Conveying a message about your product or service can be difficult when you are limited to a certain character count, or specific creative requirement. There is only so much you can say in 140 characters, or showcase in 300 x 250 pixels, in order to try and engage your audience. Facebook Canvas is looking to change that. This new, immersive mobile experience, allows users to interact with various design elements that come to life at their fingertips.
Digital marketers who advertise on Facebook are familiar with these platforms being very particular on the amount of text that are in advertisements. To ensure a great user experience, Facebook instituted a rule that said only 20% of your ad can be text-based. Any ads that has a text overlay greater than 20% would be disapproved by the network for advertising. This created a challenge for marketers and design teams – constantly asking the question internally, “Is the text on this image greater than 20%,” or “How do I create the best call to action ensuring my text doesn’t exceed 20% of the image?”
Have you ever walked into a store and received a personalized message or ad from that store on your phone? If the answer is yes, then you may have engaged with a beacon! Beacons are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways for retailers and businesses to engage with their in-store customers and Facebook has wasted no time in offering a solution.