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Tactics Added
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29%
ROI Increase
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    Multi-Target Audience
    When the goal is to test a very specific persona, you may only be able to isolate this audience with multiple layers of targeting. Get granular by layering targeting options one on top of another, combining geography with demographic and behavioral data to narrow down your reach to the specific persona you’re trying to target. This will help you better cater your creative for the smaller audience you’re trying to reach without wasting money on too broad a reach.
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    Stock Image
    Stock imagery can be a good neutral placeholder to test before you get hold of better proprietary pictures. Try to use images that look more natural and less posed, as these are likely to outperform photos that clearly look like stock photos. There are lots of stock photo sites out there with various prices from free to thousands of dollars per image.
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    Distributor Interest Audience
    This tactic focuses on targeting an audiences that is a fan of a distributor and will likely be interested in your product or service. Selling makeup products? Target fans of Sephora or Mac. Selling books? Target fans of Barnes & Noble. You get the idea!
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    Rich Media Ad Placement
    Rich media ads - large, interactive ads that use more page real estate - are an effective way to claim more audience attention. These ads involve video, audio, or interactive elements (expanding, gamification, social media integration) that encourage viewers to click on and interact with the ad.
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    Image Pattern Background Ad
    An appealing pattern in the background of an image can attract attention. The pattern you use can evoke a different emotion, such as playfulness or seriousness. Decide which pattern to use based on the audience you're targeting and the product you're trying to sell. Coordinate the tone of your copy with the pattern you choose for a more impactful ad.
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    Bio Link
    People you connect with on social media and ones that actively seek you out will look at your profile descriptions, so what better place to link to your site than in those social profiles? Change all your social media bios to include a link to your site and get your partners and employees to do so as well.
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    Daily Social Posting
    To increase brand awareness and acquire signups/users organically through engaging content through popular social media platforms.
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    Feature Showcase Ad Copy
    “Wide base titanium head for maximum surface area”Showcasing the important features of your product in your ad creative can be a way to successfully differentiate yourself from your competitors. Focus on features that may not be immediately visible in images but would be considered important to potential customers. This lets the most important attributes of your product do the selling.
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    Business Model Ad Copy
    It’s possible to quickly validate different business models by split-testing in your ad copy. If you’re trying to decide whether to charge a monthly subscription or a flat yearly fee for your service, for example, A/B test ad copy that references each model to see which one performs best with your audience. You’ll quickly learn what it is your customers would prefer.
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    Job Seniority Targeting
    Similar to targeting job titles, targeting seniority can be an effective way of hitting the right people in your audience persona. Make sure you talk to your current (and best) customers to see what job title they hold to inspire your targeting choices here. You should be careful to test this rigorously and review the leads you get, as we've seen instances of people posting fake job titles, which dents the reliability of this type of targeting. The most accurate job title data we've seen is on LinkedIn.
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    High Bid Test
    When you want to reach different segments of your audience with your ads, try increasing your bid above the suggested or current level. Once you’re sure that your current bid level has reached everyone that it can reach, an increase can lead to a new segment of your audience getting served your ad. It will get your ad featured in front of more eyes, getting it in front of an audience that may not have seen it yet.
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    Job Title Audience
    Targeting your audience persona by what job title(s) they hold can be a very effective way of hitting the right people. Make sure you talk to your current (and best) customers to see what job title they hold to inspire your targeting choices here. You should be careful to test this rigorously and review the leads you get, as we've seen instances of people posting fake job titles, which dents the reliability of this type of targeting. The most accurate job title data we've seen is on LinkedIn.
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    Deep Linked Advertising
    Take users to the exact app content that is featured in an ad. Use deep links with your ads to make the user's journey from seeing your ad to clicking on it and arriving at a product page destination seamless. You can use this tactic with any ad platform, from search to social.The ad's landing page is as important as its copy, so getting users to the right page will help increase conversions.
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    Company Name Audience
    Want to target a specific company or set of companies with your social media advertising? You can target users based on the companies they say they work for in their profiles on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This lets you serve your ads to a hyper-relevant audience.
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    LinkedIn Group Targeting
    LinkedIn allows you to target both public and private groups on the platform. Groups can offer a pre-narrowed audience, for example: "Marketing Executives Group". Group targeting is another method of interest targeting that can lead to qualified prospects.
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    Re-Promote Old Content
    Most users never see your content the first time you post it. It might have gotten lost in the feed or maybe they weren't even a follower back when your best content came out. By re-promoting your best old content on a regular basis you can drive much more traffic from social with little extra effort.
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    Direct Ad Copy
    Being more direct in the ad copy can give your users more context before clicking resulting in higher-intent. You can write this way by first writing how you'd normally write it, then aggressively editing to get to a shorter, simpler version. Just say it like it is and boil the product down to its essential components. Your audience will thank you for it.
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    Speed Benefit Ad
    If a major benefit of your app is speed over its competitors, use that to your advantage. Write copy that highlights how fast your app is to set up or how quickly users can do something major. Use an image that shows that speed - try a timer next to your app’s dashboard or a casual photo of your phone next to your laptop timing your use of the app.
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    Publish On LinkedIn
    The reach of your content can be greatly amplified when you use LinkedIn’s native publishing platform, Pulse. The platform reaches a significant audience of influencers with large followings who may decide to share your content. Further, well-performing posts can be featured on Pulse, resulting in more views, likes, comments, and shares. Include quotes from influencers and let them know they’re featured as a way to incentivize them to share.
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    Job Function Audiences And Landing Pages
    When you’re trying to reach a certain kind of professional with your ads, you can try target specific job functions. Cater your ad copy and creative with messaging specific to the audience.
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    Image Bold Background Ad
    An appealing bold color in the background of an image can attract attention to your ad. If the image stands out from the rest of the page of a social network or site where the ad is served, it has a chance to draw eyes directly to it and your ad will be more likely to be seen. This can improve ad performance and help you better reach your audience.
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    New Ad Platform
    Different advertising platforms take different approaches to the way they reach audiences. Targeting the same audience with the same creative across multiple platforms can be a good way to determine relative volume and efficiency. You’ll be able to see how your audience on each network responds to your creative and adjust your ad spending and copy.
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    Day Of Week Exclusion
    Believe it or not, chances are the performance of your ad could be affected by the days it is displayed. Consider removing certain days of week to determine if they perform better for your company than others.  
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    Target Audience Callout
    Call out your target audience to catch their attention AND qualify leads. That a double win for CTR! This tactic is useful if your target audience shares a particular trait, profession, or identity. (Note: have a comprehensive understanding of your target audience before trying this tactic.)NOTE: For Facebook Ads, make sure your callout does not assert or imply anything about a person’s race, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs, age, sexual orientation or practices, gender identity, disability, medical condition (including physical or mental health), financial status, membership in a trade union, criminal record, or name. See policy for details.
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    Relevant Group Posting
    Rather than paying to show ads, try posting in groups with members who have a strong interest in your product or service. Search for and join relevant groups and communities on LinkedIn and Facebook and try posting your blog content, information about your product, or a promotion/sale. Keep track of the most responsive groups and return regularly with new content and responses to comments. Be sure to follow the rules of the group you’re posting in to prevent your posts from being deleted or marked as spam - if you’re not sure, ask a group admin. It’s a great way to show off your product while building influencer relationships.
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    Value Proposition Ad
    There are multiple benefits to buying or using your product - are you sure which one is most engaging? With the advent of the various major ad platforms, it's now trivial to A/B test various value propositions for each of your audiences and figure out what works (or doesn't).
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    Time Of Day Exclusion
    Remove certain times of day if they perform worse for you. This is a great way to figure out where you might be spending a lot of money on ads but not getting any return on that investment. For example, you might find that early morning hours result in very few conversions or significantly lower conversion rates, but equal or even higher spend and clicks. This will enable you to optimize spend on times of day that do in fact drive positive ROI.
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    LinkedIn Lead Ads
    LinkedIn recently introduced a new Lead Gen Forms system where you can run lead ads similar to Facebook. "Lead Gen Forms make it easy to collect leads from the nearly 500 million professionals, influencers, and business decision-makers who use LinkedIn. When members click on one of your ads, their LinkedIn profile information automatically populates an in-app form that they can submit instantly -- without having to type in their info by hand." - LinkedIn
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    Tilted Product Shot Image
    Showing a product tilted in the background of the image is a great way to acquaint the user with the product. This type of shot is common practice in magazines and aggregation websites that sell products, so users are well acquainted with this type of view.
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    Company Size Targeting
    Narrowing your ad targeting based on the size of company you’re trying to reach is a good way to filter for only the perfect potential customers. If you service enterprise businesses, reaching small startups with your ad will lower your ad spend ROI. Set your target audience based on company size to make sure your ad is appearing in front of the businesses you actually want to attract.
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    Incentivized Social Login
    At registration or email collection, offer an incentive for a user to connect via Facebook, Twitter, etc... The incentive can be anything from early access to new products to a larger discount coupon. This gives you more information on that user, such as their friends list, likes/interests, and birthday. You can use that to better tailor offers and communication further down the line.
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    Location Targeting
    Narrowing your targeting to hit only audiences in a specific location, will ensure you're getting the best quality traffic. Start by looking through your analytics platform and seeing which locations have the most (or least) valuable traffic. You can turn off the least valuable locations or only opt-in for the locations most valuable to you on most ad platforms.
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    Quality Ad Copy
    “Highest quality razor on the market”Comparing the quality of your service against the alternatives can be a good way to position your product. Whether comparing on price, customer service, ease of use, or quality, a favorable comparison against your competition can drive customers to buy from you instead. A great way to do this is to target alternatives to your service based on their negative customer feedback i.e. 'tired of lousy service?'.
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    Manually Export From Platform
    If you're using another platform to sell or acquire users, you may be able to pull those emails out and manually import into your Email Service Provider list. Examples: Etsy, LinkedIn, Gmail contacts, Shopify, etc. This may take some time, but it will be worth it to build an instant list of qualified subscribers. Be careful to properly explain where the email came from when you first send out an email blast to these people, or you could see large unsubscribe rates.
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    Industry Audience Targeting
    Targeting people who work for companies in the right industry can be a great way to segment your traffic. Be sure to test multiple audiences as performance can be very different depending on how they're bucketed by the advertising platform. This tactic works particularly well in B2B advertising.
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    Location Exclusion
    Stop wasting ad spend. Exclude certain locations in your advertising targeting to avoid serving ads in areas that historically do not convert. Also exclude locations that do not fit your target audience's profile. E.g. don't advertise a luxury product in a poorer area.
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