Advertising on Social Media
There’s a shortcut to getting noticed on social media: pay for it. As a leading social media advertising agency, Beasley focuses on three platforms that allow our clients to market with ads that appear in the conversational stream, looking very much like the individual updates from users of that social media platform.
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But you need to be careful. You’ll be connecting with community members based on information they have volunteered about themselves, and you can’t violate their trust by over-marketing. Consumers can easily opt out of seeing your ads, and a poorly conceived social media campaign may backfire with negative mentions that hurt you.
Facebook now has well over 1 billion users, of which 80% are outside the U.S. and Canada. That means you can reach more people—in almost any country—with Facebook vs. television or radio advertising. Interestingly, Facebook has a very low CPM (cost per thousand impressions), yet allows advertisers to micro-target their audience. While Facebook has easy-to-use ad creation tools for the small business, it’s not much harder to create highly targeted campaigns with rich selects using the Facebook Power Editor. As a leading social media agency, we’ll be happy to tell you more.
LinkedIn is the premier business network with 270,000 members who have provided extensive information about themselves and their job history. You have the choice of advertising within the newsfeed or with a variety of right-column ad formats. Similar to Facebook, LinkedIn has self-serve advertising options but also provides a much more powerful and flexible ad creation and tracking interface through its client services team.
Twitter has the benefit of immediacy. A trending topic will be inescapable for a few hours or days, then it will be forgotten almost as quickly. If immediacy is a component of your advertising mix—whether it’s for an event, a limited time offer, or a product launch—then Twitter makes sense. As an experienced social media agency we focus on Promoted Tweets, which appear in the user’s timeline, capture the essence of current conversations, and appear at the exact time you request.
For these as well as other social media advertising campaigns, the most important considerations are to think conversationally, create an ad that matches the property, and the audience. Beasley is your social media advertising agency, ask how we can help by calling us now.