New, easy-to-use advertising platform helps SMBs grow their business, achieve their marketing goals, and take part in an active valued community
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 7, 2022 — Today, Nextdoor (NYSE: KIND) announced Nextdoor Ads, an easy-to-use expansion of Nextdoor’s proprietary self-serve campaign management platform, designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) advertise on Nextdoor. By providing a guided experience for creating and managing effective ads on Nextdoor, Nextdoor Ads empowers SMBs to build stronger brands with local audiences, turn neighbors into customers, and grow their business through advertising on the neighborhood network.
“Neighborhoods are one of the most important communities in our lives and when local businesses thrive, neighborhoods thrive,” said Kiran Prasad, Head of Product at Nextdoor. “Small businesses need a simple solution to reach customers in their local area at scale. On Nextdoor, small businesses are a trusted and core member of an active valued community – it’s where they can engage neighbors when and where it matters most, and ultimately grow their business.”
The launch of Nextdoor Ads supports the company’s broader product strategy of building an active valued community where neighbors, businesses, and public services can trust and depend on each other to exchange valuable information, goods, and services. From home services to restaurants, SMBs can leverage this platform to reach active, local customers.
“Nextdoor has helped me grow my business exponentially and about 50-60 percent of my customers are through Nextdoor,” said small business owner, Bill Evans, of Flowing Current Electric based in Clayton, NC. “Running a small business keeps me quite busy, so being able to easily create an ad once and having that ad yield so many new customers has been amazing.”
Nextdoor is a powerful platform for SMBs looking to grow locally. Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. households are already on Nextdoor and these neighbors are motivated to support local businesses. Pre-pandemic, 88% of neighbors* frequented a local business at least once a week. Now, 72% of U.S. adults** are making it more of a priority to support local businesses compared to before the pandemic. Nextdoor neighbors also love to spread the word — they’ve already shared over 55 million local business recommendations on the Nextdoor platform. Nextdoor not only connects businesses with this active audience of neighbors, but also helps them build trusted relationships with a uniquely engaged local audience and grow their word-of-mouth reputation.
“Small businesses are at the center of thriving neighborhoods. We are excited to deliver an ads solution suite for small businesses that removes the barrier to entry in campaign management, enables ad creation in just a few steps, and reaches neighbors in their immediate neighborhood and beyond,” said Heidi Andersen, Head of Revenue at Nextdoor. “The majority of neighbors that visit Nextdoor at least once a month do not regularly use other social networks. With Nextdoor Ads, small businesses can increase sales and reach real people in the neighborhoods that matter to them.”***
Nextdoor Ads is slated to fully launch in the U.S. in the coming weeks, enabling SMBs to quickly and easily create advertising campaigns to engage with their neighbors and grow their businesses on Nextdoor. To start advertising, SMB users with a free Nextdoor business account can login to select their goal, build their ad, choose their target audience, set their daily budget and ad duration, and publish. Campaigns can be launched in just a few clicks, delivering their brand and message directly to targeted neighbors and neighborhoods. SMBs can then easily track campaign performance from their Nextdoor Ads dashboard.
Nextdoor provides a user-friendly ads platform and is also home to a multitude of marketing resources to aid SMBs in variety of business sectors including:
- Home & Garden
- Real Estate
- Professional Services
- Food and Beverage
- Medical and Dental
- Personal Care and Beauty
- Health and Wellness
- Pet Care Services
- Family Care Services
Today, Nextdoor is the neighborhood network, delivering scale with 69 million neighbors globally as of the end of Q4 2021. The expansion of Nextdoor’s campaign management platform with the launch of Nextdoor Ads will provide businesses of all sizes, including SMBs, with access to the same ad inventory on Nextdoor.
For more information on Nextdoor Ads for SMBs, visit https://business.nextdoor.com/en-us/small-business/product/ads.
*Figure from Nextdoor survey conducted in February 2020. Total sample size was more than 2,000 Nextdoor users in the US.
**Figure from YouGov Plc on behalf of Nextdoor. Total sample size was 14,904 adults (of whom 2,469 were US adults). Fieldwork was undertaken between August 31, 2021 – September 17, 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all US Adults adults (aged 18+).
***According to the Q4 2021 U.S. data from GWI, 76% of neighbors who visit Nextdoor at least once per month don’t visit Snap, 69% don’t visit TikTok, and 58% don’t visit Twitter.
Nextdoor (NYSE: KIND) is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Kindness is core to our purpose: to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services.
We believe connecting with others is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are among the most important communities in our lives, have been guiding principles for Nextdoor since the beginning.
Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 285,000 neighborhoods around the world, including the United States (nearly 1 in 3 U.S. households), the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, and Canada, with many more to come.
Nextdoor is based in San Francisco. For additional information and images: nextdoor.com/newsroom.
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