The first step to using AdEspresso is connecting your Facebook account. Your account needs to be connected to manage your advertising, publish your ads and get statistics. Even if you intend to manage only Google Ads campaigns with AdEspresso, connecting a Facebook ad account is currently required as the first onboarding step.
When you sign in to your account, you will be prompted to add your Facebook account before you can proceed:
To add your Facebook ad account
- Click Add Facebook Account.
- If you are not already signed in to Facebook, enter your Facebook login credentials (email and password).
- Click Continue as (profile name).
- Click OK. This gives AdEspresso the required permission to publish your ads to your Facebook Pages and ad accounts. Rest assured, we will never publish anything to your profile or Page automatically!
- Click the check box to the left of the ad account(s) you want to manage in AdEspresso.
- Optional: Toggle Import active campaign to Yes to import your active Facebook ad campaigns into AdEspresso. Only active/running campaigns can be imported. The import can take up to 30 minutes. Learn more about importing
- Click Add Facebook Ad Accounts.
- It's now time to create your first campaign!
Again, we won't touch your existing Facebook campaigns except to import them if you choose to do that in step 6. AdEspresso won't make any changes automatically. We do require you to grant us permission to manage your Facebook Pages in step 4 for a very specific reason: Ads are simply Facebook Page posts that get promoted. In order to create and publish your ads we need this permission. Nothing else will be published to your page.
The account is already connected to AdEspresso: A Facebook account can only be connected to one AdEspresso user. If you already had a Trial period with AdEspresso we don't allow the creation of another trial. If you're working with an agency they may be using AdEspresso as well.
Unexpected Error: This usually means a temporary glitch connecting to Facebook. Usually retrying after 10 or 20 minutes will do the job.
I don't want to connect my Facebook profile: Unfortunately, this is necessary. You need to be a "real person" on FB in order to create and manage ads, so you need to connect your account in order to use AdEspresso. We are a social marketing tool so we only use your identity for campaigns (no friend list, no message access etc.) but we still need you to accept Facebook permissions as a user and you cannot do that via the Pages you manage.