Driving attendance for an event is much easier when you use Facebook ads to increase awareness of it. These ads pique your target audience’s interest by featuring social proof from people who have attended in the past. They can instill a little FOMO by describing how your event setting is unique and make it easy for people to decide at a glance if they are “Interested” in your event by centering the details of time and place.
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.
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%.
Are you working with a social media team for your ad campaigns? Give them editing access to your design so you can collaborate on your ads. It’s as simple as clicking the “Share” button, ticking the box to allow others to edit your design, then sending them the generated link. Collaborators can access your design anytime, from any computer, iPhone or iPad device.
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.
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.
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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