Facebook launched its new in-app camera with a video and carousel ad campaign. This inspired people to try it, as a result, there was 8.8% lift in daily camera captures.
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family. They also discover what’s going on in the world and share what matters to them.
Increasing product awareness
Facebook wanted to inspire people to try its new in-app camera with a campaign that championed its latest features.
Snapping up moments
Facebook’s new in-app camera brought with it a new suite of tools including masks, frames, stories and direct sharing. The camera offered a more fun way of sharing and connecting on the Facebook platform. To champion this major product improvement, Facebook created a film campaign around the call to action: “Let your camera do the talking.”
A 60-second manifesto film went to various publication partners as a press asset. Next, Facebook repurposed the footage into 11 shorter-form video snippets and used them to build a wide range of creative assets. Some were simple moments of human connection through the camera, like a video of a blown kiss with a “Miss you” camera overlay sent from a girlfriend to her faraway boyfriend. Some became harder-working educational assets, like a video carousel with units that communicated all the ways people can share through the new camera—on News Feed, Stories and most importantly directly between people.
Facebook ran all the ads in mobile News Feed, with a call to action in the post copy to “swipe right,” which opened the camera. Of all the people who viewed the ads, a statistically high number swiped to enter the app, and then went on to try it.
The results of this campaign were based on reporting data from Facebook Ads Manager. It also showed an 8.8% lift in daily camera captures and reached over 147 million people!
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