Facebook recently announced it has made changes to its branded content policy, according to an article from VentureBeat
. Branded content is categorized as a post, such as a video or text, which promotes a third-party brand.
Facebook has usually not allowed this type of content as they would not be able to have a cut of the revenue. But now the social media site said it will allow verified pages to share branded content. Media companies and marketers will now be able to share promotions, product placements, end cards and more through sites.
Publishers will now be able to do this through Facebook’s branded content tool. With the tool, the brand or Facebook page must tag the marketer. But Facebook is still prohibiting some forms of branded content, including pre-, mid-, and post-roll ads and third-party products promoted at the beginning of a posted video. Representatives from Facebook said these pieces of content can be used for brands to analyze their promotions.
“This update is something that media companies, public figures, influencers, and marketers have been asking for, as branded content is a growing and evolving part of the media landscape,” said Facebook Product Manager Clare Rubin and Vice President of Partnerships Nick Grudin in a blog post
. “People will now be connected to more of the content they care most about on Facebook as publishers and influencers gain an incentive to share more quality content — of all kinds — with their fans.”