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Guide to Meta ads

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, is a global social media giant that offers a powerful advertising platform. Meta Ads can be a game-changer for your business advertising strategy, especially for businesses targeting a broad consumer audience. Almost everyone is on it, including your competitors and for good reason. In this guide, we'll explore the different types of Meta Ads and how to use them to enhance your marketing strategy.

Meta ads

Why Advertise on Meta?

Meta Ads can be a game-changer for your advertising strategy, especially for businesses targeting a broad consumer audience. Almost everyone is on it, including your competitors and for good reason!

Here's why you should consider advertising on Meta:

  • Meta has billions of active users across its platforms, allowing you to reach a diverse and extensive audience. Facebook and Instagram users are accustomed too engaging with content, which means you can foster meaningful interactions with your audience.

  • You can retarget users who have interacted with your website or app, increasing the likelihood of conversions.

  • Meta offers advanced targeting options, allowing you to reach specific demographics, interests, behaviors, and more.

  • You can choose from various ad formats to suit your campaign goals, from brand awareness to lead generation and e-commerce.

  • All of Meta's platforms are visually oriented, making them perfect for showcasing products, services, and brand stories through images and videos.

  • Meta's international presence makes it a valuable platform for businesses looking to expand their reach beyond local markets.

How to Get Started with Meta Ads

1. Choose Your Campaign Objective:

Awareness Show your ads to people who are most likely to remember them.

Best Practice: Create content that encourages interactions and engagement with your brand or posts.

Traffic Send people to a destination, like your website, app or Facebook event

Best Practice: Drive users to specific destinations like your website or app, with a clear and compelling call to action.

Engagement Get more messages, video views, post engagement, Page likes or event responses.

Best Practice: Create content that encourages interactions and engagement with your brand or posts.

Leads Collect leads for your business or brand.

Best Practice: Design ads that collect valuable information from potential customers to nurture leads.

App promotion Find new people to install your app and continue using it

Best Practice: Target users interested in your app and showcase its unique selling points.

Sales Find people likely to purchase your product or service.

Best Practice: Target users who are likely to convert into customers and provide a clear call to action for making a purchase.

Different Types of Meta Ads Formats

2. Choose Your Meta Ads Format

Image Ads: Display single images to promote your product or service. Ensure the image is high-quality and relevant to your audience.

Video Ads: Use video content to engage and tell a compelling brand story.

Carousel Ads: Create interactive sequences of images with headlines and descriptions to showcase multiple products or guide users through a process.

Slideshow Ads: Combine images, text, and sound into a video-like format to tell your brand's story effectively.

Collection Ads: Display a collection of products, making it easier for users to browse and shop.

Lead Generation Ads (coming soon): Collect leads by offering downloadable resources in exchange for users' contact information.

Which Meta Ads format is your favorite?

  • Image ads

  • Video ads

  • Carousel ads

  • Slideshow ads

3. Target Audience with Meta Ads:

  • Leverage Meta's extensive audience targeting options to reach your ideal customers by demographics, interests, behaviors, and more.

  • Utilize lookalike audiences to find users similar to your existing customers.

  • Create retargeting campaigns to remind potential customers of your brand or product.

  • A/B test your ads to optimize performance.

  • Regularly monitor and adjust your campaigns based on real-time data and insights.


Facebook & Instagram in Sweden (Source: Svenskarna och Internet 2023)

  • In 2023, 6 out of 10 Swedes (64%) have used Instagram, with 53 percent using the service every week, and 46 percent of Swedes using Instagram daily.

  • 7 out of 10 people have used Facebook, 6 out of 10 use it every week, and 5 out of 10 use it daily.

  • More women (74%) than men (62%) use Facebook. The percentage of Facebook users in 2023 (68%) has decreased compared to 2022 (71%). This decrease also applies to weekly and daily usage. More men than women have stopped using Facebook in 2023.

  • Individuals born in the 90s are the highest percentage of Facebook users.

Instagram & Facebook statistics 2023

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Are you ready to maximize your advertising strategy on Meta? Adcredo offers a powerful platform that allows you to create top-performing digital advertising campaigns across various platforms, including Meta Ads. Adcredo's campaign management tool guides and optimizes your workflow towards your selected platforms and goals.

  • Streamline your creation process

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