When it comes to social media advertising, Facebook Lead Ad are an orange among apples. What makes Lead Ads so special is that advertisers can pitch their product or service right on a user’s newsfeed, without forcing them to ever leave Facebook.
With other ad types, like link ads, users who click on your ad are taken away from their intended use of Facebook and diverted to your webpage. But with lead ads you insert a miniature lead capture form right within Facebook’s newsfeed, so the user never leaves the site. Why does that matter to you? Users are much more willing to give up information that is quick, easy and painless. They can easily click on the ad, submit the form and voila! They are back to browsing their friends’ photos without very much disruption. Facebook even pre-fills some information for them to make submission that much easier.