How to Get the Most Out of Your Ad Budget with Hudaina Baig (GMT084)

Social media advertising is a must if you’re looking to reach a new, targeted audience—fast. Of course, it can be scary to move from an organic social strategy to putting real money on the table. So, it’s important to understand all the options. In this episode, I talk to Hudaina Baig, a paid social consultant who has managed more than $30 million in ad spend.

In episode 84, you’ll learn:

  1. Using paid social in the five phases of marketing
  2. How marketing trends have changed over time
  3. Why customer retention can be more important compared to customer acquisition
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A lot of brands have a tendency to pursue new customers all the time. Some brands can actually make more by trying to get current customers to buy again. – @hudainabaig from @GrowthToday podcast. Get the full podcast episode 👇 Click To Tweet I will only look at the mobile preview on ads to make sure that things are going smoothly. When I audit a website. The desktop is the second thing I’ll look at. – @hudainabaig from @GrowthToday podcast. Get the full episode 👇 Click To Tweet There are about 3 million advertisers across Facebook, Instagram, and messenger stories, and 500 million daily active users on just Instagram stories alone. So, there’s a huge opportunity here for us to meet our customers where they are.… Click To Tweet
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My Takeaways from This Episode

  1. Retention is king. A lot of brands have a tendency to pursue new customers all the time. Some brands can actually make more by trying to get current customers to buy again.
  2. Optimize your website and ads for mobile. Hudaina said that she will only look at the mobile preview on ads to make sure that things are going smoothly. When she audits a website, the desktop is the second thing she looks at.
  3. A lot of advertising is going video-first. But, experiment with different content types such as images, carousel, and a collection of ads.
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About Hudaina Baig

Hudaina Baig is a seasoned marketing leader with 6+ years of experience in strategy, content development, and customer acquisition. She is an expert in paid social with $30M+ in managed ad spend experience. Hudaina is a trusted advisor with a consultative approach, effectively translating and applying complex solutions to solve business challenges and drive results.

Key Discussion Points
  • 14:54 – The five phases of marketing
  • 19:37 – Why it’s important to pay attention to the post-purchase process
  • 24:17 – Acquiring new customers versus retaining old ones
  • 29:47 – Focus on mobile marketing
  • 34:10 – How to personalize content for your audience
  • 43:00 – Hudaina’s advice to marketers
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