…where I discover I am the target audience for my own advertisement…
As some of you may know, I have a little home based business ‘Eardrops’ where I make and sell cool sounds stories for preschoolers. Every now and then (like once a year) when something really exciting happens like Emilywrites review of my CDs (woohoo!) I spend $30 on Facebook running a little ad campaign.
This weekend was one of those times. I created a little ad (had to redo it several times, because Facebook has very strict rules about 20% text in your ad, and my CD covers have more than that, so my ads kept getting ‘not approved’) and then I organised to run it for 3 days, which would cost me $10 per day. Finally I had an ad approved. Hooray! Up and running.
Some time later I logged onto my own Facebook account. Let me clarify here that my personal Facebook account manages my ‘Eardrops’ Facebook account – the 2 are linked.
So, I was rather surprised and a little taken aback to see my own ad appear to the right of my own news feed as a ‘sponsored’ ad – and within my own news feed as a ‘sponsored’ ad. Not sure this should happen as I am the owner of the page and, for argument’s sake, probably not a new customer.
Every minute or so the ads alongside my news feed updated. And I kept seeing my own ad lined up against my posts talking about my own ad. So I started taking screenshots.
So far, I have not received any replies from attempts to remedy this infinite loop with Facebook HQ 😉