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How To Drive More Traffic To A Retail Store

Social and mobile advertising are exceptionally powerful tool that can be utilized to reach your optimal consumers on their mobile device, whether it be a smartphone or tablet. We create and serve ads that are targeted to make an impression on your specific audience. Your message will be seen on social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, on the mobile web, through display and banner ads, and in the mobile applications that your targeted audience accesses everyday.

Conversion

Converting impressions into leads is our top priority. Each advertisement will have a call to action, such as “Apply Today” or “Tap to Learn More”, which will encourage any consumers viewing the ad to tap or click on it. They will then be taken to a landing page, designed and hosted by our team, where we collect imperative information for you. This landing page is entirely customizable to meet the objectives of your campaign.

For a retail campaign, they can call, find the nearest location, see your hours, check off a few identifiers and/or provide their contact information for further follow up. After they submit the form, they receive an automated email and are entered into a database which you can access 24/7.

Our ultimate goal is to increase foot traffic for your retail stores. Your campaign can run for five or eight weeks. We recommend running two weeks on, one week off and two weeks on. If you’re running an eight week campaign, we go off another week and then add a final two weeks. Alternatively, your ads can run Wednesday night at 6pm until Monday at noon. With either schedule we use the time when the ads are inactive to perform all of our optimization.

We optimize your campaign by analyzing the data, refreshing the creative, updating offers and tweaking the targeting. This an essential step because we don’t want your campaign to fatigue. If people see the same ad too many times they become too blind to them and your ad loses its effectiveness. We also monitor your campaign daily to supply another level of optimization. If one ad is outperforming the others, we will move money away from the others and put it toward the better performing ad. We can make changes at any time during the middle of your campaign if you need to tweak a special deal, location, time specific information, etc.

How It Works

We create three custom audiences in your specific geographic area, usually corresponding to the zip codes of your store’s locations and surrounding areas. Below is an example of targeting for a hardware store.

  1. Job titles – Plumber, Contractor, Builder
  2. Industry – Construction & Extraction, Installation & Repair
  3. Interests & Behaviors – DIYers, new home owners, planning to remodel, etc. (This can be an extensive list)

We run three or four ads for each of these three audiences, which means you have nine to twelve ads running at any given time.

How The Ads Are Delivered – Facebook and Mobile Ad Networks

The ad unit will show up as a “sponsored post” in the Facebook news feed of anyone that meets the specific demo, interest and behavior criteria. If any of their friends already like the page, that sponsored post will include an intro that says “Mike and Sally like Contractor’s Guide”.

The average frequency is 2.65 ads per user. This means that the ad is delivered two or three times to people who meet the targeting criteria. People can like, comment on and share these ads just like a normal Facebook post. We report on these metrics weekly so you can get an idea of how people are engaging with your ads.

Mobile banner ads are delivered when someone opens an app or searches for something on a mobile device, either smartphone or tablet. The same demographics, as specified for the Facebook ads, are used to determine which apps your ads will be placed in. Banner ads are an effective way to build brand equity; when people see your banner ad they will be more likely to click on the corresponding Facebook ad when they see it.

A key component to mobile ads is our ability to advertise to people who are on their mobile device when at a competitor’s location, and those who are within a mile of one of your stores. We can also target people who have been in a competitor’s store within the past 30 days.

The Impact

Social and mobile advertising can have a huge impact on the number of people walking through your doors, making appointments, buying the products off of your shelves, or whatever your end goal may be. Take a look at the people around you next time you are out shopping or eating at a restaurant. You will see that mobile phones are glued to people’s hands. We can put your message on the screens of those who fit in your demographic.

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