LinkedIn has rolled out 4 new features for marketers advertising through the B2B platform. It’s is great to see B2B getting some attention, given that Google’s Search On 22 inundated us with 9 new shopping updates.
Let’s dive in.
1. Offline Conversions
Offline Conversions allow you to connect the conversions you track in other tools directly to LinkedIn. Advertisers will be able to manually upload CSV files to the Campaign Manager. New supported CRM partners include Adverity, Hub Spot, LeadsBridge, LiveRamp, and Make.
Offline data will automatically be incorporated into your aggregate reporting on conversions and will provide a more holistic understanding of your marketing impact on lower-funnel outcomes.
2. Audience insights
Free audience insights are now in Campaign Manager. These can help advertisers pinpoint who their audiences are, what they’re interested in, and how they’re engaging with other content and topics.
Audience insights are available for both Matched and saved audiences. It generates aggregated insights based on topics and content they’ve engaged in, but also job titles, years of experience, seniority, location, company name, industry, and more. Insights can also be used to discover new audiences.
3. Document ads
Document Ads allow you to promote long-format content directly into members’ feeds where they can read and download whitepapers, case studies, and reports without leaving the platform. You can also use a Lead Gen Form to collect leads if you decide to gate your documents.
4. Media Library
The new LinkedIn Media Library allows you to create ads more easily by storing all of your images and videos in one central location. Advertisers can now create up to five ads at once by selecting the video or image from the media library, each then becoming its own ad. This feature seems to make ad creation easier, faster, and collaborative.
Dig deeper. You can read the announcement from LinkedIn here.
Why we care. With the holidays coming up, B2B gets forgotten as it seems all we’ve been hearing about lately is platforms launching new shopping features and updates. These new features, though nothing groundbreaking, could be worth testing out if you’re currently or considering advertising on LinkedIn
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