We’re beginning to dig into these questions. The Marketing Science and Creative Shop teams at Facebook partnered to examine over two years of internal and commissioned research to better understand how behavioral shifts are impacting marketing and creative strategies. Through our examination of over 2,000 ads on Facebook and Instagram and various studies of how people engage with mobile and feed-based environments, we are building a foundational understanding of Why Creativity Matters More in the Age of Mobile.
The results of our report aren’t meant to give new “rules” for mobile marketing. There is no guaranteed formula for creative success on mobile, just as there is no guaranteed formula for a blockbuster movie, best-selling book or hit TV show. But if you’re looking to know more about this new context for creativity, you’ve come to the right place.
Global Creative Director, Facebook
The opportunity is literally at our fingertips. And it’s time for marketers, strategists and creatives alike to connect with people, get inspired and play more with their creative as we take on the mobile frontier together.
Mobile consumption is not TV consumption, and connecting with people where they are is key to capturing attention. Mobile consumption is also non-linear and happens fast—people can recall mobile News Feed content at a statistically significant rate after only 0.25 seconds of looking at a post.1
Reimagine storytelling. Use data as your muse to build sharper briefs and allow creativity to flow. Mobile also allows for versatility in creative forms. Mix and match your assets and throw standards and preconceived notions out the window.
The journey we’re on is a marathon, not a sprint. As we have this opportunity to invent the future, we also have to manage our present. By playing with new ad formats and creative types, testing new approaches and, most importantly, putting mobile at the center of our strategies, we can find new and better ways to inspire people to stop, look, feel, share, do and buy.