Short and sweet – Facebook is acting like an angry parent and I’m absolutely boondoggled.
Yesterday, while reading Help! My Facebook Ads Suck!, the author advised that I NOT post an image of my book cover, but instead post an image that is evocative of the book yet eye-catching.
This month’s marketing assignment is to sell more copies of Hired Gun using Facebook ads and so I’ve been mucking along doing okay, but not great using the book’s cover as my ad image.
So I decided to take the book’s advice and see if I couldn’t pull in more sales with a couple of different ads.
The first one looks like this:
That one, with all the cleavage and the dollar slot? That was approved.
This one was denied. I appealed and they stated, “This ad isn’t running because it can’t promote adult products or services that highlight sexual pleasure.”
Um, seriously? Because, if you look at the photo. SHE HAS CLOTHES ON!!!!!
“Dear Prude, remove stick from ass and approve ad.”
Oh wait, that might get me banned. Okay, I’ll just re-submit the ad and use this picture…