The other day ... I came across this in my Facebook mobile feed:
I always keep an eye on the ads in my Facebook mobile newsfeed because for the most part, they are not relevant.
This one was slightly different. It also has some well written copy and a compelling enough image so ... out of curiosity ... I clicked it (sorry for costing you money Digisocial).
Then I came upon this lovely screen:
Notice the cat.
Did you see the cat anywhere in the first ad? I just thought it was interesting to see the cat as opposed to the image of the mic that was actually in the ad.
Anyway, the point of this post is not to talk about that cat. It's actually about storytelling.
Look at the first image again and read the first line of copy, "Still texting? You're losing life's exciting moments." Now look quickly at the copy on the app page. For some reason this copy doesn't seem quite as compelling as the original ad.
My question is, why not choose to continue the story? Continue the story through the copy on the app page too. Make someone curious. The app is free so don't bore me with the nitty gritty, tell me a story and make me want to download it for free.
Once I get there, the nitty gritty should make me want to keep it.