There’s nothing I hate more in social media than the lies and myths I see spread around…
They make it more difficult for businesses and students to succeed.
One of the social media lies I really hate is…
“YOU HAVE TO USE POWER EDITOR FOR FACEBOOK ADS”
This is not true at all.
At least 90% of what you need to do with Facebook ads can be done in the Ad Manager.
We’ve managed millions of dollars in Facebook ad spend for dozens of companies of all sizes including Fortune 500 companies, and gotten great results.
And a lot of that work has been done in the Ad Manager.
RARELY do you need Power Editor, and it is very geeky and intimidating, and at first it’s really counterintuitive to navigate, so I HATE to send people to it until they absolutely have to go there.
OVERWHELM is one of our biggest enemies in digital marketing. There is such a big learning curve. There’s so much to learn. The interfaces can be really complicated.
Let’s keep it SIMPLE.
It’s true, you can’t just BOOST posts, because that just gets you likes comments and shares.
You’re going to want traffic and leads and sales, right?
So, use Ad Manager for most of your Facebook ad work.
There only are a few situations where you need Power Editor. For example…
- If you want to copy ads quickly and only alter them a little bit
- If you want to rename a whole bunch of ads quickly
- If you want to try lead ads (although so far my experience is that website conversion ads to lead gen squeeze pages work better)
- If you want to write longer ad copy than you can in the Ad Manager
And before you get all excited about the last one… it’s actually a good thing to have limited space.
When you’re writing your ad copy, having less space makes you choose better copy. And it ensures you don’t overwhelm people with too much text.
So I only go to Power Editor for more ad copy space when I really need it.
The truth is, Ad Manager is easier, simpler, and pretty darned powerful. You’ll get a lot done with it.
For example, you’ll see little thumbnails of the ads inside the Ad Set to remind you what they are. You’ll have a better idea where you’re at and what’s going on. You’ll feel more oriented and confident, and get more done.
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By the way, it’s O.K. if later, when you know you’re way around, you decide you prefer Power Editor over Ad Manager, even for the things that Ad Manager CAN do… to each their own.
Just stop telling newbies they HAVE to use the intimidating Power Editor interface.
It’s a lie, and it’s overwhelming people and keeping them from benefiting from the amazing power of Facebook ads.
Brian Carter is a popular business expert and keynote speaker with Fortune 500 clients like NBC, Microsoft and Humana as well as small businesses. He delivers motivational keynotes with practical takeaways with the comedic flair of his stand up comedy background. His agency, The Brian Carter Group, creates marketing that excites customers and increases brand visibility, sales and loyalty. Brian is a bestselling author you’ve probably seen on Bloomberg TV or in Inc, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times. He has over 250,000 online fans and reaches over 3 million people per year.