For a newspaper ad to grab attention, the first thing that is necessary is the creative element invested in it. The creative is what attracts the reader to an advertisement. It is what drives the reader away from the news and information content, which is the basic task of a newspaper, to taking a look at the advertisement. In print advertising, the visual effect created by the ad is what makes it stand out or simply get ignored.
There are certain essential elements which contribute to the creation of a successful creative ad design. A combination of these basic elements is crucial for an ad creative without which an ad cannot be designed, irrespective of the marketing objective it intends to serve. The significance of each element is heightened or reduced depending on the objective but they are all present in the advertisement.
Let’s find out how each element affects the design of the advertisement.
The logo of a brand name is what gets imprinted on the minds of the readers or target audiences. A logo is the symbol of recognition for a brand and potential audiences remember it through that symbol. So designing a logo that is unforgettable is a dream for a brand that intends to create awareness for itself. For every brand awareness campaign, it is essential to have a prominent yet unique and well-crafted logo so that the audience is able to recognize it and associate it with the product or service provided by the brand in question.
- Call to action
Describing the call to action
You all must have heard of the saying, “Communication is key.” This proverb stands true even in case of newspaper advertising. Advertisers need to communicate with the target readers to ensure that their message is comprehended by the audiences. For that describing the ‘call to action’ in an advertisement is highly essential. It is what drives the reader to become a consumer since the ‘call to action’ tells the reader what course of action is he required to follow after taking a look at the advertisement. This description is essential for all those adverts which are directed towards driving footfalls to a store or raising sales.
Use of engaging images
The image used in creating an advertisement is what makes the readers get attracted to an advertisement. An advertiser needs to pay a lot of attention to the image that is used in the concerned advertisement as it is important for both branding and driving sales objectives. It needs to be relevant to the call-to-action and at the same time promoting the brand name. An image needs to capture and exude the essence of the advertisement so as to engage every reader that comes in contact with it.
Body Copy and Taglines
In a newspaper ad, the readers may not get an audio but they can surely read a well-directed content. Every part of the advertisement is subject to copywriting, which makes the content or copy of the advertisement of utmost importance. The image selected, the catchy taglines provided, the words and language used in the call-to-action, the information provided to the audience, the border, the colour combination and everything else is driven by the copy that is created for the advertisement. The copy is what conjures an ad from scratch and creativity and imagination are the key ingredients required for creating the tagline and body copy. Therefore, an advertiser must ensure that complete attention is provided to the newspaper ad creative to make the advertisement relevant and successful.
So get ready to get your hands dirty and get creative for a successful newspaper advertisement campaign!