What Makes This Ad Great: Speaking of bright background colors that pop—could anything stand out more than this big yellow ad? Eczema Honey follows a 2-step strategy here: first, grab your attention with a bold color. Second, build credibility by shuffling through 5-star reviews from satisfied customers. The result is a simple ad that’s surprisingly effective.
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.
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?)
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).
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.