How To Run An Ad on LinkedIn (a look at the sometimes confusing LinkedIn Campaign Manager)

Hola mis amigos de negocios! Translation: Hello, my business friends. It’s true I’ve talked and written a lot about the data showing that Facebook Ads have a better CPM and Cost Per Click than LinkedIn for B2B Advertising.

However, it’s important for your business to have a consistent LinkedIn presence, and even to take a look at advertising on LinkedIn, especially since the B2B targeting is so strong.

So with LinkedIn having changed their Campaign Manager recently, now is as good a time as any to dive in and show you some of the basics.

Let’s get started.

1. How to find LinkedIn Campaign Manager. Open LinkedIn.com and log in. In a separate browser tab, open https://www.linkedin.com/ad-beta/account. This will take you to LinkedIn Campaign Manager.

The first screen you see will generally look something like this…

2. Link Your Campaign Manager Account To Your LinkedIn Company Page

This is not something that LinkedIn does automatically for you. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the top right hand corner of your campaign manager and click the gear icon, then “Edit Account Details.”
  • Click, Associate Company Page with your Account, then type in the company page’s LinkedIn URL.

3. Can you Manage Multiple LinkedIn Company Page Ad Accounts?

  • Absolutely. Here’s what that looks like:

4. Here’s how to add admin privileges to other users to your LinkedIn Ads Account.

  • First, add them as an admin to your LinkedIn Page

Do this by going to your LinkedIn Page, in my case — https://www.linkedin.com/company/data-driven-design-llc/, and clicking the white button with blue font that says “Manage Page”

Then, go up to the top right of the next page, click “Admin Tools,” then “Page Admins” from the dropdown.

Then, type in the new admin’s name in the box, click them, and click “Save Changes.”

5. Now, you can finally add these admins to your Campaign Manager / Ad Account.

  • Go back to your ad account — https://www.linkedin.com/ad-beta/accounts, and click the gear icon again, then “Manage Access,” then, “Edit,” then “+ User Permissions,” then type in or PASTE in the URL of the person you want to add as an admin.
  • Whew.

6. Now You Can Begin To Run A Campaign by clicking “Create Campaign,” “Create Campaign Group,” filling out your timeline and budget, then clicking on the “Ads” Tab, and assigning an Ad to a Campaign Group and running either a Text Ad (which is like the equivalent of a Google Adwords Ad except on LinkedIn), Sponsored Content (which is like the equivalent of a boosted Facebook Post / Ad), or Sponsored InMail (which we don’t recommend).

After following all of these steps, you and your entire team will be able to have the proper visibility into the performance of the ads, the ability to review the data, see what’s working and make adjustments.

Hit me up with any questions anytime at paul@datadriven.design.

Thanks for reading, watching and listening, and have a great day!

KEEP MARKETING!


Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.