I was checking out my Facebook page this evening, when I noticed a sponsored advertisement suggesting I become a fan of Facebook Marketing Solutions. The banner encouraged me to become a fan, which will give me the chance to see “Tuesday’s Facebook announcement you don’t want to miss.”
I clicked through to the actual FMS page, and there was a wall posting that said:
“We’re packing our bags and heading to Ad Week! Stay tuned for live updates from NYC next week and a special announcement from Sheryl Sandberg broadcasted live from our page Tuesday 9/22 at 11:00 AM ET.”
As an FYI, Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, so the news must be fairly important. I read that Facebook is now cash-flow positive (and with 300 million+ members), so I highly doubt that the announcement has anything to do with that “old” news.
Since the announcement is from the marketing group and geared towards users, perhaps they are going to let members monetize their Facebook pages, since it is being made during Ad Week. Whatever it is, there will be a lot of people watching.
What do you think Facebook is going to announce?