Posters: is it for You

Janice Jenkins asked:

Poster printing has been a staple in the world of marketing for a very long time, but that does not mean everyone knows exactly what posters can do, or what the best situations are to use them in. Hopefully I can answer some of the more basic questions here.

What exactly do posters do?

Custom posters send a basic message to a broad audience of people. The best posters are the ones that have very colorful or have interesting design, increasing the odds of people looking at them. They are placed in specific locations where the largest audience possible will be able to see them. Because you do not actually hand a poster to people, the location will be one of the most important aspects when it comes to who will see it. If you have a bad location you might find that no one is actually looking at the poster you spent so much time and money implementing.

It should also be noted that posters are capable of working for long after you first put them up. You might have your poster up for an entire year and get solid marketing exposure during that entire time if your poster holds up. No other marketing can make the same claim as that.

How much does poster marketing cost you?

The design costs will vary depending on the amount of work you put into it, obviously, and some posters will require a lot of design work in order to be as powerful as they can be. The poster printing will not run quite as high when compared to many other types of advertising because you will need less posters than you would brochures or postcards. You are not handing them out to people, after all, so you do not need to get as many done.

How hard is it to start up a poster marketing campaign?

There are two major time investments when first starting out with your posters. The first is the time it takes to design them, and the second is doing the research into the best places to put them. Both are of equal importance and you will need to put a lot of time into each if you want to have the most success from your poster marketing push.

What are the disadvantages of posters?

You have less control over who sees your posters than you do with other types of marketing. Yes, you can put your poster up in a great spot, but you have no way of knowing that anyone will actually look over at them. If you have done great design work and you have great locations, the odds are good that you would not have to worry, but you still cannot know.

The message you give with posters is also typically shorter so you can get it to a person as quickly as possible. If you need more time to explain something, posters might not be the best way to go.

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