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Discover the Advantages of Leaflet Advertising

Leaflet advertising can be a great way to reach your target audience without the need for expensive digital wizardry and can deliver excellent results.

So here is why leaflet advertising still gives your business an advantage.

In an age of Facebook, Google Ads, and all things digital, it can be easy to overlook traditional marketing techniques that have proven effective since well before we all had a smartphone in our pockets. So what are the leaflet advertising advantages and disadvantages?

Local Targeting with Leaflets

Distributing leaflets gives you complete control over exactly who you wish to target. You can convey information about your product or service to your audience directly through their letterbox.

This can be of huge benefit to local businesses, as unlike online advertising, you are guaranteed to be seen by the people in that location using just one marketing method, whereas online you would need to use a range of ads on different search engines such as Google and Bing, or several social media channels to ensure that you are connecting with your target audience on the medium which they use.

Convey more Information with Leaflet Advertising

When you use digital marketing techniques such as Google Ads you usually have just a few characters to use to get your message across and may be competing with thousands of other businesses, all trying to be unique in just a couple of sentences.

You are also then relying on taking someone from your advert to a website, and then to a contact form or email.

The advantage of a leaflet advertising is that it allows you to convey far more information in one go. You can showcase your service, display case studies, give pricing information, and tell your potential customer about how you can help all in one well-designed leaflet.

Cost Effective Marketing Strategy

One of the biggest advantages of leaflet advertising is just how affordable it is. The simple cost of delivery when compared to the price of online advertising design, costs of advertising placement, plus landing pages, offers a considerably better return on your investment.

In addition, once you have designed and printed your leaflets, they can be used for various functions; for example, you may wish to use them for direct delivery, for distribution at local events, when you go to networking meetings, or for trade shows.

How To Get it Right

While we have outlined the considerable advantages of leaflet or flyer advertising above, just like a digital strategy, you do need to ensure that your plan of action and materials are up to scratch. A badly designed leaflet is likely to be discarded before it’s even read, and poor targeting will not yield the best results either.

Therefore it is worth putting time and effort into understanding your buyer personas and target audience. For example, if you are offering a service which is only of benefit to homeowners, there is no point in distributing your materials in an area where most people rent. Or if your flyer does not convey clear information about your product or service, it’s unlikely to catch the attention of the person reading it.

The Future of Leaflets in a Digital Age

While it’s clear that leafleting does offer you a route to market directly to your customer base, it is true that you need an online presence to back up your efforts, such as a well-designed website, and social media presence. However, your flyers or leaflets can be the perfect way to enhance your online presence without the need for expensive online ads.

Get in touch today to discuss a leafleting campaign with Hallway Distribution

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Why Does Your Leaflet Advertising Fail

In my dealings with small business owners, I have discovered something very interesting: Leaflet advertising almost NEVER works for them. As you can imagine, since I own a leaflet advertising / marketing company that I grew from nothing using direct mail marketing, this comes as a huge shock to me.

It seems that, contrary to what has been proven over and over by thousands of other business owners, leaflet advertising actually doesn’t produce new customers, leads or revenue! I hope you can sense my sarcasm there.
Now, I will grant that not all marketing works for everybody. That’s a fact, too. But the truth is, marketing does work and it can work for you if you do it correctly.

Below are the 3 of the most common reasons why marketing hasn’t worked for you:

You don’t target your ideal market
You don’t communicate clearly
You give up

Now, please notice that they all start with “You”. There’s a reason for that. If you take care of the points above, you will have a change of heart — and revenue. The key is to find the marketing channel that works the best for your business and industry. However, if you commit the marketing sins above, even the best marketing will fall flat. That’s just the way it goes.

So let’s talk about how to avoid them. For each problem, I’ll lay out how you can solve it with direct marketing.

Problem: You don’t target your ideal market
Solution: Ask for a targeted mailing list based on the demographics of your current best customers.

For every business there is a smaller segment of the greater population that is more likely to need, want or respond to that business’s marketing. So, say you are a lawn care company. The people most likely to respond to you are those who can afford to have someone else do the work and those who live in a free standing home. Even more specifically, you can assess your current customer list to get most common income level and home value. The key is to find who that is for your business, then ask to target those people.

Problem: You don’t communicate clearly
Solution: Use proven copywriting and graphic design techniques to deliver your message with clarity.

If your prospect doesn’t grasp the point of your advertisement in the first fraction of a second, you’ve lost them. That means you need to read through your copy and take out anything that would slow down the reader’s understanding of the message. Be clear and to-the-point. Then, match that text with an image that supports the message. Atention, Interest, Desire, Action!

Problem: You give up
Solution: DON’T!

Think about leaflets in terms of television commercials. Do you ever see a commercial just once? The answer is no, because even if you have, you wouldn’t remember it! Repetition is the key to establishing yourself in the mind of the prospect, building credibility and being remembered. If you aren’t committed to marketing, it just won’t work for you, so don’t bother. However, if you are committed, go ahead and plan for more business!
Once you’ve corrected these mistakes, there is nothing standing between you and a significant increase in new customers.

For help putting together a successful leaflet marketing campaign get in touch with us here at Hallway Distribution.

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