Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

This week on Marketing Updates with Motion Ave… a video platform is banned, while others release new exciting updates! Read on to find out more! 

India Bans TikTok

After a bloody confrontation between the Chinese and Indian armies in Ladakh, the Indian government decided to ban TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps as their activities undermine the sovereignty, integrity and defence of the country. 

Get all the details here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/indian-government-bans-59-chinese-apps-including-tiktok-amid-ongoing-host/580744/

Facebook’s Algorithm Prioritize Original News

Facebook made some new changes to its news feed algorithm and now it will prioritize new news articles that are identified as original content. It will also demote articles that don’t demonstrate transparent authorship.

Learn how the algorithm works here:https://www.searchenginejournal.com/facebook-algorithm-now-prioritizes-original-reporting/373336/

Free Product Listings Will Appear on Google Search

Before, Google Search only showed sponsored listings in the product knowledge panel. Now it will be possible to see free product listings on Search results. Both listings will be shown separately in the results page giving businesses struggling to connect due to the pandemic a chance to improve their results.

Learn more about this Shopping search change here: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/29/google-brings-free-product-listings-to-its-main-google-search-results/

Google Adds Prediction and Trend Tools to Ad Campaigns

In an effort to help advertisers maximize their campaigns, Google is optimizing and adding new tools. First, you’ll now be able to find industry trends on your campaign’s Recommendations page. This will help you identify current trends relevant to your business. In addition to this update, Google will extend its Performance Planner tool, feature that estimates campaign clicks and conversions, to Display and App campaigns.

Finally, transparency comes to the Smart Bidding process with the possibility to manage your bid strategy portfolio at a manager account level. 

Do you still have questions? Click here to get the answers: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/google-adds-new-prediction-and-trend-tools-to-help-maximize-ad-campaigns/581177/ 

Youtube Will Allow Mid-Roll Ads in Shorter Videos

In order to generate revenue, Youtube creators had to create videos of at least 10 minutes to get mid-rolls ads. However, with the new monetization policy update Yotube will allow the display of this type of ads in videos of at least 8 minutes, which could benefit certain creators who had to extend their content just to monetize. 

All the details about this update here:  https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/youtubes-adding-more-ads-with-mid-roll-breaks-available-in-shorter-videos/581173/

New Custom Creation Option On Facebook Ads

Facebook expands its audience options with a new update that would help improve eCommerce activity. The social media giant added to the platform new Custom Audience creation options based on Shopping activity that includes: people who viewed products, people who added any products to their basket, people who purchased any products.

Learn how to use this new option here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-adds-custom-audience-creation-options-based-on-shopping-activity/580922/

That’s it for this week! We hope to see you soon in another new edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave! 

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

We’re back with a new edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave. This week we are full of ad news! Read on to find out more! 

Google Offers Free Promotion in Maps

Until September 2020, smart campaign businesses with Google My Business listings will be able to advertise on Google maps with free promoted pins. If you are in this category, you will not be charged for sales, calls or clicks. 

Learn more about this promotion here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-is-offering-businesses-free-promotion-in-google-maps/372678/

Instagram Allows Users to Create Ads Without Linking to Facebook Page

Facebook will allow advertisers to promote their content on Instagram without linking to a Facebook Page. Only first time advertisers will be able to access this new option. Those who have already linked their Instagram accounts with a fan page will not be able to do it. 

Get all the details here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagram-will-enable-new-advertisers-to-create-ads-without-linking-to-a-fa/580310/

Youtube Boosts Video Ad Campaigns 

Youtube launches two new ad alternatives to improve conversions and sales. To help businesses establish a stronger eCommerce presence, it will complement actionable video ads with eCommerce products listings. Also, the platform will launch a new Video Action Campaign that will distribute ad videos on home feeds, watch pages, and Google video partners in a single campaign.

Learn all about it here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/youtube-tests-new-shoppable-product-ads-launches-video-action-campaigns/580133/

Spotify Tests Interactive Podcast Ads 

Spotify seeks to create more direct sales funnels for brands and launches what it calls “In-App Offers”. This feature allows advertisers to position embedded links on podcast episodes pages that will take users to the brand’s webpage where they will find a promo code. 

Know more here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/22/21295859/spotify-interactive-ads-podcasts-in-app-offer-launch

Blocking Political Ads on Facebook and Instagram Is Now Possible

Following its efforts to provide transparent information, Facebook will now allow users to block political ads on both the platform and Instagram. You can access this option by clicking on the three dots in the ad or by going to your Ad Preferences section.

Get more political here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/users-now-able-to-block-political-ads-on-facebook-and-instagram/372241/

Audio Tweets Now On Twitter

Sometimes 280 characters are not enough, which is why Twitter will allow users to add audio snippets to their tweets. For now this new feature will be available only on iOS and only certain users will have access to these audio tweets. 

Get the full story here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21294481/twitter-audio-tweets-now-available-iphone-ios

Google Bans Categories For Employment, Housing and Credit Ads

As part of its Ads policy update, Google will remove certain demographic targeting criteria, such as religion, ethnicity, ract, sexual orientation, and personal hardships, from the employment, housing and credit sector. The change will be first implemented in the US and Canada and worldwide by the end of the year.

Get all the details here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-banning-certain-categories-for-employment-housing-and-credit-ads/371975/?utm_source=daily-carnage&utm_medium=email

That’s it for this week. We look forward to seeing you in another edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave. We’ll be waiting for you with more marketing and ads news! 

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome to a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. This has been a good week for Facebook and Google, who stole all the marketing headlines! Read on to find out why!

Google Discovery Ads Available Globally

Finally, after an extensive trial period the Google Discovery Ads, covering Youtube, Gmail and Discover, is now available to all advertisers worldwide. By being available on these three large Google products, Discovery campaigns now reach up to 2.9 billion people.

Learn how to get started with Google Discovery Ads here: https://searchengineland.com/google-is-coming-for-facebook-budgets-with-discovery-ads-now-available-globally-335160

Facebook Acquire Gif Platform GIPHY

Facebook announced this month that it acquired the most popular gif database on the web, GIPHY. Currently this platform has integrations with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Telegram, Tik Tok, and more. So far there have been no reports that this purchase will affect integrations with other platforms outside the Facebook family of apps. 

Get to know more about the purchase here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-acquires-gif-platform-giphy-which-powers-gif-search-on-various-pl/578072/

Instagram Will Share Revenue With Creators Trough IGTV Ads

For the first time in its history Instagram will share revenues with creators and influencers through IGTV Ads. The platform will share an “industry standard” 55% cut with creators which is the same figure Facebook grants to its influencers. To be able to monetize on the platform creators have to adhere to the Instagram monetization policy, which will ensure that ads appear in front of appropriate content and encourage influencers to use appropriate language and material.

Learn more about Instagram monetization here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/27/21271009/instagram-ads-igtv-live-badges-test-update-creators

Facebook Launches Facebook Shops For E-commerce

To help small businesses Facebook launches Facebook Shops, a feature that will allow them to turn their profiles into digital storefronts. E-commerce is on the rise, so this is an excellent opportunity for these companies to set up their online stores on the platform and communicate directly with their customers through Whatsapp, Messenger and Instagram Direct. 

Facebook also ensures that they will not store information about individuals and stores they visit unless they give permission. 

Want more details? Click here: https://www.mobilemarketer.com/news/facebook-debuts-shops-e-commerce-initiative-to-support-small-businesses/578276/

Facebook Launches Audio Calling App CatchUp

Although there are many calling apps these days, what sets this new Facebook platform apart is that it is audio-only. CatchUp will allow users to make calls with up to 8 people and let them know when a friend or family member is “Ready to Talk” with on-screen notifications. This new app will not require a Facebook account, as it will use your phone contact list. 

Learn more about the idea behind this new Facebook service here: https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/26/facebook-launches-catchup-an-audio-only-group-calling-app-that-shows-whos-ready-to-chat-now/

Google Ads Creates Retail Category Feature

Google Ads has added a new reporting feature for e-commerce users that includes the Retail Category performance depending on where the ad was displayed: in Shopping or Search. While this information was available on the platform, it will now be easier for retailers to obtain these metrics without having to plan specific campaign names to identify them. 

Read more about this feature here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-announces-new-collaboration-tools-for-workplace-including-first-s/578453/

Instagram Allows Users To Create Messenger Rooms 

Facebook extends the use of its video call platform, Messenger Rooms, to Instagram. From now on you’ll be able to create rooms from the Instagram Direct section and invite anyone to join. Since messenger is a separate app, once you start a room with other users on Instagram you will have to switch to the Facebook messaging platform. 

Get more details here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/users-can-now-create-messenger-rooms-on-instagram/578544/

And that’s it for this week! See you in the next edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave where we’ll bring you the latest marketing news! 

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Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome back to a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! Today we’ll show you what’s new in LinkedIn, Snapchat, Google and… the Coronavirus. Read on to find out more! 

No Ads To Bad Medicine On Facebook

Facebook has begun offering unlimited free ad space to the World Health Organization to cultivate the spread of accurate, useful public health information about the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Simultaneously, a blanket ban has been instituted on any ads including unsubstantiated information or commercial claims such as cures or treatments for the virus. 

Stay healthy on Facebook here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/coronavirus-facebook-offers-free-ads-to-who-will-remove-flase-claims.html

It’s like Stories, But For Work

LinkedIn is rolling out its Stories lookalike feature, offering companies a new conversation format to showcase company events and share engagement content. Does LinkedIn’s community want the platform to look more like Instagram, encouraging more visual, less information-rich content? Does it matter? We’ll find out!

Get your pieces of flair here: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/27/21156247/linkedin-testing-instagram-stories-feature-social-network-resumes-why

Swipe Up To Call Ads Arrive In Snapchat US

Snapchat expands its “Swipe Up” options with “Swipe Up to Call,” a feature already available in Middle East markets. Although voice calls are increasingly less popular, this feature will allow specific businesses to expand their prospect lists and conversions. 

Want to talk? Click here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchat-launches-swipe-up-to-call-ads-in-the-us/572567/

Google Updates Its Ads Mobile App

Google updates the Ads mobile app with new features. From now on, it will display account and campaign-level optimization scores and recommendations to improve it. You’ll also be able to create notifications that will let you know when your optimization score changes, which will allow you to always be up to date with recommendations and improvements.

Discover more new features here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-mobile-app-updated-with-new-features-and-dark-mode/353032/#close

That’s some of the biggest news in digital marketing this week! To keep up, don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and read our blog: Marketing Updates With Motion Ave!

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Happy New Year 2020! We are back to bring you the most relevant marketing news of the week! And of course, facebook is still a big topic this year. Want to know why? Read on!

Facebook Confirms It Won’t Ban Political Ads

Facebook confirms that it will not limit the way political ads target its audience and voters. Many consider this a bad decision, as it still does not limit the lies and misinformation in those ads. The only solution the platform offers is to give users more control tools so they can manage the amount of ads they see. 

If you want to know if this solves anything click here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-keep-targeted-political-ads-but-will-give-users-more-control-11578567603

No More Messenger Without Facebook

Before December 2019 users could download the Messenger app, login and start talking to their friends without having an active Facebook account. However, this past December they quietly eliminated that possibility. 

Want to know why? Click here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-removes-option-to-create-a-messenger-account-without-a-facebook-pr/569638/

Google Ads Says Bye To Message Extension 

This 2020 Google Ads has decided to remove the message extension option in Adwords. The feature will be removed on January 27th and users will not be able to modify it in new or current campaigns. 

Want to know more details? https://ppc.land/google-to-sunset-message-extensions-in-google-ads/

And that’s it for this week! Stay tuned for more Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome to another edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave! This week Facebook and Google dominate headlines with changes and new features in their ad platforms and user engagement. Find out more now! 

“Don’t Move,” Says Facebook and Instagram Un-Menacingly

Shopping is so freakin’ hard nowadays. Not only do you have to browse ads right in the middle of your social feeds to find things you want, you have to click away to some other site, where you’ll probably have to click two or even three more times before completing a transaction! 

The oppression ends now, thanks to your friends at Facebook and Instagram From Facebook. The dynamic duo is testing Dynamic Ads permitting you to complete such transactions clicking directly on the ad in your feed, and check out using the Checkout on Facebook feature- all without leaving the comfortable, reassuring ecosystem of your favorite social media platform.

To leverage the visitor retention this new feature promotes, Instagram is trying something else new, as well: shopping ads can now be transformed into paid promotions. Previously, only organic posts could be given shopping tags- now, powerful buy-on-demand ads can get the same treatment as your marketing campaigns.

Oh, and of course Facebook would love you to use Libra to pay for all of it. Kthanxbai!

https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-tests-new-in-app-shopping-ads-for-both-facebook-and-instagram/562550/

New Google Policy Acknowledges Lying Is Bad

A few months ago, we reported that Facebook was stepping up to “snake oil” ads: promotional content for medical products with no scientific basis (or outright lies) for their performance claims. Besides marketplace fraud, these products have life-threatening consequences, as often, they’re simply supplements with dangerously highly concentrated elements- if they even have active ingredients at all. 

Google now prohibits ads for “treatments that have no established biomedical or scientific basis,” as well as those with extremely limited or clearly biased testing data. 

Read the back of the bottle here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-introduces-new-policies-for-certain-types-of-medical-ads/325157/#close

Facebook Makes It So Shakira Totally Can’t Ignore You Now

Facebook and Instagram are also giving some love to interactivity between popular figures on the platform and their flock. Public figures can now interact simultaneously during an event, and can tag Stories with Fan Reply Stickers, encouraging their followers to respond with photos that they can then reshare in-story, creating a running dialogue.

On Facebook, celebrities and influencers can add “swipe-up” links that can redirect fans to products the celebrities are promoting or selling, encouraging content creators to integrate their promotional material with meaningful social interaction and other in-ecosystem activities.

Dance with the stars here: https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/10/facebook-public-figures-creators-fan-reply-stickers-stories-money-safety/

Google Expand Several Features To More Campaigns Types

Google continues its efforts to improve ad services by offering wider options to ad campaigns. Outcome-based bidding, previously only available for CPM (cost per thousand impressions) objectives, will now be available for Display and Video 360 campaigns. Likewise, automated bidding is now available for all non-guaranteed deals, allowing advertisers to access Google’s advanced machine learning to improve their ads results. Other tweaks to the way outcome-based bidding works are included as well, with the overall goal of better enabling marketers to purchase exactly the outcomes they want, and not pay for what they don’t.

Learn more here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/google-expands-outcome-based-buying-and-automated-bidding-to-more-campaign/562648/

That’s all for this week! See you next week with more Marketing Updates with Motion Ave. Don’t forget to follow us through our social networks to keep up with all the changes in the world of digital marketing!

ZYDO Case Study

Summary

Since 1972, ZYDO has produced iconic, stylish, and unique jewelry. Their superior Italian craftsmanship coupled with a fashionable yet timeless design make every ZYDO piece a treasure that enhances and completes a woman’s beauty, and a family heirloom to be enjoyed for generations.

The ZYDO woman wears jewelry as a symbol of her supreme style. She is fashionable, empowered, and sophisticated. collections are distributed in the best boutiques and department stores around the world; in the US market, their products are available exclusively through their online store and in partner’s locations.

As they were expanding in the US market, ZYDO hired Motion Ave to create a digital marketing strategy to generate awareness, brand recognition, grow their following in social media and email database, and start building online sales. After 3 years working with ZYDO, we’ve has become the marketing and design department for their brand.

Here’s how our online marketing strategy has successfully increased visibility and inbound lead generation across the United States by over 350%- a plan designed to get audiences excited not only about ZYDO’s fashionable jewelry but also their iconic experience and knowledge of the industry.

Our Roles

  • Creative and Content Development
  • Video Production and Post-production
  • Social Media Management
  • Landing Page Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Analytics and Optimization
  • Website Design
  • Photoshoot Video content
  • Catalog Design

Challenges

ZYDO Italy is a high-end brand that entered the US market to compete with well established brands like Chanel, Bvlgari, Roberto Coin, and others. This presented the challenge of generating solid brand awareness and educating an already crowded market on ZYDO’s distinctive profile: hand-crafted jewelry with an iconic, stylish and unique design.

Also, the brand doesn’t have physical stores in the US, they sell through eCommerce and at  partner events like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue; this presented the challenge of gaining leads and driving them to the online store.

As a less well-known brand in the US market, we knew the most effective way to reach the audience would be by creating a campaign that would demonstrate the product’s value and the brand experience in a credible and relatable way. Thus, our initial objective was to create awareness and generate leads through content offers that demonstrate ZYDO´s experience by  giving the audience valuable information.

Insights

ZYDO Italy targets women 30+ years old in the US with a high income, interest in luxury, and expensive taste.

To identify the most viable opportunities for greater brand awareness, we conducted broad audience testing: conducting several split tests, we discovered that of the 50 U.S. states, fifteen were most responsive, based on conversions and greater engagement with the product and our content offers.

We next tested different creatives, finding that videos had better performance than other formats- not only was format essential, but appropriate content as well. Testing showed videos highlighting models wearing jewelry pieces performed better than images of the pieces with animated text. In general, videos with short copy encouraging women to show their inner sparkle and the value of ZYDO had better performance. Some of these examples are shown below.

Solution – Creating the Right Funnel

To accomplish the goals of awareness and lead generation, we set up a complete online marketing strategy including social media management, content offer development (Jewelry Quiz), Facebook advertising, and email marketing.

We began by generating new content on ZYDO’s social profiles to attract new audiences and increase the engagement of current followers. We developed several Facebook ads campaigns taking into account all the findings from testing. Lastly, we set up an automated email marketing campaign for the new leads, and a monthly newsletter for the full database of subscribers.

Here is a sneak peek at the funnel:

ZYDO Case Study Funnel

Based on our target audience for Facebook advertising, we focused on ways of introducing the brand to our buyer personas with different visuals, mainly in a video format, to attractively portray the product and their unique design. Here are some examples of the assets we deployed:

ZYDO Case Study Ads Assets

Investing in creating engagement and brand awareness was a key factor for building credibility and driving leads to take action that would lead to greater community credibility for us: posts or ads with social proof- comments, likes, and shares- drove more conversions at a lower cost per lead.

Results

Our work with ZYDO has expandedthe brand’s reach online, introducing the brand to a new market and reinforcing its credibility in the category. Most importantly, the campaigns drove leads that turned into potential customersand brand awareness in desired demographics in the United States encouraged participation in their eventsand sales for ZYDO Italy.

ZYDO Case Study Stats

ZYDO Case Study Results

If you’d like to consult a team of skilled and passionate experts to learn how to build your brand better and also find out how we can put solutions like these to work for you, please, say hello. We’d love to talk to you about how to bring your brand to Facebook- and beyond!

Getting The Most From Facebook Dynamic Ads

In a recent post, we talked about Facebook dynamic creatives, which build effective ads around combinations of your assets. In that post, we clarified that “dynamic creatives” is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT feature than “dynamic ads,” which is what we’re talking about today.

So, what are they, then?  

Dynamic ads automatically promote your most relevant products to people who have shown interest on your website, app, or other channels. The amazing thing is that instead of creating a whole new ad for each product, dynamic ads create ad templates that automatically shows the relevant product for each person with images and details you’ve uploaded to a product catalog on Facebook.

Let’s say that Margaret visits your website, sees one of your healthy foods products, and adds it to her shopping cart but doesn’t end up buying it. A few days later, Margaret visits Facebook or Instagram and sees the same product right on her news feed. The chances of Margaret buying the product are now higher with this easy shopping experience.

All of this is done automatically with dynamic ads. To learn more, watch this video.

Dynamic ads are a powerful tool for industries like eCommerce, travel, real estate, and automotive.

Facebook dinamic ads category

Source: Facebook

Here are some reasons why Dynamic Ads are so awesome:

  • Highly relevant ads. The audience will only see products they’ve already demonstrated an interest in before.
  • More efficient. Dynamic ads eliminate the workload of creating multiple ads for each product, combining the ad creation process of your entire sales catalog into a single task.
  • Improved customer experience. Relevant items create a more appealing viewer experience and are seen as less intrusive than presenting unqualified content.
  • Upselling and cross-selling. Great use of dynamic ads is targeting customers who have purchased an item, and cross-selling other product categories. You can also upsell, promoting more expensive items or product upgrades related to the prior purchase.
  • Engaging at every stage of the sales funnel. Besides people who have shown an interest in your products or have made a purchase, you’re also able to use dynamic ads to reach new audiences using a lookalike audience based on visitors who bought your products.

Sounds great, right? Dynamic ads can add a new dimension to your Facebook marketing strategy. Here’s how to run dynamic ads on Facebook:

1. Create a Business Manager Account:

Go to business.facebook.com, click on Create Account, select a name for your business, select the associated page and complete the information in the required fields.

Business manager Facebook dynamic ads

Source: Facebook

2. Install the Facebook Pixel

Install the Facebook Pixel, a piece of code that you copy and paste onto your website that tracks the behavior of visitors to the site and Facebook ads. Click here to learn how to install the Pixel (and why we love it!)

Facebook Pixel for Dynamic AdsSource: Facebook

3. Create a Product Catalog

Then, create a product catalog in your Business Manager account. Skip this step if your website uses Shopify, Magento or BigCommerce. To learn how to manage your catalog, click here.Configure Catalog Facebook Dynamic AdsSource: Facebook

4. Create your campaign using dynamic ads

Go to Ads Manager and create a new campaign with a “Catalog Sales” objective and choose your product catalog. To learn how to set up your campaign, click here.

Campaign for Facebook Dynamic Ads Source: Facebook

Conclusion:

Dynamic ads give advertisers a powerful way to promote and sell. Although dynamic ads are intended for retargeting, you can use them at every stage of the funnel.

You should make a habit of checking your product catalog daily to ensure your products are uploaded correctly.

Does this sound like a lot? If you’d like to consult a team of skilled and passionate experts to help you create your Facebook campaigns- or you’d like us to be your marketing department- say hello! We’d love to talk to you about how to bring your brand to Facebook- and beyond!

Are you ready to create your first product catalog using Dynamic Ads? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

 

 

References:

https://www.facebook.com/business/ads/dynamic-ads

https://www.facebook.com/business/help/dynamicads

https://www.facebook.com/business/help/1710077379203657

https://www.thenextad.com/blog/why-you-should-care-about-dynamic-ads-and-broad-audience-targeting/

https://artplusmarketing.com/10-best-practices-for-facebook-dynamic-product-ads-7f9f7714fdc1

https://www.creadits.com/blog/2017/04/04/the-importance-of-using-dynamic-creatives

Are You New To Facebook Dynamic Creatives?

Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Dynamic creatives allow advertisers to create and deliver different combinations of ads, finding the perfect match of headline, text, image, description, and call-to-action that are more relevant and engaging to their audience.

How do Facebook dynamic creatives work?

Take John, who lives in Miami. John has never really thought about his eating habits but has decided today that he’d like to lose some weight because his “date jeans” don’t fit anymore.

There’s also Laura, who also lives in Miami, and enjoys eating healthy and exercising every day. Laura should probably teach John about portion control, and John could probably help Laura not be so maddeningly perfect. But that’s another story.

Then there’s YOU: the owner of a health food company doing business in the Miami area. You want your marketing material to deliver a message to John AND Laura that will resonate with them, but it may not be realistic in your marketing budget to design a “John-type ad” and a “Laura-type ad”- to say nothing of your other market segments-  from scratch. You know messaging is never one-size-fits-all, and that different audiences will respond to individual creative elements- image, copy, timing- differently as well.

It sure would be great to get that all done in one shot!

Here’s where dynamic creatives come in handy. Using them, you’re able to test different creative components to define which combinations give you the best response- mixing and matching creatives and testing the various combos, all live. This lets you maximize the value from Facebook ads budget.

Remember that dynamic creatives are different from dynamic ads– this tool is for testing a variety of creatives around the SAME product. Dynamic ads retarget users with different products.

So, how do you do it?

Step #1:

Dynamic creative process

Source: Facebook

Step #2:

Facebook Dynamic Creatives

Source: Facebook

Step #3:

Facebook Dynamic Creatives

Source: Facebook

Let’s see how to create dynamic creatives:

When you create a new campaign on Facebook, after selecting the objective and name of your campaign, go to Ad Set and turn on the “Dynamic Creative” button.

Facebook Dynamic Creative Button

After selecting your audience, placements, budget, and schedule, continue to the next section to edit your ads.

In “Media,” you’re able to add up to 10 images, videos or slideshows. Add ALL the visual creatives you want to test in dynamic ads.

Facebook Dynamic Creatives

Then, you’re able to add up to 5 texts, headlines, link descriptions, and calls to action as shown below. Again, add all such copy that you want to test, in any combination.

Facebook Dynamic Creatives

Facebook Dynamic Creatives

There’s a maximum of assets in each category for a dynamic ad campaign:

  • Image or video/slideshow: maximum of 10 images or 10 videos
  • Headline: maximum of 5 titles
  • Text: maximum of 5 bodies of text
  • Description: maximum of 5 descriptions
  • Call to action: maximum of 5 CTAs

When you finish editing your dynamic creatives, click Confirm to publish your campaign.

Facebook will automatically generate multiple combinations of your creatives, varying the mash-up to assure each asset is used at least once.

Pretty cool, right?

Why are dynamic creatives awesome?

Glad you asked. After using this new feature for a number of different client campaigns, we’ve gotten consistently positive results in a few areas:

1. Testing

We’ve actually found that dynamic creatives are a better testing tool than the split testing feature. Seriously! (We were surprised, too.) You can test up to 30 components at the same time while simultaneously measuring efficacy, which is the equivalent of running a couple of dozen split tests (and measuring KPIs over weeks of separate campaigns).

2. Efficiency and budget

Dynamic creatives allow you to learn which assets are performing better, faster, letting you optimize content for the best performing ads and move on to your next project. Getting your best material out sooner means quicker campaign results, which translates to lower costs for running or boosting ads.

3. Mastering personalization

John and Laura from our first example will probably respond to very different content, with the same hopeful outcome- buying your health food. John might be motivated by content emphasizing results- eating right will take the unwanted weight off- whereas Laura will likely respond better to messaging that your health food fits into her existing lifestyle of wellness and self-care. Using dynamic ads will let you try a potentially wide range of combos for John AND Laura, letting you learn how their demographics respond- simultaneously.

Bear in mind also that dynamic creatives aren’t intended as a long-term strategy; this is a research tool, designed to help you quickly sort out what works. As a long-term campaign, it is less effective than a targeted campaign using creatives in combinations that you know to be successful.

Conclusion:

It’s important to highlight again that dynamic creatives are different from dynamic ads. Dynamic creatives are used to find the best ad combination around the same product.

Dynamic creatives, used properly, will let you maximize the value of your Facebook campaigns, and save a lot of time and money. Does it sound great, but overwhelming? Can’t wait to try it, but you don’t have a ton of creatives (or want better ones)? We should talk, right now- we’re passionate about great advertising, creative content, fun design, and helping people succeed in telling their brand’s story.

So, what do you think of dynamic creatives? Have you tried this feature yet?

 

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/business/m/facebook-dynamic-creative-ads

https://www.growwithbamboo.com/blog/4-dos-and-a-dont-facebook-dynamic-creative-optimization-best-practices/

https://medium.com/@ayranamongush/5-reasons-to-use-facebook-dynamic-creative-optimization-8687140175e3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Messenger Ads

Want to get personal with over 1.3 billion people? Include Facebook Messenger in your marketing strategy. 

According to Facebook, 1.3 billion people use Messenger every month. It’s the perfect way to start conversations with leads about your business and build confidence in your brand. As Facebook says, “messaging inspires trust.”  

Today’s consumers expect a highly personalized experience when they interact with brands, making tools like Messenger a marketing must.

So, how can Messenger help you and your business?

1. Simplify customer acquisition

A direct conversation between your potential customers and your business simplifies customer acquisition.

2. Simplify transactions

Building a presence on Messenger allows potential customers to purchase your products and services directly in the conversation.

3. Nurture customers and leads

Messenger provides an accessible place for faster response to your customer’s questions, and the conversation history remains in the platform- providing an opportunity for re-engagement.

Now, let’s dig deeper into Messenger Ads.

What are Facebook Messenger Ads?

Running ads in Messenger is the easiest way to take advantage of the feature’s global reach.

Messenger Ads allows potential customers who see your ads to start instant conversations with your business- and YOU- making them ideal for competitive industries such as eCommerce.

There are three types of Facebook Messenger ads:

  1. Messenger ads
  2. Click-to-Messenger ads
  3. Sponsored messages

How do they work?

Messenger Ads

FB Messenger ads appear directly within a user’s Messenger app. When people click on an ad, they’ll be sent to the destination you choose when you are creating your campaign- whether is your website, landing page, app or a conversation with your business on Messenger.

People can see these ads on their Messenger Inbox or on their Messenger Stories.

  • Messenger Inbox:

To create ads in Messenger Inbox, follow these steps:

1. Go to Ads Manager and click on +Create.

2. Choose an objective for your campaign. The objectives that support “Messenger Inbox” placement are Reach, Brand Awareness, Traffic, App Installs, Conversions, Catalog Sales, Messages. If you selected the objective app install, reach, brand awareness or catalog sales, you can skip to step #4.

3. Complete the “Traffic” section if you selected Traffic, Conversion or Messages objective and choose where you would like to drive traffic- whether to a website URL, your app, the Messenger app or WhatsApp.

Facebook Messenger Ad

4. Select Automatic Placements or Edit Placements if desired, selecting the option Messenger – Inbox.

Facebook Messenger Ad

5. Edit your Audience, Budget & Schedule, and click Continue.

6. Select the Facebook Page and Instagram Profile (optional) you would like to promote.

7. Select your ad format and finish editing your Ad.

8. Click Confirm to publish your campaign.

  • Messenger Stories:

To create ads in Messenger Stories, follow these steps:

1. Go to Ads Manager and click on +Create.

2. Choose an objective for your campaign. The objectives that support “Messenger Stories” are App Installs and Conversions.

3. Complete the “Traffic” section and choose where you would like to drive traffic- whether it is to a website URL or your app.

4. Select Automatic Placements or Edit Placements if desired, selecting the option Messenger – Stories.

Facebook Messenger Ad

5. Edit your Audience, Budget & Schedule, and click Continue.

6. Select the Facebook Page and Instagram Profile (optional) you would like to promote.

7. Choose Single Image or Single Video as the ad format and finish editing your Ad.

8. Click Confirm to publish your campaign.

Click-to-Messenger ads

These ads appear on Facebook, Instagram, or Messenger and send people into a Messenger conversation with your business.

To create click-to-Messenger ads, follow these steps:

1. Go to Ads Manager and click on +Create.

2. Choose an objective for your campaign. The objectives that support these ads are Messages and Conversions.

3. If your select Messages as your objective, in the Message Destination section, select Messenger and then Click to Messenger.

Facebook Messenger Ad

If you select Conversions as your objective, in the Conversion section, select Messenger.

Facebook Messenger Ad

4. Edit your Audience, Placements, Budget & Schedule, and click Continue. 

5. Select the Facebook Page and Instagram Profile (optional) you would like to promote.

6. Select your ad format and finish editing your Ad.

7. Select Messenger Setup. In the section you are able to edit the content that will be seen by people in Messenger after they click on your ad. There are two ways to set up your message:

  • Standard Template: A default template with prefilled content. You can review and edit the content.
  • Custom Template: An editable build-your-own template that lets you add images, videos, buttons and more to your welcome experience. Custom templates can be saved and reused for future campaigns.

Facebook Messenger Ad

8. Click Confirm to publish your campaign.

Sponsored messages

Sponsored messages are targeted promotions that you can send directly to people who have already interacted with your business before in Messenger.

When using these type of ads, it is recommended to be active and responsive to follow-up conversations.

To create sponsored messages, follow these steps:

1. Go to Ads Manager and click on +Create.

2. Choose the Messages objective for your campaign.

3. In the Message Destination section, select Messenger and then Sponsored Messages.

Facebook Messenger Ad

4. Edit your Audience, Placements, Budget & Schedule, and click Continue.

5. In the Message Setup section, select the format Text Only or Text & Image. Then, type your message and upload an image if you selected Text & Image option.

Facebook Messenger Ad

6. In the Customer Actions section, you can add quick replies or buttons to your message.

Facebook Messenger Ad

7. Click Confirm to publish your campaign.

 

Conclusion:

In today’s marketing, making conversations with your potential customers should be part of every marketing strategy.

Facebook Messenger allows you to give your customers a better brand experience, cutting response time and creating personalized conversations. And don’t forget, once you have initiated the conversation, you have access to their inbox to send them messages for the rest of time.

Are you ready to advertise with Messenger? If you’re unsure of how to best utilize this new marketing tool, we’re here for you. Advertising on Facebook Ads can be time-consuming and expensive without the right strategy- that’s where we come in. Get in touch with us and let us build a new Messenger advertising strategy tailored just for your business.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/business/marketing/messenger

https://www.facebook.com/business/ads/messenger-ads

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