Print Ad Design
These days a lot of companies put - and it's surely not a bad thing - most of their focus on advertising online. However print ads are still a very effective way to promote your company and your products. For print ads to work you have to make sure that they are well designed, this can be a problem for a lot of companies. Print ads are very different from most other forms of media so you have to make sure that you know what you are doing.
The biggest thing that you are going to have to think about when you are designing a print ad is what size of ad you are going to use. There is a huge difference in price depending on the size of the ad that you use and the largest ad may not actually be the most effective. It takes an experienced designer to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to choosing the size of the ad that you are going to use.
The next big decision that has to be made when you are designing your print ad is whether or not you are going to use color. Again this comes down mainly to cost, you will pay a lot more if you use color in your ads. In some cases it may be worth the extra cost and in others it may not be. It is going to depend on what you are advertising and what kind of message you are trying to get across. Again this is an area where an experienced designer will be able to help you, he will know what works and what doesn't and when color is a good idea.
The next step is to make sure that you come up with a design that both stands out and gets your message across. This is something that confuses a lot of people who have gotten use to selling their product online. With a print ad you are going to have to get your message across in a much shorter space than you would on a website. It takes some real skill to know how to do this so you don't want to get your web designer to do your print ads for you. It is important to make sure that they have experience in the field.
An often overlooked step when it comes to print ads is that you have to make sure that that they actually appear in the publications in the way that you intended them to. If you just send them your ad and leave it up to them you can be sure that there will be mistakes. It is important for the designer to work with the production department at the publication to make sure that the ad comes out looking the way that it should. If not you are not going to get the results that you were hoping for from your campaign.