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Can we get spending alerts in slack?

Anyone managing 5 or more Facebook ad accounts knows how easy it is to miss crucial performance changes. If you are not constantly monitoring your accounts, you may miss an opportunity to scale well-performing creatives or pause adsets that are overspending. Instead of manually checking in Ads Manager, set up Slack Alerts to get notified when your attention is required.

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Slack Alerts

The way you can get notified via Slack is by getting performance data from Facebook via their Ads API and sending an alert for each affected ad, adset or campaign...More

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Simon Kreienbaum

Built an ad operations automation tool.
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1. Scenario
VEXNOMICS OFFICES – THE BIG CLIENT COMPLAINT
One of your biggest clients just complained about overspending in their account: your company is on the hook for thousands of euros. Your boss has asked for you to program spending alerts with the Facebook API into Slack so this never happens again.
Charlotte Cook
at Vexnomics

You’ve heard about the problem with Goolybib’s overspend, I take it?

As the technical member of the team, I was hoping you could spin up a solution

Could you connect to the Facebook API and then post into Slack an alert if we’re spending too much?

Take a look and see if that’s possible.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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2. Brief

You can only solve problems you know about. It’s impossible to log into every single account for every single platform you use, across every single client, and be on top of everything while still having time left over to do your actual work. However if you aren’t actively monitoring the situation you can be left with unhappy clients, expensive refunds and a demoralised team. The solution is to automate alerts, so that you’re notified when something important happens and can direct your attention to solving it. The simplest and most useful alert is to monitor spending and notify you via slack if you’re over spending. Once you understand how to do this, you can do any kind of alert, and plug into any messaging or email system with the same principles.

3. Tutorial

Hi and welcome to this tutorial. I am going to show you how you can get data from Facebook and send Slack alerts. For example, if one of your assets is spending too much money or you just want to get notified if something is performing extremely well or may be spending over budget. So the example that I'm going to use is this we can look at the tutorial over here. This is hosted in collapse, so you can just copy this script and replace all of this with

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