Asset Recommendations For Your Marketing Campaign

If you're getting ready to run social media ads for your campaign (either by using BackerKit Marketing or on your own), the marketing assets (images and video) you use can make a huge difference. Here are our requirements and recommendations:

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General Requirements

Facebook allows us to test 10 different assets at once so we suggest you put together a mix of at least 10 images and/or videos that showcase your project best. We expect the assets you provide us to be ads-ready meaning we will not assist with creating any assets using raw .png files of the renders etc. 

Image

File Types .jpg or .png (we do not accept raw .PSD / photoshop files at this time)
Sizes Square 1:1 (1080 x 1080px) - Preferred
Landscape (1200 x 628px) 
Vertical 4:5 (1080 x 1350px)

Video & GIF

File Types .mp4 or .MOV
Sizes Square 1:1 (1080 x 1080px) - Preferred
Landscape (1200 x 628px) 
Vertical 4:5 (1080 x 1350px)
Max File Size No larger than 1GB

Other notes to keep in mind if you're using our marketing services:

  • When using BackerKit Marketing, we emphasize quantity AND quality. Here are a few reasons why:
    • Because we curate the images on our side, we like to start with a minimum of 10 images and/or videos.
    • Oftentimes the best performing assets are a surprise and counterintuitive. 

Whether you're using BackerKit Marketing or striking out on your own, the following is important to keep in mind:

  • The best images often strike a balance between explaining and teasing the product.  
  • It is NOT the objective of images and ads to close the sale. Rather, it’s to entice the right person to click through as quickly and spontaneously as possible. The sell/close happens on your Kickstarter page. Trying to be too comprehensive or explanatory in the assets can backfire for the following reasons:
  • Every split second that end-user ruminates on image/ad adds a huge drop-off in click-thru probability.
    • Trying to over-explain could give the end-user one “no” reason too early. End-user might make a quick no decision before getting to the Kickstarter page.

We hope this helps! If you have any questions, feel free to contact your BackerKit account manager.


Asset Recommendations By Category

Below we have provided specific asset recommendations based upon the top-performing assets for each category.


Tabletop Games

  • We recommend you provide images that showcase the different game components such as the box, miniatures, etc. 
  • Feel free to provide variants with AND without text. 

Examples:

Augmented Reality Tabletop RPG projects

  • We recommend you provide short (15-30 seconds) clips of the software being used.
  • We also recommend providing screenshots of the software.  

DnD 5E & RPGs

  • We recommend providing any renders of the book and any page previews. For readable details, stats, etc. on page renders, we suggest using a resolution of 1080x1350.

Examples:



Product Design: technology, EDC, apparel, fitness etc.

  • We recommend providing assets with and without text.
  • For ones with text, we recommend calling out 3 to 5 specific features (preferably using a diagram like the belt image below). It's important not to have too many words on the page as it can be distracting. 
  • It’s also a good strategy to call out early bird/discount pricing, or the product's name.
  • We also recommend showcasing the project in its natural environment. (ex: table in a living room, cutting board in the kitchen, etc)
  • We also recommend providing square videos that are between 15 and 30 seconds.

Examples:


Video Ad Examples: 

Fitness

  • Images that showcase the product in action have shown the highest conversion rate. We recommend that you avoid photo renders with transparent backgrounds and no logo or other identification. We have seen studio product shots perform well with a logo and appealing background


Tarot 

  • The highest converting tarot images are the ones that fan out the cards, spread the cards out into a row, and showcase the cards in a unique environment. 
  • In the examples below, you can see that some of the cards are displayed on a stack of moss, some are showcased on a brown paper bag with interesting items around it, and some are angled in a unique way. 

Examples:

Video Games

  • We recommend providing high-quality screenshots and short clips of the game being played.



Dice

  • Recently, we've found collages of multiple kinds of dice have performed the best. Additionally, close-ups of the dice have performed well too.

Artbooks, Comic Books, & Graphic Novels

  • We recommend any renders of the book on a white background, and/or any other background of your choice.
  • Please also provide the page spreads that showcase the artwork.
  • We have also seen images with both the book renders and page spreads in one image work well (see the example of SCP).



Additional Info

  • Recently we have found that images that feature the unlocked stretch goal components have helped boost performance during the mid-phase of a campaign. We also encourage you to share images with Stretch Goals if we are running your ads, or add them to your own ads to keep momentum strong throughout your campaign. 
  • If you're launching on BackerKit Crowdfunding and you need BackerKit logos to help mock up your assets, you can download them here

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