With one of the largest pool of active users, relatively cheap advertising options, and the ability to create targeted and optimized ads, Facebook has become an advertising medium most businesses and brands can’t ignore.  The best Facebook ads are relevant, have a unique value proposition and have a clear call to action. Most of all, they are heavy on visuals and design.
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: This simple video ad from Stitch Fix catches your eye with fast-moving images displaying great-looking outfits for different situations: day at the office, weekend getaway, watching the game, and more. Then it lists 3 big benefits that set it apart from competitors: no subscriptions, free shipping & returns, and an extra discount if your purchase all the items in your delivery.


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!


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.

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.
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%.
Facebook users are inundated with so much content every day, sometimes they just want someone else to make the decision for them. Creating a curated selection of products takes some of the work off your audience and simplifies their decision making process. Using Collection ad helps you group similar products together into an immersive in-app experience that includes ways to browse and learn more.

What Makes This Ad Great: This simple video ad from Stitch Fix catches your eye with fast-moving images displaying great-looking outfits for different situations: day at the office, weekend getaway, watching the game, and more. Then it lists 3 big benefits that set it apart from competitors: no subscriptions, free shipping & returns, and an extra discount if your purchase all the items in your delivery.
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: 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.

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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