LinkedIn now offering targeted ads

I just got an invitation in my email to buy ads with my LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is one of the top business-oriented social networking sites with over 100 million users.

The great thing about LinkedIn is it’s very easy to find influencers because you can see people’s job titles. This is a great distinction from Facebook when it comes to marketing. Obviously the purpose of each of those sites are a lot different. Up until now they didn’t have any ads, so targeting influencers was a little involved. You could be active in groups you think they might frequent or reach out to them directly, although it helps you have a mutual connection.

The ads are pay-by-click or impression, like other sites.

LinkedIn has an offer right now for $50 worth of free ads that ends in April, something definitely worth considering. See a screenshot below of setting up a campaign. Who would you target with LinkedIn ads?