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 organise them into ‘ad groups’: ads that share a related theme. You can add multiple ad groups to the same campaign so that it’s easier to manage details such as 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 such as targeting, bidding and available ad formats.
You can use Pinterest to drive results across the entire consumer journey. After your first campaign, consider how trying new objectives can help you to reach even more Pinners.
No matter what your goal is, make sure that you 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 that you’re showing specific, relevant and timely content to the people who are most likely to be interested in it.
To keep things simple, you can use the default targeting that 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.
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.
If you’re using the consideration objective, you can take advantage of our automatic budgeting tools. 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 optimisations to make sure that you’re getting the best results. These optimisations help you to 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 to 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
If you want to gain quick insight or run a speedy campaign, try accelerated budget pacing. This helps you to spend money faster so that you get quick results.