Why Advertising is Important For Your Business

Businesses exist to sell products and services to the public for a profit. If the public does not know that your business exists, finding customers to make enough purchases for your business to survive will be a failure without some additional help. It is an important factor in business because it gets the word out about your company and establishes a presence and a brand about what you are offering.

One of the best ways to advertise is by word of mouth, also known as referral marketing or referral advertising. When other people hear good things about your business or they have a positive experience shopping with your business, they become walking billboards for your business without you having to spend additional money on ads to create it.

Advertising locally through newspapers and fliers as well as billboards can be an effective source of it when your business is up-and-coming, but expanding your advertising sources becomes important as you grow. You can extend your advertising approach out to television commercials as well as radio in order to reach wider audiences, but the revenue from your business should be able to pay for it costs for these methods to bring you the value you are looking for.

Creating an assortment of advertising and marketing techniques will help you to reach many different customer bases. Identifying a target market to advertise your business to is also very valuable, because a target market of customers will be more interested in your business than trying to appeal to masses of people with varying interests. Making sure that enough people know that you exist who are naturally interested in your product as a target is a great way to bring in customers and increase the profit of your business.

Creating an impulse in potential customers to purchase your product is very important when it comes to advertising. It can be easy to create it that puts your customer in a mindset not to purchase your product, either by unintentionally avoiding the sale of your product by focusing on information or topics that draw attention away from your product. Be sure to study the needs of your target market to get the best results.

Why Display Advertising Is Important In Business

In the early days, only a few business sectors were ruling the marketing world, but now many had started introducing individual or team businesses every day. This change will bring new and interesting products to us, but marketers may face many challenges and competition in business. To overcome the hurdles, you can choose online advertising to increase audience reachability and product awareness in people.

What is a banner and why to publish banners online?

A simple image that conveys the brand message of a company and their product information is called an ad banner. People use banners to advertise in public places, but on the internet, you can publish it as a digital or graphic image. When you compare online ads with the street ad, online is reachable because it offers user interaction and better conversion rate to people. An image with a few genuine words about your company or product will convey your concern to the people on the internet.

How to publish the banner on the internet?

A display ad server is used to create and distribute your banners on the internet and it is used to perform revenue sharing among the users. The publisher can sell their advertisement spaces to advertisers and the user can purchase it based on the requirement. The users can create the banner and distribute it on the website zones. The admin has the only privilege to share the income earned in each ad. The ad server has required ad formats for the banner creation, they are divided into the following.

Ad formats

• Image: It follows the standard size of the IAB and support JPG, PNG, and GIF file types.

• HTML: It uses third party tags to deliver the advertisements. It is used to create rich media ads.

• SWF banners or flash banner: It is an animated advertisement which is capable of producing sound and user interaction. It supports SWF file type.

• Text ads: It has a textual description of a product or service along with a hyperlink to the advertiser’s website.

• Custom ads: It is a user defined ad format where the advertiser can create it with any desired size. It supports GIF, PNG, and JPG file types.

Why display advertising?

• It requires less manual work.

• The banners can be created using simple tools available online.

• It may reach a wider audience when compared to street ads.

• Adding user interaction in the image may attract the customers.

• Adding innovation to your banner may reap success in business.

You may have big dreams for your business, but if you do not implement the dreams in your products it is difficult to sustain the market position. Though, you advertise frequently on the internet only your better products will reach the people. Ad banners will help only when your business truly impresses the people.

Small Business Advertising – 5 Components of a Great Ad

As we are getting closer and closer to the last quarter of the year, I wanted to get people motivated about advertising. Whether traditional (print, TV, radio) or social (internet), the components for a great ad remain the same. I originally found an article from The James Group that spoke about 4 Types of Advertising Campaigns that Sell quite some time ago and have embellished this a bit based upon experiences in traditional advertising.

5 Components of a Great Ad:

1. Single Message. While you may have a lot of product or offer a variety of services, promote 1. Think of ads for Diet Pepsi. They promote Diet Pepsi and not Aquafina or any other Pepsi product.

2. Catchy Word/Song/Jingle. Growing up in NJ, the NY Lotto tag line stands out “Hey Ya Never Know.” Song that comes to mind is the Monday Night Football theme. No matter where you hear it, you think of MNF.

3. Memorable Character. Orkin Roach. Albeit creepy it gets the message across and we identify with the roaches and for that matter all bugs and associate it with food.

4. Consistent Design Elements. Colors, placement of the logo, font, etc. These elements are so important to get consumers to recognize you by a glance. Absolute Vodka. Same blue font on the clear bottle.

5. Repeated Theme. Similar to single message and consistent design element but think about Corona and the focus on the beer bottle. You know that they are on the beach but never do you see the faces nor really much more than the table, bottle, the sand and beach. Creating an emotional response to relaxing with a beer. No mater what the voice is saying, you know it is Corona.

Traditional advertising is not dead. It has taken a back seat due to budgets. You still need to be heard. Social media tied in with traditional advertising gives a stronger voice. Traditional and social advertising differ but still are similar in that you have to know where your target market is. People still watch TV, listen to the radio and are on the internet.