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Print – The NEW way to advertise

Since the advent of the internet in 1989, the need for traditional printed materials has been under threat. Now almost 30 years on, print is having some what of a renaissance.

In a world with emails, tablets and smart phones, why do we even need print?

According to Bauer Media, 84% of readers said they found themselves more engaged when reading a print magazine.

A Neilsen survey also found adverts in magazines and newspapers were still trusted by more than 50% of those surveyed compared to 38% for search engine adverts and 34% for social media adverts.

So why is print seen as such a reliable medium?

With the internet breeding a wealth of fake and inaccurate news, people are turning to print magazines as a trusted source.

For years it has been expected that the next generation will use tablets and mobiles as their only resource for information and … [Read More]

Christmas is coming… Especially for TV adverts

It seems there is a common theme this year with all the big company’s Christmas adverts, and strangely enough it isn’t showcasing the many products and gifts you can buy. It is much deeper than that, with each company putting their own spin on what Christmas means besides giving shampoo sets and socks to our nearest and dearest. If you want to view the adverts, click on the image.

The advert that has caused the biggest storm this year has to be the John Lewis advert. This includes a boy and his friend, Monty the Penguin, going through the run up to Christmas, showing a strong friendship and enjoying many moments together. The main focus of the fairly long advert, just over 2 minutes long, is one of companionship and love, which sadly Monty the Penguin doesn’t have. The climax on Christmas morning is when the boy, Sam, gives Monty … [Read More]

Get Sky for the Love of Chocolate

Sky is a company that’s been known to jump through hoops to get people to sign up to their TV packages. As far as they’re concerned the target market for SkyDigital includes everyone and anyone with a TV. This did not stop the element of surprise that hit me when I saw their latest form of chocolate bribery.

Little squares of indulgent white and dark chocolate were sent to the office today in a white box with the infamous ‘Sky’ logo. The words ‘make work a little sweeter’ were imprinted on the individual chocolates and of course that promise was fulfilled. For all of two minutes we all sat and ate a few chocolates which of course did help to make the day ‘sweeter’. But now I’m sitting here reflecting on the chocolates I ate and not the packages Sky can offer me. The rectangular box that was sent to … [Read More]

Going Viral

I’m a sucker for a good advertising campaign. I can’t help it. Usually I’m drawn to anything topical, or something which has managed to create a social buzz.

Take this weekend’s Jubilee celebrations for instance. I was swayed into purchasing some royally themed biscuits, purely because they were named ‘queen for a day’ and packaged in all the necessary patriotic paraphernalia. I was drawn in, by the not-so-subtle marketing message. Striking an accordance with your audience is an important avenue to explore when marketing your services. The most successful way to do this is to present an interest in shared topics, opinions and current ideas.

Generating a conversation with potential clients or customers is an effective self promotion tactic. It also makes for the beginnings of an accurate and current advertising campaign. Whether you work for a door handle manufacturers or a handbag retailer, it’s important to contribute and interact … [Read More]