As a leading national marketing company, Market Tech Media reviews the best advertising options to deliver optimal results to its clients. This company has found great success utilizing varied applications of print advertising, and notes that while it may prove the oldest form of marketing, it is still incredibly relevant. For those considering which avenue of advertising to pursue, here are some major benefits associated with print:
Printing costs are relatively cheaper than placing a major ad through television or radio. With just the simple action of making copies, or placing an ad in a newspaper, a company can ensure that they will reach a large audience in a cost-effective manner.
When a person sees an advertisement online, on television or hears one on the radio, the exposure may only last but a few seconds. However, print advertisements offer less temporary qualities. For example, if an advertisement is placed in a magazine, the reader may experience repeated exposure, creating a longer-lasting influence. Others may hold on to ads, especially those that have coupons, and refer to them at their convenience when they are looking for more information or making major purchasing decisions.
- Ability to Reach Target Audiences
When it comes to making an effective use of a company’s advertising budget, marketing teams will want to find the best way to use those funds—this means reaching as many members of a targeted audience as possible. Other forms of advertising, although widespread, do not have as easy of a time reaching a target demographic, as it is difficult to tell just who is watching television, listening to the radio or surfing the Internet.
Print, on the other hand, is easily distributed to niche consumer groups. For instance, if advertisements are placed in a certain kind of store, they can attract consumers who are already willing to make related purchases. In addition, magazines or newspapers that already target a demographic set can serve as a great place to display a print advertisement.
- Prompts Consumer Engagement
Although many American consumers have become quite used to advertisements, some have become experts at tuning these promotional messages out. Whether a person decides to switch channels during a commercial break or exit an online advertisement, those who do not want to see the advertisement find ways to not become involved with it. Print media is an exception to this trend, as many consumers find themselves becoming engaged with printed advertisements. While it may prove a simple action, these consumers choose to read an interpret a print advertisement’s message, meaning that it made some kind of direct impact on the individual’s thought process.
Shaping Print Advertising for 2013
In order to stay current with advertising trends and continue to deliver exception results to its clients, Market Tech Media reviews marketing forecasts at all time. Although online social marketing techniques remain in flux, many note that 2013 social media ads will prove more targeted to niche consumers. Market Tech Media reviews this trend as one that only reinforces the importance of using print advertising and note that it is more crucial than ever to find ways to engage consumers, interact with them and appeal to their unique interests—a feat most strongly accomplished through print marketing.