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.
With geo-targeting and custom audiences it’s never been easier to find Facebook users close to your city, town, or neighborhood. This is a great time to promote an event or location-specific offer, like a store opening or sale at the local store. Take the examples below, both highlight a local event that would only appeal to people a specific area. But in doing so, the ads show the audience that these companies not only have knowledge of their city or town, but are invested in being a part of it too.
While carousel and collection ads are the obvious choice for these kinds of situations, a dynamic product ad or Instant Experience ad can also work well. Regardless, when featuring a set of products, make sure that each one is visually distinct from the other and includes its own headline and CTA (which should be specific to the individual product).
Everyone loves something free, but they can also be skeptical of the offer if it’s not clear what they’re getting into. That’s why it’s important that anyone who views your ad immediately understands exactly the kind of value they’ll receive from a free trial or free gift. The power of free can also help you build trust with people and make them feel more comfortable signing up.
These ads will likely follow the lead ad or lead generation template, including a form where Facebook users can fill in their name and email address directly. Being able to enter this information directly on Facebook cuts down on the work required from potential subscribers to complete the process. Just make sure that the ad copy and images you use really sell the value of your newsletter, otherwise the ads won’t be nearly as effective.
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What Makes This Ad Great: This video ad from Freshly grabs your attention with a question that many of us can identify with: “Too busy to eat healthy?” Then the ad effectively juxtaposes benefit-driven copy with quick videos showing you how easy it is to eat smart with Freshly. Finally, the ad gives a sneak-peek at all the meal options available and ends with an attractive promo: 6 meals for $6.50 each during your first week.
You can also pose a question that hints at an achievable “after” result (the feeling your audience will have once they complete the signup process). By asking “Does Your Car Qualify”, Uber makes people hope their car qualifies so that they can achieve the “after” state of a car full of cash. By headlining with “the top 5%”, Hired reveals the “after” state as smiling, vibrant people in a new workplace exclusive to that qualifying 5%.
Video ads prove highly engaging and give advertisers the time to share more of a story. It’s not uncommon for small businesses to overlook video ads, because in the past they have been an expensive media type. However, now there are video templates available from platforms like Waymark that give advertisers an affordable way to create and use video ads for an affordable price.
Step 1     Define a clear goal and structure your concept according to it Step 2     Select the ad type fit for your concept Step 3     Build a visually compelling campaign in line with your brand identity Step 4     Set up your advertising account Step 5     Get to know the adverts section Step 6     Use compelling and relevant calls-to-action Step 7     Don’t forget hashtags
In other words, if you’re aiming to get viewers to click over to your site in order to make a purchase, it would make sense to produce an ad featuring beautiful product photography. If, on the other hand, you were working towards building brand awareness, you might want to create an ad that motivates users to post your image. This means you have to know what your audience is like and what they would want associated with them as a representation of themselves. You could use an endorsement from an influencer or words and images that connect on an emotional level. Maybe add a hashtag or ask them to tag friends when sharing to compound its effectiveness.
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