How To Improve Your Facebook Video Ads!

Thursday, 25 August 2016 Written by Published in Projects


Facebook is one of the best platforms for business owners and brands to connect and reach their target audience. Video ads on Facebook are a very powerful and beneficial tool for increasing user engagement. Make an impact on your audience with these tips for better video ads on Facebook.

Make A Lasting First Impression!
Take a moment to think about how many posts the average Facebook user sees in their newsfeed. There’s not enough time to read and pay attention to every post. Facebook users actively scan their newsfeeds and make quick decisions about what posts they pay attention to.

Successful Facebook video ads have to catch the user’s attention in two to three seconds and have a short duration, usually thirty seconds or less. When video ads fail to catch the correct attention, they result in low engagement rates and little to no outcomes. Take a look at how your Facebook video ads are performing and analyze your audience retention to see what is working best for you. If you’re audience’s organic retention is dropping after the first couple seconds of watching the video, then you need to change your video ad algorithm.

What are some of the most common causes of low audience retention for Facebook video ads?
• Long introductions or any introduction
• Too many logos and credits at the beginning
• Cramming too much information in one video
• Lack of entertaining visuals and music
• Talking heads without context
• Poorly made video How To Improve Your Facebook Video Ads:
• Make the biggest impact on your audience in the first few seconds
• Engage your audience and make them curious about what comes next in your video
• Multiple videos in one series, keep your audiences’ attention with cliffhangers at the end of the videos!
• Prompt your audience to watch more videos on your website
• Deliver your message as quickly and best as possible

Eye-catching Thumbnails Increase Views
Take the time and go through the selection of video thumbnails that Facebook gives you to choose from. If you aren’t finding the exact visual your looking for, upload a custom thumbnail. The less text on your thumbnail the higher priority Facebook will give your video ad. Even though Facebook removed the 20% text limit for images, they still prefer and favor images with less text for thumbnails and posts.

Create Custom Video Audiences
Strengthen your Facebook video ads by creating custom video audiences. Facebook has updated the option to create custom audiences from video based on how long they’ve watched your previous videos: 5 seconds watched, 50% watched, 90% watched, etc. Combine audience engagement for multiple videos to result in a more effective custom audience and create effective lookalike audiences. Analyze your custom audience and learn more about the users who are engaging with your content with Facebook Audience Insights.

Maximize Your Video Views
Once you start to build your Facebook campaign, you’ll have an option to choose an objective to maximize your delivery. Select whether you want to run your Facebook video ad to generate more conversions, drive traffic, increase post engagement, improve reach or maximize video views. We recommend setting the Video Views as the ad objective for the most successful results. Is your campaign objective set to generate clicks and conversions? If it is Facebook shows the ad to users who have a higher chance of clicking the link. Sometimes this results in a lower video retention because the audience isn’t watching the full video before they click the link. 

Carousel Ads and Video Options
Are you trying to drive your audience to an external website? Videos catch attention and strengthen your link or carousel ads. Amplify your message with video and cover more information than just a plain old static image. Take it up another notch by customizing your video’s headline, link description, call-to-action buttons, etc. You can even use multiple videos in a carousel ad and really engage your audience.

Don’t forget, keep your videos short!
Remember, the attention span of the average user is shorter than a goldfish, who are believed to have an attention span of nine seconds! Make short high quality videos to convey your messages and use them as attention grabbers and grow your brand’s recognition. Start using videos on lead generation campaigns to really maximize results!

Target Mobile Devices Connected To WiFi
Many users have deactivated the Facebook auto play option to save data on the mobile plans. If they haven’t deactivated it and aren’t connected to WiFi, then the video may perform slowly or stop working which can hurt your video’s impression and drive your audience away. Don’t pay for impressions if they are going to possibly be a waste of time and money, especially if your audience can’t enjoy watching your video ads on WiFi. Select the placement at the Ad Set level of your campaign to adjust the Facebook settings.

High Quality Video Content
Once you’ve mastered how to get the most out of your Facebook video ads, you now have to start making high quality videos! Your audience is going to decide whether they trust you and want to do business with you through your videos. High quality video content makes a lasting impression, keeps your growing audience engaged and continues to promote your business.

Are you among the majority of business owners who don’t have the time, equipment and expertise to create your own videos?

Call A Media Marketing’s team of video experts for custom video options and pricing today at 813-933-2788.
We specialize in creating high quality videos at various levels of production including: broadcast commercials, web commercials, video blogs, testimonials and our very popular niche, 2D whiteboard animation videos. Check out our A Media Marketing YouTube channel for even more samples!


Reach your audience, covey your message and keep their attention!

2D Animation is an excellent tool to make your business thrive, increase success and stand apart from your competition 24/7!
2D Animation Whiteboard Videos increase value and improve engagement! Audiences love 2D Animation Whiteboard “hand drawing style.” This favorite 2D Whiteboard style captures attention, explains your message and improves online presence and visibility.

A Media Marketing’s 2D Animation Whiteboard Videos are extremely popular because they are fun and entertaining!
2D Animation simplifies complex ideas and makes your message easier for your audience to understand and remember. Our 2D Animation Whiteboard Videos include custom characters which help your audience connect, retain viewer’s attention longer and make your brand more identifiable.

Are you interested in seeing yourself as a custom 2D Character for your business?
We specialize in creating custom 2D characters that represent business owners and mascots! We highly recommend this option and will work with you to record your custom 2D character voice over. Audiences will enjoy continuing to connect with your reoccurring 2D Animation Character, especially if you take this opportunity to expand your brand and improve your business with multiple animations.

What can 2D Animations explain?
Anything that you need: from how-to-videos, product and business promotions, service information, explainer videos, email attachements, social media posts (especially YouTube for SEO), websites, slide deck presentations, speaking engagements, trainings and more!

2D Animation Whiteboard Options:
Choose from our 30 second 2D Animation Call to Action Video Ads in three or five packs, or convey a longer message in a one to two minute 2D Animation Whiteboard Video!

Call A Media Marketing’s 2D Animation team at 813-933-2788 to discuss 2D Video options that compliment your business!

See our wide selection of 2D Animation Videos



Get ready to do more with Twitter’s 140-characters!

Is it hard to believe that Twitter began with simple 140-character text messages?

Twitter has continued to evolve into an artistic and creative canvas for users to express their text messages with photos, videos, vines, hashtags and more. Recently, Twitter has included new abilities for users to create polls for their community, interact with GIFs and share Periscope broadcasts.

What other cool new options will Twitter have for us next?

Changes that will simplify Twitter:

  • Tweets will no longer count characters for @names, replies and media attachments (photos, videos, GIFs and polls).
  • Twitter replies with not be deducted from the 140-character count.
  • Media attachments including GIFs, videos, polls and quote tweets will not use any of your valuable characters.
  • The ability to Retweet yourself is coming back! Once this change takes place, you will be able to quickly Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself - when you decide to share a new thought or bring more attention to an important tweet.
  • @Usernames on Twitter will no longer use the @ sign to reach all of your followers. After this change occurs, users will be able to Reply or Retweet it to reach a wider audience.

Expect these Twitter Updates for 2016 to take place over the upcoming months!

Why are there so many new Twitter updates?

More room for the freedom of word expression accompanied by everything you would love to share! Twitter wants its users to feel the ease of conversing with others, without having to worry about a restrictive 140-character count.

Are you ready to expand your Social Media Training skills to maximize your brand and audience?

We will continue to keep you updated on the evolving world of social media marketing and how to harness the power of success for your business!

A Media Marketing specialize in Social Media Training Courses in Tampa Bay including: Social Media Overview, Advanced Strategies for LinkedIn, The World of Google and offers Custom 1-On-1 Training.

Call 813-933-2788 for more information today.


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