Facebook—Wall Street is all a buzz about its lackluster performance following its historic IPO. To put a Shakespearean spin on Facebook’s experience, I come not to bash Facebook but to support it. Let’s face it—Facebook’s not disappearing any time soon. Research included (Here’s 5 ways Facebook’s IPO will affect marketers and charts related to the IPO.) Facebook’s 3 revenue challenges and 3 revenue opportunities. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog
As Facebook’s IPO nears, there continues to be speculation about the firm’s worth, especially after its disappointing first quarter 2012 results. For marketers, the question is how will Facebook change their business model and what impact will that have on their budgets? (Here’s a white paper assessing publically available information on Facebook’s IPO by marketing data scientists Rhonda and Perry Drake of Drake Direct.) Here are five points where Facebook’s IPO could have an impact on marketers and their budgets.