Ads Manager is where you create, manage and report on your Pinterest campaigns. Think of it as your Pinterest advertising hub: a one-stop shop to set up campaigns, track results and improve your performance over time.
Ads Manager is built right into your Pinterest Business account. When you’re ready to start a new campaign, look for the “Ads” menu or head to ads.pinterest.com.
You can use Ads Manager to create individual ads or complex campaigns. To make things even easier, you can also duplicate or edit an existing campaign.
If you decide to run more than one ad at a time, you’ll want to organize them into “ad groups”: ads that share a related theme. You can add multiple ad groups to the same campaign so it’s easier to manage details like goals and budgeting.
For every campaign, you’ll need to pick a single marketing objective. Your objective is why you’re here: the results you want to see from your campaign. The objective you pick within Ads Manager affects settings like targeting, bidding and available ad formats.
Help people discover your brand or products, or get more eyes on your video ads.
Get more traffic on or off Pinterest.
Increase actions like online sales or signups. Or, use shopping ads to highlight your product feed.
You can use Pinterest to drive results across the entire consumer journey. After your first campaign, consider how trying new objectives can help you reach even more Pinners.
No matter your goal, be sure to follow these creative best practices as you plan your next campaign.
People come to Pinterest to plan for all of life’s moments. Your targeting settings make sure you’re showing specific, relevant and timely content to the people who are most likely to be interested in it.
Reach a specific group (like “home decor enthusiasts”) by mixing and matching info about who people are, and what they’re into. You can target based on people’s interests, demographics and keywords they’re searching for or similarities to your existing audiences (called Actalikes).
If you have the Pinterest tag, you can upload your customer list or retarget your previous website visitors.
Unlock all of Ads Manager’s targeting features at once to build the strategy that’s best for you.
To keep things simple, you can use the default targeting Pinterest sets for you based on your goals and budget.
If you’re looking to find more people like your current customers, try an Actalike audience. This tells Ads Manager to focus on finding people with similar behaviours to your existing customer base, which can increase the likelihood of them engaging with your brand.
Control how much you’ll pay per ad, how often your ads show up and how long people will see them. You can spend a specific amount of your budget each day, or spread your spend over the campaign’s lifetime.
Set your budget and duration at the ad group level.
Set your budget and duration at the campaign level.
Remember, Pinners are planners. They’re looking to find early inspiration for seasonal and life moments. Get to know Pinner planning timelines and assign your budget accordingly.
Just input how much you’re willing to spend for your campaign, and our tools will allocate the budget across your ad groups to drive more efficient results.
In this final step before you launch your campaign, you can turn on extra optimizations to make sure you’re getting the best results. These optimizations help you run more efficient campaigns and get the most out of your budget. As you navigate through these final decisions, Ads Manager includes tips to help you choose the best fit for your campaign.
Look for the opportunity to use automatic bidding. In tests, advertisers using automatic bidding got 35% more clicks for the same budget.¹
Keep an eye on Pinterest Analytics so you know what's performing well, and where you can improve.
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