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.
Many businesses are starting to apply more focus and resources to paid social, as organic reach for brands on social media has plummeted, especially on Facebook. Also, the primary social networks are giving brands more tools to create really engaging ads and marketers are driving good ROI with paid social. Here's how to do it well...
Social media advertising is high on the agenda for many brands and marketers this year, especially due to the falling organic reach for businesses, which is being felt across many social channels, Facebook in particular! So, what do retailers need to consider when planning their paid social strategy and setting up paid campaigns?
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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.
If you're considering adding Pinterest to your marketing mix, or you currently use Pinterest but want to start promoting on the channel, it's a good idea to assess how it could benefit your business. Pinterest canmay not be able to boast the user base of social networking giants, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but it does have certain advantages for retailers – especially those in the fashion and homeware industries.
Facebook is expanding its portfolio of tools to assist marketers and advertisers, with its latest offering, Campaign Planner. The social networking giant is allowing businesses to share and compare plans for campaigns – on both Facebook and Instagram – enabling media planners to predict the reach and frequency of their campaigns, according to their budget and proposed schedule. Enchant gives you the lowdown:
Selecting which channels to use to drive your paid social campaigns can be a challenge. It's important to focus your paid social strategy on the channels where your key personas most often reside and engage with content and assess where to distribute your ad budget for social.