Insights Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK) launches guide to paid social media ad formats


Working with social media members, IAB UK has produced an introductory guide to paid-for advertising formats across some of the most popular social platforms.

The guide covers the main ad formats on platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter. It links to specifications and best practices for each format, from images and ads to reels and branded hashtag challenges, as well as including case studies of how advertisers have used the formats.

Commenting on the development of the guide, Neeral Patel, Member Services Manager at IAB UK, said: “Our research shows that paid for social ads are the most popular ad channel for small businesses to invest in. The aim of this guide is to help advertisers to utilise the range of ad opportunities available across social platforms – particularly small businesses who rely heavily on social platforms to reach their target audiences but often don’t have the dedicated resources to research the various options.” To read IAB UK’s press release in full and for a link to the new guide, click here.