Shopping Season Checklist

During the festive season, many businesses, just like yours, that are focused on getting more users for their apps, run ads on Snapchat. Now is the ideal time to acquire new users for your app. In fact, 63% of Snapchatters last downloaded a new app on their phone within the past two weeks, and 41% of Snapchatters make a purchase using an app at least once a month. By following our proven best practices, Snapchat can help you achieve your goals for the festive season. Find our full guide below or book a call with a Snapchat Ads Specialist. We’re here to help every step of the way.

Seasonal Shopping Checklist


Get the Data Right

  • Connect Your MMP Connect the MMP of your choice to ensure you are passing your events

  • Add your App in the Apps Page in Ads Manager Connect your app by adding the store details

  • Create a custom audience based on your CRM list (Then create a lookalike)


Creative is Your Biggest Lever

Before launching your creative, check your ads against these 5 best practices!

  • Keep Ads Short - Land your key message in 5 seconds

  • Style Ads Like User Content - Make your videos look native to Snap

  • Have a Clear Call To Action - Tell Snapchatters what you want to do after seeing the Ad

  • Use Audio - Use audio to support your video content (80% of Snaps are played with Sound ON)

  • Have a Hero Message - Have one clear point as to why Snapchatters should choose your business


Beat the competition, at the most competitive moments

  • Broaden Your Targeting - Keep audience sizes >1M in as many ad sets as possible

  • Bid Aggressively - Test target cost bidding, set your bid at 2-3X the recommendation for key dates

  • Tell Snapchatters about Sales - Have any sales/offers front and centre in your ad copy

  • Rotate Your Creative - Always test 2-3 creatives per Ad Set and rotate creatives every 2-3 weeks

  • Be Patient - Allow 7-10 days for Ads to fully optimise!


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