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TikTok Ads and why you need to make the most of them right now!

- January 16, 2024 2 MIN READ


TikTok, known for its short-form videos, has quickly gained popularity among Gen Z and millennials. With over 1 billion monthly active users, it presents a huge opportunity for brands to reach a large and highly engaged audience. So how can you use TikTok to your business advantage? Amani Youssef explains the power of TikTok ads.

TikTok ads allow business’ to tap into this user base and leverage the platform’s unique features to create compelling ad experiences.

TikTok ads are currently great, cost-effective investments for brands looking to connect with the younger demographic. This ads channel should be used right now, as we have seen with other platforms the value of each ad

The benefits of TikTok ads

One of the key advantages of TikTok ads is their ability to seamlessly integrate with the platform’s organic content. Unlike traditional advertisements that often disrupt the user experience, ads on the platform blend in naturally with the content, ensuring a more enjoyable and non-intrusive ad-viewing experience. This approach allows brands to connect with users in a way that feels authentic and genuine, and somewhat more targeted.

TikTok offers a variety of ad formats to suit different campaign objectives and creative needs. My biggest recommendation when composing an ad is to ensure that you’ve thought about your target market; your ad needs to have a purpose, so it should include one of the following elements to ensure it is relevant to the audience:

  1. A trending challenge: The best way to engage users is to ensure your TikTok ad incorporates a dance, hashtag, or challenge as it will increase the chance of your ad being shared.
  2. ⁠An influencer collaboration: partnering with popular influencers will help increase the reach of your ad. When an audience can relate to the person within the ad, it can feel more authentic to the viewer.
  3. ⁠A creative storyline: TikTok is known for creativity; your content should be creative and unique to ensure the ad stands out from the crowd. Think outside of the box and experiment with different creative concepts such as voiceovers, different angles of shooting content, etc.
  4. ⁠UGC: Encouraging/ investing in creators to create and share their own content describing their product or service will generate engagement and help build trust within the online community.
  5. ⁠Humour: TikTok users enjoy content that is humourous and relatable. If you can create content around humour, and have it relate back to your product or service – you’ll notice that your ad will do much better!

To further enhance the performance of TikTok ads, the platform provides detailed analytics and reporting tools.

Marketers can track key metrics such as impressions, engagement, clicks, and conversions, allowing them to measure the success of their ad campaigns and make data-driven optimisations. If you’ve thought about running ads on TikTok, now is the time to do it!

In 2024, TikTok will undoubtedly become an essential platform for brands looking to make a lasting impact with a younger demographic in the digital advertising landscape.

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