Advertising is not just about instinct and talent. Successful campaign is also about discipline in doing it. There are things you should and shouldn’t do. If you are running a business, and advertising makes one of your essential parts of it, you may need to learn about the following points of do’s and don’ts in this field.
Most people think that their competitors know a lot better than themselves. You apply new idea but it is only caused by your competitor initiative. You show them you can do it too. Often, this is not the entire case. They don’t know more than you. Instead of spending your time stalking your competitor strategy, define your own. Make it unique and different. When you think about your own style, think about what your product looks like. Deliver the same look on the advertising and make variations from there when you need the new one. Following will lead you to nowhere but legal status of a follower.
Don’t Forget Your Official Page
You know how people are these days. They prefer to do almost everything online. If you are running a business and finally get a potential customer, really, they will check you online before they finally make the decision for your service or product. In such case, being too busy with advertising campaign and forgetting your official page like your website is stupid. You need to update your website from time to time. If If your website seems to need an overhaul, just forget about your advertising campaign for a while. Work on it. Maintain the website and learn how to control it over time. This will support your campaign.
Unlike as seen with your eyes, customers don’t buy products or service for the products or service alone. People don’t pay attention on advertising featuring a product or service anymore. What they see in advertisement is the benefit. They want the benefit from your product or service, and from the easy access on it. Now, this is your focus. You need to send a message about the benefit through your advertisement. Tell them how this product delivers the most functions and how your service will save their time and anything else. Such advertisement will sell easily.
Refine Your Knowledge on Customer
People learn about their target audience at very beginning of the business. Only few develop the knowledge from time to time to stay accurate and sharp. People needs will change over time, and you need to see how you can fill it. Without updated knowledge, you will not be able to recognize the new demand and deliver the benefit to fulfill it through your product. It will also provoke you to make development and improvement on your service and product. Deep research will be needed.
There are times when you think you need to change your brand from colors, feel, and look on advertisement. This can be based on current change and trend. This is not wrong but you need to keep it consistent. Consistent doesn’t always mean to stick with what you have decided. It is more about being discipline in using your own style and strategy. You can make changes when you feel it is needed. You can rebrand your product if you find it essential. However, make sure your target audience can recognize your brand and your quality across the changes. This is how you deliver the advertising consistency.
Those points will make solid basis for your next decision. When you get confused, you should learn from reputable brand ads. See how they make it consistently. There are still many points to learn, but these should be enough for your first step to empower your advertising.