A new report from social ad automation company Nanigans shows substantial growth in both YoY Facebook ad spend and on the overall Return on Ad Spend (ROAS). In Q3 2016 the average increase in ad spend was +249% YoY while the average ROAS was also up 26% from 2015.
One of the main drivers of this increase audience was Facebook’s expanded Audience Network. In Q2 2016 that allowed brands to reach out to non-Facebook users, and Facebook added video ads to the Audience Network in May opening it up up to even more ad types. From Q2 to Q3 2016 the off-Facebook audience network spend increased by 4%. The quality of the inventory didn’t suffer either with click through rates (CTR) rising by 37% in the same period:
Other important Q3 metrics included a new Global CTR high (now at 1.66%) and a large drop in the average CPC as clicks dropped to $0.36 – the lowest that Nanigans has ever recorded.
This data is derived from the delivery of$600 million spent on the Nanigans platform. According to Nanigans, the majority of these advertisers are direct response with a concentration in the fields of gaming and ecommcerce. Of all the spends tracked 96% came from unpublished page post ads, mobile app install ads, domain ads and dynamic ads.
For more detail including breakdowns by category and full report information see the official Nanigans Q3 report.