How to Use Facebook Lead Ads for Maximum Efficiency and Profitability

Category: Advertising,Social Media • February 22, 2023

Are you looking for a way to increase lead generation and maximize the efficiency of your online advertising campaigns? Facebook Lead Ads are one solution that can help.

With easy-to-fill forms, dynamic ads, retargeting capabilities, and integration with third-party apps and services, Facebook Lead Ads make it easier than ever to capture leads without taking users offsite.

Of course, this has been slowly changing up just how marketers and business owners use Facebook, so let’s take a moment to break down the details:

Prioritizing User Experience

First and foremost, Facebook Lead Ads are more trusted because they keep the targeted audience on Facebook as opposed to taking them to a different website. As the user doesn’t leave Facebook, they are more likely to complete the process.

Lead Ads also use pre-filled forms, so all the user has to do is click a button — no need to enter any information into complex forms. This makes Lead Ads much quicker and easier than traditional methods of capturing leads.

“People can simply tap your ad and a form pops up—it’s already pre-populated with their Facebook contact information and ready to be sent directly to you,” according to Facebook.  “With just a few taps, they can get the information they want, and you generate a qualified lead for your business.”

Lead Ads also use dynamic ads and retargeting, so you can target users with personalized ads tailored to their interests. This makes Lead Ads more likely to convert people into leads than traditional methods such as email marketing or using website forms.

The Gift of Simplicity

The process of re-formatting an ad to ensure it is user-friendly on both desktop and mobile can be time-consuming. Thankfully Facebook Lead Ads provide an unprecedented level of simplicity for mobile users.

“The app is already set up for mobile users, so you can rest assured that your ads will be, too,” Hubspot explains. “That means that no matter which device your leads view your ads, they’ll be able to complete your form without any issues thanks to its responsive design.”

Additionally, Lead Ads also have the ability to integrate with third-party apps and services. This makes it much easier for you to track and organize your leads throughout the lifespan of your campaign.

Last but not least, according to the Facebook Business Help Center, “these forms also let you include custom questions to help you understand your potential customers and reach your business goals.”

Interact, Don’t Interrupt

Overall, Lead Ads are an efficient way for businesses to capture leads without the hassle of taking users offsite. The form is easy to fill out, and the process is mostly automated so you don’t have to worry about manually tracking leads.

But if you just can’t wrap your head around how to use it effectively — or if you simply don’t have the time to overcome the learning curve — you don’t have to do it alone.

At Mad Men Marketing, our social media team specializes in setting up Lead Ads that maximize conversions while minimizing clicks. Our team of experts will work with you throughout the entire process of setting up your campaign and measuring your ROI for sustainable growth.

After all, we are rooted in the belief that brands should interact with their customers, not interrupt them. And what better way to do so than seamlessly integrating your ads into their existing experiences?


So, are you ready to interact? If so, contact Mad Men Marketing today by calling (904) 355-1766!

What is a Social Media Advertising Agency?

Category: Advertising,Social Media • August 4, 2022

Put simply, a social media advertising agency is an agency that offers comprehensive services throughout a variety of marketing channels and mediums — with a primary focus on social media, its algorithms, and its trending content.

After all, while social media is just one cog in the proverbial marketing machine, it’s coming to be, well, the primary one.

Thus, here at Mad Men Marketing, we’re currently in the midst of our transition to a full-service social media advertising agency. Here’s why:

The Rise of Social Media…

According to Statista, “in 2021, over 4.26 billion people were using social media worldwide, a number projected to increase to almost six billion in 2027.”

In other words, simply being active on social media is one of the world’s most popular activities.

And if we were to shave it down to the United States, specifically, the University of Maine has found that “72.3% of the total US population actively use social media, totaling a number of 240 million people.”

Consequently, it’s easy to see how and why the advertising landscape as a whole is changing.

After all, marketers want to be where their audience is — and these efforts have absolutely proven fruitful. For example, on Instagram alone, “92% of users say that they’ve acted in the moment after seeing a product on Instagram,” as reported by Hootsuite.

And as the community tides turn in favor of social media, so too will the marketing industry as a whole.

… And the Fall of Traditional Marketing

While television commercials, radio spots, and other physical forms of traditional content are all well and good — and still necessary, depending on the context — they are no longer the bread and butter of the marketing world.

This is because, not only do brands lack real-time interactions with their direct audience and prospective consumers, but traditional marketing is just plain inefficient in terms of making edits and adjustments as necessary.

Additionally, “traditional marketing can also be pricier,” Hubspot explains. “For instance, it can cost between $2,000-$160,000 to run a print ad. Further, you never know who you’ll reach with that investment because results are difficult to measure.”

Not to mention a reported “70% of consumers want to learn about products through content as opposed to traditional ad methods.”

So… why not do exactly that? Talk about a single statistic that puts it all in perspective.

Upward and Onward with Mad Men Marketing

Here at Mad Men Marketing, we’re not just going to help you make memes and optimize your direct engagement with your audience. Rather, as your cutting-edge social media advertising agency, we’re going to help you stay ahead of the game and on top of industry strategies!

Specifically, we…

  • Produce a variety of visual content for social platforms. Whether you’re looking to produce a short and witty Instagram Reel or an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at your company for Facebook, we can do it all and more.
  • Design eye-catching content that will enhance your brand identity. Our graphic designers won’t just create aesthetically pleasing carousels and banners for your business accounts, but they can also generate infographics, create your new logo, and more.
  • Craft compelling copy, both long- and short-form in nature. Need a brief but convincing social media caption? No problem. Or perhaps a longer, more in-depth LinkedIn article? We’ve got you there, too.

And that’s only where it starts.

After all, here at Mad Men Marketing, we are rooted in the belief that brands should interact with their customers, not interrupt them. And social media is precisely where a majority of that magic happens today.

So, are you ready to interact? If so, contact Mad Men Marketing today by calling (904) 355-1766!

7 tips on taking better photos for social media

Category: Creative,Social Media • July 19, 2022

There are several different components that make up a successful social media page, but one of the most important is quality imagery. As a marketing agency, social media can be one of the best places to engage our audience. That’s why we understand the importance of a great photo.

We don’t need expensive cameras to take quality photos. Our cell phones can take such high-quality photos, and most people can’t tell if they are taken with a phone or professional photography equipment. The camera can’t do all the work, though.

There are a few key tips to keep in mind while you’re trying to capture that Kodak moment.

#1 — Light it Right

Lighting is one of the most important tools you can utilize when taking photos. An easy tip to remember is to ensure your subject isn’t backlit, and that the light is shining down on it directly or coming at it from an upper-diagonal angle. If the light hits it from the back, you’ll be left with a dark, indiscernible green smoothie bowl, which is social media blasphemy.

You can combat this in a few ways:

  • The first way is to make sure your light source is coming from behind you (facing the subject).
  • You can also take the photo in HDR mode.
  • The third option is to fix it in post-production.

#2 — Shoot in HDR Mode

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. In HDR mode, the camera will typically take two, three, or more photos at different exposures in quick succession, and then blend them together into one image with detail in both highlights and shadow.

Smartphone cameras that have the HDR feature usually offer the option to switch the HDR setting to On, Off, or to set it to Auto-HDR. Having HDR set to “On” tells your phone to capture a high dynamic range image every time a photo is taken.

#3 — Understand Depth of Field

Creating depth of field with your phone camera is a really cool way to up your Instagram photo game. When you’re shooting, always take into consideration the foreground, middle ground, and background in relation to the subject of the photo.

Let’s say you’re taking a picture of a subject some distance away from you and you want the subject in focus and the background blurry — simply tap your subject and wait for a yellow square to appear. Shooting in portrait mode on your phone is a great way to effectively highlight the depth of field, too.

#4 — Learn the Rule of Thirds

Rule of thirds, also known as the golden grid rule, is a technique where a composition is aligned to a three-by-three grid.

By dividing a composition into three grids, we section it into nine imaginary rectangles with four intersections. The focus subject is aligned at one of the intersecting points or close to them. This creates an asymmetry in the composition.

In Settings, tap Camera, and then enable the Grid option. That’s all you have to do to turn the feature on! Your next step is to apply the concept: remember to put important things along the lines.

#5 — Have Fun With Camera Angles

Playing with unique angles can help your photos stand out and offer you a variety of options to choose from when it comes time to post. Angles can create the illusion of depth and height, making your images more interesting to look at, thereby generating more views.

TIP: Try lowering the angle to create a new perspective instead of shooting straight down.

#6 — Use Negative Space Appropriately

Negative space is the area surrounding the main subject in a photograph that is left unoccupied. Basically, it’s the space around the subject that helps define the positive space (or main focus).

Leaving a large amount of negative space in the photo can emphasize scale and simplicity, but make sure you are using it correctly.

TIP: If you’re trying to highlight the subject in the photo, make sure you’re taking the photo close up and filling the frame with the subject. This will reduce the surrounding negative space.

#7 — Tasteful Phone Editing

We could break down each category of editing you can utilize on your phone, but for simplicity’s sake, we want to highlight the three tools that can really elevate your photo:

  1. Brightness: It’s always a safe bet to bump up the brightness a bit unless your photo is already over-exposed. Indoor lighting rarely provides you with adequate illumination for a decent photo.
  2. Contrast: Adjusting the contrast ever so slightly helps to make the darks darker and the lights lighter. This can help your image appear less “flat.”
  3. Saturation: Delicately increasing the saturation will help to bring out some of those vivid colors that poor lightning may have counterbalanced. Make sure to not overdo this one or you will end up with some radioactive colors.

With over 4.6 billion people around the world using social media, online engagement is higher than ever. That is why it is so important to have content that is not only engaging but aesthetically pleasing. Take each one of these tips into consideration the next time you are taking a photo with the intention to post and you’ll look like a pro in no time.

And the Mad Men Marketing production crews are always ready to step in and help elevate your content for you! So, are you ready to interact? If so, reach out to our team today by calling 904-355-1766!

Top 3 Reasons You Need Social Media for Your Business

Category: Social Media • May 12, 2022

We would be lying if we said we weren’t aware that some businesses are more reluctant than others to fully embrace the novel outlet that is social media.

But, in the digital age, one thing is for sure — by ignoring and/or underutilizing social media, you are only leaving money on the table. After all, social media has proven to be an effective and affordable means of enhancing your advertising methods, so why would you sit out on such a lucrative online opportunity?

And if you’re not convinced, allow us to explain the top three reasons you should be putting your online presence first:

#1 — To Strengthen Your Brand Identity

Today, social media is almost synonymous with some businesses’ brand identities. In particular, social media provides an outlet through which a company can visually express itself outside of its primary website — the likes of which potential customers may or may not be on.

What’s more, the visual aspect of your brand identity is crucial come time to move your audience to action. In fact, “customers are 6x more likely to purchase a product if the page includes pictures from social media,” as reported by Social Media Today.

Otherwise, social media is where you can truly create and convey your brand voice and tone.

Think of Wendy’s, for example. This fast-food chain is well-known for its social media antics on Twitter, specifically, where it garners attention through its sly sense of humor and relatability. Thanks to these posts, the fun, casual identity of the brand is further highlighted and, well, expected.

Thus, when done right, you can absolutely find the same level of continued success on these platforms.

#2 — To Reach Your Audience

Another reason social media is crucial in the success of your business? Because it’s likely to be where your audience is.

“Over the last two decades, [social media] has become one of the primary marketing channels,” as explained by Hubspot. “With over 53% of the world’s population on social media, it’s critical that your business has an effective social media strategy that helps you reach your intended audience.”

Not only can you reach your audience by using paid ads and boosted posts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and the like, but you can easily target your ideal demographic(s) directly. So, by using these built-in social advertising tools, you may further enhance the likelihood that your presence will prove memorable t the right people.

Additionally, when you foster a following built on trust and engagement online, you’re more likely to reap the benefits of user-generated content (UGC), which is essentially free promotional content that your customers make for you when they are pleased with your services or products.

And word of mouth on social media today can truly make a monumental difference, especially when a reported total of “66% of Facebook users visit a local business page at least once a week” as of this year.

#3 — To Enhance Your Overall Marketing Strategy

Did you know that, according to Sprout Social, “social media recently overtook paid search as an advertising channel, growing 25% [year-over-year] and exceeding $137 billion (just edging out search’s $135 billion)”?

In other words, there are so many more cogs in the marketing machine than mere billboards and Google ads. And social media only continues to grow in importance among them all.

Of course, you shouldn’t rely on one strategy alone to launch your business into the successful hands of new leads, which is why your strategy needs to be well-rounded. Social media plays into that strategy by bolstering your audience base and using it as a launching point through which you can…

  • Use hyperlinks to increase your website traffic
  • Encourage your audience to visit your pages on other platforms
  • Cohesively tie in the themes of your ongoing  traditional marketing campaigns
  • Repurpose television commercials and other graphic elements
  • Sell your items online directly through the platforms themselves
  • And more

That all being said, we understand that, depending on your experience with and ultimate goals for social media, getting online may come with a steep learning curve. Otherwise, you may simply lack the time to pursue yet another marketing avenue.

But that’s where Mad Men Marketing comes in.

In fact, our social media team comes equipped with the knowledge, skills, and overall expertise to keep up with the ever-changing tide of algorithms and digital trends. From generating effective paid social media ads to strategizing your organic social media plans for the future, we’ve got you covered!

So, are you ready to interact with your customers, rather than interrupt them?

Then it’s time to reach out to Mad Men Marketing! Get started today by calling our team at 904-355-1766. We look forward to delivering results that help you sustainably grow your business.

The History of Memes and Why We Use Them in Social Marketing

Category: Social Media • June 29, 2021

Leeroy Jenkins. Numa Numa. The “I can haz cheezburger?” cat.

Oh, how memes have changed in such a short amount of time. But even as memes are largely associated with the internet, can we really say that they’re actually… new? After all, where did memes even come from? And when?

And, more importantly, how do they factor into your marketing strategy?


The Origin of the Word “Meme”

To find the original origins of our modern memes, we’re going to have to turn around and take a look at Greece. In fact, we’ll be glancing all the way back to Plato and Aristotle, who first coined and defined the term “mimesis” as a concept by which art is imitated, re-represented, or essentially copied.

Generally speaking, this theoretical principle is used primarily in the field of humanities. But not only is mimesis used as a way of describing the anthropological transfer of visual art concepts, it has since branched out and also become prominent in the study of literary criticism.

But how, then, did this seemingly-academic Greecian concept evolve into internet memes as we know them today?

Simple — from mimesis we have the word “mimeme,” or simply, “something which is imitated.”

Then, in 1976, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene, a book from which we can trace back the initial establishment of the word “meme.”

In an effort to describe the proliferation of ideas and trends in a manner similar to that of genetics, Dawkins shortened the term “mimeme” to “meme” so that it would sound closer to the word “gene.”

Thus, he defines a meme as a unit of cultural transmission or imitation.

“Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches,” Dawkins explains. “Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperms or eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain via a process which, in the broad sense, can be called imitation.”


The 21st Century Meme

With Richard Dawkins, the term we know so well today was officially coined. But the next question, then, is how did it diffuse and become all but synonymous with global virality?

Well, the advent of the internet not only expedited the process by which memes are spread from one individual to another, but the use of memes on social media platforms fundamentally changed the very definition of what a meme is.

“[Internet memes] often take the form of pictures, videos, or other media containing cultural information that, rather than mutating randomly, have been deliberately altered by individuals,” according to Britannica. “Their deliberate alteration, however, violates Dawkins’s original conception of memes.”

Despite this deviation, however, Dawkins himself has affirmed that, while the modern definition of the word “meme” is no longer an exact match to his original 1976 definition, it is still similar enough in that his original premise still concluded that a meme is “anything that goes viral.”

In fact, the final chapter of The Selfish Gene features a passage in which Dawkins uses the metaphor of a virus in order to describe the way a meme functions and is transmitted.


Enter: Marketing with Memes

Okay, so we just recounted historical origins and semantic variations regarding the word “meme.”

But what does this all mean for your company?

“Memes work for brands because they’re designed specifically for social platforms and provide value through entertainment,” Forbes states. “Memes aren’t overly promotional — they make people laugh with a casual reference to your brand.” 

In other words, entertainment breeds engagement.

And not only are today’s memes inherently designed to be entertaining but, as memes exist based on the basic premise of imitation and recreation for cultural purposes, they can remain in circulation for long periods of time, thereby enhancing your brand awareness and generating earned media when one’s audience is engaged correctly.

The key, then, is defining what the “correct” usage of memes involves. After all, in order to stay trendy, social media managers and marketers need to:

  • Be cognizant of the high rate of meme turnover when strategizing social calendars
  • Keep up with breaking news and use emerging memes in a timely manner
  • Mind their audience in terms of their interests and demographics
  • Be relatable rather than blatantly sales-oriented, particularly for Gen Z and younger Millennials
  • And more

Now, is that a lot to take into consideration? Absolutely.

But don’t worry,  you don’t have to struggle to stay afloat in the flood of memes and internet trends. Rather, you can pass that responsibility on to the professionals you trust.

Namely, you can pass it to Mad Men Marketing!

Here at Mad Men Marketing, we are rooted in the belief that brands should interact with their customers, not interrupt them. And what better way to integrate that mindset into your strategy with memes? That’s why our team features social media aficionados and research experts who can help you stay on top of the ever-changing landscape of social strategy and trending memes.

So, if you’re ready to learn more, contact Mad Men Marketing today by calling (904) 355-1766!