Audience Network

With Facebook's Audience Network, serve ads on other publishers' iOS and Android apps and mobile websites. Then you can use all of Facebook's targeting options to find your audience within those mobile apps and mobile websites. For example, to create a link ad to deliver:

Step 1. Create ad campaign. Set objective to one of LINK_CLICKS or CONVERSIONS:

use FacebookAds\Object\Campaign;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\CampaignFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\CampaignObjectiveValues;

$campaign = new Campaign(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$campaign->setData(array(
  CampaignFields::NAME => 'My campaign',
  CampaignFields::OBJECTIVE => CampaignObjectiveValues::LINK_CLICKS,
));

$campaign->create(array(
  Campaign::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => Campaign::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.campaign import Campaign

campaign = Campaign(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
campaign.update({
    Campaign.Field.name: 'My Campaign',
    Campaign.Field.objective: Campaign.Objective.link_clicks,
})

campaign.remote_create(params={
    'status': Campaign.Status.paused,
})
Campaign campaign = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createCampaign()
  .setName("My campaign")
  .setObjective(Campaign.EnumObjective.VALUE_LINK_CLICKS)
  .setStatus(Campaign.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
String campaign_id = campaign.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My campaign' \
  -F 'objective=LINK_CLICKS' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns

Step 2. Create the ad set with audience network placement

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;

$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My Ad Set',
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::LINK_CLICKS,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::LINK_CLICKS,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 2,
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 1000,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'countries' => array('US'),
    ),
    TargetingFields::PUBLISHER_PLATFORMS => array(
      'facebook',
      'audience_network',
    ),
    TargetingFields::DEVICE_PLATFORMS => array('mobile'),
  )),
));
$adset->create();
from facebookads.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

ad_account = AdAccount(fbid='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')

params = {
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My Ad Set',
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 1000,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.link_clicks,
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.link_clicks,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 2,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        Targeting.Field.geo_locations: {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        Targeting.Field.publisher_platforms: ['facebook', 'audience_network'],
        Targeting.Field.device_platforms: ['mobile'],
    },
    AdSet.Field.status: AdSet.Status.active,
}

adset = ad_account.create_ad_set(params=params)
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My Ad Set")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_LINK_CLICKS)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_LINK_CLICKS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldDevicePlatforms(Arrays.asList(Targeting.EnumDevicePlatforms.VALUE_MOBILE))
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList("US"))
      )
      .setFieldPublisherPlatforms(Arrays.asList("facebook", "audience_network"))
  )
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My Ad Set' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=LINK_CLICKS' \
  -F 'billing_event=LINK_CLICKS' \
  -F 'bid_amount=2' \
  -F 'daily_budget=1000' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "device_platforms": ["mobile"], 
    "geo_locations": {"countries":["US"]}, 
    "publisher_platforms": ["facebook","audience_network"] 
  }' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

For your ad set, specify a placement and set publisher_platforms under ad targeting to audience_network:

Step 3. Provide link ad creative

use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreative;
use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreativeLinkData;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeLinkDataFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreativeObjectStorySpec;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeFields;

$link_data = new AdCreativeLinkData();
$link_data->setData(array(
  AdCreativeLinkDataFields::MESSAGE => 'try it out',
  AdCreativeLinkDataFields::LINK => '<URL>',
  AdCreativeLinkDataFields::IMAGE_HASH => '<IMAGE_HASH>',
));

$object_story_spec = new AdCreativeObjectStorySpec();
$object_story_spec->setData(array(
  AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields::PAGE_ID => <PAGE_ID>,
  AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields::LINK_DATA => $link_data,
));

$creative = new AdCreative(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');

$creative->setData(array(
  AdCreativeFields::NAME => 'Sample Creative',
  AdCreativeFields::OBJECT_STORY_SPEC => $object_story_spec,
));

$creative->create();
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreative import AdCreative
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreative'<LINK>'data import AdCreativeLinkData
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreativeobjectstoryspec \
    import AdCreativeObjectStorySpec

link_data = AdCreativeLinkData()
link_data[AdCreativeLinkData.Field.message] = 'try it out'
link_data[AdCreativeLinkData.Field.link] = '<LINK>'
link_data[AdCreativeLinkData.Field.image_hash] = '<IMAGE_HASH>'

object_story_spec = AdCreativeObjectStorySpec()
object_story_spec[AdCreativeObjectStorySpec.Field.page_id] = <PAGE_ID>
object_story_spec[AdCreativeObjectStorySpec.Field.link_data] = link_data

creative = AdCreative(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
creative[AdCreative.Field.name] = 'AdCreative for Link Ad'
creative[AdCreative.Field.object_story_spec] = object_story_spec
creative.remote_create()

print(creative)
AdCreative adCreative = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdCreative()
  .setName("Sample Creative")
  .setObjectStorySpec(
    new AdCreativeObjectStorySpec()
      .setFieldLinkData(
        new AdCreativeLinkData()
          .setFieldCaption("My caption")
          .setFieldImageHash(<IMAGE_HASH>)
          .setFieldLink(<URL>)
          .setFieldMessage("try it out")
      )
      .setFieldPageId(<PAGE_ID>)
  )
  .execute();
String ad_creative_id = adCreative.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=Sample Creative' \
  -F 'object_story_spec={ 
    "link_data": { 
      "image_hash": "<IMAGE_HASH>", 
      "link": "<URL>", 
      "message": "try it out" 
    }, 
    "page_id": "<PAGE_ID>" 
  }' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adcreatives

Step 4. Create ad

use FacebookAds\Object\Ad;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdFields;

$data = array(
  AdFields::NAME => 'My Ad',
  AdFields::ADSET_ID => <AD_SET_ID>,
  AdFields::CREATIVE => array(
    'creative_id' => <CREATIVE_ID>,
  ),
);

$ad = new Ad(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$ad->setData($data);
$ad->create(array(
  Ad::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => Ad::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.ad import Ad

ad = Ad(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
ad[Ad.Field.name] = 'My Ad'
ad[Ad.Field.adset_id] = <AD_SET_ID>
ad[Ad.Field.creative] = {
    'creative_id': <CREATIVE_ID>,
}
ad.remote_create(params={
    'status': Ad.Status.paused,
})
Ad ad = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAd()
  .setName("My Ad")
  .setAdsetId(<AD_SET_ID>)
  .setCreative(
    new AdCreative()
      .setFieldId(<CREATIVE_ID>)
  )
  .setStatus(Ad.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
curl \
  -F 'name=My Ad' \
  -F 'adset_id=<AD_SET_ID>' \
  -F 'creative={"creative_id":"<CREATIVE_ID>"}' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/ads

Ad Creative and Placement

Facebook delivers the ad’s image on the destination app. We do not support IAB sizes at this moment.

Until Marketing API v2.3 and for ads on Audience Network, you could only specify CPC, ABSOLUTE_OPCM, or CPA. Starting v2.4 you can use the equivalent combinations of bid type, billing event and optimization goal at Optimization Simplification.

Supported Ad Creative:

Objectives supported are:

You must use audience_network with another platform, such as facebook. You cannot serve ads only on Audience Network.

publisher_platform Description

audience_network

This allows the ad to serve on the Audience Network.

Mobile Ads

To create a mobile app image ad with audience network placement:

Step 1. Create an ad campaign

Set objective to MOBILE_APP_INSTALLS or MOBILE_APP_ENGAGEMENT




use FacebookAds\Object\Campaign;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\CampaignFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\CampaignObjectiveValues;

$campaign = new Campaign(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$campaign->setData(array(
  CampaignFields::NAME => 'Mobile App Installs Campaign',
  CampaignFields::OBJECTIVE => CampaignObjectiveValues::MOBILE_APP_INSTALLS,
));

$campaign->create(array(
  Campaign::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => Campaign::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.campaign import Campaign

campaign = Campaign(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
campaign.update({
    Campaign.Field.name: 'Mobile App Installs Campaign',
    Campaign.Field.objective: Campaign.Objective.app_installs,
})

campaign.remote_create(params={
    'status': Campaign.Status.paused,
})
Campaign campaign = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createCampaign()
  .setName("Mobile App Installs Campaign")
  .setObjective(Campaign.EnumObjective.VALUE_MOBILE_APP_INSTALLS)
  .setStatus(Campaign.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
String campaign_id = campaign.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=Mobile App Installs Campaign' \
  -F 'objective=MOBILE_APP_INSTALLS' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.8/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns

Step 2. Create the ad set

Specify audience network placement and set promoted_object to the app ID

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;

$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'Mobile App Installs Ad Set',
  AdSetFields::PROMOTED_OBJECT => array(
    'application_id' => <APP_ID>,
    'object_store_url' => '<APP_STORE_URL>',
  ),
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::APP_INSTALLS,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::IMPRESSIONS,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 2,
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 1000,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'countries' => array('US'),
    ),
    TargetingFields::PUBLISHER_PLATFORMS => array(
      'facebook',
      'audience_network',
    ),
    TargetingFields::DEVICE_PLATFORMS => array('mobile'),
    TargetingFields::USER_OS => array(
      'IOS',
    )
  )),
));
$adset->create();
from facebookads.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

ad_account = AdAccount(fbid='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')

params = {
    AdSet.Field.name: 'Mobile App Installs Ad Set',
    AdSet.Field.promoted_object: {
        'application_id': <APP_ID>,
        'object_store_url': '<APP_STORE_URL>',
    },
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 1000,
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.app_installs,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.impressions,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 2,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        Targeting.Field.geo_locations: {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        Targeting.Field.publisher_platforms: ['facebook', 'audience_network'],
        Targeting.Field.device_platforms: ['mobile'],
        Targeting.Field.user_os: [
            'IOS',
        ],
    },
    AdSet.Field.status: AdSet.Status.active,
}
adset = ad_account.create_ad_set(params=params)
curl \
  -F 'name=Mobile App Installs Ad Set' \
  -F 'promoted_object={"application_id":"<APP_ID>","object_store_url":"<APP_STORE_URL>"}' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=APP_INSTALLS' \
  -F 'billing_event=IMPRESSIONS' \
  -F 'bid_amount=2' \
  -F 'daily_budget=1000' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "device_platforms": ["mobile"], 
    "geo_locations": {"countries":["US"]}, 
    "publisher_platforms": ["facebook","audience_network"], 
    "user_os": ["IOS"] 
  }' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.8/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Step 3. Create mobile app ad image creative

use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreative;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeLinkDataFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreativeLinkData;
use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreativeObjectStorySpec;

$link_data = (new AdCreativeLinkData())->setData(array(
  AdCreativeLinkDataFields::MESSAGE => 'Message',
  AdCreativeLinkDataFields::LINK => '<APP_STORE_URL>',
  AdCreativeLinkDataFields::IMAGE_HASH => '<IMAGE_HASH>',
  AdCreativeLinkDataFields::NAME => 'Link title',
  AdCreativeLinkDataFields::CALL_TO_ACTION => array(
    'type' => 'INSTALL_MOBILE_APP',
    'value' => array(
      'link' => '<APP_STORE_URL>',
    ),
  ),
));

$story = new AdCreativeObjectStorySpec();
$story->setData(array(
  AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields::PAGE_ID => <PAGE_ID>,
  AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields::LINK_DATA => $link_data,
));

$creative = new AdCreative(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$creative->setData(array(
  AdCreativeFields::OBJECT_STORY_SPEC => $story,
));
$creative->create();
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreative import AdCreative
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreativelinkdata import AdCreativeLinkData
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreativeobjectstoryspec \
    import AdCreativeObjectStorySpec

link_data = AdCreativeLinkData()
link_data.update({
    AdCreativeLinkData.Field.message: 'Message',
    AdCreativeLinkData.Field.link: '<APP_STORE_URL>',
    AdCreativeLinkData.Field.image_hash: '<IMAGE_HASH>',
    AdCreativeLinkData.Field.name: 'Link title',
    AdCreativeLinkData.Field.call_to_action: {
        'type': 'INSTALL_MOBILE_APP',
        'value': {
            'link': '<APP_STORE_URL>',
        },
    },
})

story = AdCreativeObjectStorySpec()
story.update({
    AdCreativeObjectStorySpec.Field.page_id: <PAGE_ID>,
    AdCreativeObjectStorySpec.Field.link_data: link_data,
})

creative = AdCreative(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
creative[AdCreative.Field.object_story_spec] = story
creative.remote_create()
AdCreative adCreative = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdCreative()
  .setObjectStorySpec(
    new AdCreativeObjectStorySpec()
      .setFieldLinkData(
        new AdCreativeLinkData()
          .setFieldCallToAction(
            new AdCreativeLinkDataCallToAction()
              .setFieldType(AdCreativeLinkDataCallToAction.EnumType.VALUE_INSTALL_MOBILE_APP)
              .setFieldValue(
                new AdCreativeLinkDataCallToActionValue()
                  .setFieldLink(<APP_STORE_URL>)
                  .setFieldLinkTitle("Link title")
              )
          )
          .setFieldImageHash(<IMAGE_HASH>)
          .setFieldLink(<APP_STORE_URL>)
          .setFieldMessage("Message")
      )
      .setFieldPageId(<PAGE_ID>)
  )
  .execute();
String ad_creative_id = adCreative.getId();
curl \
  -F 'object_story_spec={ 
    "link_data": { 
      "call_to_action": {"type":"INSTALL_MOBILE_APP","value":{"link":"<APP_STORE_URL>"}}, 
      "image_hash": "<IMAGE_HASH>", 
      "link": "<APP_STORE_URL>", 
      "message": "Message", 
      "name": "Link title" 
    }, 
    "page_id": "<PAGE_ID>" 
  }' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adcreatives

Step 4. Create ad

use FacebookAds\Object\Ad;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdFields;

$data = array(
  AdFields::NAME => 'My Ad',
  AdFields::ADSET_ID => <AD_SET_ID>,
  AdFields::CREATIVE => array(
    'creative_id' => <CREATIVE_ID>,
  ),
);

$ad = new Ad(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$ad->setData($data);
$ad->create(array(
  Ad::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => Ad::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.ad import Ad

ad = Ad(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
ad[Ad.Field.name] = 'My Ad'
ad[Ad.Field.adset_id] = <AD_SET_ID>
ad[Ad.Field.creative] = {
    'creative_id': <CREATIVE_ID>,
}
ad.remote_create(params={
    'status': Ad.Status.paused,
})
Ad ad = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAd()
  .setName("My Ad")
  .setAdsetId(<AD_SET_ID>)
  .setCreative(
    new AdCreative()
      .setFieldId(<CREATIVE_ID>)
  )
  .setStatus(Ad.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
curl \
  -F 'name=My Ad' \
  -F 'adset_id=<AD_SET_ID>' \
  -F 'creative={"creative_id":"<CREATIVE_ID>"}' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/ads

See Mobile App Ads. To Create a mobile app video ad with audience network placement:

Follow Step 1 and 2 for mobile app image ads.

Step 3. Provide video creative:

use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreative;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeVideoDataFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreativeVideoData;
use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreativeObjectStorySpec;

$video_data = new AdCreativeVideoData();
$video_data->setData(array(
  AdCreativeVideoDataFields::VIDEO_ID => <VIDEO_ID>,
  AdCreativeVideoDataFields::IMAGE_URL => '<THUMBNAIL_URL>',
  AdCreativeVideoDataFields::CALL_TO_ACTION => array(
    'type' => 'INSTALL_MOBILE_APP',
    'value' => array(
      'link' => '<APP_STORE_URL>',
    ),
  ),
));

$story = new AdCreativeObjectStorySpec();
$story->setData(array(
  AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields::PAGE_ID => <PAGE_ID>,
  AdCreativeObjectStorySpecFields::VIDEO_DATA => $video_data,
));

$creative = new AdCreative(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$creative->setData(array(
  AdCreativeFields::OBJECT_STORY_SPEC => $story,
));
$creative->create();
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreative import AdCreative
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreativevideodata import AdCreativeVideoData
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreativeobjectstoryspec \
    import AdCreativeObjectStorySpec

video_data = AdCreativeVideoData()
video_data.update({
    AdCreativeVideoData.Field.video_id: <VIDEO_ID>,
    AdCreativeVideoData.Field.image_url: '<THUMBNAIL_URL>',
    AdCreativeVideoData.Field.title: 'Link title',
    AdCreativeVideoData.Field.call_to_action: {
        'type': 'INSTALL_MOBILE_APP',
        'value': {
            'link': '<APP_STORE_URL>',
        },
    },
})

story = AdCreativeObjectStorySpec()
story.update({
    AdCreativeObjectStorySpec.Field.page_id: <PAGE_ID>,
    AdCreativeObjectStorySpec.Field.video_data: video_data,
})

creative = AdCreative(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
creative[AdCreative.Field.object_story_spec] = story
creative.remote_create()
AdCreative adCreative = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdCreative()
  .setObjectStorySpec(
    new AdCreativeObjectStorySpec()
      .setFieldPageId(<PAGE_ID>)
      .setFieldVideoData(
        new AdCreativeVideoData()
          .setFieldCallToAction(
            new AdCreativeLinkDataCallToAction()
              .setFieldType(AdCreativeLinkDataCallToAction.EnumType.VALUE_INSTALL_MOBILE_APP)
              .setFieldValue(
                new AdCreativeLinkDataCallToActionValue()
                  .setFieldLink(<APP_STORE_URL>)
                  .setFieldLinkTitle("Link title")
              )
          )
          .setFieldDescription("Creative description")
          .setFieldImageUrl(<THUMBNAIL_URL>)
          .setFieldVideoId(<VIDEO_ID>)
      )
  )
  .execute();
String ad_creative_id = adCreative.getId();
curl \
  -F 'object_story_spec={ 
    "page_id": "<PAGE_ID>", 
    "video_data": { 
      "call_to_action": {"type":"INSTALL_MOBILE_APP","value":{"link":"<APP_STORE_URL>"}}, 
      "image_url": "<THUMBNAIL_URL>", 
      "video_id": "<VIDEO_ID>" 
    } 
  }' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adcreatives

Follow Step 4 for mobile app image ads.

To create a video link ad with audience network placement

Step 1. Create ad campaign with objective set to LINK_CLICKS or CONVERSIONS

use FacebookAds\Object\Campaign;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\CampaignFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\CampaignObjectiveValues;

$campaign = new Campaign(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$campaign->setData(array(
  CampaignFields::NAME => 'My campaign',
  CampaignFields::OBJECTIVE => CampaignObjectiveValues::LINK_CLICKS,
));

$campaign->create(array(
  Campaign::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => Campaign::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.campaign import Campaign

campaign = Campaign(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
campaign.update({
    Campaign.Field.name: 'My Campaign',
    Campaign.Field.objective: Campaign.Objective.link_clicks,
})

campaign.remote_create(params={
    'status': Campaign.Status.paused,
})
Campaign campaign = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createCampaign()
  .setName("My campaign")
  .setObjective(Campaign.EnumObjective.VALUE_LINK_CLICKS)
  .setStatus(Campaign.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
String campaign_id = campaign.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My campaign' \
  -F 'objective=LINK_CLICKS' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/campaigns

Step 2. Create the ad set with audience network placement:

use FacebookAds\Object\AdSet;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdSetFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\TargetingFields;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetBillingEventValues;
use FacebookAds\Object\Targeting;
use FacebookAds\Object\Values\AdSetOptimizationGoalValues;

$adset = new AdSet(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$adset->setData(array(
  AdSetFields::NAME => 'My Ad Set',
  AdSetFields::OPTIMIZATION_GOAL => AdSetOptimizationGoalValues::LINK_CLICKS,
  AdSetFields::BILLING_EVENT => AdSetBillingEventValues::LINK_CLICKS,
  AdSetFields::BID_AMOUNT => 2,
  AdSetFields::DAILY_BUDGET => 1000,
  AdSetFields::CAMPAIGN_ID => <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
  AdSetFields::TARGETING => (new Targeting())->setData(array(
    TargetingFields::GEO_LOCATIONS => array(
      'countries' => array('US'),
    ),
    TargetingFields::PUBLISHER_PLATFORMS => array(
      'facebook',
      'audience_network',
    ),
    TargetingFields::DEVICE_PLATFORMS => array('mobile'),
  )),
));
$adset->create();
from facebookads.adobjects.adaccount import AdAccount
from facebookads.adobjects.adset import AdSet
from facebookads.adobjects.targeting import Targeting

ad_account = AdAccount(fbid='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')

params = {
    AdSet.Field.name: 'My Ad Set',
    AdSet.Field.campaign_id: <CAMPAIGN_ID>,
    AdSet.Field.daily_budget: 1000,
    AdSet.Field.billing_event: AdSet.BillingEvent.link_clicks,
    AdSet.Field.optimization_goal: AdSet.OptimizationGoal.link_clicks,
    AdSet.Field.bid_amount: 2,
    AdSet.Field.targeting: {
        Targeting.Field.geo_locations: {
            'countries': ['US'],
        },
        Targeting.Field.publisher_platforms: ['facebook', 'audience_network'],
        Targeting.Field.device_platforms: ['mobile'],
    },
    AdSet.Field.status: AdSet.Status.active,
}

adset = ad_account.create_ad_set(params=params)
AdSet adSet = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdSet()
  .setName("My Ad Set")
  .setOptimizationGoal(AdSet.EnumOptimizationGoal.VALUE_LINK_CLICKS)
  .setBillingEvent(AdSet.EnumBillingEvent.VALUE_LINK_CLICKS)
  .setBidAmount(2L)
  .setDailyBudget(1000L)
  .setCampaignId(<CAMPAIGN_ID>)
  .setTargeting(
    new Targeting()
      .setFieldDevicePlatforms(Arrays.asList(Targeting.EnumDevicePlatforms.VALUE_MOBILE))
      .setFieldGeoLocations(
        new TargetingGeoLocation()
          .setFieldCountries(Arrays.asList("US"))
      )
      .setFieldPublisherPlatforms(Arrays.asList("facebook", "audience_network"))
  )
  .execute();
String ad_set_id = adSet.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=My Ad Set' \
  -F 'optimization_goal=LINK_CLICKS' \
  -F 'billing_event=LINK_CLICKS' \
  -F 'bid_amount=2' \
  -F 'daily_budget=1000' \
  -F 'campaign_id=<CAMPAIGN_ID>' \
  -F 'targeting={ 
    "device_platforms": ["mobile"], 
    "geo_locations": {"countries":["US"]}, 
    "publisher_platforms": ["facebook","audience_network"] 
  }' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adsets

Step 3. Upload a video with a link. Upload an unpublished video to your page with a call to action as a link. You can also upload videos to your ad account video library:

curl \
-F "title=Book your trip to Alaska" \
-F "picture=http://thumbnailurl.com/pic1" \
-F "source=<VIDEO_FORM_DATA>" \
-F "published=0" \
-F "call_to_action={'type':'BOOK_TRAVEL','value':{'link':'http://example.com'}}" \
-F "access_token=<PAGE_TOKEN>" \
https://graph-video.facebook.com/<API_VERSION>/<PAGE_ID>/videos

Step 4. Provide ad creative Use the page post ID to provide this:

use FacebookAds\Object\AdCreative;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdCreativeFields;

$creative = new AdCreative(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');

$creative->setData(array(
  AdCreativeFields::NAME => 'Sample Promoted Post',
  AdCreativeFields::OBJECT_STORY_ID => <POST_ID>,
));

$creative->create();
from facebookads.adobjects.adcreative import AdCreative

creative = AdCreative(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
creative[AdCreative.Field.object_story_id] = <POST_ID>
creative[AdCreative.Field.name] = 'AdCreative with post ID'

creative.remote_create()
print(creative)
AdCreative adCreative = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAdCreative()
  .setName("Sample Promoted Post")
  .setObjectStoryId(object_story_id)
  .execute();
String ad_creative_id = adCreative.getId();
curl \
  -F 'name=Sample Promoted Post' \
  -F 'object_story_id=<POST_ID>' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/adcreatives

Step 5. Create ad

use FacebookAds\Object\Ad;
use FacebookAds\Object\Fields\AdFields;

$data = array(
  AdFields::NAME => 'My Ad',
  AdFields::ADSET_ID => <AD_SET_ID>,
  AdFields::CREATIVE => array(
    'creative_id' => <CREATIVE_ID>,
  ),
);

$ad = new Ad(null, 'act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>');
$ad->setData($data);
$ad->create(array(
  Ad::STATUS_PARAM_NAME => Ad::STATUS_PAUSED,
));
from facebookads.adobjects.ad import Ad

ad = Ad(parent_id='act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>')
ad[Ad.Field.name] = 'My Ad'
ad[Ad.Field.adset_id] = <AD_SET_ID>
ad[Ad.Field.creative] = {
    'creative_id': <CREATIVE_ID>,
}
ad.remote_create(params={
    'status': Ad.Status.paused,
})
Ad ad = new AdAccount(act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>, context).createAd()
  .setName("My Ad")
  .setAdsetId(<AD_SET_ID>)
  .setCreative(
    new AdCreative()
      .setFieldId(<CREATIVE_ID>)
  )
  .setStatus(Ad.EnumStatus.VALUE_PAUSED)
  .execute();
curl \
  -F 'name=My Ad' \
  -F 'adset_id=<AD_SET_ID>' \
  -F 'creative={"creative_id":"<CREATIVE_ID>"}' \
  -F 'status=PAUSED' \
  -F 'access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>' \
  https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/act_<AD_ACCOUNT_ID>/ads

On Audience Network, Facebook display only the first two child_attachments in your carousel, in the order provided. See Ads Product Guide and Preview API.

See Carousel Ads. For carousel ads on Audience Network, note the following:

  • Campaign objective must be MOBILE_APP_INSTALLS, MOBILE_APP_ENGAGEMENT, LINK_CLICKS, or CONVERSIONS
  • Ad set targeting/publisher_platforms must include audience_network

Video Ads

See Video Ads. Note you can specify the Audience Network position in targeting at the ad set level: audience_network_positions": [ "classic", "instream_video" ]

Dynamic Ad

See Dynamic Ads. Note these settings for Audience Network:

  • Campaign has objective=PRODUCT_CATALOG_SALES
  • Ad set targeting/publisher_platforms includes audience_network

Ad preview

To preview for your Audience Network ad:

  1. Call /previews for your ad
  2. Specify ad_format=
    • MOBILE_BANNER for mobile app or web banner,
    • MOBILE_INTERSTITIAL for mobile app interstitial, or
    • MOBILE_NATIVE for mobile app or web native format previews

Mobile web previews appear the same as mobile app.

https://graph.facebook.com/<API_VERSION>/<AD_ID>/previews?ad_format=MOBILE_BANNER
https://graph.facebook.com/<API_VERSION>/<AD_ID>/previews?ad_format=MOBILE_INTERSTITIAL
https://graph.facebook.com/<API_VERSION>/<AD_ID>/previews?ad_format=MOBILE_NATIVE

The API returns an iFrame referencing its own CSS, and generates the preview image. This iFrame is only valid for 24 hours, see Ad Preview, Reference

Measurement

To your ad's performance in suggested videos feeds, query /insights with breakdowns=['placement'], see Ads Insights Guide. Results look like this:

{
  ......
  "spend": 9.23,
  "today_spend": 0,
  "total_action_value": 0,
  "total_actions": 1,
  "total_unique_actions": 1,
  "link_clicks": 0,
  "placement": "mobile_feed"
}, 
{
  ......
  "spend": 7.73,
  "today_spend": 0,
  "total_action_value": 0,
  "total_actions": 6,
  "total_unique_actions": 5,
  "link_clicks": 3,
  "placement": "mobile_video_channel"
},
{
  ......
  "spend": 6.23,
  "today_spend": 0,
  "total_action_value": 0,
  "total_actions": 3,
  "total_unique_actions": 2,
  "link_clicks": 1,
  "placement": "desktop_video_channel"
},

mobile_feed refers to News Feed on Facebook Mobile, mobile_video_channel is suggested videos feeds on mobile, and desktop_video_channel is suggested videos feeds on desktop.