Wondering how to book advertisements in newspapers? Here’s how!

Newspaper advertising has always remained the longest-running form of advertising and is available for businesses to market their products and services . It can provide everyone with exposure and leads, but the response rate might be less than overwhelming in comparison to other advertising mediums such as Radio, Television etc. Whether you are promoting a new business or you’re a veteran entrepreneur, the challenges of how to reach your customers in the best possible way is an all too familiar pain.

Why advertise in newspapers : Newspaper advertisements can be termed as print advertisements that are published in local, regional, national or international news publications on a daily or weekly basis. There is an increase in demand for newspaper advertising as it proved to be safe, reliable, effective and affordable. Newspapers earlier were used only to know about the social and political happenings in and around the country, but with the passing of time, the  role of the newspaper had also changed. Now it has become one of the best means of advertising. 

Ads in newspaper

Choosing Newspaper Carefully : Advertising in national newspapers can be expensive in comparison to advertising in local or regional newspapers. If your business trade is localized, it certainly makes more sense to focus on the local papers that the readers are more likely to read. Running ads in major metropolitan newspapers can be more effective if your product or service offering is strong and unique enough to pull in customers from throughout the readership or circulation area.

Advantages of advertising in newspapers: 

  • Better Reach – For people who read and follow newspapers, publishing advertisements in newspapers is the best way to reach out and target a large audience with minimum difficulty.  print advertising has massive potential in getting your message to your readers and encouraging them to act.
  • Focused Targeting – Depending on the types of publications, many newspapers offer ways in which businesses can target particular audience demographics through zip or postal codes. One can get even more focused by using a niche publication to target a specific demographic or origin.
  • Cost-Effectiveness – Publishing advertisements in newspapers works out to be far cheaper than other mediums, such as Television, Radio, Hoardings, Internet etc. Newspaper advertisements can also be customized to suit any budget, and package discounts can also be availed. Newspaper advertising typically costs less per thousand readers than many other forms of marketing.
  • Better Engagement – A majority of newspaper readers are more engaged with newspapers because they value the news more so than they do when scrolling through social media or casually watching television. Whether it’s print or digital, newspaper readers are highly engaged and super attentive.
  • Bridges the Gap Between Online and Offline – Even though it’s print, newspaper ads are highly effective in this digital age as a major section of consumers still trust print advertisements more than search engine ads.

Types of Newspaper Advertising

  • Classified Text ads: This is the most simplest and cost effective form of ad usually known as Liner Ads. The number of words used in the ad content usually determines the cost of the ad. It’s written in simple text and classified under the selected column by you in the classified section of the paper. There might be a few enhancements available which you avail by paying the extra charges like the background colour of the simple text, tick etc.  But it simply depends on if it’s available with the paper.
  • Display Classified ads: This type of ads are also published under the selected columns by you in the classified section of the paper usually known as a Box ad. In this format you buy an area in the classified page which you can edit & modify according to your needs with logos, images, colour, bold and highlighted text etc. which draws more attention of the reader and makes this ad format slightly costly. In general the available column size is fixed as predefined as per the paper house norms but the height of the ad is variable as per the ad size and the cost is determined on the basis of size in per square centimetre.
  • Display Ad: This ad format is also known as a Box ad but the difference is it publishes everywhere in the paper except the classified section.  In this format you buy an area either in the premium position like front page, back page, 3rd page, quarter page, or half page or in any page of the paper or in some predefined supplements or pull-outs published by the specific selected paper which you can edit & modify according to your needs with logos, images, colour, bold and highlighted text etc. which draws maximum attention of the reader because of its large size and makes it costlier among all other ad types. The cost varies as per the size and height of the advertisement.

Advertising in any national or regional newspapers can be done through the online ad booking agencies like ours. We let advertisers or companies browse through a wide range of newspapers and also one can view the ad rates of the different newspapers through our portal. 

releaseMyAd was founded in 2008 with the idea of booking share notice ads online in national and local newspapers of India. With the aim to make advertising easy for the clients, we brought the entire marketplace at your fingertips enabling the advertisers to choose from a wide range of options to fulfil their advertising goals. Our portal is designed in such a way so that anyone can book their ads without our help. Even if you face any kind of problem while booking, our executives will assist you. releaseMyAd simplifies your advertising experience by saving time and money. It eliminates the hectic process that one has to go through earlier. We are authorised by INS, the main governing council of media publications, so the publication house sends us direct ad rates without any extra commission charge.

Booking Steps

  • Newspaper Selection – Visit www.releasemyad.com and select your newspaper among the list.
  • Ad Type Selection – Once you have selected the newspaper, you will have to select the ad type you want to advertise in (Classified Text, Classified Display and Display) 
  • Location/ Package Selection – You need to select the location or discounted package according to your requirement. There are several discounted packages available based on the location that you select.
  • Compose Ad – For Classified Text ads, the ad needs to be composed in normal text and can be highlighted by selecting enhancements such as Tick, Bold, Color, Screen etc. For Classified Display and Display formats, the ad can either be composed with the help of pre designed templates or the creative can be directly uploaded mentioning the dimensions. 
  • Date Selection – The earliest possible date or the recommended focus day can be selected from the calendar. 
  • Make Payment – Choose your mode of payment (Online which offers payment via Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking) or (Offline which offers payment via Cash deposit, Cheque deposit or NEFT/ IMPS transfers)

On successful payment, you’ll receive an invoice confirming your ad booking and payment details. Your preferred newspaper ad is ready to be published on the specified date(s) once it passes through the editorial approval policies in your chosen newspaper.

Choosing to go the more traditional route of advertising in our digital-focused, forward-thinking society is not for every business. But for the right company, it can be a game-changer. Though it may seem like an old-fashioned advertising channel, newspaper ads are still relevant and still work for business growth. Like all marketing and advertising campaigns, you’ll want to make sure you’ve done thorough research on your target audience, your market in general, and your competitors, as well as the best newspapers for your business. Invest in creativity and design and don’t be afraid to think outside the box!

In case you find any difficulty in booking your ad feel free to call us at 09830629298 or write us at book@releasemyad.com. Our executives will get back to you within 24 hours.

10 Surprising Facts About Newspaper Ads

Newspapers have been a part of our lives for many decades. They not only bring us news from over the World but also several Advertisements that are informative and fun to look at. Irrespective of all the innovations and the hypes, Newspaper Advertisements are doing well and are predicted to do better in the future.

Among the many talents possessed by a Newspaper, let us look at the top ten.

  1. Growth: It has got a good chance in the years to come. The Print Media is trying out several ideas to understand the needs and interests of the Advertisers for a more customized approach. It is going into depths of consumer behavior to find ideas for diversifying its business.
  2. Reach: It can reach a wider readership base as compared to the Digital Media especially in the developing areas where people have low connectivity to the internet.
  3. Targeting better: Targeting a specific group or strata of readers can be better done with newspapers. Audiences belonging to the high classes of the society reading premium newspapers can be targeted differently than people reading more affordable papers. Both the groups can be targeted separately with separate tactics.
  4. Trustworthiness: Newspapers are more trustworthy for the people instead of news received from social media due to the circulation of false news everywhere. Plus, a news printed on a sheet of newspaper is created with great precaution which would avoid misleading information for the sake of their own goodwill. 
  5. E-Versions: The electronic versions of newspapers are equally popular among the readers as the social media but with added transparency and credibility. With the introduction of e-papers, newspapers are seeing a rise in their revenue.
  6. Emotional connection: A lot of the customers are emotionally connected to reading newspapers everyday in the morning. It is a kind of ritual in many households. The readers cannot start their day without reading a newspaper in the morning.
  7. Ad types: Customers can post their Ads in different formats in a Newspaper according to their budget constrictions. It can be a simple Run on Line Ad or a more detailed Display Ad that can convey their messages effortlessly.
  8. Cost Effective: Newspaper Advertisements are more cost effective than advertisements on digital platforms. 
  9. Creative: Newspaper Ads can be very creatively composed with attractive images, fonts, logos, Colors. The other platforms are not as engaging as this one.

Look at how the Car has been accommodated on the page. This is the creativity that one can use in newspapers.

10.Flexibility: Advertisements on newspapers are extremely flexible, they can be changed instantly if a particular plan does not work or is not able to generate interest and leads.

How Much Should You Be Spending on Newspaper Ads?

Newspaper advertising can be an expense or an investment. No matter how you see it. one cannot deny its importance in a businesses marketing campaign is crucial.

Now the question arises what is the right amount to be invested in a newspaper advertisement.

Honestly, there is no right answer. It rather depends on a lot of factors regarding your advertisement.

Analyzing these factors you can determine how much amount will be a worth it amount to be invested in your newspaper ad.

Type Of Ad

Ads in newspapers

Is it a commercial ad or a personal one? Are you giving it sell, hire, promote or simply fulfil a formality? Asking these questions already gives you a clear vision of your spendings. Suppose you are launching a new product on the market and want to attract new customers. You have to do newspaper ads on a regular interval, publishing a single will not get the job done. You want to attract the reader’s attention. But giving a display ad is too costly for regular advertising yet classified text won’t be attracting much attention. So you choose a classified display which allows you to attract more reader attention with a colourful picture and also costs you less than a display allowing to advertise more than one time in regular intervals.

But suppose you have changed your name and are asked to give a name change ad in a local newspaper by the court for formality. If you go for a display it will be a waste, a simple classified text ad will be the right investment.

Target Audience

What type of audience are you trying to showcase your ad to? Youth? People from a specific region? Or on a national crowd?

Depending on that you can choose whether to give an ad in Times of India or Maharashtra times. Even though it costs different and publishing an ad in one is costlier than the other. Selecting the newspaper which will rather get the job done i.e. exposing your ad to the target audience is more important. Even if it is the cheaper option.


Newspaper Ad Rates

Advertising is important but it is a part of marketing and promotion not beyond it. Gaining new customers, recruits or buyers is important but only when your budget allows. Knowing the amount till which you would like to invest in advertising is important before you start thinking about any other factor of newspaper advertising.knowing the budget beforehand shows you the clear picture and options in which kind of newspaper advertising you can consider giving.

As they spend too much on is not important rather spending wisely is key to successful advertising! Do get negotiable rates on your next newspaper advertisement Mail us at book@releasemyad.com, or call us on 09830629298.

Types of Newspaper Advertisements

For any advertiser, it is really important to understand their requirement for putting up the ad. Before they place the ad in any newspaper, it is really important to figure out the purpose behind putting up the ad, an approximate budget, and what is the tentative feedback expectation. This helps the advertiser to make the advertising process pretty effective. But before anything first an advertiser needs to know about the different formats of Newspaper advertisement to make him/her ad decisions better.

Ads on Newspaper

The newspaper advertisements can be divided into three broad types based on :

  • Content matter
  • Purpose
  • Price
  • Location in the paper
  • Costing criteria

Let’s start with the types of advertisements to have a better understanding.

Newspaper Display Ads

Display Advertisements – Display advertisements are premium ads that appear in a newspaper. These ads are the most costly one that is possible to place in a newspaper. There is an absolute reason behind it’s high cost, i.e., These kinds of advertisements allow an advertiser to put up creative content and creativity attracts customers. In the case of Display advertisement, an advertiser puts up the design that includes both text and images along with amazing colors, logotypes, Clip arts, and many more. Thus the purpose of putting up these kinds of ads is gaining more feedback. Generally, these kinds of ads are often placed by Business organizations, Educational Organizations, and Corporate organizations. These ads can be of different sizes and can be located on different pages throughout the newspaper except the Classified page which is dedicated to the Classified Advertisements. It is costed based on the size per sqcm. which varies from paper to paper. Surveys have proved that according to the general human reading behaviour the odd number pages, front page, and the back page acquires most of the attention. Thus, almost all newspapers placing a display ad in these pages cost more than placing it on any other page.

Newspaper Classified Display Ads

Classified Display Advertisements – Classified Display Ads are almost the same as the display ads. Except for the location in the newspaper. These appear only on the dedicated classified page in all newspapers. It is more visually appealing than classified text ads. Here customized font, color, logo, or image can be added to make the ad visually more effective for the target readers. These ads are charged based on per sq.cm. Generally, classified display ads are placed to communicate with a very specific group of readers which will fulfill both side requirements.

Newspaper Classified Text Ads

Classified Text Advertisements – Classified Text Ads are the most cost-effective advertisements in any Newspaper. The Ads appear in the classified section in the standard running text format and no creative images, logos, e.t.c are allowed. Thus, it is also known as Run-On-Line ads. Rate is charged per Line/Word/Character basis. Generally, this is not chosen for Obituary and Remembrance ads, because of not allowing any incorporation of pictures.
After understanding the ad formats, it must be easier for you to easily decide which one is suitable for your requirements. Now make your ad booking easier, book through releaseMyAd. Click on and book your ad hassle-free from any time anywhere just using your internet connection. It will save both your time and money. In case you face any problem you can also get assistance by calling at 9830629298. All the best for your next ad booking.

A Trip Back in Time: How People Talked About Newspaper Ads 10 Years Ago

Newspapers have been there for centuries and so has newspaper advertising. It is after all the oldest kind of advertising long before television and long before today’s internet generation.

It’s been a lot of ups and downs of the ad industry. If today can be considered as the era of digital media 10yrs ago it used to be the era of print media.

Let us go through a memory lane 10yrs ago 2010, the golden era of newspaper advertising.

Unlike today the internet was not so much available for the majority of the Indian population and smartphones were just invented. Back then print media advertising was thriving. 

People looking for jobs would buy a newspaper scanning through the recruitment column to find the desired employment opportunities. Office workers would always carry a newspaper with them to read in their daily travel to work. This led advertisers to advertise more than ever in the newspaper. Whether to promote a new product, advertise a retail sale or just simply look for employees.

It’s not like newspapers were not popular media to advertise before 2010. It was, but 2010 was different; it was the golden era of newspaper advertising.

The readership numbers saw a surge and so did the innovations in the advertising. All the innovation advertising seen today in newspapers mostly started in 2010. More and more editions were introduced by each publication to reach every corner of the nation in an attempt to reach more and more readers.

It was also noticed that readers were more likely to respond to an advertisement if it was printed in a newspaper. Newspaper advertising started meaning as a trustworthy source for the advertisement.

Newspaper Ads

Even with such a great image and response, newspaper advertising faced competition from newly introduced digital media which came along the newly introduced smartphones. Allowing users to have access to the internet on the go 24/7 which introduced a new platform for advertising the digital media.

This was threatening although newspapers had the reputation and sophistication it soon became a traditional advertising platform.

But as the newspaper industry is always evolving and adapting to the new age, many had the idea of mixing the two. Like our agency releaseMyAd, brought in a revolution in the newspaper advertising experience. Get adapted to the smartphone generation not forgetting the past. Newspaper advertising still had the highest readership back in 2010 and also the most advertising media. So we allowed advertisers to book their ads simply in 10 mins without going to any local agency but simply by using the internet in their smartphones.

This played a vital part in keeping newspapers thriving even when the new digital medium came into existence. 

Other than this e-paper concept introduced by almost all newspapers operating even today has kept the newspaper alive from its golden era 2010 to the present day.

Today even if the physical newspaper is at a downfall seeing not much growth in readership numbers as it did in 2010 this old advertising medium is far from extinction as e-paper readership has been growing each day keeping newspaper advertising alive for decades to come.

Mail us at book@releasemyad.com, or call us on 09830629298.