The 5 Most Powerful Digital Ads You Should be Using Today

Posted by Brooke Taylor on March 2, 2021 at 2:00 PM     Digital Advertising
The 5 Most Powerful Digital Ads You Should be Using Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how consumers make purchases. More people are at home or in the office searching online for products, services and answers to their questions. Open the virtual front door to your business by investing in digital advertising!

With a digital or PPC ad, you are placing your product or service in front of hundreds or thousands of people who are online, searching for what you have to offer or who have shown interest in your product or service.  Nearly everyone is online today (including your competitors ...).  

Digital advertising has taken over the ad industry and will only continue to grow and dominate. That's why many businesses are shifting their traditional ad budget to these top five forms of digital advertising.

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5 Powerful Digital Ads to Invest In Now

1) Search Ads

These are ads that appear when you search for something on Google or Bing. The search result will be marked with ‘Ad.’ As a business, you are placing ads based on what keywords your target audience is searching for so your ad shows up when they search.

Paid search ad in google


2) Display Ads

These are banner ads you see on website pages. As a business, you are placing ads on websites your audiences regularly visit so that they see your product or service even when they are not searching for it.Display ad on Forbes website


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3) Remarketing/Retargeting Ads

These are display or social media ads that appear to audiences based on their previous actions. These ads may appear in multiple locations and at various times as they search the internet or scan their social media feeds. As a business, this means you are advertising to your existing customer base and prospects who have already visited your website and are following you on social media channels. Retargeting ads are highly efficient and effective, as you are focusing on growth from your existing customer pool and most engaged prospects.

Are you a small business owner? Retargeting is the perfect strategy for you! Learn more in our article, How to Maximize Paid Media as a Small Business on a Small Budget.

Graphic showing how retargeting ads work

4) Video Ads

These are ads placed within videos. You may be watching a video on YouTube, and an ad, such as the example below, shows up within what you are watching. Why should a business advertise on video? The world watches 1 billion hours of YouTube videos per day. And that’s only going to grow. That’s a lot of potential customers.

Video ad for Geico


5) Social Media Ads

These are ads placed on social media sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn. As a business, social media advertising is a great way to reach thousands of people at a fraction of the cost of traditional print, television or radio advertising. Also, social media advertising allows you to easily see the ROI (likes, shares, clicks) and opens the door to two-way communication with potential customers.

Paid ads on social media

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Who Manages These Online Ads? 

Ad management is the process of creating, managing and optimizing digital ads based on your campaign, keywords and budget to hit designated goals. Because managing digital ads can be complex and overwhelming, many companies hire a digital agency with expertise in ad management, especially Google advertising. A reputable digital marketing agency will manage your campaigns and all keywords using various ad forms (search, display, video, retargeting, etc.) to get the best results for your spend.

Is Now the Time to Hire an Ad Agency?

Digital ads should be monitored and improved for higher performance on an almost daily basis, which is why many outsource their ad management. In fact, most companies spend less when they hire a digital ad management agency vs. attempting to do it themselves because an agency can get them greater bang for their buck.

At Marketing Essentials, we manage B2B and B2C ad campaigns for companies of all sizes using all five of these digital ad types - and more! We provide each client with a dedicated account manager and a detailed monthly ROI report, giving clients full transparency related to their accounts and pricing. Learn more about our digital advertising services here.