If you’ve been thinking about expanding your TikTok Ad campaigns or just start testing this channel, then you will have to make highly engaging videos. TikTok has over 300 million active users and is growing rapidly so there is a big room for creativity. Its user demographics are also very promising for advertisers: 70 percent of its users are between the ages of 18 and 24 with 60 percent being female and 40 percent being male. Creating ads for this platform might seem challenging at first glance, but it doesn’t have to be! With the right preparation, you can make the most of your advertising opportunity efficiently and easily.
1) Shoot high-res. Quality matters – don’t let grainy videos prevent your message from getting through. The overwhelming majority of top-performing TikToks, 83.2% to be specific, have a video resolution of 720p or higher. These videos get an average of 5.4% lift in impressions.
2) Make some noise!
Including sound – a music track, voiceover, or just you talking to the camera – in your TikToks is more than a best practice; it’s a must-have for this sound-on environment. Adding audio of any kind causes a significant lift in impressions compared to videos without audio, and more than 93% of top-performing videos use audio!
3) Keep it short and sweet, but not too brief!
Ultimately, the length of your TikToks should make sense for the message you’re trying to get across, but overall we see that shorter videos perform better. 1 in 4 top-performing videos have a duration between 21 and 34 seconds and get, on average, a 1.6% lift in impressions.
4) Go full-screen
TikTok provides an immersive full-screen experience, and more than 98% of top-performing videos on TikTok use it. Compared with videos that fit poorly on the screen and show empty black space and screen edges, videos that use the full 9:16 aspect ratio get a 60.5% lift in impressions. If you’re looking to repurpose some of your existing business content, check out our creative tools that can help format them to work best on TikTok.
5) Think vertically
Video orientation matters as well. The vast majority of TikTok videos are shot in vertical format which means TikTok users aren’t expecting to have to rotate their screen to watch the next video on their For You Page. Videos shot in vertical format get a 40.1% lift in impressions compared to videos using a square or horizontal aspect ratio.
We suggest updating the creative every 7 days at least. It is wise to continuously refresh them to avoid ad fatigue