Swipe ideas from some of the best Facebook ads
I'll be honest and admit that when I first saw this ad I thought the young lady was shaving!
That in itself caught my attention.
Now, I don't know how the ad got past the moderators at Facebook, and I suspect that it was pulled pretty damn quickly (read the last sentence). But once again it highlights the need to break some rules and do something different.
Note: if you're using tactics like this you can expect your ads to be pulled - or worse - your account banned. I've included it just to make a point of doing something different.
Haha, this has just got to be a classic Facebook advertisement. It circulated at the same time as astronomers released the first ever picture of a black hole (see the BBC article).
Clearly (and rather obviously) their cheeky and risque ad is capitalising on the news. We call this 'newsjacking' in marketing, and it's a fantastic way of jumping on the bandwagon of a hot topic.
Oh, and that ad copy! :O
Advertiser: Elderby Pharma
I wasn't sure whether to include this ad, because it's in breach of Facebook's terms, who don't allow ads in, erm, this category.
However, I did end up including it, simply because it shows the power and efficacy of using an image that grabs your attention.
Remember, folks, these types of ads are forbidden. You'll get banned!
Oh, and is that Taylor Swift?
Advertiser: Jeff & Jessica Samis
I'm not sure if this ad accidentally got through the moderators at Facebook, or if naughty puns are allowed.
But it's a bit of cheeky fun which grabs your attention and raises interest through its use of risque language.
Good, if you can get these types of ad approved. If you're not sure, don't try it because you might end up being banned.