Have you ever wanted to take a sneak peek at somebody else's Facebook ads? Perhaps you want to look at what ads your competitors are putting in front of their prospects and customers? Well, from today, you can do just this...
Getting your Facebook ads right and creating effective campaigns takes careful planning, copywriting, design work and targeting. However, after submitting your lovingly-crafted ads for review, you may find they don't get approved. And even after your ads get the green light, they can still get disapproved and paused at a later date.
Have you had any of your Facebook ads rejected or even disapproved at a later date? Sometimes it's not clear what has caused your ads to be thrown out. However, Facebook's content-related disapproval criteria list for paid social campaigns has recently been leaked. Take a look and see what might be stopping your ads getting approved...
The world of commerce has changed a great deal in recent years. Evolving technology, social media and consumer behaviours have changed the game for marketers. Retail brands no longer need a huge budget to build a successful marketing strategy. Visual storytelling in social ads is a powerful tactic!
Most businesses have learnt that content marketing is key to growing their brand. Millions of people search the web for videos, blog posts and articles to get information on products and services or to find solutions. So, where does paid social fit in?
Many businesses are now starting to realise the important role that paid social plays in attracting and new prospects and converting more customers. This is especially true of Facebook, so if you want to see big ROI through Facebook advertising, you need to make sure your campaigns are well planned and well optimised.
Mark Zuckerberg's statement on 11 January 2018 effectively marked the end of the Facebook News Feed for brands and publishers as we know it. That might sound dramatic, but the impact of the Facebook's imminent algorithm change really will have a seismic effect on social media marketing strategies!
Are you ready to dip your feet into the world of live video broadcasting? Or have you started using Facebook Live, but want to create more impact for your brand? Facebook Live is a powerful marketing tool to reach more people and build engagement on social media, especially as Facebook’s algorithm looks favourably on live video content.
Like other seasonal engagement opportunities throughout the marketing calendar, Father's Day gives retailers the chance to promote appetising offers, seasonal social posts, engaging emails, (in this case) daddy-friendly discounts and bag loads of FOMO.
We're big advocates of storytelling. Whether it's behind-the-scenes happenings or something that displays emotion and brand character, this approach is crucial for cutting through the noise, being genuine and showing the world who your company really is at the heart.
For many years, social networks have borrowed features from one another. Historically, these “borrowed” features have been relatively subtle. However, in 2016 there was a clear acceleration in one social network effectively adopting another’s feature. This year, it’s become even faster, and this trend is set to continue.
If you take a moment to stop and look at the people around you, you'll notice a whole host of smartphone browsers on the move. We've become a head-down generation and we pound the streets with a stooping posture, checking our social media channels on our phones as we head from A to B. It’s no wonder that new trends are emerging based on the influence of our mobile content consumption.
Whilst some marketers are still understanding how to truly engage with millennials, many retailers have shifted their focus to targeting "Generation Z" – consumers between the ages of 15 to 24. Those within this young demographic are now so highly influenced by social media and smartphones, retailers put a large emphasis on getting into their psyche and delivering instantly-engaging content and creating an experience that really connects with them.
Facebook has long been a leading channel for paid social activity, with brands tailoring and targeting users, according to behavioural triggers, whilst promoting their key content or boosting their best performing organic posts. Other social channels are falling in line and enabling businesses more opportunities to promote their brand and products, as the necessity for paid campaigns increases.
With current social media algorithms, especially in the case of Facebook, it is now much harder to achieve high conversion rates from organic marketing campaigns. So, many businesses have been forced to increase their paid social budgets and step up their ad campaigns. If you are committing significant investment into paid social campaigns, you need to make sure your ads are primed to deliver big impact.