Newspaper advertising can be highly beneficial to promote your products, finding you the right employee or just to give a formal advertisement for legal purposes.
But as we shed light upon these pros of newspaper advertising lets us discuss the problems of this oldest advertising medium.
As you might know, 1/3rd of the literate population reads a newspaper daily in our country. That seems a high number. But we must not forget that sadly even today India has a more illiterate population than literate. Hence there is a huge number of audiences you as advertisers are missing out on due to this reason. The solution is simply making the education mass grow more and more as a nation. But you as an advertiser can think of advertising in regional language papers more than a national one. Most Indian populations are more likely to know their mother tongue than English giving you an edge on readership number for your ad matter.
A single newspaper edition cannot cover the entire demographic of the country. A single edition of any newspaper can only cover one particular area where it is circulated. To fix this you can advertise in more than one edition of the same newspaper covering multiple destinations of your choice. With the help of releaseMyAd, you may also consider going for affordable discount packages allowing to cover more than 2 locations at once cost-effectively.
Other than this, newspapers, as we all know, have a really short shelf life. An ad printed in today’s edition is only relevant if the reader reads the newspaper today itself. Suppose he is to busy to even glance over it, forgets about viewing it the whole day your ad becomes irrelevant . to combat this you should advertise regularly and if that’s not possible you can opt for a front-page advertisement which can be costly but will grab the reader’s attention even if he forgets to read the entire paper that day.
Advertisements in a newspaper mean your ad will probably be printed along with editorial articles. but most newspapers also have a page dedicated only to advertisements known as the classified section. This allows readers to view ads in one glance giving them the convenience to find ads they were looking to view without reading the entire paper. Like a job seeker who might have only bought the paper to look at the current employment options, he could apply to, finding all the recruitment ads in one page makes it easier for his search.but on the downside with so many ads printed in a single sheet makes a clutter which influences the reader’s attention. To avoid this you can go for a display ad or full-page ads getting the full attention from the reader. Also just putting an enhancement helps your ad stand out in the clutter of a classified ad.
The digital medium has taken over our lives nowadays influencing almost every sector and advertising is no different. Social media ads and internet campaigns are growing noticeably in India and are giving a tough competition to this traditional advertising medium. Although they are new trending advertising mediums one must not forget even today newspapers hold the most readership and most advertised and trustworthy advertising platform. The high readership number should be taken advantage of as an advertiser to publish their ad matter and as for the internet ad competition its already being overcome through the e-paper concept which allows readers to see their newspaper on the internet without them purchasing the physical copy.
There are many problems as well as advantages of newspaper advertising and instead of overlooking the negatives we should embrace them and look for solutions to overcome them in this changing times of advertising.
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