August 5, 2019

Facebook ads :9 reasons why they are a must for all businesses

Considering investing in Facebook ads? Stop thinking and go for it! 

Whether you are a small start-up or a multi-national brand, Facebook ads are a must for all businesses.

  • It can generate leads and sales
  • Create a loyal customer base 
  • Bring traffic and awareness to your brand
  • You don’t need a big budget to make it work for you

Here are our top reasons for running Facebook ads.

Facebook ads are cheap as chips

Literally, it can cost you the same as a battered sausage and a bag of chips. Or it can cost you the price of a Michelin starred meal. You set a limit of how much you want to spend, then Facebook stops showing your ad when you reach this amount. Obviously, the higher your budget the more potential customers you will reach. But don’t worry if you can’t afford to advertise to a huge number of people, you can be clever with the audience you can reach. Quality, not quantity.

 

Your audience is on Facebook

Without a shadow of a doubt, there are people you want to get your product in front of on Facebook. Facebook has over 2 billion account holders, with more than 1.8 billion of these accounts being accessed every month. To break this down even further 80% of all Internet users use Facebook. And on average, a daily Facebook user spends 40 minutes using the platform.

Setting up Facebook ads is easy peasy 

Facebook has made setting up an ad a fairly uncomplicated process – they literally signpost each step. Once you have a Facebook page you can select the type of ad, target audience and set your budget and timeframe in a few simple clicks.

Hit the sweet spot with Facebook ads

The social media platform knows a lot about its users. You can benefit from this information as Facebook allows you to target the people who are most likely to be converted into customers.

You can filter who sees your ad by

  • age
  • gender
  • location
  • job title
  • industry
  • marital status
  • interests.

You also have the option to filter by connections (for example, friends of users who like your page) and behaviour, which includes their latest purchases and life events.


And if you want to go one step further, you can use their lookalike option. This allows targeting similar users to your current audience, which means you don’t have to guess demographics if you don’t have the stats to hand.

Going in for the win with Facebook ads

Retargeting. This clever tool allows you to target users who have already visited your website, app or given you their contact info. As they have already shown an interest, reminding them of your product or service again on Facebook might get them over the line with downloading premium content, starting a trial or making a purchase.

Press the button

Having a call to action (CTA) button on a digital ad is not a new idea. However, Facebook offers an enhanced version. In general, a CTA brings you to a company website where a user can find out more before you decide to make a purchase. With Facebook ads you have a number of options including Apply Now, Book Now, Contact Us, Download, Sign Up, and Learn More. 

Moving pictures 

Did you know that 64% of consumers say that that watching a marketing video on Facebook has influenced a purchasing decision? We definitely have a penchant for watching video rather than reading content, so it’s a win-win that Facebook allows you to create video ads. 

 

 

Stay on trend

One of the big reasons why Facebook continues to grow is that it is constantly adding new and improved features. Yes, you need to take a bit of time to keep on top of these changes (or hire us to do that for you!), but the more you learn about how to target your audience the bigger the return will be. 

Knowing me, knowing you

To make sure you are getting the maximum return for your investment, Facebook offers a pretty nifty analytics tool that once you get the hang of, you can offer you some very valuable insights to your audience. You can track things like impressions, reach and frequency, as well as likes, shares, comments, page likes, and click-through rates. All this data is in real-time, which means you can adjust your ads as necessary.

 

If you would like some more information on Facebook ads and how they can help grow your business, visit our training page.

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