LinkedIn Ad Options
Sponsored Content is a promoted post from a company that appears in members’ LinkedIn feeds. It may include text, an image, a video or a single job posting, and link to a related website of the advertiser’s choice.
Sponsored Content can be identified by terms such as Promoted or Sponsored that appear in the upper left corner of the post, under the company name. Sponsored Content may appear on both desktop and mobile devices.
Text ads appear in the right rail or the top banner of many pages on LinkedIn. These ads may feature text only or may also include an image, such as the company’s logo. Clicking a text ad will take you to a website chosen by the advertiser.
Sponsored Messaging includes message ads and conversation ads. These ads are displayed in members’ LinkedIn Messaging. The target audience is generated based on segments the advertiser has selected, rather than sent to specific individuals identified by the advertiser.
Message and conversation ads appear on both desktop and mobile devices when members are active on LinkedIn. They are identified by the word Sponsored in the subject line.
Dynamic ads change dynamically for each member. Dynamic ads use members’ profile image, name, and job function to create customized ads. Each member sees their personalized information; member profile information is not displayed to other members.
Members can opt out of allowing their profile information to be used to personalize ads.
They appear in the right rail of LinkedIn.com pages on desktop when a member is signed in to their LinkedIn account.
Set a Budget
LinkedIn’s minimum for ads is $10 per day. Start there and adjust based on results.
You have three ways you can control your spending:
- Total Budget: LinkedIn will spend your specific budget then the campaign will end.
- Daily Budget: If you want a longer running campaign but you want to cap the amount to be spent, then this is the right option. The ad will stop once the daily budget is depleted. Then it will resume the next day.
- Setting Bids: With this option, you can choose the maximum amount you want to pay on impressions and clicks. If you are running an InMail campaign, then you will select the maximum amount you want to spend on delivered InMails. When you set bids, you won’t pay more than the amount you bid.