4 Tips on Advertising Basics
1.Consistency is key.
Credibility comes with consistency. Make sure that you are consistent in your ad message, style, and tone. This includes on business cards, letterhead, envelopes, invoices, signs, banners, and websites. When you find a style you like, stick with it.
2. Be expansive in your outreach platforms.
We all know advertising isn’t a one-man (or woman) show. While word-of-mouth advertising is useful, it is limiting in the amount of people it can reach in a quick duration of time. If you want to attract a larger audience in order to make your brand or business more successful, then you should also reach out to newspapers, radio and TV stations.
3. Promote benefits rather than features.
If you’re in a competitive industry, it’s hard to set yourself apart from the rest. Instead of focusing on the features that make your brand different, focus on the benefits that your customers experience while using your products or services. A benefit is the emotional satisfaction your products or services provide. By engaging with the emotional appeal, you’re more likely to pull on the heart-strings of future customers which will make them more likely to engage with your brand or business versus the rest.
4. Know your competitors.
While it is very important to focus on your own business, it is equally important to know everything about your competitors. The better you know what they have to offer, the easier it will be to set yourself a part from them and make your audience realize that they would prefer your service over anyone else’s.