By: Andrea Trapani
The Spring 2008 edition of Who, Identity’s quarterly newsletter, is out.
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Sneak preview: Some quick thoughts on advertising:
When done right, advertising can be a great way to boost your bottom-line. In order to create an effective ad campaign, you should:
- Identify your audience. Learn who your customer is and understand their habits—know what they read, watch and listen to.
- Establish your message. Make it clear and succinct. Speak the language of your potential customers and grab their attention.
- Determine the best outlets to reach your target audience; Is it print, radio, TV or Internet? Diversify your plan and spread your dollars according to your audience.
- Assign a budget. Advertising may cost more than expected, but a campaign won’t be as effective if you cut corners.
- Track it. Keep tabs on what’s working and what’s not to optimize your next campaign.
Most importantly: Be committed. Results aren’t instant. Give your message and budget time to penetrate your target audience before you determine if the campaign is a success.