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Updates To Social Media Advertising With COVID-19

Social media platforms were quick to ban people from creating advertisements in reference to COVID-19. Several industries eager to educate the public about and promote their efforts to fight the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes were blocked by Twitter and Google. The decision to ban ads that mention the virus came after executives decided that they did not want to appear to be profiting from the crisis. Twitter has now officially revised their stance in order to allow advertisers to mention the virus in select promotions.

Twitter’s official stance:

“In response to the shifting advertising landscape, and in order to support helpful causes during this time, we’re now allowing managed clients and partners to advertise content containing implicit or explicit reference to COVID-19 in certain use cases, with restrictions.”

Those specific use cases will be:

  • Adjustments to business practices and/or models in response to COVID-19
  • Support for customers and employees related to COVID-19

This enables brands that are approved to advertise changes to their business operations and their assistance measures. However, Twitter will still be enforcing restrictions on using content with mention of the virus that goes against the public good.

For example, Twitter states specifically that it will not allow ads that include:

  • Distasteful references to COVID-19 (or variations)
  • Content that may be sensational or likely to incite panic
  • Inflated prices on products related to COVID-19

This is great news for business to be able to communicate to their customers via social media any changes as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Other social media platforms are joining in on enabling their platforms to be more useful for business advertising. Facebook has also recently launched a new set of Page tools to help businesses update their operating hours and service delivery options to help them stay connected, and operational, amid the global lockdowns.

One of the newest measures to assist businesses dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 shutdowns is rolling out grants for small businesses.

Facebook official statement:

“In the US, we are committing $40 million to support 10,000 small businesses in 34 locations where our employees live and work. Those local businesses can go to facebook.com/grantsforbusiness to see the eligibility for applications, which will start in the US next week.”

In addition to grants, Facebook is adding a gift card listing tool so customers can order digital gift cards for their favorite restaurants and businesses. This is currently being rolled out in the US and will soon be available internationally.  Facebook is also adding some new Page options which will enable impacted businesses to list temporary changes to their operations as a result of COVID-19.

Final Thoughts

These are logical moves from both social media platforms, and moves which will provide benefit to many. To catch up on the latest digital marketing news and trends, click here. To find out more about who we are and what we do, click here.

The Best Small Business Advertising Strategies

First and foremost, a congratulations is in order to you and your business! The experts at Onimod Global commend you for researching the ways to grow your brand. We know you’re most likely looking for effective, low-cost solutions that will increase your traffic FAST. However, it’s also typical to have just one or the other; you’re unlikely to find a simultaneously effective and inexpensive channel for your ads. This is why we recommend to bring an advertising or marketing budget into play. This way you can obtain the results that your business wants, or increase the results that you already have. Since monthly spending will be the same, you will also be able to better measure the effectiveness of campaigns that you’re running. Here are a few suggestions to jump start marketing and advertising strategies your small business should be utilizing.


Unique Audience Targeting

We know it may be hard to believe, but it’s very rare for a product to suit every person to walk the Earth. This is where audience targeting is extremely helpful and one of the primary advantages of online marketing. Your business should have a primary customer profile based on store data, and with this information you can begin to tailor your camDEpaigns accordingly. When advertising online, make sure that your ad copy and any graphic or visual is reflective of the type of customer you want to work with.


Track Your Data

Fairly self explanatory, but there is obviously no point in collecting any customer data if you aren’t using any tools to track it. Online advertising platforms like Google AdWords and Facebook provide you with extensive stats related to your ads, and will help you determine what is working and what isn’t. Make this step easier on yourself by hiring us for all of your marketing services. Check out our custom digital synergy dashboards made with Google Studio!


Know When To Advertise

Spreading your budget out evenly throughout the year may seem like a wise decision, but we are here to tell you different. It’s very important to recognize your busy seasons and push heavy on your digital campaigns during this time. Depending on the type of business you run, Black Friday and Christmas have the potential to be very busy. Save some of your marketing budget for the year and dedicate it specifically to these busy seasons so you can maximize on potential customers.


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