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Discussion in 'Online Marketing & Best Practices' started by Shelby Tatomir, Jul 26, 2017.

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  1. Shelby Tatomir

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    How much do you spend on boosting organic content (page posts) each month on Facebook?

    If you're utilizing lead ads on Facebook, what content are you putting into those lead ads and how are you targeting the audience? (custom audiences, lookalikes, saved audiences)

    Any advice is appreciated!
     
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    In my opinion I have always looked at boosting as more of a branding and engagement tool.

    I think that running ads on Facebook is better ROI. You can target more users that don't necessarily "like" your page or posts. You can set ads up for customers based on life events they've added to their profiles, do dark posts, target by income and much more. I think when you do these things you can spend your money more efficiently vs with a boost it's just a casting net.

    Those again, are just my thoughts and opinions. I would love to see what others thoughts are as well.
     
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    Thanks, Nickole! So you don't dedicate any of your budgets to organic boostings? I'm trying to get a feel for what kind of Facebook ads spend advertisers in this industry see as the most lucrative.
     
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    @Shelby Tatomir@Shelby Tatomir We usally spend approx 10% of the Facebook budget on Post Boosts and will normally run them during the weekend starting Friday late afternoon until Sunday mid-day (seems to work the best).

    We have also been utilizing Facebook Lead Ads displaying specific lease specials and either utilizing the audience segments for conquest or specific make in market customers as well as remarketing to our website audience for that specific vehicle model. We notice cost per lead is somewhere around $12-$25, however, we have not seen a lot of good engagement from these leads so you need to keep track of how these leads are coming into your CRM and how they are performing. We turned this feature off for some of our dealers because of the poor engagement and comparing it to sending the traffic back to the site (or specific landing page) seemed to be a better way to track the conversion and provided more insight on engagement.

    Facebook as a whole has been a great ad medium.

    We have a segmentation platform that works with any website and funnels your data into Google Adwords and Facebook giving you the ability to be more targeted in your ad placement with specific audience types (i.e. location, did not submit a lead, looked a SRP or VDP for a specific model/trim).

    Reach out if you want any additional info.
     
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    Hi, Jason! This is SO extremely helpful, thank you! I'd love to hear more about your service, please shoot me an email at statomir @ stevinsonauto.com
     
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    Hey Shelby my apologies we were supposed to bring up this question on last week's Refresh Friday and we didn't. I'm going to slate this thread you initiated as a talking point in out forthcoming broadcast on August 11 so be sure to tune in and of course until then let's see what sort of additional response we can garner from community members. Thanks for being patient as we work to dial in the forums with the Refresh Friday broadcast.
     
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    Thanks so much, Ryan, looking forward to it!
     
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    All of our true marketing dollars go towards dark posts and ads but our dealer rep contract gives me 1500 in ad spend every month so I utilize that to boost.
     
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    Before doing any targeting, I always check out the Demographics of Converted Users in Google Analytics. It gives you an idea who are more likely to convert. The same applies for content: look at what content has driven the highest quality traffic via Facebook and give them a small boost.

    If you already have some historic data on Facebook performance then that’s clearly the ideal place to start. But if no, reviewing other channels and general conversion data should help as well.
     

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