Pros & Cons of Static & Dynamic Ads

Posted on Oct 25, 2018
By Gaurav Aidasani

Static Ads:  
Who hasn’t heard about static ads? They are ads that have been around for ages. Ads that you’ve probably grown up seeing. Ads that are as old as online advertising itselfThe unchanging image of an ad fixed on a website is popularly known as a static ad. They’re the easiest ads to create and monitor because once they’re created, they are ready and waiting to be clicked on. 

Reduces time  
Decreases effort  
It is more budget-friendly than other types of ads  
Easy to understand 

Becomes monotonous after one visit  
Customers lose interest  
Chances of less CTR’s  
Reduces interaction  

Dynamic Ads:  
Dynamic Ads are as the name suggests, ‘dynamic’ in nature. An ad in which content can be tailored as per consumer behavior and time is exemplary, isn’t it? These ads can be personalized to a great extent and are more likely to get people to view, visit and purchase from your site. Once an ad is created, ensure your criteria is dynamic so all your data can be tracked and modified in real time basis the customers behavior. For example: If your data tells you that a shopper visited your website, viewed a bag and then went on to a competitor's website to view the price of the same bag, what do you do? You display a dynamic ad offering a special discount on the bag to the same customer. Since you already know that she is interested in the product, the dynamic ad allows you to have an upper hand over your competitor and also entices your customer to purchase the product she is interested in, for a great price from your website. You stand a higher chance of conversion here.  

Visually appealing  
Helps entice the customer  
Allows flexibility by changing content as per user behavior  
Leads to more conversions  
Builds customer trust and loyalty with personalized content  

More complicated to create  
Involves high costs  
Requires an up-to-date website with full information on products and pricing  
Requires constant decision making as you need to decide how low you are willing to go for a certain product 
Doesn’t guarantee leads  

How Retargeting Differs Between the Two:  
Retargeting campaigns can be done for both – static and dynamic ads. Here are two examples that will help you understand better.  

Static Ad: A customer who is browsing through a website for a pair of white sneakers, can be retargeted with a static ad on different ad channels.  

Dynamic Ad:A customer who is browsing through a website for a pair of white sneakers, can be retargeted with a dynamic ad that shows the same white sneakers with a 15% discount. This personalizes the experience for the shopper and results in more conversions.