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4 Tips to Improve Your Banner Ads 

In the world of alternative investments, staying ahead of the competition and capturing the attention of financial advisors is crucial. One tool asset managers often have access to as part of sponsorships is banner advertising, but are you making the most of it? Unfortunately, many firms fall short in this department, missing out on valuable opportunities to engage with advisors effectively. In this article, we will discuss how you can improve your banner ads. 

1. Create a Compelling Ad 

The first step to improving your banner ads is to craft a compelling advertisement. Too often, alternative investment firms simply feature their logo and tagline, expecting viewers to click through. However, to truly capture your audience’s attention, you need to make it clear that your ad is clickable and will lead them somewhere valuable. 

Consider ditching the conventional headline and opt for a message that resonates with your target audience. It could be related to industry trends, thought leadership content, or something thought-provoking. The key is to evoke curiosity and make the audience want to learn more about your firm and offerings. 

2. Build Relationships Beyond the Basics 

Building relationships with advisors goes beyond showcasing your firm’s name and offerings. You need to add more value to the interaction. Content marketing plays a pivotal role in this process. Are you sharing valuable insights, market updates, or educational content with your audience? Engaging content can help you stand out and establish trust. Use it in your ads to showcase your firm’s innovation and perspectives.  

3. Utilize Landing Pages for Insights 

Driving traffic to your website or specific landing pages is essential for assessing the effectiveness of your banner ads. A well-designed landing page can provide valuable insights into who is interacting with your ads and how they are engaging with your content. 

The beauty of landing pages is that they don’t have to be complicated to create. Numerous user-friendly tools, such as MailChimp and Constant Contact, allow you to design landing pages without the need for extensive technical expertise. By employing landing pages, you can gain a deeper understanding of your audience, what resonates with them, and tailor your messaging and banner ads accordingly. 

4. Use a Clear Call to Action 

Within your landing page, make sure to include a clear and compelling call to action (CTA). Instead of using generic phrases like “Invest your clients today,” think about how you can grab your audience’s attention and persuade them to take the next step. Offer them something of value, such as the opportunity to download a piece of thought leadership content or fill out a form to learn more about your offerings. 

Partner with Marketing Intent for Maximum Impact 

If you’re looking to enhance your banner ads and make the most of your sponsorships, consider working with Marketing Intent. We specialize in helping alternative investment firms maximize their marketing efforts. Our expertise in crafting compelling ads, designing effective landing pages, and creating persuasive CTAs can significantly boost your marketing performance. 


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