Why 70% of the Small Businesses are Failing with Facebook Ads

March 14, 2019 | 136 views

Well, that’s what Facebook is – an 80,000-pound advertising gorilla. 9 out of 10 marketers use Facebook Ads to generate leads and to feed their sales pipeline. After all with 2.2 Billion active users, it is a country (if not a continent!) of its own. With more than $27 Billion in revenue, Facebook advertising is one of the biggest revenue sources for Facebook. But, is it the same for businesses that use Facebook ads?

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McCann Worldgroup operations are united across 100+ countries by a single mission: to help brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. By developing a deep strategic understanding of our clients’ businesses and their consumers, we create evocative and effective brand communications. It’s powerful and innovative creativity that helps marketers grow their brands and businesses and it’s what we are committed to achieving every day, everywhere, and for every client.

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Microsoft Named Netflix’s Global Ad Technology and Sales Partner

Article | July 14, 2022

On July 13, Netflix’s COO, Greg Peters, officially named Microsoft as Netflix’s “global advertising technology and sales partner”. This partnership will help Netflix kick-start its advertising business. Industry watchers were waiting to see who Netflix would choose as its advertising platform to build its ad-supported tier of service after the streaming giant’s April announcement to bring ads to the platform. In April, we announced that we would introduce a new lower priced ad-supported subscription plan for consumers, in addition to our existing ad-free basic, standard, and premium plans. Today we are pleased to announce that we have selected Microsoft as our global advertising technology and sales partner. “Microsoft has the proven ability to support all our advertising needs as we together build a new ad-supported offering, More importantly, Microsoft offered the flexibility to innovate over time on both the technology and sales side, as well as strong privacy protections for our members.” -Greg Peters,COONetflix. It’s very early days and we have much to work through. But our long-term goal is clear: More choice for consumers and a premium, better-than-linear TV brand experience for advertisers. We’re excited to work with Microsoft as we bring this new service to life. Microsoft recently acquired Xandr, an ad marketplace that ties into connected TV. It has been developing its ad platform while endorsing its approach to protecting customers’ information. Marketers looking to Microsoft for their advertising needs will have access to the Netflix audience and premium connected TV inventory, said Mikhail Parakhin, Microsoft’s president of web experiences. While assisting Netflix in delivering more choices to its customers, Microsoft will offer new premium value to its ecosystem of marketers and partners.

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AI Ad Campaigns for Improved Ad Targeting

Article | August 12, 2022

Artificial intelligence in advertising is disrupting marketing. It is a new way to reach customers that is more personalized, engaging, and targeted than traditional ads. AI-based marketing can improve customer experience, sales and marketing, and lead generation strategies. As a result, B2B companies are adapting AI ads to target key accounts. Let us understand what ideal AI ad campaigns look like: AI Ad Campaigns: Things to Consider The most important factors that impact the success of an AI ad are its message, tone, and length. Message: The message needs to be clear and concise so your target audience can immediately grasp what you are saying. Tone: The tone needs to be friendly and conversational, and it should get a response so that your brand is approachable and not invasive. Length: The ad should be between 50-150 words. The length should depend on the message you are trying to convey. Optimizing Your AI Ad Campaign Here are some tips to optimize your AI ad campaign: Identify and understand the goals of your campaign. Select relevant and appropriate channels to influence your target segments effectively. Use conversion rates, click-through rates, and other metrics to decide where to allocate your ad budget and how best to enhance the content for different target segments. Design your campaign while keeping in mind consumer interaction and your campaign objectives. Regularly map the outcomes and make adjustments to address any issues. Consider using an AI ad creator, a type of digital software that creates ads without human input. It automatically modifies text and images to create targeted ads. Impact on the Future of Advertising Through automation and optimization, AI will impact the future of advertising and marketing. It will help marketers get insights, develop strategies and create targeted content and companies to increase customer engagement, customer experience and ad efficiency.

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6-second Video Ads: Delivering Key Messages & Driving Results

Article | July 8, 2022

Mobile media usage in the US will reach 4 hours 29 minutes per day in 2022, according to Statista. In a mobile-first world, advertisers are understanding and adapting to the changing habits of your target demographic. They are switching to using 6-second video ads to address the decreasing individual ad session times. Let us look at how 6-second ads are changing the game: 6-second ads increased ad recall by 11%, ROI by 12%, and video completion rate by 271% (Adaptly Campaign) There was an incremental lift across several key metrics, such as conversion rate, average purchase value, and click-through rate (Adaptly Campaign) 6-second ads quickly communicate the message and grab people’s attention They allow break-through with meaningful placements and influence buying decisions Netmarble’s Lineage2 Revolution Video Ad Campaign Broke Records Netmarble enlisted the assistance of Wisebirds, a Facebook Marketing Partner, to promote and drive downloads for its new mobile game. Wisebirds ran a test with 6-second, 15-second, and 30-second ads for a mobile ad campaign. The 6-second ad performed the best. Netmarble’s video ad campaign for the Lineage2 Revolution game broke records as the massively multiplayer online role-playing game with the most downloads in the App Store and Google Play in five Southeast Asian countries. The campaign highlighted the importance of delivering short, impactful messages to drive results efficiently and at a lower cost. “In terms of branding, 6 second videos showed the best performance in all branding effectiveness measurements. We found that exposing short videos repeatedly and leaving a strong impression on the audience produced an unforgettable branding message.” – Dong Gyeong Kim, Senior Campaign Manager, Wisebirds “In terms of branding, 6 second videos showed the best performance in all branding effectiveness measurements. We found that exposing short videos repeatedly and leaving a strong impression on the audience produced an unforgettable branding message.” – Dong Gyeong Kim, Senior Campaign Manager, Wisebirds Tips to Create an Impressive 6-second Video Ad Keep your ad narrative short. Create a solid punch line and figure out how to express it with the tools at hand. Don’t treat the time constraint as a hindrance but as a creative challenge to deliver a great customer experience. Ensure that your ad transformations are effective. Keep your ad simple, relatable, and visually appealing and make all the elements work together. Put 6-second Video Ads to the Test and Learn Advertisers like you must experiment and learn how to capture viewers' attention quickly and deliver memorable key messages using 6-second video ads. Shorter video ads could be a great solution to address the dip in individual ad view session times and the viewers’ lowered attention spans.

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Creating Great Ads: CX Should Surpass Technology in Priority

Article | July 6, 2022

Everyone can be a creator, critic, performer and an audience member— all at the same time — thanks to the internet. However, when it comes to advertising and the internet, the biggest opportunity that you have is customer experience (CX). And yet, new technologies and the desire to decrease ad spend put customer experience on the back-burner. Why CX Should be a Priority While Making Ads? Customer experience takes a nosedive when you automate marketing decisions, drive down advertising costs, extract data, and increase intrusiveness to reach more customers. These factors negatively impact your brand’s reputation and cause customers to leave your side. As a result, your revenue might take a hit by implementing modern technology. Customer experience should always be at the top of your priority list if you want to retain your customers and give them exactly what they want. Here are some things you should remember while creating ads: Context is Key Your messaging and creatives should align with the context of your ad placement. Native ads and contextual targeting can help you safely place your ads without disrupting your UX. Value Addition Works Your consumers want to see something that is unique and adds value to their lives. Use creative, relatable, and authentic messaging to appeal to your audience. Use Technology Wisely If you don’t leverage ad tech as a part of a sound strategy and intelligent design, you might lose out on effectively representing your brand in front of your target audience. Rules to Remember While Making Ad Creatives Do not treat your audience as a set of data points Platforms are dynamic so you need to adapt to the changes in time Use technology to meet the expectations of your audience but don’t abuse it

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McCann Worldgroup operations are united across 100+ countries by a single mission: to help brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. By developing a deep strategic understanding of our clients’ businesses and their consumers, we create evocative and effective brand communications. It’s powerful and innovative creativity that helps marketers grow their brands and businesses and it’s what we are committed to achieving every day, everywhere, and for every client.

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T-Mobile Launches Canva Pro + Facebook Advertising on Us

T-Mobile | September 01, 2022

Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is launching an offer to help small businesses get MORE value without any extra cost. In collaboration with Canva and Meta (NASDAQ: META), T-Mobile is giving ALL eligible small business customers Canva Pro on Us through the end of the year, along with $200 of free advertising on Facebook and/or Instagram. Between labor shortages and inflation, it's no secret that small businesses are under-resourced right now. And marketing efforts have taken a hit. In fact, a recent survey-based study shows that 64% of small businesses lack enough time and resources to focus on marketing1. That’s why the Un-carrier is stepping up to support them with Canva Pro, an online visual communication platform that empowers everyone to create beautiful designs from presentations and social media content, to videos, t-shirts, websites and more! New or existing customers of Magenta for Business, Business Unlimited Advanced and Business Unlimited Ultimate+ plans with three lines or more can get MORE value from their business plans NOW with: 6 months of Canva Pro $200 in Facebook/Instagram advertising credits Scam Shield Premium Microsoft 365 Mobile hotspot data AND with T-Mobile’s latest Un-carrier move, Coverage Beyond, free high-speed data in 210+ countries and destinations, AND free in-flight connectivity and streaming all flight long on the biggest U.S. airlines. Secure Wi-Fi is also coming soon, a smart VPN that automatically provides a secure connection on-the-go With Canva Pro, customers receive exclusive access to MORE design resources. With customizable templates, easy-to-use image and video editing tools and a content planner to schedule and automate posting, Canva Pro can help whip up engaging social posts and marketing materials. And with features like Brand Kits logos, colors, and fonts are grouped together for fast, streamlined creation of designs. Canva Pro also offers full access to Canva's media library of over 100 million visual and audio assets, exclusive brand fonts and 100 GB of cloud storage. “We recognize how important marketing is in helping businesses get in front of new customers, so combining design and advertising into one offer for small businesses was a no-brainer,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “We recognize how important marketing is in helping businesses get in front of new customers, so combining design and advertising into one offer for small businesses was a no-brainer,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “Meta and Canva are two powerhouse forces in design and advertising, and we wanted our small business customers all over the U.S. to get access to the very best. That’s just what the Un-carrier does.” And with the Un-carrier’s Extended Range 5G covering nearly everyone in the country — 320 million people across 1.8 million square miles — small businesses from rural towns to big cities can take advantage of this offer. Canva Pro plus Facebook Advertising on Us is available today in-store and online for T-Mobile customers on eligible phone plans through the end of the year. For more information on this limited time offer, visit www.t-mobile.com/business/offers/facebook-ads-on-us. Follow T-Mobile’s Official Twitter Newsroom @TMobileNews to stay up to date with the latest company news. Facebook Ads: Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, port-in (for new customers), service (3+ lines total) & activation on any postpaid T-Mobile/Sprint small business rate plan required. If you have cancelled voice lines in past 90 days, reactivate them first. $200 credit via Virtual Prepaid Mastercard, which can be used only for advertising on Facebook, Instagram for Facebook, or Instagram; no cash access & expires in 6 months. The Virtual Prepaid Mastercard is issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Allow 6-8 weeks from fulfilment of offer requirements. Max 1/account. For accounts up to 20 lines. May not be combined with some offers or discounts. Canva Pro: Limited-time offer; subject to change. Receive 6-months of Canva Pro (valued at $77.94) when you register to receive a code and then redeem the code within 30 days. Offer fulfilled by Canva; requires Canva account. 1 offer per account. After free trial, plan automatically renews at $12.99/month until cancelled. 5G: Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see T-Mobile.com. About T-Mobile T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com.

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IRI Launches New Lift Measurement Solution for Facebook

IRI | September 17, 2021

IRI®, a fast-growing global technology leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, announced the launch of IRI Lift™ for Facebook, which will enable CPG manufacturers and retailers to measure the offline sales impact of their advertising campaigns across Facebook and Instagram. Expands IRI Lift coverage to digital advertising’s largest social channel Enables closed-loop measurement and optimization of social advertising impact for CPG retail sales using IRI’s unparalleled loyalty card data assets The new solution combines Facebook’s media exposure data with IRI’s vast point-of-sale, frequent shopper and causal data to provide accurate, granular and household-level insights. Advertisers will be able to maximize their Facebook advertising learning agenda; quantify the true return of various activation elements; and evaluate their campaign strategy, messaging, audiences and more to drive optimal performance. “We are very excited to be launching this solution for advertisers on Facebook, one of the largest and most sophisticated digital advertising platforms in the market today,” said Nishat Mehta, chief product officer and president of the IRI Media Center of Excellence. “The addition of Facebook and Instagram measurement to our robust suite of Lift solutions makes IRI the industry’s most effective partner for capturing the in-store sales impact of online advertising impressions across all digital media and television partners. Now our clients can leverage our enhanced Lift suite and industry-leading shopper loyalty data assets to accurately and granularly measure returns on their total advertising spend, and make the informed, data-driven decisions they need to execute more productive campaigns and win in the market. And at the same time, consumers benefit from a more relevant ad experience.” The launch of IRI Lift for Facebook expands on IRI’s existing measurement partnership with Facebook, which also includes marketing mix. In addition, Facebook and Instagram campaigns can be supported by IRI’s 100% deterministic, purchase-based audiences, derived from over 500 million loyalty cards for the highest levels of targeting accuracy. Combining all three solutions helps advertisers make smarter investments by better allocating media spend across platforms, targeting the right consumers and closing the loop by measuring campaigns via household sales lift. About the IRI Partner Ecosystem IRI fundamentally believes that delivering differentiated growth for clients requires deep, highly integrated partnering with a variety of best-of-breed companies. As such, IRI works closely with a broad range of industry leaders across multiple industries and sectors to create innovative joint solutions, services and access to capabilities to help its clients more effectively collaborate and compete in their various markets and exceed their growth objectives. IRI is committed to its partnership philosophy and continues to actively enhance its open ecosystem of partners through alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions and affiliations. About IRI IRI is a fast-growing, leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers, and financial services and media companies grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated into an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI is empowering the personalization revolution, helping to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key constituents and deliver market-leading growth.

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Facebook rolls out new rules for political advertising globally

Facebook | June 27, 2019

Facebook has rolled out its transparency tools globally for advertisers wanting to place ads about social issues, elections or politics. The social networking platform already requires that advertisers get authorized and add disclaimers to political ads in over 50 countries and territories, including in India. "Now we're expanding proactive enforcement on these ads to countries where elections or regulations are approaching, starting with Ukraine, Singapore, Canada and Argentina," Sarah Schiff, Product Manager at Facebook said in a blog post on Tuesday.

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T-Mobile Launches Canva Pro + Facebook Advertising on Us

T-Mobile | September 01, 2022

Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is launching an offer to help small businesses get MORE value without any extra cost. In collaboration with Canva and Meta (NASDAQ: META), T-Mobile is giving ALL eligible small business customers Canva Pro on Us through the end of the year, along with $200 of free advertising on Facebook and/or Instagram. Between labor shortages and inflation, it's no secret that small businesses are under-resourced right now. And marketing efforts have taken a hit. In fact, a recent survey-based study shows that 64% of small businesses lack enough time and resources to focus on marketing1. That’s why the Un-carrier is stepping up to support them with Canva Pro, an online visual communication platform that empowers everyone to create beautiful designs from presentations and social media content, to videos, t-shirts, websites and more! New or existing customers of Magenta for Business, Business Unlimited Advanced and Business Unlimited Ultimate+ plans with three lines or more can get MORE value from their business plans NOW with: 6 months of Canva Pro $200 in Facebook/Instagram advertising credits Scam Shield Premium Microsoft 365 Mobile hotspot data AND with T-Mobile’s latest Un-carrier move, Coverage Beyond, free high-speed data in 210+ countries and destinations, AND free in-flight connectivity and streaming all flight long on the biggest U.S. airlines. Secure Wi-Fi is also coming soon, a smart VPN that automatically provides a secure connection on-the-go With Canva Pro, customers receive exclusive access to MORE design resources. With customizable templates, easy-to-use image and video editing tools and a content planner to schedule and automate posting, Canva Pro can help whip up engaging social posts and marketing materials. And with features like Brand Kits logos, colors, and fonts are grouped together for fast, streamlined creation of designs. Canva Pro also offers full access to Canva's media library of over 100 million visual and audio assets, exclusive brand fonts and 100 GB of cloud storage. “We recognize how important marketing is in helping businesses get in front of new customers, so combining design and advertising into one offer for small businesses was a no-brainer,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “We recognize how important marketing is in helping businesses get in front of new customers, so combining design and advertising into one offer for small businesses was a no-brainer,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “Meta and Canva are two powerhouse forces in design and advertising, and we wanted our small business customers all over the U.S. to get access to the very best. That’s just what the Un-carrier does.” And with the Un-carrier’s Extended Range 5G covering nearly everyone in the country — 320 million people across 1.8 million square miles — small businesses from rural towns to big cities can take advantage of this offer. Canva Pro plus Facebook Advertising on Us is available today in-store and online for T-Mobile customers on eligible phone plans through the end of the year. For more information on this limited time offer, visit www.t-mobile.com/business/offers/facebook-ads-on-us. Follow T-Mobile’s Official Twitter Newsroom @TMobileNews to stay up to date with the latest company news. Facebook Ads: Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, port-in (for new customers), service (3+ lines total) & activation on any postpaid T-Mobile/Sprint small business rate plan required. If you have cancelled voice lines in past 90 days, reactivate them first. $200 credit via Virtual Prepaid Mastercard, which can be used only for advertising on Facebook, Instagram for Facebook, or Instagram; no cash access & expires in 6 months. The Virtual Prepaid Mastercard is issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Allow 6-8 weeks from fulfilment of offer requirements. Max 1/account. For accounts up to 20 lines. May not be combined with some offers or discounts. Canva Pro: Limited-time offer; subject to change. Receive 6-months of Canva Pro (valued at $77.94) when you register to receive a code and then redeem the code within 30 days. Offer fulfilled by Canva; requires Canva account. 1 offer per account. After free trial, plan automatically renews at $12.99/month until cancelled. 5G: Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see T-Mobile.com. About T-Mobile T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com.

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IRI Launches New Lift Measurement Solution for Facebook

IRI | September 17, 2021

IRI®, a fast-growing global technology leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, announced the launch of IRI Lift™ for Facebook, which will enable CPG manufacturers and retailers to measure the offline sales impact of their advertising campaigns across Facebook and Instagram. Expands IRI Lift coverage to digital advertising’s largest social channel Enables closed-loop measurement and optimization of social advertising impact for CPG retail sales using IRI’s unparalleled loyalty card data assets The new solution combines Facebook’s media exposure data with IRI’s vast point-of-sale, frequent shopper and causal data to provide accurate, granular and household-level insights. Advertisers will be able to maximize their Facebook advertising learning agenda; quantify the true return of various activation elements; and evaluate their campaign strategy, messaging, audiences and more to drive optimal performance. “We are very excited to be launching this solution for advertisers on Facebook, one of the largest and most sophisticated digital advertising platforms in the market today,” said Nishat Mehta, chief product officer and president of the IRI Media Center of Excellence. “The addition of Facebook and Instagram measurement to our robust suite of Lift solutions makes IRI the industry’s most effective partner for capturing the in-store sales impact of online advertising impressions across all digital media and television partners. Now our clients can leverage our enhanced Lift suite and industry-leading shopper loyalty data assets to accurately and granularly measure returns on their total advertising spend, and make the informed, data-driven decisions they need to execute more productive campaigns and win in the market. And at the same time, consumers benefit from a more relevant ad experience.” The launch of IRI Lift for Facebook expands on IRI’s existing measurement partnership with Facebook, which also includes marketing mix. In addition, Facebook and Instagram campaigns can be supported by IRI’s 100% deterministic, purchase-based audiences, derived from over 500 million loyalty cards for the highest levels of targeting accuracy. Combining all three solutions helps advertisers make smarter investments by better allocating media spend across platforms, targeting the right consumers and closing the loop by measuring campaigns via household sales lift. About the IRI Partner Ecosystem IRI fundamentally believes that delivering differentiated growth for clients requires deep, highly integrated partnering with a variety of best-of-breed companies. As such, IRI works closely with a broad range of industry leaders across multiple industries and sectors to create innovative joint solutions, services and access to capabilities to help its clients more effectively collaborate and compete in their various markets and exceed their growth objectives. IRI is committed to its partnership philosophy and continues to actively enhance its open ecosystem of partners through alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions and affiliations. About IRI IRI is a fast-growing, leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers, and financial services and media companies grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated into an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI is empowering the personalization revolution, helping to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key constituents and deliver market-leading growth.

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Facebook rolls out new rules for political advertising globally

Facebook | June 27, 2019

Facebook has rolled out its transparency tools globally for advertisers wanting to place ads about social issues, elections or politics. The social networking platform already requires that advertisers get authorized and add disclaimers to political ads in over 50 countries and territories, including in India. "Now we're expanding proactive enforcement on these ads to countries where elections or regulations are approaching, starting with Ukraine, Singapore, Canada and Argentina," Sarah Schiff, Product Manager at Facebook said in a blog post on Tuesday.

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