Writing Facebook ads is much different than other advertisements. Advertisers are pushing the limits of what is relevant to their business. The other day I saw a “click like if you like Dexter”. I was thinking this would be a Dexter page, maybe a Showtime page, but I discovered it was an Xfinity ad. Xfinity is our local cable company in case you are not from the area. We don’t recommend making your ad completely irrelevant to your business, but our goal is not to convert this person into a customer with the ad. Our goal is to get the person to like our page, then we can tell them more about what we do over time with updates. Here are some ads that failed and some that did well.
Facebook defaults to your page’s logo when you create your first ad. For people who are just learning this often seems like a good idea, but we have never seen a successful ad that uses the company logo.
What a difference the ad text can make. We get tired of writing “click like if” but it seems to be the only thing that works.
I thought The Wedding Singer was just as good as Old School, but apparently the Wedding singer in Old School is more recognizable. This ad demonstrates trial and error when running a Facebook Ad Campaign. Sometimes quirky ads hit home, and sometimes they flop.
This last one did not perform very well, but we wanted to show an example of optimization. If you can find an image that works, varying your ad text can drastically improve its performance.
Have fun creating your improved Facebook ads. Thanks to Brandywine Valley Talent and Rick’s Auto Detailing for letting us use their ads as examples.
If you have examples of your own post them on our Facebook page and we will consider adding them to this post.