

By Associated Press
Washington Post

Messages from brands such as Walmart and Starbucks may soon be mixed in with your Facebook status updates and baby photos from friends and family.

Facebook unveiled new advertising opportunities Wednesday to help the world’s biggest brands spread their messages on the world’s largest online social network.

Brands you’ve endorsed by hitting the “like” button will now be able to push deals and other updates right into the news feeds that show your friends’ updates, photos and links. These marketing messages could also show up if one of your friends has interacted with a brand, such as by liking it or commenting on a photo.

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