If you’re a social networker, you’re in for a rude awakening this year.
According to an article from Forbes, the average user has spent a whopping $3,400 a year on social media ads.
And while this figure includes the cost of all the social media tools you use, it also includes a huge portion of that spend on advertising.
And what kind of social media ad is that?
It’s not just the Facebook ad, it’s also an ad from a major digital ad company.
According the article, these big companies have managed to get the attention of millions of people by turning their attention to a specific demographic.
And this is where it gets interesting.
According for Forbes, when a social media user spends more than $3 million a year, it becomes a sort of “socially responsible” investment.
This is because the social network will not only have an investment in the product or service, it will also be indirectly invested in creating a good brand image.
“The company will pay for a digital brand image, and they will get that back by using that brand image in the ads they run,” the article said.
The big question is, does that include social media marketing?
And what happens when the social ad company decides to target the users of their ad?
According to Forbes, Facebook and Twitter are the two big players that dominate the social advertising space, and their reach is huge.
While Instagram and Snapchat are the other two major players, it seems as if the average social media consumer spends more money on advertising than any other brand on the market.
But this doesn’t mean that the social networks are completely out of the woods.
According The New York Times, there are still a lot of people out there that are spending money on ads.
The article reports that in 2017, the company’s total revenue came in at $8.6 billion, and this number will grow by over 200% in the next few years.
This makes for a huge opportunity for social networks, and companies like Facebook and Google.
Facebook has announced that it will spend $1 billion on digital advertising this year, and Google is also investing in digital advertising.
But while Facebook and Instagram have seen a lot more money poured into digital advertising over the past few years, it looks like the market is still ripe for social media’s return.
Facebook and its partners have invested in many brands in the past, but in the case of Facebook, it appears that it’s not a one-to-one relationship.
“When Facebook buys a brand, it has a say in who gets to use that brand on Facebook,” Mark Zuckerberg said at a recent event.
“In the future, if someone wants to build a brand on Google, Facebook, or Instagram, that brand will be on that brand, so we’ll be a part of that.”
And in that way, Zuckerberg said that social media can help Facebook better target ads to users.
And according to Forbes article, Zuckerberg’s statement has helped social media become a bigger player in the advertising space.
But it seems like Facebook’s investment in Facebook’s ad platform will only get bigger as the platform matures.
“It’s not as if Facebook is the sole provider of digital ads on the web, and that will be the case forever,” Facebook VP of Global Digital, AdSense, Adam Mosseri, said in an interview with Forbes.
“As we continue to build our advertising infrastructure, we’ll continue to look at the digital ads we provide as part of the advertising ecosystem, and will expand into other platforms in the future.
We’ll continue offering paid search ads in Facebook and other platforms, and we’ll provide advertising through other platforms.
The bottom line is, as we continue working on creating a better ad experience, we’re looking at new platforms to invest in, and as the platforms evolve, we will invest more in that investment.”
Facebook isn’t the only social media company that has a presence in the digital advertising space either.
Twitter has been a major player in social media for years, and it’s the only company to have invested heavily in the industry.
According Forbes, Twitter is investing in over $1.2 billion in digital ads over the next three years.
“Twitter has been around for over a decade, and its investment in digital has been enormous,” Facebook vice president of digital media, Mike Balsamo, said.
“We’ve had a huge impact on the industry and its growth over the last few years.”
The future is bright for social networking as well, but there’s no guarantee that it won’t become a huge target for companies looking to target their advertising.
The future of social networks and social media advertising could very well be one of the biggest developments in the social sharing world in the coming years.