Video ads prove highly engaging and give advertisers the time to share more of a story. It’s not uncommon for small businesses to overlook video ads, because in the past they have been an expensive media type. However, now there are video templates available from platforms like Waymark that give advertisers an affordable way to create and use video ads for an affordable price.
Kelly Main is a staff writer at Fit Small Business specializing in marketing. Before joining the team, she worked as an analyst at firms like Lincoln Financial Securities. She has also founded a number of successful startups, including OpenOnion under the Google Tech Entrepreneurs Program, which was later acquired under the name Whisper. She holds an MS in International Marketing from Edinburgh Napier University.
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).

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.
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.
Christmas is that special season in a brands’ life when running a promotion or publicly wishing Happy Holidays to everyone is a MUST. So, when Christmas arrives, you must be ready. Have a look at our collection of Christmas templates for Instagram and pick your favorite. We’ve got a card for every taste: elegant cards, playful and colorful, corporate or vintage hand drawn like Christmas cards.

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.
Geo-targeting with Facebook ads is a great way to entice potential customers to visit your brick and mortar store. When you include a CTA labeled “Get Directions” and easily recognizable images of your store location makes it easier for people to find you! Just make sure you consider the timing of these ads. The following two food ads target dinner and late-night audiences, which are different people with different intent.
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.
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%.
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).
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