Channels – what type of content do I need?

In general, retargeting campaigns are primarily offered on social media. This channel is particularly well suited for sales-triggering messages, which also inspire and engage.

For players who want a greater collaboration – where profiling messages also play an important role – we are happy to discuss opportunities to include YouTube and possibly also display banners. You will find recommendations and guidelines for the various channels below, which are intended to make sure that the content is as good as possible. The media agency's specialists can also assist with general advice. Feel free to watch our nine-minute videos to discover tips and tricks for marketing and content production.

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Social media

Social media gives you a great opportunity to engage and inspire potential travellers to your destination, as well as drive valuable traffic to your own websites. Unlike other advertising channels, players are expected to use more spoken and unpretentious language, with emojis, puns and fun angles.

Feel free to ask a question to whoever sees your posts in order to engage them or get them to click on the website. On social media, it is recommended to have at least two to three different posts that go into rotation and that the algorithms can optimise against.

On Facebook and Instagram, there are many different types of posts. Although it is not wrong to use any of them, here are the ones with which it is easiest to succeed.

On social media, it is recommended to use the local language in the main text and headlines.

Ad formats and social media placements

See the list of formats below. To be visible in the Feed, Stories/Reel placements, we need material delivered in 1:1 or 4:5 and 9:16. Note that text is not included in Stories/Reels. Therefore, pay attention to having text in the image. *Follow safe zones.

Sizes:

  • 1:1 = 1080x1080
  • 4:5 = 1080x1350
  • 9:16 = 1080x1920

Sosiale medier formater

Safe zones

In Stories and Reels formats, it's important to be aware of safe zones so that Meta's placement of symbols and text does not come into conflict with material shown in the photo or video.

The dimensions are: 150 pixels at the top of the photo/video and 330 pixels at the bottom of the photo/video.

Safe zones for sosiale medie formater

Video ads

Video ads are one of the best performing formats. It is recommended that video posts have a clear sender in the video from the start. Most people only watch a few seconds of the video, and the optimal length is a maximum of 15 seconds.

Tip for the text: create a clear connection between what you see in the video and what is written on the landing page, and make sure that the text creates curiosity about what you want to see.

For each video ad, you should ideally have two formats, one for Feed (1:1 or 4:5) and one for Stories/Reels (9:16).

 

Eksempel av videoannonse på Facebook.

Format: 1:1 (square) for video in Feed, and 9:16 (height) for video in Story.

Text: Main text: 125 characters / Headline: 27 characters

Link: Yes

Audio: Yes, but video in Feed is often viewed without sound, so captions must be added.

 

Image ads

On social media, visuals are extremely important. Image ads, also called link ads, are one of the most common ad formats. If you are going to use still images, it is therefore important to choose an image that really catches the viewer's attention.

For each image ad, we recommend two formats: one for feed (1:1 or 4:5) and one for Stories/Reels (9:16).

Note that the main text of the ad is not included in Stories/Reels, so it is important to have a text or logo in the middle of the image so that the image is not missing its message.

 

 

Eksempel på bildeannonse på Facebook.

Format: 1:1 for picture in Feed

Text: Main text: 125 characters / Headline: 27 characters

Link: Yes

 

Carousel ads

Carousel posts are great when you want to display several different options, such as different activities that you want to promote. Carousel posts can have from three to ten photos.

We recommend using a maximum of five to six images, as very few scroll on after that. Each carousel card can have its own heading and link to match the image, while the text is common to all. We recommend using a different headline and a different landing page for each card.

The carousel, like the other ads, comes in both Feed (1:1 or 4:5) and Stories/Reels (9:16) formats. Keep in mind that text isn't included with Stories/Reels, as with your image ad.

 

Eksempel av karusellannonse på Facebook.

Format: 1:1 for images in Feed

Text: Main text: 125 characters / Headline: 27 characters

Link: Yes

 

YouTube

The advantage of YouTube is longer watching times and a mode where the viewer is more receptive to consuming content that inspires, while being open to exploring and discovering something new. It is therefore a channel that is very suitable for brand-building campaigns.

On YouTube, you can have up to several minutes-long videos, but it's important to have a clear hook that triggers curiosity from the first second, as viewers can choose to skip ahead after six seconds.

The difference from other digital ad channels is that you have a high level of attention, where everyone watches with sound, and you can say a lot. Note that the channel itself drives little direct traffic to other websites. 

Eksempel av video på YouTube.

Format: 16x9 (width format)

Text: The video name should be max. 25 characters

Link: Yes, either to the website or your own YouTube channel.

Audio: Yes

 

 

Display banners

Display banners are a channel that is suitable to provide great reach in a cost-effective way. In other words, the channel helps you reach many potential travellers. Display banners are ads you scroll past on relevant websites and online newspapers, and where you often have a low degree of attention. The ads primarily serve as reminders of how nice it is to travel to Norway and to your destination.

The most important thing is therefore to have short messages with a clear sender. The goal is for them to create a spark of curiosity in the recipient. In addition to reaching out widely, the channel drives traffic to your website.

The design should therefore include a concise call-to-action along with a visual call-to-action button. Display banners can be purchased in many different formats and come as static images. This means that the same content and message must be adapted into the following formats:

  • 300 x 250
  • 300 x 600
  • 336 x 280
  • 970 x 250

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