Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Today in Marketing Updates with Motion Ave, the call and form tracking platform CallRail brings us exciting integrations that will up your game. Meanwhile, Facebook and Snapchat make changes to their platforms. Discover it all here! 

Facebook Shuts Down Mobile Web Placements And In-stream Placements 

As of April 11, Facebook Audience Network will no longer receive ad requests for mobile web and in-stream placements, and no bid requests after this date will be accepted. Their decision is based on current partner demands that include the development of other formats across mobile apps.

Will this change affect you? Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/help/publisher/645132129564436

https://www.adweek.com/digital/facebook-audience-network-will-no-longer-offer-mobile-web-and-in-stream-placements/

CallRail Launches Analytics Integrations With Google

CallRail, a call tracking intelligence company, launched a new integration with Google My Business that will allow users to better analyze call insights on the platform. With this integration you’ll be able to know if a call was answered, and if it was generated from the desktop or mobile version. Now, call insights will no longer be a limitation at GMB!

Find out what other metrics you can analyze here: 

https://searchengineland.com/callrail-adds-call-analytics-integration-with-google-my-business-327889

CallRail is also introducing Google Ads Lead Forms Extension integration. Now marketers and users will be able to get real time data from the lead form extension, plus a better understanding of this information. Data from Google Ads will be available next to the call data and these can be stored indefinitely without difficulty. 

Want more details? Click here: https://martechseries.com/sales-marketing/programmatic-buying/callrails-first-market-google-ads-integration-allows-marketers-capture-analyze-leads-directly-serp/

Bitmoji Series on Snapchat

Snapchat has just launched a new interactive activity on its platform: Bitmoji TV. Due to the growing demand for short, TV-like content within the platform, the company decided to create this new feature that will allow users to watch their custom Bitmoji avatars in their own full-motion cartoon series. 

Discover the new adventures your Bitmoji will embark on here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/snapchats-bitmoji-tv-will-be-launched-this-weekend/571442/

That’s it for today! Eager to know more? Join us again for another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

3 Fundamental Facebook Ads Strategies For eCommerce You Need To Know

This year, the total value of global retail eCommerce is expected to reach $3.45 trillion– and most online retailers are reaching  these sales heights with Facebook Ads. 

Facebook, a platform with 2.41 billion monthly active users, recently reported that they had 6 million advertisers on its platform in Q4 2019. 

If you’re not advertising on Facebook, you’re missing a great opportunity to create brand awareness and boost your sales. Last year, I wrote a blog post with 15 essential Facebook Ads strategies for eCommerce. Since the world’s largest social media platform is continually changing, I’ve decided to update this essential information with the 3 fundamental strategies for eCommerce you need to know to start taking advantage of this money-making machine. 

1. Install Conversion Tracking Pixel

Installing a conversion tracking pixel on your website is the very first thing you should do when you start advertising on Facebook. 

The Facebook pixel is a piece of code that you copy from Facebook and paste on your website. It tracks the behavior of visitors to your website: product page visits, add to cart, purchases, and more. This data allows you to optimize your campaigns, build better audiences, and retarget people that have interacted with your brand. 

To create your Facebook pixel, follow these steps:

  • Login in to your Business Manager account
  • Go to your Pixels tab in Events Manager 
  • Click “Create a Pixel”
  • Click “Create” in the box that appears to finish creating your pixel

Facebook Pixel

Next, add Pixel to your site: 

  • Go to your website’s code and find the header of your website
  • Copy the entire code that you created on Business Facebook and paste it in the header of your website. Paste the code at the bottom of the header section, just above the closing head tag.
  • Click “Send Test Traffic” after placing the code on your website to make sure Pixel working properly. If your status says “Active”, your base code has been installed correctly. This can take several minutes to update.

You can also send the instructions to your developer, or if you’re using a partner integration like Google Tag Manager, you can connect your account in Business Manager and follow the onscreen instructions to connect your Pixel to your website.

Related: 5 Reasons Why We Love The Facebook Pixel (And You Should, Too!)

2. Use Dynamic Ads

This is the highest ROI strategy to use on Facebook Ads for eCommerce. 

Instead of individually creating ads for each product, dynamic ads allow you to create an ad template that will use the information you upload to a product catalog with your product’s images and details. 

Your campaign will use the information tracked in your Facebook Pixel to show ads to people who have already expressed an interest in your business or a specific product. 

The best part? Even though you have a vast catalog of products, the ads will be personalized and relevant to your audience. 

Dynamic ads can not only be used to retarget people who have taken actions on your website, but you can also target broad audiences to reach people who haven’t heard from you yet. Facebook calls this “product recommendations.” These recommendations can include products already viewed by a person on your website, popular products on your catalog, and products that similar people to your audience interacted with. 

To set up your dynamic ads, follow these steps:

Step 1: Set up your Facebook Pixel and Conversion Events

  • After installing your Facebook pixel, you need to set up your conversions events, which are specific actions visitors take on your site. You must select the conversion events that best apply to you, for example:
    • Add ViewContent events to all product pages.
    • Add AddToCart events to either your shopping cart pages and/or buttons that allow people to add items to carts.
    • Add Purchase events to purchase or confirmation pages.
  • Then, select either product IDs or product group IDs on your events to match individual products viewed on a website separately, such as showing an ad for a product that comes in multiple colors in one specific color choice.
  • Associate your Facebook Pixel or events to your catalog to show products based on customer behavior.

Step 2: Build your catalog

  • In your Business Manager account, go to Catalog Manager to create your catalog, which is the inventory of products that you want to advertise on Facebook. Keep in mind that you need to keep your catalog up to date and make sure every product has a unique identifier.

Build Catalog

Step 3: Create products sets from your catalog

  • From your inventory, you need to create a group of items that will allow you to control your bids and the items that appear in your ads. The product sets can be organized by product category, price range, markdown, or promotional price or theme. 

Now that you’re ready with your dynamic ads, you can use multi-product ads, like carousels, to reach your audience with multiple products in a single ad.

Related: Getting The Most From Facebook Dynamic Ads

3. Run Retargeting Campaigns

Did you know that on average 72% of online shoppers abandon their carts without buying a product? And only 8% of them will come back. Shocking, right?

For these reasons, one of the most essential strategies for eCommerce on Facebook ads is to run retargeting campaigns. This strategy will help you to show your products to website visitors that view a product or added to cart but didn’t complete a purchase, and also helps you to cross-sell and upsell additional products. 

To create retargeting campaigns, yes, you guessed it, you’ll also need your Facebook Pixel. Thanks to the data it collects, you can create custom audiences with segments of people who already have a relationship or interacted with your business: website visitors, video views, consumers who engaged with your Facebook page or Instagram business profile, and much more.

To build these audiences, follow these steps:

  • Go to Audiences on Business Manager
  • Select Create Audience and then Custom Audience
  • Select the source of your audience
  • Follow the instructions based on the source

Retargeting Campaigns

To maximize the return of your retargeting campaigns, offer coupons and discounts. This way, you’ll entice your visitors to come back to your website and finish their purchases. 

Related: Getting Smart With Targeting On Facebook Ads, For Beginners

Conclusion:

These three strategies are fundamental to making the most of your eCommerce presence. Using them will increase the probability of visitors completing sales and taking more advantage of your ads, improving your ROI.

We hope you find these strategies helpful! Want a team of Facebook ads experts to take it from here? Drop us a line. We’d love to take the hard work off your hands, and help your eCommerce get on the right track! 

 

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Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

A new edition of Marketing Updates with Motion Ave is here! Platform changes, new options, and political controversy top the headlines of the biggest social platforms. Read on to find out more! 

Twitter Could Allow Scheduling Tweet On Web App

Twitter has jumped on the bandwagon of integrating scheduling features directly on their social platform. Twitter could now let you schedule tweets. Until now it had only been possible to schedule tweets on Twitter through TweetDeck and other third-party services such as Hootsuite, Buffer or SproutSocial. However, in recent days Twitter launched a test in which some users will have the ability to schedule tweets directly in the compose window in the web app.

Are you one of the lucky ones? Find out here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/20/20974686/twitter-test-tweet-scheduling-main-web-app-tweetdeck-buffer

Facebook Launch Options To Better Control Ad Placement

In 2017 YouTube lost millions of dollars in revenue after brands removed their ads from the platform for fear that their ads would appear alongside hate speech content. To prevent this from happening on its platform, Facebook launched new features that will allow advertisers to have more control over where their ads appear across Facebook’s ad delivery networks.

Get to know the new ad options here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-adds-new-options-for-brands-to-control-ad-placements/567748/

Google Also Limits Political Advertising

Google also joins the trend and limits in some way the reach of political ads. Unlike Twitter, Google will not ban political ads, but will limit their targeting capacity, in addition to taking action against “demonstrably false claims” that can influence a voter’s voting decision or generate mistrust in the electoral process. For now, political ad targeting will be limited to age and location.

Get to know more here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/20/google-limits-political-ad-targeting-and-all-demonstrably-false-claims/

Pinterest To Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season

Pinterest has launched a page exclusively populated with shoppable product pins from a curated list of small US businesses, mostly run by women. With this initiative Pinterest seeks to support this type of business that in their own words offer “something you won’t find at every other box store on the block.”

Organize your holiday gift list here: https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2019/11/pinterest-highlightssmall-businesses-for-holiday.html

A new week ends with Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. We look forward to having you here next week to learn more about marketing news and the world of online advertisi

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome to another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave!  This week is all about Google. Find out what the search giant has for you this week here! Just read on!

Cart metrics For Shopping Campaigns

Google Ads adds a new set of metrics and data to shopping campaigns. Now it will be possible to see a cart data report, where information about purchases will be given. This report will show specific data on sold items, attributed sales metrics, which include total amount of income from transactions attributed to clicks on an ad and offer-level sales metrics showing all products sold. 

Go deeper into the subject by clicking here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-ads-brings-new-sets-of-data-to-shopping-campaigns/332563/

Google Improves Asset Combination For App Ads

Google Ads announce is working on improving asset combination for app campaigns and giving traffic to specific assets so advertisers can have better information on which assets are performing better. Even though the platform said these improves wouldn’t affect campaign performance, some changes in metrics and in well performing assets could be seen.

Know more here: https://searchengineland.com/as-app-campaign-placements-expand-google-ads-aims-to-improve-asset-combinations-for-app-ads-324088

Google Updates Search Algorithm 

It seems that the context will be king with this new update of Google’s search algorithm. According to the platform, it will change results rankings for up to one in 10 queries. Previously Google treated phrases as sets of words with no connection, it only read important words (such as nouns) and displayed the results for that search. With the change, now words that it didn’t take into account, such as prepositions, will have more value so users can get better search results.

Learn what the impact of this change might be here: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/google-just-announced-a-major-search-algorithm-change-that-users-will-probably-love-and-some-businesses-may-absolutely-hate.html

Twitter Is Labeling Bots

To ensure greater transparency within the platform, Twitter has decided to label bots profiles. This bots have dominated political news streams, and had contributed to amplify and manipulate trends in the past. This proposal serves to identify who is really behind those profiles and to limit the way in which they are used. 

Confirm you are not a bot here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitters-considering-a-new-checkmark-to-highlight-bots-on-the-platform/565730/

And that’s it for this issue! Find out what other changes Google might bring and what other transparency fight Twitter would be battling next week in Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Welcome to another edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave! This week Twitter has given us a lot to talk about, and LinkedIn plans to be social media’s premiere event planner. Let’s get to the news! 

LinkedIn Company Page Tools Helps Work Be Even More Pervasive

LinkedIn launches a suite of new options for company pages to build internal engagement. Business pages can now deploy employee notifications when an update has been published, with the intention of encouraging employees to share these in their own profiles. Sounds spammy? LinkedIn has put a cap on these notifications to keep it essential. 

LinkedIn also introduces company page “kudos” and “team moments,” specific content additions to call out team members, welcome new ones, and share photos of executives playing paintball and doing trust falls in the woods on team-building exercises. (For example.)

Get your copy of the TPS report here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/linkedin-adds-new-tools-for-company-pages-including-employee-notifications/565079/

Listen, You All Know Who We’re Talking About

Twitter has decided that it will penalize “world leaders” who break its rules – by restricting other users. Since deciding not to block or censor controversial content by major political and public figures, Twitter is instead attempting to turn the heat down by leaving content of public interest untouched, but restricting the ability of users to give like, comment or share such content. The important thing is the right people have been held responsible and everything’s great now.

Fight the power here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/15/twitter-world-leaders-break-rules/

LinkedIn Launches Events Option for Meet-Ups

LinkedIn competes with Facebook in the event scheduling arena. You’ll have the option to organize event pages with description, date, time and venue. Invitees can be chosen through filters such as location, company, industry, and school, and whether they can invite their own connections. 

Go to the reunion here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/linkedin-launches-events-to-facilitate-professional-meet-ups/565171/

Instagram Will Protect You From Third-Party Apps… Eventually

Instagram is testing a new feature to protect your account from third-party apps you’ve given access to in the past, such as websites for printing photos, dating apps, and tools for making collages by letting you simply remove them from your profile. 

Instagram will determine whether to do a full rollout of this functionality after six months. Whether or not this happens, it represents an increasing demand by social media users for increasing direct control over their content and privacy- and increased transparency about all the places your data goes.

Wish for the future here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/16/instagram-will-give-you-more-control-over-your-third-party-apps-in-about-six-months/

“Ephemeral Tweets” – Like Stories, But Twitter, And Less

Twitter is exploring “Ephemeral Tweets,” content that will disappear after a while, like stories. 

Since making content impermanent fixes everything (except it doesn’t), it’s a feature with growing popularity.

A more practical privacy tool in the works is a feature that allows you to restrict the audience that will receive a tweet. If implemented as planned, users will have more direct control over who sees and who participates in their conversations. 

Read more here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-says-that-its-exploring-ephemeral-tweets-and-the-capability-to-sha/565069/

It’s hard to judge the authenticity, effectiveness, and veracity of the increasing number of community-demanded features the big platforms are bringing- so stay informed. We’ll be waiting for you next week with more Marketing Updates With Motion Ave. 

 

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

This week Marketing Updates With Motion Ave is loaded with new ads on Instagram, new features on Twitter and a self-destructive message on Whatsapp! Read on to find out more! 

Instagram Tests New AR Ad

Instagram offers new possibilities for retailers through augmented reality. Users with the proper hardware can harness the “try on” format to see what those sunglasses look like on them. Presently, this feature is only available for cosmetics and eyewear products- but the possibilities of allowing direct experiences of a wide range of products, remotely, are obvious.

Try on the future here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/instagrams-now-testing-new-ar-try-on-ads-with-selected-advertisers/564349/

WhatsApp Launches Self-Destructing Messages

It’s become a proverb of our times that what you say online haunts you forever, and is never truly gone. WhatsApp aims to let us make our content a little less permanent. Want to communicate a sensitive message for a limited time? A new feature in development lets you give a specific message a 5 second or 1 hour lifespan (just those two choices for now, for some reason), after which it’s gone forever. 

This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds – read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/1/20893033/whatsapp-disappearing-messages-beta-self-destruct-privacy-security

Instagram Stops Creepin

The ‘gram has finally kicked the Following Tab to the curb. The feature that went from being a tool to detect models, trends and influencers to monitoring your partner’s every move is gone forever. Good riddance, if you ask us- and given its declining usage statistics, we’ve got plenty of company.

Close the curtains here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/07/instagram-is-killing-its-creepy-stalking-feature-the-following-tab/

Twitter Realizes Social Media Needs To Be Faster

Worried you’ll get bored on Twitter? You could go do something healthy while waiting for your feed… nah, just kidding. Twitter’s new “Stream” feature now lets you see tweets as they happen live, updating your timeline in real-time. Thank goodness. We almost had to move over to Facebook for a moment.

Get the whole story here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitters-testing-a-new-option-to-stream-tweets-in-real-time/564341/

That’s all for this week. Next week we’ll be back with more marketing news that won’t be self-destructing in the near future!

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!

Marketing Updates With Motion Ave

Tired of Facebook? We hope not, because this week has been full of changes and new features that are keeping the #1 social media platform center stage! Check out all this news and more in a new edition of Marketing Updates With Motion Ave!

Facebook Messenger: Platform Policies Changes and New Features 

Facebook will introduce new changes to its messaging platform, some of which could change the rules of the ads and bots game forever. One of the most relevant is related to chatbots and standard messaging; beginning January 25th, 2020 the +1 message of the 24+1 rule will be eliminated. Also, it was announced that on that date the only pages that will be able to send subscription messages will be those registered in the new News Page Index.

Other changes to the Messenger platform include a lead generation flow template within Facebook Ads Manager, new integrated appointment booking options, and the phase-out of the Discover Tab.

Learn more about these changes here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-announces-new-business-tools-for-messenger-interactions/561989/

Instagram Tests Back-To-Back Ad Stories

According to Adweek, Instagram is performing a small-scale test in which a small number of users see two back-to-back ads from different brands, instead of one brand at a time. This could undoubtedly have a big impact on story advertising, as marketers would have to focus more than ever on the creative element of their ads to compete for audience attention.

Stay updated on this news here: http://bit.ly/BackToBackAdStories

Hidden Likes Now On Facebook

Facebook may remove the like count in its News Feed. In addition to testing this strategy in several countries with Instagram, the technology giant is testing hiding the total number of likes in Facebook posts, only letting you see some names of some friends who reacted to the comment. This decision seeks to dissuade users from self-censorship when they don’t get the same number of likes or reactions in a post as other users.

Want to know more about Facebook’s intentions? Click here: https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/02/facebook-hidden-likes/

Facebook Page Stories Will Have Their Own Panel

In an attempt to make its stories feature more visible and attractive, Facebook launches a test in which fan page stories are visible in a new, in-Feed panel. In terms of brand exposure, this is a good opportunity for marketers to promote their brands, and for Facebook stories to gain the same relevance that this feature usually has on Instagram. 

Learn how to use this new option to your advantage here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-highlights-page-stories-in-feed-separate-panel-expanding-opportun/562095/

Had enough? We hope not! We look forward to seeing you next week with a new batch of marketing news at Marketing Updates With Motion Ave.

15 Attention-Getting Post Ideas

“Content is king.” It’s still true: the core of any great content marketing strategy should be the effort spent on planning quality social media posts ideas. 

Social media marketing is how you promote your products, acquire leads and future customers, demonstrate authority, increase brand awareness and strengthen your relationship with your customers- often all in one single action. But it’s all for nothing if it isn’t viewed.

A successful content strategy for holding your audience’s attention focuses on several elements: buyer personas, smart goals, and the buyer’s journey.

If you don’t have a strategy yet, don’t worry! We’re here to help. Start with article: How to create a killer content strategy for your business.

Once you have your strategy in place, explore different ways to present your content. That’s often the hardest part! To give you a head start, we’ve developed some social media post ideas that will get your content marketing up and running in the best way. Let’s check them out!

15 Post Ideas For Your Social Media Strategy

No matter which of these ideas you explore, we’d like to start with an interesting fact: visual content is processed fastest by human brain. Incorporating images in a creative and eye-catching way is vital to attracting the interest of users.

Let’s get started!

1. Funny Memes

Memes are some of the most viral content on social media. Using images from trending memes combined with fitting copy that expresses your post idea lends social credit to your message- and it’s entertaining, which makes it even more memorable! 

Take a look at how we employed imagery from a recent meme in a post:

Post ideas with memes

2. Industry Statistics / Infographics

Remember, people take in pictures and images quickly- and recall them longer. Infographics and statistics are a great way to get your content to your audience. 

This gives you the opportunity to combine creative aesthetics with important information. Present brief, summarized facts related to the industry or market of your company or clients. Add relevant images and voilá! You’ll have a perfect post to share. (Don’t forget to cite your sources when you’re making statistical claims- and make sure they’re true!)

3. Tips and How-Tos

Posts with tips build your authority in your industry and give practical advice that may interest your followers. Focus on your buyer personas, what problems they have, and how you can help solve them. Your copy should provide easy-to-follow tips or facts that quickly educate and inform. You don’t have to teach your reader every aspect of a complex idea- just whet their appetite to learn more (from you).

Here’s a delicious example:

4. Industry Updates

Interesting industry news always grabs attention. We all like to keep up with the latest trends, so researching the latest news and presenting it in an entertaining way can provide a massive boost your social platforms. Video news, presented attractively, works especially well!

5. Inspirational Posts (Quote/Advice)

There are two types of inspirational posts that can work on social networks. Quotes from distinguished personalities from your industry or subject, or specific pieces of actionable advice from them. Combined with attractive visuals like portraits and an eye-catching color palette, they’ll make your audience reflect on the subject and come back for more.

6. Videos/GIFs

Video content marketing is one of the most powerful tools for marketers: 85% of the US internet audience watches videos online and 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos a week. This shows the great potential that videos can have for your brand. 

GIFs are another entertaining, engaging medium. They’re easy to digest and are highly shareable. Get your creative side going and make your own versions of any popular gif with the content that you want! Take a look at how simple and fun it can be:

7. Factoids

Fact posts typically introduce a single compelling statistic or fact about your topic. This is a simple  way to present information about the industry. Since the content is usually short, you can play a lot with the visuals and create really cool posts. Check out some of our faves!

      

8. Holiday and Seasonal Content

There’s nothing better than taking advantage of a holiday to stay relevant and gain greater reach. Try to keep your seasonal content relevant to the geographic and cultural demographics of your ads- there aren’t a lot of Christmas celebrations in Mongolia! To get even more bang for your buck, you can combine holiday content with the trending hashtags for the celebrations and stay relevant throughout the season. For one quirky example, look how we “celebrated” #WorldUFODay by teaching readers about sales funnels!

Social Media Post ideas for holidays

9. Personal Photographs

Why post personal images on the social channels of your business? Simple: to humanize your brand. What does that get you? Only the most precious and valuable commodity of the marketing world: your customers’ trust. 

Show your customers that they are interacting with real humans, show them who you are and who they’re working with. In these posts, you can show your whole team or offer content with the friendly face of one of your employees. 

Add your team to social media posts ideas      Add your team to social media posts ideas

10. Blog Post/Case Study Promotion 

Another great way to gain industry authority is to demonstrate your talent and knowledge. Blog posts and case studies are a great way to showcase what you’ve accomplished and to advertise your credentials and portfolio to prospective clients. When promoting articles that highlight your industry success or ability, make them stand out with strong visuals as a first impression.

Case study as social media post idea

11. Product Advertisement

This is the most frequent type of marketing post you’ll find on social media. The frequency of its use varies depending on the industry and the product. When you present your product or service on social channels, do it using all your assets: show photos, images or videos of the final products. This way you’ll promote your services while also gaining your customers’ trust!

12. Behind the scenes shots 

Remember what we said about humanizing your brand and gaining your customers’ trust? Showing behind the scenes views of your business gives your customers the opportunity to get to know your working philosophy. It’s about showing them the day-to-day life of your employees and your company. 

The best way to post this kind of content is through Instagram Stories. Currently, over 500 million accounts use Instagram Stories on a DAILY basis. Consider this strategy if you’re not already using it. 

Get out there and surprise your employees with some candid photos! 

Employee story as post idea

13. Educational posts 

Like facts and tips posts, educational posts seek to provide consumers with more information about products, services or the industry. In some cases you can search for a specific theme and start from there! Just look at this example: 

Social media posts ideas with educational content

14. Repurposed info posts

You should always be looking for ways to squeeze every bit of value out of content you’ve worked hard on. Blog posts typically contain many discrete points of information in one big package. To repurpose them, break it up! Individual salient points from your best-performing blog posts can make great social posts, one-liners, factoids… they can be repurposed into many of the content types listed above. Make sure to freshen up the info with a unique design or image! (Yes! We do have a blog post on how to get the most out of your blog)

Repurpose your content for social media posts ideas

15. Trending Topics

This is the best way to stay current and relevant! Watch for trending topics in industry and popular news, and see how you might connect them to your theme and area of expertise. If so, plan your post idea and get creative! (Quick tip: don’t forget the hashtags!).

Need a demonstration? Here it is (#AvengersEndGame):

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Creating quality content that stands out isn’t easy, but now you’ve got no excuse! Consider your audience and how your content will impact them. Don’t forget to add your personal touch to every post- it’s how you’ll stand out from the crowd! 

Have you got a ton of creative ideas, but don’t know how to design? Don’t worry! Get in touch with us- we’ll bring your ideas to life! 

 

 

Sources:

https://influencermarketinghub.com/18-types-of-social-posts-to-keep-your-followers-interested/

https://www.jeffbullas.com/10-types-of-visual-social-media-posts-that-get-shared-like-crazy/

8 Secrets to Creating Killer Facebook Ads

With over 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook has become a place where businesses can connect with potential customers and grow their base significantly- but if you’re building a brand,  posting on their Fan Pages alone is not enough. To reach your audience and get results, you need to advertise on Facebook Ads, and you need to do it right.

Users are bombarded with ads every day, and there’s a lot of competition for their attention. To rise above the rest, here’s eight secrets to creating killer Facebook Ads that successful brands use to optimize campaigns and spend advertising budgets wisely- you should master them, too.

1. Consistency

MailChimp is a perfect example of campaign consistency: their ads are simple, with a touch of humor, and reliably styled. Their ads stand out in a sea of content with their bright, yellow images and short copy.

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2. Humor

Humor makes an experience emotional and memorable- employ it in your Facebook Ads to increase engagement and connection. Loosen up your language and use humor to spice up your message.

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3. Seasonality

Some brands adapt their ads for holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Halloween, as well as seasonally, often to coincide with a change in product offerings. Seasonal messaging is essential; it lets you relate to your audience’s mood and current interests, and provides context for special promotions.

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4. Urgency

Creating a sense of urgency is a time-honored ad technique, and it’s just as effective in the fast-paced context of Facebook Ads. Phrases like “before they’re gone,” “before it’s too late,” “sales end,” are some of the phrases you could try in your copy to make consumers think they will miss a great opportunity if they don’t act fast.

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5. Targeted Messaging

Targeted messaging means speaking directly to your primary audience: using language that directly addresses specific concerns or values. This is extremely effective, but takes work: brands need to identify the pain points and goals of their target audience before writing their copy. The message has to be personal, and feel uniquely relevant to your primary audience, while still broad enough not to alienate potential leads.

Personalization is a must when you’re writing targeted Facebook ads.

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6. Education

Another interesting way of using Facebook Ads is to communicate an informative, useful message to your audience, based on their needs, interests, and struggles. This technique attracts your target audience and invites them to digest your content while getting to know you as an industry leader and generating trust.

In many ways this is the heart of content marketing: audiences are receiving something valuable from you in exchange for building trust and, if the information is behind a form, creating leads or valuable research data.

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7. Authority

Authority, in this case, means backing the claims of your brand with trusted entities like individuals and organizations. Authority builds credibility, whether the source is an influencer, celebrity, or industry leader. Other good examples are displaying awards or special recognition your brand or products have gained, or statistics of consumer preference for your brand over a competitor.

Testimonials are another fantastic way to generate authority. By quoting well-respected industry leaders willing to speak about your brand, you can show recognition. Haven’t got any? Don’t worry- honest, well-crafted statements from real, “normal” users that your audience can relate to are also extremely effective.

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8. Localizing

Localizing is a broader form of personalization where copy and images relate specifically to a narrowly-targeted region where the ad will be shown. As with personalization, it raises credibility by causing audiences to feel that copy directly relates to their specific interests.

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The most important secret? Mix and match. Combine humor with personalization, with consistency, and more. Create the perfect ad by always following your brand’s values and personality- but don’t be afraid to try something new.

It’s time to get creative. Build Facebook advertising campaigns with fantastic ads!

Want some help?  Get in touch with us. We’re passionate about great advertising, creative content, fun design, and helping people succeed in telling their brand’s story.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.curaytor.com/25-facebook-ads?utm_source=zest.is&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=zst.5c17d64f00e71&zi=cymM5kUJ514

 

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