Great Advert DesignAds are definitely the most successful tool for introducing a product to customers and initiating sale. There’s no second chance at making a good first impression so you need to make every attempt to ensure that your advert design is perfect for your business. Whether your advertisement is online or offline, if they don’t catch interest within seconds they are considered unsuccessful so they need to stand out, really out of the box, something that makes you laugh, talks about it or at least make you look twice.

When viewers see your advert what do they see first?

  1. Visual
  2. Caption
  3. Headline
  4. Copy
  5. Signature (business name & contact information)

One method of making sure the advert is taken note of is by arranging the elements in this order. However, your advert should also be direct with its strongest component. Sometimes the visual may be minor to the headline. In that case you may choose to put the headline first. A caption may not be compulsory all time and often would need to include additional elements such as secondary illustrations or a coupon box. Signature is generally the last place the audience’s eye gravitates to when viewing an advert.

While this isn’t the only way to design an advert, it is an easy to execute, successful formula for many types of products or services.

What to look for in a perfect advert:

  • Identifies and knows their audience – put yourself in audience you are trying to reach the message across.
  • Is it the sort of information that the targeted audience would want to hear or see in order to make them respond to the advert?
  • What makes this business different from their competitors?
  • Is the design simple but catchy?
  • Is it easy and clear to read?
  • Does it have eye-catching headlines – consider using how or why in your headlines eg. How to save money on your phone bill!
  • What part of the advert carries more weight? Is it the picture or the caption? How elements of an ad are placed on the page can help accomplish the goal.
  • Provides reasons why E.g. Ten reasons why we are the best in the florist industry.
  • Is the appearance of the business logo clearly visible so that the business can be cleared identified?
  • Does the image convey the message of what is trying to tell the audience?



  • Ensure you have permission to use all the images you use on your advert.
  • A Coupons draw interest and can boost response to your advert.

planning your advertising Advertising & marketing takes a lot of planning, but the extra effort is worth it. Working on your advertising & marketing plans today will pay off with more customers walking through the door tomorrow and lowers your cost of running the business.

You need to first sit down and workout your marketing plan. An effective advertising plan is only one part of your overall marketing plan. Effective advertising and promotional materials are born from your strong marketing plan. The better your marketing plan is, the more successful your advertising plan will be.  Consider the following when putting together a marketing plan:

  1. It correctly describes your market, customers, products, services, and your competitor
  2. It calculates the size or potential of your market
  3. It’s supposed to offer a focus, direction, and course of action for successful advertising and business performance.
  4. It is what positions your business in the marketplace.
  5. It help with correct customer management and preservation
  6. It describes your communications strategy. It will help your entire company give a planned, clear, complete, and consistent message to your customers, employees, investors, and business partners.

Successful advertising comes from good planning, good budgeting, a long term commitment, and a lot of hard work.  Some of the points to consider when creating an effective advertising plan:

  1. Define Your Customers to be targeted – No advertising is going to be triumphant if its targeted audience is not well defined or understood.
  2. Define what make you unique – It’s what distinguishes you from all of your opponents, and what makes you special.
  3. Set advertising goal and objectives – identify how you are going to get reach your targets.

Sometimes businesses set goals in advertising that are too hazy so make list of precise things that you want your advertising to achieve. Remember, promotions are theoretically do more than just bring you customers, they are supposed to bring you more profitable customers.

  1. You need to set goals in order to accomplish your sales. You can do this by working out the number of clients you need.  As well as work out how many times a client will need to be exposed to your advertising before it’s enough to create an understanding of your message for your targeted audience to respond.
  2. Steady advertising is the key to victory therefore budgeting for steady advertising is important.

If you want to be successful with marketing and advertising, you need a simple, unique, easy to understand message.  It needs to be clear, concise, and easy to understand. The benefit you offer needs to be just as attractive. Make a list of the benefits you propose that make you exceptional in contrast to your competitors.  Picking your distinctive selling position is about competitive positioning. The better you have distinct and studied your rivalry in your marketing plan, the better you will be able to exclusively position yourself in the market with your advertising.  The key to success with your advertising is to select the strongest one benefit that makes you unique. Unless you have a huge advertising budget, you will only be able to converse one single message to your customers so make sure it is a strong one.

You may contact us or consult a marketing professional should you need help with planning and designing your advertising.

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