Brand engagement is all about getting people emotionally invested in your company. When you forge these emotional relationships with your customers it’s much easier to move them down the marketing funnel towards an eventual sale. You can do this by finding a political or personal cause that’s important to your audience, or appealing to their likes and interests. Either way, make sure to use language that shows people exactly what’s at stake.
Instagram has been through some essential changes and improvements lately and it now offers a multitude of possibilities and formats to upload pictures and video content, create, showcase and show off for ordinary people, designers, and brands. It has become one of the online marketers’ favorite advertising destinations to reach their audiences. In November last year, Instagram announced on their blog that their business community has reached 25 million businesses.
What Makes This Ad Great: This simple video ad from Stitch Fix catches your eye with fast-moving images displaying great-looking outfits for different situations: day at the office, weekend getaway, watching the game, and more. Then it lists 3 big benefits that set it apart from competitors: no subscriptions, free shipping & returns, and an extra discount if your purchase all the items in your delivery.
The fashion industry is an expert when it comes to Instagram sponsored ads, that’s why you need to create something really spectacular if you want to be taken into consideration. Start with an amazing picture of your items, then choose a template, play with the shapes, typography, colors and filters. Don’t forget to add your website and period of promotion.
What Makes This Ad Great: FeetUp didn’t do anything fancy with this ad: they just showed their product in action. And when you have an innovative new product targeting a passionate audience, sometimes that’s all you need. Especially when that product lends itself to a visual demonstration, like the FeetUp Trainer. Any yogi who has trouble with handstands will instantly recognize how this product can help improve their practice.
What Makes This Ad Great: This video ad has a homemade look to it, which helps to make it feel less like an ad and more like an organic video your friend might post. Lull shows a couple having a great time unwrapping their mattress, communicating just how easy it is to set up and enjoy your new bed. One thing they could have done to improve this ad? Include captions. As you can see from the GIF above, there’s no way to hear the voiceover if the sound is off.
If you’re going to make Instagram videos, you should establish your brand as a presence on the app itself. This means having an active page with regular posts that generate traffic and conversation. Depending on your type of business, you can now have an online store within the Instagram app itself, making it easy to link to from your Instagram videos.
But no need to worry. You’ll never miss a client again! With our selection of business templates, you will get noticed on Instagram, win people’s trust and hopefully, seal some deals! Start with this template below, or click to browse through our collection of business templates for Instagram ads. Customize, design, save and download. Get the job done in just a few minutes.
Geo-targeting with Facebook ads is a great way to entice potential customers to visit your brick and mortar store. When you include a CTA labeled “Get Directions” and easily recognizable images of your store location makes it easier for people to find you! Just make sure you consider the timing of these ads. The following two food ads target dinner and late-night audiences, which are different people with different intent.
Facebook’s ad rules dictate that an ad must contain more visuals than text. In fact, 80% of the ad should be an image or photo. So, let the right imagery speak for itself and use it to catch your audience’s attention. Canva hosts an amazing media library of over a million professional stock photos and illustrations to use on your design. Search using specific keywords or browse through various categories. There are plenty of free images in the library and premium ones only cost $1 for each one-time use.
Phew! That’s a whole lot of information to digest. If you feel intimidated by the process, keep our tips open in a separate tab and walk through the process while referencing our article. Feel free to use it as a guide and you’ll be producing ads as full of impact as all the others we’ve shared above. Our last tip: Don’t forget to have fun infusing the magic of visual storytelling in your marketing strat!
Online shopping is a distinctly different experience than shopping in a physical store. Instead of flipping through racks you’re scrolling through pages, instead of meandering the aisles for groceries you’re adding individual items to your cart. Carousel and Collection ads help you replicate the feeling of shopping in a physical store by giving your audience a way to see multiple products in a single ad.