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Social media advertising is an essential element of social media marketing. We have been planning campaigns and optimising budgets in paid social since 2009.  We know exactly how to get the best creative in front of the right people at the correct point in the purchasing funnel. We can also ensure your pixels are in place, establish useful KPIs, tailored reports and produce beautiful creative.


Tell me more about social media advertising

Social media advertising can encompass multiple channels such as Facebook, Instagram and even YouTube but ultimately refers to activity where a media budget is used to promote products or content to consumers based on a set number of targeting parameters. This could be as simple as boosting a post on Facebook to delivering sequenced retargeting adverts involving product catalogue and ecommerce. Tribe Digital help our clients to deliver social media advertising campaigns that fit client objectives (sales, awareness, lead gen etc) drawing on experience, well thought out strategies and creative that that engages users.


We apply intelligence and experience to our advertising strategies so that they drive real value to your marketing campaigns. Our goal is to work collaboratively with clients to challenge current  thinking and elevate the quality of their creative to meet the high-standards of today’s consumers.


We have a background in media planning & buying so our understanding of advertising goes beyond the Facebook Ad Platform. We have experience buying direct, through networks and direct with media owners which means we truly “get” what good value is and how to reach a specific audience.


It’s important to stand out when users habitually scroll through content. We are always searching for the latest innovations in social media creative. This means we have the ideas, intuition and technical know-how of which formats and executions can get you the best results.

What is social media marketing?

Social media marketing is essentially using the social media platforms we have in our personal lives for commercial benefits. We’ve been helping brands navigate social, combining leading research with technical know-how to deliver social-first strategies and campaigns. Social media is not instantaneous, it’s a long term investment in building your community, engaging with it consistently and cultivating an audience that is loyal to your brand/product/vision. Social media can be frustrating and time consuming from a business perspective but if you stick with it, it can also be your best business asset.

How can I grow my social media channels?

This is one of our most commonly asked questions. There is no magic formula that can deliver 10,000 quality followers quickly BUT there are ways you can get there a little faster. It essentially boils down to three key components:


It’s very hard to fake authenticity & win long term as a brand on social media. You can’t appeal to everyone so stop trying. Instead, make sure you really appeal to that smaller, more niche group that really matter because these are the people who will become a valuable part of your online community. Authenticity comes from having the confidence to be true to the business values regardless of broader trends and external societal pressures. So don’t post something just because you think you should, post it because that image is truly relevant to your ethos. Your content should always relate back to your specific business so that your audience knows what to expect and understand why they are following you.


Succeeding in social media is also about consistency. Consistency with the quantity you post and the quality of what you post. Posting content on a regular schedule not only helps your profile rank on the algorithm but it also keeps your audience informed on a regular basis. The hard part is coming up with good quality content on a regular basis, this is where defining your visual identity becomes useful. Having a clear visual aesthetic will help you know immediately if something is or isn’t relevant for your brand. It’s better to post three times a week with good content than to post everyday with mediocre drivel.


So you’re posting quality content on a regular basis but you’re stuck in a rut with who is seeing it. This is because less than 20% of all the content published by people that we follow is actually seen by us and this is where hashtags and social media advertising come in. Getting more people to see your content by paying for impressions is now essential for growing a channel. Money alone won’t help you though, we also always need to consider authenticity and consistency.

We can help you to audit, strategise and create your content calendar, as well as assist with the implementation and management of social media. If you want to take this in house, Tribe Digital can provide full social media training from the basic skills of social media, producing best practice guidelines to the more advanced social strategies. Alternatively, we can help with resourcing and keep your pages ticking along.

The U.K has 45 million social media users, 39 million of which use mobile devices to view. This means 67% of the U.K population can potential be advertising to via social media channels.

Social media

Social media management refers to how you effectively manage a brands social media channels. This can be done in-house, with input from an agency or total outsourced.


Content underpins all aspects of digital marketing. It has become synonymous with the online experience – it’s what we watch, listen to, read – what we engage with.


Influencer marketing is a form of social media marketing which involves endorsements from users who possess a specialism either via a blog or social channel.


What our clients say about us

When we launched DOSE our google presence was poor and web traffic was slow. Between‪ Nov 18 – Oct 19‬, our organic traffic increased by 321% thanks to Em & Ol! The dynamic duo came to us at just the right time – equipping us with a toolkit for success that has changed our business for the better.

Hettie Holmes, DOSE

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