Should I set up Facebook Business Manager?

Apr 7, 2015   //   by admin   //   Facebook Info and Tips  //  Comments Off on Should I set up Facebook Business Manager?
Facebook Business Manager
By now, many of you may have heard of the new offering from Facebook, Business Manager, but still haven’t got a clue about what it is.  Business Manager is a new, more secure tool for managing access to Pages and ad accounts, geared towards companies who need to give different permissions to lots of people. Sounds great, but what does this mean for me and should I use this for my business page on Facebook?  Let’s break it down into some easy to digest steps to see if this is the right fit for you:

Step 1 – Getting Started

If your business is not yet set up in Business Manager, you need to create a new business then associate your apps with it. Choose one person from your company to set up Business Manager. The person should currently be responsible for managing your company’s primary Facebook Page, ad accounts, and apps and for giving other people permission to work on them. Once Business Manager is set up, you can add as many people to it as you want.

Step 2 – Setup Business Manager

  • Go to business.facebook.com.
  • At the bottom of the page, click Get Started.
  • Click Next at the bottom of the page that describes what you need to get started.
  • Tell us a little about your business and click Next.
  • Enter your business name and choose your primary Page. We’ll show the list of Pages you already have access to. If you don’t want to use any of these, or you don’t have any Pages, click Create New Facebook Page and follow the steps. Click Next.
  • Enter your name and information for how you want to appear to your co-workers in Business Manager, including your work email address. This is the email address that you use most often in relation to your business. It does not have to be the same as your personal email address that you use to sign in to Facebook.
  • Click Create Business Manager. You now have a Business Manager that you are the primary admin for.
  • IMPORTANT: If you want to make posts for your Page, you now must add yourself as an admin to the Page. Click Settings on the upper left of the page, and then click Pages in the left navigation.
  • Select the Page you want to add yourself to, and then click Add People. Enter your name and click Save.

Step 3: Add users and pages to Business Manager

Now that you’ve created your Business Manager, its time to start adding users and assigning roles.  It’s realy simple to add users, just enter the work email addresses of the people you want to add and select the role you’d like to assign them. The roles you can decide between are:

  • Business Admin: Can manage all aspects of the business settings including modifying or deleting the account and adding or removing people from the employee list.
  • Business Employee: Can see basic business info and be assigned roles by admins of the business, but can’t make any changes.

After selecting the users and roles, you need to choose which Pages or ad accounts to allow access to. Choose the lowest role on each ad account or Page that will allow that person to do their job.

Step 4: Add an Advertising Account

For those of us who have opted to use ad accounts to manage our Facebook ads, you can also add these into Business Manager so that you can keep track of everything in one place.  There are two ways to add an ad account to Business Manager:

  • You can request access to an ad account, which is how you get permission to run ads or view campaigns, depending on your role. This is recommended for agencies that are running ad campaigns on behalf of a business.
  • You can claim an ad account, which is how you transfer an ad account from a personal Facebook account to your Business Manager. You should do this if you or your business is the owner of the ad account. Learn more about what happens to your ad account when you move it to Business Manager.

Step 5: Give it a try

Now that we’ve got a grasp on how to setup Business Manager and some of the main features, have a look and see what you think.  We’ve been using this new setup since the inception and have found that the transition is fairly easy to get used to.  That being said, we’re always available for a consult on how CKR Media Consulting can help you get the most out of your social media efforts!