Is Paid Social Media Advertising a Good Idea?

by Rob Owen


Posted on 30th November 2018

If you’re having a hard time raising awareness for your products or services, social media advertising might be the best option you have. You shouldn’t rely on this approach every time you post an update, but boosting updates every now and then could have a major impact.

Research conducted by eMarketer at the end of 2015 concluded that 76% of B2C respondents relied on promoted posts and only 61% of these users believed that paid ads are effective. Out of the 74% of those surveyed claimed to use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for their efforts. In addition, 59% of respondents rated these three networks with 4 or 5 out of 5 points for effectiveness.

Things don’t look so good in the B2B department, where less than 50% of social marketers believe paid ads to be effective. To make sure you’re throwing money out of the window, make sure the platform you choose for is the one your ideal audience spends the most time on.