When Graphic Design Hides the Message

Much too often, advertising designers emphasize visual appeal too much, forgetting the most important: efficiently communicating a message.

Friday, November 20, 2009

And that translates into wasting money. With the crisis forcing us to reduce costs in every front, we must demand results from our advertising investment.

If they tell you "What a beautiful ad!", and ask you "Who's your designer?", then you should worry. You don't need compliments, you need to increase sales. The key point in advertising is to deliver your message to the consumer, not inflating the designer's ego.

The blog SHiFT Happens, remarks that "It's not the designer's fault, it's your fault. You press the designer to focus on the ad's design and not on the message you want to convey".

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7 Mistakes in Digital Advertising

January 2010

When digital advertising fails, do not blame the medium without analyzing if the design of the ad is in line with it.

Phillip W. Sawyer writes in an article in Advertising Age that the effectiveness of an online campaign can be seriously hampered by mistakes made by designers who do not know the specific requirements of digital communication.

Return on Advertising Investment

September 2010

Marketing Managers are applying financial engineering methods to optimize their portfolio of marketing campaigns.

The growing concern from Marketing Managers about return on advertising is making them look more and more like financial managers.

Many millions are spent on advertising (in Central America about $ 1.8 billion per year), usually in a mix of different types of media and to apply expense optimization methods of portfolio investments, will lead to better rates of return on investments.

Advertise Online - Count the Clicks - Optimize

June 2009

Advertising on the web is not only cheaper, it is also much more effective because its impact will be known quickly and it can be changed to optimize it.

Do not spend too much time thinking about “THE big idea” for a campaign. Put different banners on the web in different shapes and sizes, in different mediums, with different ideas and concepts.

Increase the ROI of Online Advertising

February 2010

Advertising online is not an option anymore but a necessity, and requires stricter planning than traditional advertising.

Every cent spent in an advertising budget must be carefully planned. These are though times, with fierce competition in all fields. Preparing successful advertising campaigns requires a lot of work, and actions in several fronts.

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