Tiger Pistol Adds Recurring Campaign Feature to its Social Advertising Platform

New Capability Allows Clients to Boost Revenue by Offering Ongoing Campaigns

Tiger Pistol, the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, recently launched a Recurring Campaign feature to expand user options for managing Facebook and Instagram advertising campaigns on the platform.

“Tiger Pistol has taken our innovative technology to a new level of scale and efficiency with Recurring Campaigns,” said Paul Elliott, CEO, Tiger Pistol. “Now our clients can further automate their campaign creation process to drastically cut operational hours and dramatically boost profits with recurring revenue.”

Recurring Campaigns allows users to run multiple ongoing campaigns at a time. Here, we can see the different assets selected for each Recurring Campaign. Only the selected items will generate into that Recurring Campaign’s future campaigns. For example, this customer has a Recurring Campaign devoted to getting users to download their app and another to visit their website.

The capability allows clients to effectively and efficiently set up and manage multiple, auto-generated social advertising campaigns at the same time. Clients can now run multiple recurring campaigns with customized campaign dates, ad objectives, audiences, and creative assets for their end-advertisers. This feature enables clients to schedule future seasonal campaigns, promotions, and offers in advance, while still taking advantage of Tiger Pistol’s automated A/B testing.

“This capability is so intuitive, with its sleek and instinctive user interface, that even those with limited knowledge of Facebook advertising can easily configure campaigns that will continue to optimize month over month,” said Casey Zaffin, VP Client Management, Tiger Pistol. “The ease-of-use allows clients to distribute multiple recurring Facebook and Instagram campaigns in just minutes.”

With Recurring Campaigns, clients also have the opportunity to A/B test multiple campaign assets on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, taking advantage of Facebook’s campaign budget optimization to achieve high performing, low cost advertising campaigns.

“Recurring Campaigns are a particularly useful capability for clients who have static long-term campaigns they want to set-and-forget, while still ensuring that ads are optimized based on performance,” said Zaffin. “Since launch, we’ve already seen great success with ads focused on promotional content, and seasonal and holiday campaigns.”

“When clients and their teams can spend less time building campaigns, they can spend more time focusing on optimization and growth,” said Elliott. “With the ability to input a variety of assets and control campaign launches, Recurring Campaigns are an ideal solution for any large-scale advertiser.”

See how Tiger Pistol’s Recurring Campaign capability can boost your profits. Request a demo today!

Snapshot: Facebook Updates to Combat COVID-19 and Misinformation

During this time of uncertainty, social advertising policy is uncharted territory. In order to keep the community safe and informed, measures are being taken to ensure that correct and fair information is being disseminated to users. With new updates coming to Facebook platform daily, we have provided a breakdown to navigate some of the major changes that have hit Facebook and Instagram since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Due to this public health emergency, Facebook has sectioned their response to the issue into four categories. 

  1. Making sure everyone has accurate information
  2. Stopping misinformation and harmful content
  3. Supporting global health experts and relief efforts
  4. Supporting local governments, communities, and businesses 

Facebook is striving to make sure users have access to credible information regarding the virus. To make access easier they have included preventative tips at the top of the newsfeed and partnered with the World Health Organization to provide updates via WhatsApp. They are also supporting health authorities and fact checkers with grants to increase staff.

It is also a priority to make sure that users aren’t harmed during a crisis, so they have taken a stance against misinformation and exploitative tactics. In extension of their current policies, all content regarding false information or conspiracy theories will be removed by their team. In addition, they are working to make all of their apps more efficient with the spike in users. To also combat harmful content, Facebook is also prohibiting ads for items such as hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and COVID-19 test kits.   

Not only are they matching $20 million in donations for relief efforts, but Facebook is utilizing its tools to provide support. They are currently offering free ads to health organizations to connect users with useful and accurate information. Facebook has also started initiatives like allowing organizations to scale their response to COVID-19 via messenger, and implemented a  “Hackathon” with access to their internals tools to build new messaging solutions.

Lastly, Facebook is about community so they are working to strengthen connections and support local businesses and officials. They have invested $100 million into local businesses. They are also providing tools for free like workplace and resources in their hub to community leaders, business owners, and government officials to assist them with pushing out timely and accurate alerts. Facebook is committed to keeping all their apps strong and reliable to stay connected. 

With all of these steps, Facebook is working to make their platform a safe space. At Tiger Pistol, we understand the importance of local businesses and community so we will continue to be a resource and keep you informed during this time. 

Source: Facebook: Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus

Yanira Durant is a marketing specialist for Tiger Pistol. An Austin local with a passion for social advertising, Yanira strives to break through the noise in fun and creative ways. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city, trying great queso, and managing her pug’s Instagram account.

Tiger Pistol Named Localogy Excellence Award Winner

Tiger Pistol Technology Creates Critical Connection Between Real Estate Agents and Homebuyers

Tiger Pistol, the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, today announced that it has won the prestigious Localogy Excellence Award for “Best Localized Marketing Campaign.”

“Very few industry groups understand marketing success in the local marketplace the way Localogy does,” said Paul Elliott. “Time and again, Tiger Pistol’s global-to-local approach outperforms comparable brand-level campaign executions, and Localogy’s recognition of Tiger Pistol for ‘Best Localized Marketing Campaign’ further emphasizes our category leadership and business impact.”

Tiger Pistol stood out among industry competitors based on the remarkable social advertising results achieved for a Fortune 500 real estate services provider, with a network of over 200,000 real estate agents.

The solution enables the client’s agents to easily promote their listings and themselves with auto-configured, best practice Facebook and Instagram campaigns.

“Tiger Pistol’s power lies in the ability for agents to publish campaigns directly from their own agent-branded Facebook Page,” said Talia Wachtel, VP Client Management, Tiger Pistol. “While other real estate marketing platforms support Facebook ads, such ads are usually rudimentary, driving impressions around the listing, with little room for the agent to generate leads. Tiger Pistol leverages the most relevant Facebook Ads Objectives to drive the results that matter. Our platform supports the ability for agents to publish Facebook Lead Ads, and auto-creates best practice Facebook Lead Forms that have unique qualifying questions, making it easy for the agent to launch the ad with little knowledge of Facebook ads.”

Tiger Pistol is also proud to announce that two of their partners were also honored by Localogy. Hibu, the leading provider of digital marketing solutions to local businesses across the United States, won a Localogy Excellence Award for “Most Significant Business Transformation” as the company made the titanic shift from a print and Yellow Pages-driven business to a digital marketing solutions provider, and BrandMuscle, and integrated local and channel marketing solutions provider, won “Best Go-to-Market Strategy.”

The Localogy Excellence Awards recognize organizations and individual leaders shaping the future of localization for the more than 30 million local and small businesses who depend on them every day.

Learn how Tiger Pistol unlocks local activation at global scale for brands. 

Playbook: Social Advertising at Scale for SMB Resellers

When it comes to selling your social advertising program to independent and affiliated local businesses, SMB resellers need a both simple method to onboard customers and an easy, efficient method of setting up and publishing campaigns.

Unlocking Local Activation at Scale is the social advertising playbook that reveals how you can get to market quickly with ability to connect individual location pages at scale through an automated, low-touch process plus everything you need to consider to effectively sell and support social ads for your customers.

Playbook: Social Advertising at Scale for Agencies

Tiger Pistol enables social advertising at scale for digital agencies through an innovative approach to social ad fulfillment. By combining turnkey solutions with smart automation, we’ve made it simple for an agency to build a best-practice social advertising program that is both profitable for you and your clients.

See how your agency can simplify onboarding, connecting individual location pages at scale through an automated, low-touch process, then create, distribute, and publish brand approved campaigns to hundreds or thousands of locations in just minutes with high quality and low risk of errors.

Increase Local Food and Product Delivery Orders with Facebook Ads

Online to offline activation has always been a unique challenge for quick serve restaurants (QSR) and consumer product (CPG) brands who want to reach the millions of consumers on social media, but also need to compel them to buy from a brick and mortar location. The recent business challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic have suddenly made the second part of the online to offline funnel quite difficult. Though this does not mean QSR and CPG brands do not have options. 

Recent innovations with app delivery services were already moving in to help middle man the online/offline divide by connecting consumers with delivery contractors to deliver food. With more people staying home, but also still needing to eat, one might expect delivery demand to be on an upward swing in the coming months. So what does local social look like when you can’t rely on driving footfall to a brick and mortar location, but also still need to generate ROI for your multi-location QSRs or CPG clients?

It’s simple really: 

  1. Hyper-targeted local ads for every one of your locations, reaching users in the immediate vicinity within delivery range.

  2. Campaigns are published through the local stores Facebook Page, but direct users to order through the delivery service.

  3. Deliver increased sales for the store location, while also promoting the brand’s products, by driving consumers right to the point of sale. 

 

The strategy, while simple, rests on execution. Reaching consumers with highly-targeted, local ads is not easy to do at scale. But the extra effort pays big performance dividends. By publishing unique campaigns for each location, focused on their unique sales area, and through their local pages, you gain the benefits of locality.

First, you deliver a more relevant ad to the local consumer; they see an ad from a local business profile in their neighborhood. This is important, whether you are working with a chain or independent businesses. You want to be serving an ad to consumers that feels like it’s from their store – their favorite taco shop or their community drugstore, and not some far off product or brand. That familiarity with ads plus the ability for users to jump straight into the ordering experience is a potent combination. It’s an approach the Facebook bidding system likes too, because more relevant ads often cost less to deliver.

At Tiger Pistol, we partnered with a quick service ice cream shop and a delivery service to fulfill local campaigns. Ads were geo-targeted for the delivery partners and restaurants combined sales area. The creative of the ads focused on the individual store and their food offerings, but each ad’s “Order Now” button drove to the delivery partner’s online ordering page for the store. This national-to-local partnership approach resulted in an increase of customers who clicked through to order by more than 620%, increasing sales, and driving desired outcomes for both partners. Being able to deploy robust local ads quickly, with a means to rapidly direct consumers to the point of purchases remotely, is not only a strategy for the challenges of today, but more importantly, a future-proof strategy as more consumers move their buying habits to fully digital.

Tiger Pistol Ranks in Top 100 on the Inc. 5000 List of Texas’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

Inc. Magazine recently revealed that Tiger Pistol, the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, is No. 59 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: Texas list, and top 5 among advertising and marketing companies. The list encompasses the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Texas-based private companies.

Companies named to the list exhibit stunning rates of growth across all industries in Texas. The list’s 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 294 percent. Companies based in the largest metro areas—Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio—brought in the highest revenue overall.

“Tiger Pistol’s innovations have sparked explosive growth and ongoing client loyalty, and recognition on this list validates our category leadership.” said Paul Elliott, Tiger Pistol CEO. “Our unwavering focus on social advertising automation has yielded a unique, innovative, trusted, and results-oriented partnership with some of the largest global brands and resellers that realize the power of local activation at scale.”

Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Texas economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“The companies on this list demonstrate just how much the small-business sector impacts Texas’s economy,” says Inc. Editor in Chief Scott Omelianuk. “Across every single industry, these businesses have posted revenue and growth rates that are beyond impressive, further proving the tenacity of their founders and CEOs.”

“Tiger Pistol has developed the future of social advertising at scale across the Facebook family of apps,” said Elliott. “While many others have tried to enter the market Tiger Pistol established, the company’s continued focus on agile technology innovation, speed to market, social advertising expertise, deep partnerships with Facebook and our clients, and use of data to drive smarter automation and superior results, truly sets it apart.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Series: Texas, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at inc.com/inc5000-series-texas-2020.

To learn more about Tiger Pistol’s social advertising tools and how Tiger Pistol, the world’s #1 social advertising automation platform for local, unlocks local activation at global scale for brands, resellers, and agencies contact us today. 

About Tiger Pistol 

Tiger Pistol is the world’s #1 social advertising automation platform for local. For nearly a decade, the company has been obsessively focused on building the world’s most effective social advertising platform for global brands, resellers, and agencies who realize the power of local activation at scale. As a preferred Facebook Marketing Partner and the largest third-party publisher of social advertising for local, Tiger Pistol creates, deploys, manages, and optimizes high-performance Facebook and Instagram ads at unprecedented scale, with over 800k Facebook and Instagram campaigns published to date. Tiger Pistol’s first of its kind technology delivers meaningful and measurable business impact for brands, resellers, and agencies alike, helping to unlock value and efficiency through innovation-led social advertising automation. Tiger Pistol has been recognized by Digiday as the Best Social Media Marketing Platform, and by Street Fight for Best Social Media Campaign. To learn more, call (888) 400-8845, visit TigerPistol.com, or follow on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

Facebook Launches Grant Program to Help Small Businesses

On Tuesday, May 17th, Facebook announced an upcoming grant program aimed to help SMB retailers during COVID-19. It will consist of $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible businesses. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg expanded on the importance of this initiative in her Facebook post:

Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, and many of the people who run these businesses are heavily affected by the crisis …We’ve listened to small businesses to understand how we can best help them. We’ve heard loud and clear that financial support could enable them to keep the lights on and pay people who can’t come to work.

The program is aimed to help businesses cover things like rent and operational costs, as well as connecting with more customers and keeping the workforce strong. For those interested in applying, stay tuned, as more details will be available in the upcoming weeks. You can also sign up for updates directly from Facebook here

In the meantime, Facebook has updated their Business Resource Hub with a page specific to managing and building resilience during this ordeal. It includes ideas for staying in touch with customers (like pinning your important updates) and other concrete steps for the unexpected challenges we’re facing. 

We love and support our SMBs. Tiger Pistol is here to answer any questions you may have.

Webinar: Quality Over Quantity – The Changing Face of 2020 Marketing

As a marketing leader, you’ve probably been pummeled with the phrase “quality over quantity.”  The days of spray and pray are over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be strategic at scale. 

Tiger Pistol is partnering with the Incite Group to bring you the live webinar Quality Over Quantity – The Changing Face of 2020 Marketing. Tiger Pistol’s Talia Wachtel, VP of Client Management, will discuss: 

  • How localization drives social ad relevancy, increasing desired outcomes and decreasing cost of advertising
  • How a global-to-local approach can bridge the gap between national advertising and local activation
  • How creating a symbiotic data-sharing relationship between a brand and its local partners can better activate the power of local campaigns and drive big goals at the national level

Talia will be joined by 

  • Tim Rickards, Marketing Director, Acquisition & Engagement, Charles Schwab
  • Heidi Gracie, Executive Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Arizona State University
  • Nicholas Zeisler, Principal, Zeisler Consulting
Quality Over Quantity – The Changing Face of 2020 Marketing
Wed, Apr 1, 2020
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM PST

Register now and you’ll receive a link to join live. Alternatively, registrants will receive the recordings, so you can watch in your own time. 

Local Advertising in the Time of Social Distancing

Let’s face it, many of us are facing the reality where #QuarantineLife is the new normal – at least for the foreseeable future. With offices temporarily shutting their doors, and the worldwide workforce moving to a remote-based culture, it’s time for businesses to utilize the tools provided by local social advertising to drive their goals forward.

Drivers for Forced Change

In the past several days – specifically in the United States – city and state governments, as well as the Federal government, have recommended citizens stay home to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The most recent changes announced from the White House Monday afternoon include the recommendations to “limit gatherings to no more than 10 people; avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits; and avoid eating or drinking in restaurants, bars, and food courts – instead use drive-through, pickup and delivery options.” For community-spread affected areas, the recommendation is to close all bars and restaurants.

These changes have forced many businesses to re-strategize their business models on the fly with the understanding that these changes are meant to protect our communities. For instance, a friend’s gym in Kansas City, MO is asking members to allow their immunocompromised patrons to exercise from 5 AM – 2 PM before other healthy members exercise, grocery stores are changing their hours to allow their teams ample time for restocking overnight, and restaurants across America are moving to pick-up and delivery only, while some in viral hotspots have been closed altogether  – all in an effort to expand the practice of social distancing. This is where social advertising comes into play.

The Power of Social Advertising

Local businesses should not lose hope. We understand how uncertain times are right now, but leveraging the power of social can help everyone. Budgets may be tight right now, but social advertising is the most cost-effective way to remain in the public eye – especially with so many eyes on social media for the next news update — folks are bound to see your ad too!

Offering free delivery for your restaurant but don’t have a website? Run a Reach campaign targeting your delivery area. Is your hotel chain offering “staycation” specials for previous guests? If you have a Pixel on your website, use it! Drive visitors to your landing pages to complete a booking with a Traffic or Conversions campaign. Temporarily shutting down? Run a Traffic or Conversions campaign encouraging community support through gift card sales until you reopen. 

All in all, spending a small amount of social dollars to keep your business on the top of everyone’s mind while they adjust to their new normal is the best strategy. This way you can continue to engage your customer base and maintain your business presence throughout this uncertain time.

Stay safe, everyone. Oh, and don’t forget to wash your hands.

Need help launching local social ads for your locations?  Contact us today!