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.
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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.
What Makes This Ad Great: Two athletes hanging from a hot-air balloon, doing tricks with a soccer ball hundreds of feet up in the air? This ad has a great concept that demands your attention. Add in the fact that it’s filmed with a GoPro, and you can almost feel your stomach starting to lurch. Under Armour actually partnered with GoPro for this ad, and the combination works great for both brands.
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%.
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.
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.