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.
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.
Video ads are the perfect medium to increase awareness of your your business. There’s no better way to show off your brand and everything it represents than an engaging an entertaining video. The trick is to capture the audience’s attention with strong thumbnail image. Feature a main character mid-action to make the video more enticing and your audience will be sure to watch the rest of the video.
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.
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.
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.
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!

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