Facebook announced on Wednesday that it has reached one million active advertisers amid growing adoption among small businesses and as bigger global brands also add Facebook ads to their mix. Facebook director of small business Dan Levy announced the figure in a post, saying he would like to thank “the over one million businesses” who are active advertisers. As of April 1 2013, Facebook has chalked up 1.2 billion connections between people and local businesses in the European Union, with 295 million such connections in the UK. The company said on average there were 270 million views of local business pages in the EU in a week for the month of March, while in the UK there were 55 million such views. Facebook also said 61 percent of its monthly active users in both the EU and the UK are connected to a local business page on the social networking service as of end-March.