You have a book sale next week or a new product to introduce. But with a limited budget you cannot decide what marketing strategy to use. You need not worry anymore because you can get the news out quickly by creating flyers. Flyers are among the easiest to produce, least expensive and effective marketing materials today. You can hand them out, mail them or leave them in a bulletin board or any place where your target customers hang out most.
So let’s say you have decided to create flyers to promote your book sale. How can you possible make them interesting and catchy?
Choose the right colors. Colors play a big part in flyer printing. The colors that you will use can send different feelings to your prospects. It can influence them in deciding whether to go to your book sale or not. Simply put it can make or break your sale.
Use images or photographs. Images have been effective in attracting the attention of prospects. You can use photos of yourself or any image that suits your purpose. This can create name recognition and a feeling of trust to your prospects. Likewise, it can express ideas and feelings that words can’t.
Be simple. Create designs that are simple. Do not use different typefaces to reduce visual confusion and to be able to effectively communicate your message. Keep in mind that good flyers don’t have to be complicated. Oftentimes, a simple design is far able to make a sale than those flyers with bold, complex designs.
Create a good headline. Understand that your flyer is not a business card. You need not make your business name as your headline. Instead, create a headline that speaks of your products and services. Present your prospects with headlines that address their needs – a headline they can’t ignore. So instead of using Larry’s Bookstore try using Get best-selling novels of celebrated authors for half the price you would pay elsewhere or Great book selection at affordable prices.
Don’t leave the backside empty. The printing expense in flyer advertising is just a small part in the overall expense. It is in the distribution that most expense comes in, both in terms of time and money. That is why if you are going to distribute flyers you might as well consider handing out a two-sided flyer for a better chance of making a sale.
So remember, making an effective flyer can cost you only a couple of dollars compared to the money that it can make for you. So make an effort to make your flyer a successful marketing tool.