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Facebook reached out to ad agencies after making its redesign announcement. Adweek reports: "After the announcement, the company emailed marketers with a follow-up overview of the new feeds and design 'and said right now ad units aren’t going to change,' said iCrossing’s head of social media Amanda Peters, who received such an email." The news dovetails with what we reported yesterday: Advertisers were trying to get to grips with the News Feed redesign yesterday, with some of Facebook's biggest partners not knowing where ads would now be able to appear, whether available inventory would change, or how ads would be placed in the various new feeds.
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