How to Create an Effective Facebook Ad

According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 69 percent of adults in the United States use Facebook on a regular basis. It is no surprise that small and large businesses have found a great Facebook ad to be one of the best ways to reach customers, drive sales, and increase brand awareness.

Of course, if you would like to promote your company on Facebook, you will first need to spend some time putting together an effective ad. The following tips should help you do just that:

Write a Clear Call to Action

When crafting your Facebook ad, you must decide what action you want the viewer to take when they see it on their screen. Do you want them to call you? Send you an email? Purchase one of your products? Or visit your website to learn more about your services?

Once you have an answer, you can write a call to action that clearly and concisely conveys your message to your audience. Here is a few examples of what that could look like:

  • “Click here to buy this hilarious tee for just $20!”
  • “Call (555) 555-5555 today to schedule an appointment with a member of our experienced team.”
  • “Ready to learn more about how our services can improve your business? Click here to visit our website.”

These simple statements can be the difference between a viewer forgetting about your ads or taking the next step and being one of your customers.

Target the Right Audience

When you take out a TV or radio ad, you have little to no control over the audience that receives your message. It will be seen or heard by whoever is tuned in when your commercial airs. Not everyone will have use for your services or is close enough to your store to drop by and make a purchase.

With Facebook, you have total control over who sees your ads. You can target people based on their age, their location, their interests, their relationship status, and a host of other categories.

If you run a bridal boutique, you can target women in your city who are currently engaged. Similarly, if you want to increase sales for your educational supply store, you can build an audience full of teachers. No need for guesswork; often this information is listed directly on their profile. .

Taking the time to target the right audience can increase your odds of converting viewers to customers and reduce time spent reaching out to the uninterested.

Choose an Eye-Catching Image

When scrolling through Facebook on their phone, tablet, or laptop, users don’t typically spend a lot of time viewing any one post. So, how can you get them to take a longer look at your ad?

Quite often, the best way to get a user’s attention is with an eye-catching image.

The exact image you should choose will depend on your company and your audience. Generally speaking, you would be wise to stay away from drab, text-heavy images. You will have much more success with vibrant, colorful images featuring a short slogan or tagline.

Be Ready to Make Changes

When running ads on Facebook, it is not uncommon for people to believe that their work is complete after they hit publish. After all, once you get everything set up perfectly, you just sit back and wait for the sales to roll in, right?

Unfortunately, social media marketing is rarely quite that simple. It is essential that you check your analytics for as long as your ad is live. Doing so will allow you to tweak your post on the fly and get every ounce out of your ad dollars.

A small sampling of the alterations you may have to make after your ad goes live would include:

  • Condensing your target audience
  • Tweaking your call to action
  • Linking the ad to a different page on your website

By making these changes, you may be able to improve your conversion rate and increase your ad’s return on investment.

Need Help With Your Facebook Ad?

Advertising on Facebook can be a superb way to introduce your company to new customers and increase your year-over-year sales figures. However, if you feel like you are struggling to achieve the results you had hoped for, it is important to remember that help is available.

The team here at FZA Digital has been helping businesses promote themselves online for years. We understand what it takes to create a Facebook ad that attracts eyeballs and converts to valuable leads and sales. If you would like to learn more about our services, just pick up the phone and give us a call at (424) 229-2923 or contact us online.

 

Conversational marketing may sound ambiguous, but 79% of customers now use messaging apps to interact with customer service, and 82% reported that an “immediate response” was the most crucial factor in their overall satisfaction.

If your business is one of the 36% online currently using conversational marketing, by leveraging the power of live chat, then you can skip this one. For everyone else, click here to see why live conversation services help forge genuine conversations and increase conversions.

Here are three quick ways conversational marketing will dominate this year:

#1 – Natural Language Search

Robotic phrases are in. Conversational search is in (and yes, that includes trending voice search results too). Google is literally listening to how people ask for digital data and paying close attention to the brands that serve back humanized information.

Search Engine Watch explains:

“Natural language search is search carried out in everyday language, phrasing questions as you would ask them if you were talking to someone. These queries can be typed into a search engine, spoken aloud with voice search, or posed as a question to a digital assistant like Siri or Cortana.”

Tip: Make it easy for customers to say yes by researching the keywords they use to find your brand and become popularized by Google.

#2 – AI Vs. Human Chatbots

Humans crave connection; AI chatbots have lost their appeal as humans report being frustrated by the mere prospect of talking to a robot.

Connect live chat enables small businesses to utilize real people to create genuine connections and leverages authentic conversations to boost customer service and increase conversions.

Tip: Customers who visit your website have an intent to purchase. Make it easy for them to say yes by welcoming them as they arrive and opening up a dialogue.

#3 – Social Media Support

Messaging apps help customers reach you from the platforms they feel most comfortable with and cover a range of avenues, including social media, third-party apps, and SMS.

While email marketing still offers great potential, the truth is consumer attention is now on apps, not inboxes. Placing your message where customers will see and engage with it is a no-brainer and a surefire way to see significantly higher open rates and engagement.

Tip: Help customers say yes by troubleshooting customer service on live chat and social media platforms to reduce friction and appear more present (see how we can help!).

What Does Your Service Say About You?

Customers are vocal in their desires to support brands that are backed by real people and who forge genuine connections with their audience. And while it may feel daunting, change can be a welcome and refreshing change of pace for you and your consumers.

It’s no longer enough to check off blogs, SEO and emails from your marketing efforts; customers want you to step up to the plate and craft conversational responses. It’s never been easier or more affordable to provide your customers with a premium customer service experience.

Whatever conversation you decide to spark, Connect 24/7 live chat offers real conversation with real leads, in real time.

Request your free demo to see how Connect 24/7 live chat can meet the demands of your small business today by visiting https://www.fzadigital.com/connect-live-chat/.

Sources

https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/04/12/everything-you-need-to-know-about-natural-language-search-2/
https://www.business2community.com/marketing/does-your-2020-marketing-strategy-include-conversational-marketing-02257726 

When it comes to lead generation, it’s normal to jump the gun and assume it’s all for quick and instant sales, but a truly successful lead generation campaign is a carefully coiffed system that can vet, converse, and finesse your audience into becoming lifelong buyers. 

Social media offers small business owners countless opportunities to put themselves in front of a highly engaged and active audience. In fact, small businesses that use social media see, on average, an increase of 24% in total sales just from simply being active on the platform. 

Lead gen can, for the most part, become highly-targeted and highly-automated, once you go through these quick tips. And could in the long-run, save your business an average of 45% on traditional marketing dollars (with the right agency) thanks to its set-it-and-forget-it success. 

So, if you don’t have a social media strategy, or you’re not using lead gen to incentivize people to your offer, it’s time to buckle up.

 

Did you know FZA Digital has over 1,000 proven accounts that get more leads every single day? Click here to request a free consultation today

#1 – Host a Giveaway

As a rule of thumb: run regular or repeat giveaways if you have an offer, service, or product that is low-cost and easy to fulfill (there are FDA regulated stipulations that if you run a contest, you must adhere to the terms and conditions). Run one-time, high-value giveaways when you want to make a statement and gain traction.

The higher the value offered in a giveaway, the more you can ask from your audience. This is also a great time to partner with different brands or clients who have a similar demographic, so you can double or triple your reach. 

#2 – Offer a Gated Lead Gen 

Popular choices include a short eBook, a one-pager that provides information, value, or a free consultation. The results come from adding a gateway. This requires your audience to give you some personal information, such as their email or an SMS, to get access to the information. 

When publishing a lead gen on social media, you’ll want to consider how people get to their destination as not all platforms want the audience to leave. Customization on social media is key, especially when it comes to the link and call to action!

#3 – Boost View with Live Webinars

Unlike traditional webinars, “going live” on social media is open to everyone and free. Live webinars are super effective for high-ticket offers as you can build trust immediately and answer buyer objections live (or invite them to your email funnel). 

Social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram actively promote and notify followers when you go live to increase views. This is the creme of the crop for social content so if you are able to go live, even to do a Q&A, you can gain a lot of views quickly.

  • Bonus – The Follow Up 

At the end of the day, even the best lead-gen magnet is only as powerful as the time you take to follow up. Many people forget to read or listen to the information they’ve been given, no matter how incredible or compelling that information was at the moment of interest.

Opening up a doorway into a new conversation with a lead is how relationships begin and much like dating, thoughtful and frequent communication that benefits your prospect, will see them turn from a lead to a loyal and buying customer for life.

 

FZA Digital helps brands dominate online and can help you generate more leads. Click here to request a free consultation today.

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