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.

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.
If you’re going to make Instagram videos, you should establish your brand as a presence on the app itself. This means having an active page with regular posts that generate traffic and conversation. Depending on your type of business, you can now have an online store within the Instagram app itself, making it easy to link to from your Instagram videos.
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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.
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.
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.
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