The most recent Facebook update is altering how car dealerships use Facebook advertising.

Facebook’s newest product for auto dealers is “On-Facebook Destination for Automotive Inventory Ads” (AIA). The inclusion of this new ad format was intended to enhance the user experience and increase the number of opportunities to generate leads on the Facebook platform. Facebook invited SimpSocial to participate in the alpha and beta testing of this new ad format in November 2019. We conducted multiple case studies with Facebook in order to provide valuable metrics and data demonstrating the efficacy of this product. With the same budget, we saw an increase in overall reach, VDP views, and leads. Here you can find out more about On-Facebook Destination for Automotive Inventory Ads (AIA) and our Facebook beta test.

Why should AIA’s destination be Facebook?


Offer a Frictionless Customer Experience: The average dealership website takes 9.3 seconds to load.  Page abandonment is more likely to occur with slower display times. You can instead direct users to a Vehicle Description Page within the Facebook application. It loads in less than one second, and the user can submit a lead through Facebook Messenger in real-time.


Cost-per-lead and cost-per-content view were reduced by 82% and 17%, respectively, when users were directed to an on-Facebook destination experience as opposed to a website destination experience.


Reach in-market shoppers during their purchasing journey: There are over 20 million monthly searches for used vehicles on the Facebook marketplace in the United States. With On-Facebook Destination, you will have access to premium ad spaces at the top of the Marketplace vehicle feed and on consumer vehicle listings.

How do I get started?

  • Curious about how to get started? Follow our simple instructions below to begin using On-Facebook Destination for AIA immediately:
  • Contact Experts in Social Media on the Website
  • Ensure that your dealership has the appropriate inventory mix.
  • Verify that a messaging provider or someone at the dealership is responding to Messenger messages.
  • We will verify that the leads are reaching your CRM.

Utilize Facebook Destination for AIA marketing campaigns!

SimpSocial pioneered this product and assisted the Facebook team in creating AIA’s On-Facebook Destination. We are able to manage this new ad format and ensure that your leads are managed appropriately. Our social media specialists are pleased to offer this new Facebook product to our customers. Contact us to find out how to get started!

No leads were lost. reduced overhead.
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