With the heavy emphasis by many marketers on new and online media strategies and techniques, business owners sometimes forget that tried-and-true traditional media vehicles remain just as important today as they’ve always been, if not more so.
JLAW brings decades of experience and expertise to help clients effectively implement such traditional media vehicles as Yellow Pages advertising, television, radio, print and billboards.
Despite the explosion of the Internet, television remains the dominant and most viewed medium in most U.S. households. That’s why TV remains one of the most powerful marketing and advertising vehicles, allowing businesses to get their message out to a potentially much larger audience than any other medium.
Unfortunately, there’s a misperception among many small business owners that television advertising is too expensive for them, but that’s simply not true. As media brokers and buyers, JLAW can negotiate much more attractive rates for TV ads than small businesses can on their own. Highly targeted local TV advertising on cable channels as well as the major networks like ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox can be an especially effective and affordable strategy for small businesses.
Like television, radio is an old-school traditional medium that’s overlooked by many marketers today but remains extremely effective and affordable. Research indicates that radio ranks right behind TV in terms of the number of hours each year Americans spend with the medium-and well ahead of the Internet.
Two of the primary benefits of radio advertising are targeting and reach. By selecting your stations and time slots strategically, you can get your message out to highly targeted audiences that are more prone to buy your products or services. And the reach of radio is truly astonishing: there are more than 541 million radios in use in the world today, and there are more than 5 radios in every home in the U.S. As media brokers and buyers, JLAW can negotiate very attractive radio advertising rates for small businesses.
Print Advertising and Collateral Material
These types of media allow highly targeted advertising to niche markets, whether by industry or geographic area. Trade magazines, for example, allow you to reach decision makers in specific niche industries, while newspapers and billboards provide valuable exposure to customers in specific locations.
Remember that everything your company hands out to customers – brochures, pamphlets, folders, newsletters, etc. – should have a clean, professional look and a consistent style and tone. JLAW will work closely with you to devise the right look and feel to represent your company and create a package of collateral material that reflects this.
Think about how many billboards you drive past every day. That’s one of the beauties of billboards: They’re “on” 24-7. While not as targeted as radio or TV, they are ubiquitous-thousands of your potential new customers drive past them each and every day.
And a well-designed billboard is guaranteed to grab drivers’ attention. Even if it’s just for a brief moment, this can be an extremely effective branding and awareness tool for your business.