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Crush Your TikTok Ads with These Simple Strategies

TikTok campaigns usually outperform ads on other popular social media platforms, boasting higher engagement rates and more impressions. 

If your TikTok ads aren't quite doing the trick for you, don't worry; we've got your back. That's exactly what we're diving into today – sharing some down-to-earth tips and tricks to help you rock a killer ad campaign on TikTok. Let's turn things around and get your ads on the winning track!

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Begin with a Wide Audience Reach

When diving into TikTok ads, leverage TikTok Ads Manager, the go-to platform for managing your TikTok ad campaigns. This tool provides an extensive range of targeting options, allowing you to pinpoint the specifics like age, gender, interests, and location for your desired audience. If you're not sure about the perfect audience for your ad campaign, opt for a broader audience. TikTok Ads Manager, with its smart system, will figure out the best audience for your ads on its own.

After your first ads run, look at the results to see which audience segments are engaging with them. This will give you clues on how to make your ads even better. Simultaneously, TikTok's algorithm will adapt and improve results over time.

To make your ads more effective, try focusing on people who are a lot like your best customers, aka lookalike audiences. The TikTok Ads platform can find other users who are similar to your current customers, making it more likely that they'll also be interested in what you're offering.

PRO TIP: Before fine-tuning your campaign and narrowing your target audience, conduct tests to explore different interests and behaviors associated with your product or service.

Ensure the Effectiveness of Your Conversion Event

Another good tip for getting the most out of your TikTok Ads is to play around with different ways people can buy stuff. We call these "conversion events," and they're basically the actions users take when they see your ad, like checking out content, adding things to their cart, or making a purchase.

Especially if you're just starting with TikTok ads and your tracking tool doesn't know much about your audience yet, try aiming for simpler events like "page view" or "add to cart." More people usually click on these than on the big actions like "purchase" or "checkout," and it helps your tracking tool learn faster. Once your tracking tool has the lowdown on which users love your TikTok Ads, you can step up and optimize for those big purchase actions.

PRO TIP: And hey, for a little help making sure everything's set up right, use the TikTok Pixel Helper. It helps to check if your pixel is installed correctly and spots any issues on your website.

Keep Your Ads Fresh by Mixing Things Up

While figuring out the best creative approach often involves a bit of trial and error, try these four tips to boost your TikTok Ads creativity. These strategies will not only keep your campaign relevant but also prevent ad fatigue.

Go Native: Make your ads look like they belong on TikTok by using vertical formats, adding text, and using TikTok's music. The goal is to make your ads feel like they're just another fun TikTok video.

Feature Faces: People love seeing other people, so try featuring them in your ads, just like regular TikTok users do. You can even team up with a content creator to give your brand an extra boost.

Boost Your Content: Use the Boosted TikToks option to get your content out there even more. You can either boost your own content or get a creator to make content for your brand. It's a smart way to reach exactly who you want and make your TikTok ads go even further.

Mix It Up: Keep things interesting by using multiple creatives. For each ad group, consider incorporating at least three different creatives and regularly rotate them along with your ad copies. This way, people won't get bored of seeing the same thing all the time.

Final Words

So, to sum it up, making your TikTok Ads thrive involves a few tricks. Continuously experimenting and adapting your strategy are keys to succeeding in TikTok advertising, ensuring your campaigns remain fresh, relevant, and impactful.


Well, aren’t we glad you asked! We at DigiCom are obsessive data-driven marketers pulling from multi-disciplinary strategies to unlock scale. We buy media across all platforms and placements and provide creative solutions alongside content creation, and conversion rate optimizations. We pride ourselves on your successes and will stop at nothing to help you grow.


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