Facebook quarterly marketing and sales expenses

Facebook Quarterly Expenses on Marketing and Sales (2016-2018)

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The following table shows how much Facebook spent each quarter on marketing and sales from 2016-2018.

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Facebook is a leading social media network that has around 2.2 Billion monthly users. Apart from facebook.com, the social networking giant also owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus. The brand generates substantially all of its revenue from advertising.

The social media brand invests heavily in marketing and sales to grow its audience. There has been a sharp increase in its marketing and sales costs during the past two years. In the third quarter of 2018, it spent 1.9 Billion dollars on marketing and sales. During the same period last year its marketing and sales costs amounted to  1.2 Billion dollars. In the first three quarters of fiscal year 2018, it has already spent around 5.4 Billion dollars on marketing and sales.

Sources:

Facebook Annual Reports