Social Ads

Updated: September 24, 2020

Social ad platforms sit on top of the major social networks including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Linkedin, Twitter and Pinterest. They offer massive scale and targeting opportunities across a range of platforms and devices.

Social ads themselves help advertisers to reach a ready-made audience. A smart social ads campaign can propel a brand forward because it harnesses the power of platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Social ads example

Source: Mobile Ads

Social Ads Benefits

Using mobile social media ads is an efficient and cost-effective way of engaging with an audience. The reduced costs of advertising are a significant plus to this method of advertising, along with the ability to reach a vast audience with ease.

Social ads are a vital part of a marketing strategy because potential customers can interact with a brand in the places they know the best. Ignoring social media ads in this day and age puts advertisers at an immediate disadvantage.

When it comes to tracking, social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook offer robust built-in analytics so advertisers can see what did and didn’t work. Even just having the option to look at the number of shares, likes and comments can be a useful indicator.

Other benefits include:

  • These ads help to generate that all-important conversion about your brand.
  • Call to actions on social media platforms can be very effective.
  • From in-app landing pages to lead-generating ads, there’s a good variety of ads formats and social media ad sizes.

Social Ads example 2

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Social Ads CPMs

Here are some of the biggest social ads offers along with their platform, rates and country.

FacebookUSAround $7 to $9
TwitterUS$5 to $6
LinkedInUSAround $6


Below we’ve listed the best social media ads networks and platforms so you can get up and running without fuss.

List of social advertising companies


Complex digital advertising solutions that drive results.


Hitapps focuses on your success as a whole. Perhaps you can manage a small-scale campaign but, if you want to develop an impactful ads campaign, it’s better to let us take over.

  • Advertising agency
  • RTB solution
  • Social advertising
  • Apps publishing

Learn more about Hitapps

Reddit Ads is an advertising platform from Reddit. It allows advertisers to reach specific audiences on the platform, either as self-service or via managed service. With Reddit Ads brands can tap into one of the biggest online communities that has extremely diverse set of interests.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPA
  • Ad formats supported: Social
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key markets: UK, USA
Learn more about Reddit Ads

Pinterest Ads

Visual discovery, collection, and storage tool

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Promoted App Pins is a mobile app advertising platform from Pinterest. It allows app marketers to generate installs via pins.Pins associated with iOS or Android apps have an app icon and install button attached to them for mobile users to tap on and download an app. Among Pinterest mobile measuring partners are Adjust, AppsFlyer, Kochava, TUNE and Apsalar.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
  • Campaign types: CPA
  • Ad formats supported: App Icon
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key markets: Global
Learn more about Pinterest Ads

LinkedIn Ads

Reach your ideal customers on the world's largest professional network

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Instagram Ads

Drive awareness and increase your customer base

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Facebook Audience Network

Expand the power of Facebook advertising with Audience Network.

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Facebook Ads

The biggest digital advertising platform

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Facebook Ads is the biggest digital advertising platform with a major focus on mobile ads. It features the best ad format, targeting and reporting capabilities in the industry. The platform allows mobile app advertisers to run ad campaigns on their choice on Facebook itself, its Messenger app, Instagram, Audience Network (to show ads across the web) and its app for businesses Workplace.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Web
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: banners, carousel banners, video, slideshow
  • Targeting: age, gender, location, device, mobile OS, OS version, interests, mobile user language.
  • Key markets: global
Learn more about Facebook Ads


Creative & Media Buying Lab for Mobile Advertising

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Appness is a creative & media buying lab for mobile advertising that provides marketers with access to the human cloud: freelance ad designers and in-house advertising professionals powered by the platform’s intelligent ad optimization algorithms. The Appness platform was designed to eliminate the major problems encountered by advertisers in implementing ad campaigns and to support companies that lack expertise in user acquisition by streamlining and automating media buying processes. Headquartered in Cyprus, Appness currently works with 1,000+ ad designers from all around the world and employs 50+ qualified advertising experts.

  • Mobile platforms: Android, iOS
  • Campaign types: CPA, CPI, CPL, CPS
  • Ad formats supported: Banners, Video
  • Targeting: Custom
  • Key Markets: Global
Learn more about Appness

Twitter Ads

Solutions to help you achieve your business goals

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Twitter Ads is the Twitter advertising platform that allows app marketers to drive traffic to their apps from both on Twitter and off Twitter channels. In terms of targeting options and reach its rivals are only Facebook and Google. Twitter ads support deep linking technology that allows app marketers to link an ad to a specific part of a mobile app content.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPC, CPM
  • Ad formats supported: auto-generated ads with creatives an app has on the App Store.
  • Targeting: mobile OS, OS version, device (iPhone / iPad), location, gender, age, mobile connection type
  • Key markets: global
Learn more about Twitter Ads

Snapchat Ads

It's your business - on mobile

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Snapchat Ads is the Snap Inc. advertising platform that allows businesses to advertise on the platform with Snap’s unique ad formats and reach Millennials audience that has developed a high level of trust with the platform. Snapchat has 187 million daily active users that open the app 25 times a day on average and spend 30+ minutes with the app. Snap has partnered with multiple companies to better connect advertisers with snapchatters communities.

  • Mobile platforms: iOS, Android
  • Campaign types: CPI, CPC
  • Ad formats supported: Snap Ads, Filters, Lenses
  • Targeting: 300 audiences based on data derived from what content snapchatters watch, buy and post on the platform, demographics, lookalike audiences.
  • Key markets: global, the Basic plan is US only.
Learn more about Snapchat Ads


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