For lawyers who want to promote your law firm on Facebook or other social media, you've probably heard from acquaintances who run or manage small businesses around your location about the achievement (or not) they've enjoyed using the giant social media advertising platform. It's an excellent reason to consider whether you should invest money into Facebook ads.
I've written many other articles that discuss the advantages and reasons to use Facebook for marketing and advertising. This article will examine the numbers and results of an advertising campaign I created for an eminent Canadian law firm that wanted to increase its monthly intake of personal injury clients.
You might have told about how effective positive of Facebook's audience-specific, as well as building features, are. You may be thinking about how it could apply to marketing on Facebook for lawyers. Below, you'll see how we tested these features and the outcomes for our client's company.
Our client, a small law firm with only 10 employees in total wanted to increase the number of personal injury cases they were opening each month. They were used to conventional forms of advertising, such as TV and YellowPages advertising. The firm wanted to test out new forms of PPC without spending the budget necessary to scale a Google AdWords or SEO campaign.
The firm had been spending approximately $10,000 per TV campaign in the past with inconsistent results. They were yielding new cases at a cost of approximately $800 in marketing spend per lead.
The firm was actively advertising on Facebook. However, they were not seeing much in the way of results from their activities. After further analysis, we discovered that they were in fact not advertising, but simply boosting posts from their firm’s Facebook Page.
The firm decided to invest in PPC (pay-per-click) management as well as web design and funnel management for Facebook Ads with MA Digital.
How did we plan on doing this:
Audience & Targeting
This campaign targeted people living in the cities and surrounding areas where the firm marketed and accepted new clients and cases. We had excluded all known lawyers and members of legal services from the audience to prevent alerting the firm’s competitors to our advertising campaigns, tactics and wasting our advertising budget.
Ad Creative & Placements
The Ad creative was a simple image of several lawyers on the team at one of their offices.
The ad placements were focused primarily on the Facebook and Instagram News Feeds, with additional placements in the right column and Facebook’s Marketplace.
Over the course of 4 weeks, the firm yielded over 34 new leads in total, including the targeted case types and other leads that the firm handled work in.
The firm received leads at a cost of $297.59 for leads relating specifically to injuries, insurance claim and car accident cases. As it was a general practice, full-service law firm, they also attracted new business in other areas of law as well. Accounting for all of the different areas of law (such as family law, criminal and real estate) they attracted cases for, saw an overall cost per lead of $70.02 across all areas of law.
This includes the ad spend as well as budget for marketing services.