Facebook marketing is a key part of my online marketing scheme, it allows me to target a wide range of my audience very easily based on their location. Firstly I started by creating a Facebook page where potential visitors could get an idea of scale and quality of the exhibition by being able to see how many people like it, their comments on the posts in the museum and also the pictures posted on the Facebook wall giving a deeper insight int what is going on in the museum exhibition.
Next I started a Facebook advertisement campaign to target people within a 10 mile radius of the museum from my target audience, this means that the advert would be see by about 140,000 potential visitors. An internal study of Facebook advertisers found that over 90% of people viewed ads and shopped in the store did not click on the ads, this means that Facebook advertisements act more like digital billboards to create awareness of a brand or event.
The success of a Facebook advert, as previously mentioned isn’t entered based on clicks but obviously clicks do also drive sales, so I have researched what the click through rate is in comparison to the cost per click. The average click through rate for an event is 0.028%, but out of a total of 140,000 visitors that converts to a total of 3,920 of users clicking through on the advertisement. While this isn’t a compiletely impressive conversion rate, it is worth noting that other users will purchase tickets without clicking on the advert as aforementioned.