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.
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.
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: How do you stand out in a crowded market? Wolf and Shepherd shows us one way with this video ad: use your product to provide a dramatic demonstration. Running with the bulls while wearing a pair of dress shoes sounds borderline crazy, but it sure does help set Wolf and Shepherd above the pack. (Or should I say, above the herd?)
Just think about it, many customers will shop different stores so they can find more product variety. Others might just want to buy something and be done with it. When you understand how different audiences interact with your ads you can create product images that speak to their specific needs. It’s important that everyone who visits your website comes away with a comprehensive understanding of the value your products can offer them.
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.

Real estate is a tough market, that’s why advertising your agency can give you a headache. But not anymore. With Instagram advertising, you can target local audiences and showcase your collection of properties in a professional way. Use one of our templates as a starting point to promote your properties on Instagram and keep an eye (or ear) on the phone.


What Makes This Ad Great: This ad gives you a tantalizing glimpse of some unique living spaces. Most people have never considered living in a yurt, but after seeing these picturesque homes you might just be tempted. (Scroll through the comments if you don’t believe me.) Hidden in this simple ad is an unspoken message: you can find any sort of house imaginable on Zillow.
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.
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.
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).
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!

Product launch ads are a great candidate for the image or carousel ad template. Use it to tell a story about the making of a new product and highlight different aspects of it, either through high-quality, featured image or a series of images in your carousel. The copy for these ads should drive home the real-world value your new product or service provides. Make Facebook users as excited for the release as you are!
What Makes This Ad Great: This video ad for Ring hits on a real and frightening issue for a lot of people, and for that reason it will instantly resonate with anyone who’s ever had a package stolen. (I know I have.) It’s also a fantastic example of “show, don’t tell.” Instead of just telling you what Ring can do, they show the product in action through a dramatic scene. Who wouldn’t want to be able to scare would-be burglars off their doorstep?
If you’re in the traveling business you probably know by now that people want to be lured with pictures of new places. They want to daydream about faraway places where they can sunbathe, go hiking or eat. So all you have to do is find a great picture of your destination, add a spectacular typography preset, your logo and a call to action. Set, ready, jet!
Being a fitness guru with hundreds of thousands of followers can be a tough position when you want to advertise your workshops and boot camps on Instagram. But Bannersnack takes the burden off your shoulders with a batch of gorgeous ready-made templates suited for a wide range of sports. From pilates to Tae Bo, you can find just about anything. Or you can upload your picture in the gym and add one of our preset styled typography to create a jaw-dropping ad!
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