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Advertising or Experience? What Facebook’s Latest Patent Means for Brands

Facebook’s recent move to patent imaging technology that detects brands, such as alcoholic drinks and snacks, in users’ photos before then turning these into adverts for other users to see should give all marketers a reason to pause for thought. Specifically, it’s time to consider how exactly they want their customers and prospects to feel when they encounter their services or products online. Are evermore seemingly ‘annoying’ or ‘creepy’ adverts really the right investment? And, if so, what does that say about their…