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You might have wasted a lot of time running after agents or publication houses for knowing the newspaper ad rates. Probably you have tried to find out several other ways to get the original advertising rates of newspapers. But unfortunately, all your efforts might have gone in vain. So here in this blog, you will get all relevant information regarding newspaper advertising charges.

Newspaper advertising is one of the most common and cost effective modes of advertising. No other advertising medium would give you that extraordinary reach or exposure which only newspapers can offer. It provides a platform that connects the readers directly to the advertisers. All these features make this platform the most preferred among the advertisers.

The newspaper advertising cost depends on various factors firstly it depends on the edition you choose as each edition has a different rate.  Secondly the ad category you select to advertise and thirdly the ad format in which you want to advertise in the newspapers. All of these factors have separate charges which get added in your total advertising cost. These elements are essential for newspaper advertising so one needs to pay for this.

The newspaper ad rates also depend on the newspaper you choose, for instance, the national newspapers are little costlier than the regional newspapers. Also, the newspaper’s circulation and readership numbers have an impact on the newspapers advertising cost.

So if you are looking for the cost of newspaper ads in India, you can visit the ad booking portal of releaseMyAd to get the rates of all Indian Newspapers. In 2008 releaseMyAd was founded with the idea of booking classified ads online in national and local newspapers of India.

With the aim to make advertising easy for the clients, we brought the entire marketplace at your fingertips enabling the advertisers to choose from a wide range of options to fulfil their advertising goals. releaseMyAd simplifies your advertising experience by saving time and money. It eliminates the hectic process that one has to go through earlier.  We are authorised by INS, the main governing council of media publications, so the publication house sends us direct ad rates without any extra commission charge.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid with Newspaper Advertising

Newspaper advertising, if limited to classified ads, is the easiest way to reach out to people, especially in case of personal requirements or small scale promotions. Taking risks or making small mistakes in classified advertisements may not be a big issue due to its low cost.Classified Ad

But when it comes to something as grand and expensive as newspaper display advertisement then, advertisers need to become meticulous about everything associated with the advertisement. Advertisers are aware of the fact that a lot of hard work goes into newspaper advertising, in terms of money, time, effort, market research and creativity.

Hence, it is necessary to be very careful with it and avoid making mistakes which either leads to spoiling the reputation of the advertisers or dumps the efforts made in waste if desired responses are not received. While getting your newspaper advertisement released ensure relevant responses from the concerned target audiences, by avoiding 10 crucial mistakes made by many.

7 avoidable mistakes in Newspaper Display Advertising

Although a winning newspaper advertisement may not be subject to avoiding these mistakes but they should be avoided by every ad. Ensuring that these mistakes do not harm the potential of the advertisement is the main objective of encompassing and informing advertisers about them.

Let’s find out these mistakes along with possible solutions for the same.

1) Use of Complex Taglines

While advertising it is really essential to realise that an advertisement is also the form of communication with the masses and communication should be comprehensive. The simpler the content of the ad the more comprehensive is the advertisement. A tagline should give out the message but in simple words and not in some flowery terminology, because in advertising using uncomplicated terms, is extremely crucial.

2) Use of Abstract Taglines

Abstract taglines are often baffling for the readers. It barely delivers the message and actually leaves the audience wondering as to what is the purpose of the advertisement. For instance, if you intend to advertise your jewellery retail chain, then you must mention jewellery in the tagline or the type of Jewellery you are promoting, like “The Best Kundan Jewellery at a store near you!” This statement conveys the message as well as talks about the product that is promoted.

3) Excessive use of Text

The key strategy of an advertisement is to deliver a message, be it for sales, branding or an announcement. The primary necessity of an advertisement is to be crisp and concise because it is an advertisement and not an essay. Copy or Content is always an essential ingredient of an ad, but using it judiciously and effectively is what makes an advertisement stand out among the rest. So keeping the words or message concise in an advertisement ensures a much more elegant and crisp way of delivering it to the target audience.

4) Infrequent Ad Releases

It takes the time to gain the trust of any buyer irrespective of the medium of advertising. It also takes the time to establish the name of a brand and create a substantial recognition for it. Also, if a festive offer is running for a certain period of time, then announcing the event just once may not be enough since readers may tend to forget about it. Therefore, just one advertisement is never enough for either branding purposes or for increasing sales. Multiple ad insertions mean that the chances of the ad getting noticed are increased by many folds alongside increasing the number of repeated eyeballs it receives.

5) Single Ad Testing

Many advertisers often get discouraged by a single trial advertisement and end up concluding that newspaper advertising is not effective. The same advertisement if released several times may not get the responses it is expected to. Versatility is always welcome for the ordinary readers and audiences. So newspaper ad trials should not be limited to just one ad but released with a few changes every time it is published. Changes, such as using a different image or a more direct tagline, crisper content or even a different background colour may make it more relevant or attractive to the audience.

6) Ignoring the Contact Details

This is the basic requirement for an audience to be able to contact an advertiser. An address alongside a contact number and an email or a website, if available provided in the advert can prove to be highly beneficial to the advertiser. In fact, it is best to provide all these details as the audience can have at least one mode of contact in the absence of others. For instance, a person without internet access should be able to contact the advertiser through phone, while an interested buyer without a phone can directly visit the store for purchase.

7) Ad Release at the Wrong Time

While promoting a product or a sales event or offering festive discounts, it is essential to advertise at the right time. Timing is extremely crucial for advertisements even for making announcements and brand awareness adverts. There is no point in reminding the audience of the brand twice within a week, neither is there a point in promoting the Sale period after it is over or making an announcement which has crossed its deadline or too close to it. An illustration explaining the situation can be garnered through a series of adverts by Shopper’s Stop that needs to promote their Diwali offers which extend over week overlapping the festival. In this case, there is no point advertising after Diwali is over unless it is extending even after the festival, rather the event promotion should begin from the day it begins and continues until the day it ends.

Avoiding these mistakes may not make a display ad full-proof or a huge hit, but it will surely get it noticed and make it stand out among the rest of the advertisement that we see every day in a newspaper. So keep these mistakes in mind, to avoid making them, not implementing them!

Best Practices for Retail Advertisements

Retail Advertising is one of the most interesting forms of advertisements that we see in our day-to-day lives. It involves several elements which are all equally essential and cannot be taken for granted. Retail advertisements may not be a very regular thing for newspaper publications but surely they are a huge source of revenue. Since when they choose to advertise, they do so in bundles within a stipulated period of time.Retail Display Advertisement

Retail newspaper ads in the display format are published mainly for one specific objective-Driving sales and Store Footfalls. This is the reason behind retail adverts to get their ads released when there are special offers, discounts or festive overtures, going on in the store. Retailers usually prefer to advertise throughout the stipulated date range of the proposed event or Sale/Festive Seasons. The purpose of almost all retail adverts is to increase the sales of their merchandise and branding is not really their top priority.

Therefore, to comprehend what are the essential elements for retail advertising, we need to delve a little deeper into the world of retail advertising. The important elements of a retail advertisement are described below in the order of their significance in an advertisement.

Conveying the Call-to-Action

To drive sales and ensure the higher number of footfalls, it is important to comprehensively deliver or convey the call-to-action. The customer or potential must be aware of his/her course of action after reviewing the advertisement. The call-to-action is a part of the copy that is developed for the advertisement. It can also be a directly conveyed through a simple yet effective tagline, for example, if you want the buyer to visit your garments store before the 25th of December, then you may straight away use the tagline “Visit us before Christmas ends for Best Discounts”.Display Ads on Newspaper

This kind of a tagline not only conveys the duration of the offer period but also directs the reader or potential buyer to the intended action, ensuring more relevant responses for your advertisement.

Use of Attractive Images

The visual effect of a display advertisement in a newspaper is quite significant in the case of retail advertisements. The ad image should include one or more merchandises that are being promoted by that specific retail store which may range from garments to jewellery to commercial bazaars. This actually lures the buyer to engage in reviewing the advertisement and responding to it as desired by the advertiser.

Significance of Logo

The logo of a retail brand is also quite crucial at the time of advertising to push up the store sales during a specific season. Buyers should be able to associate the logo with the concerned retail brand name to imbibe faith and remind the buyer about the advertisement and the event alongside the brand itself. This calls for developing an unforgettable logo that is imprinted in the mind of the buyer or anyone who comes in contact with the advertisement published in a newspaper of your choice.

Taking the help of an expert is recommended for logo designing as it may not be as easy as it sounds. The colour combination, the relevance of the logo with the brand, the font used and every minute detail is really important for the image of the brand.

Before engaging in a retail advertising venture, an advertiser must ensure that all the above elements are skilfully implemented in the ad, because, after all, everyone is advertising to compete.

Elements of a Newspaper Ad Creative

For a newspaper ad to grab attention, the first thing that is necessary is the creative element invested in it. The creative is what attracts the reader to an advertisement. It is what drives the reader away from the news and information content, which is the basic task of a newspaper, to taking a look at the advertisement. In print advertising, the visual effect created by the ad is what makes it stand out or simply get ignored.

There are certain essential elements which contribute to the creation of a successful creative ad design. A combination of these basic elements is crucial for an ad creative without which an ad cannot be designed, irrespective of the marketing objective it intends to serve. The significance of each element is heightened or reduced depending on the objective but they are all present in the advertisement.

Let’s find out how each element affects the design of the advertisement.

Logo Designing

The logo of a brand name is what gets imprinted on the minds of the readers or target audiences. A logo is the symbol of recognition for a brand and potential audiences remember it through that symbol. So designing a logo that is unforgettable is a dream for a brand that intends to create awareness for itself. For every brand awareness campaign, it is essential to have a prominent yet unique and well-crafted logo so that the audience is able to recognize it and associate it with the product or service provided by the brand in question.

  •         Call to action

Describing the call to action

You all must have heard of the saying, “Communication is key.” This proverb stands true even in case of newspaper advertising. Advertisers need to communicate with the target readers to ensure that their message is comprehended by the audiences. For that describing the ‘call to action’ in an advertisement is highly essential. It is what drives the reader to become a consumer since the ‘call to action’ tells the reader what course of action is he required to follow after taking a look at the advertisement. This description is essential for all those adverts which are directed towards driving footfalls to a store or raising sales.

Use of engaging images

The image used in creating an advertisement is what makes the readers get attracted to an advertisement. An advertiser needs to pay a lot of attention to the image that is used in the concerned advertisement as it is important for both branding and driving sales objectives. It needs to be relevant to the call-to-action and at the same time promoting the brand name. An image needs to capture and exude the essence of the advertisement so as to engage every reader that comes in contact with it.

Body Copy and Taglines

In a newspaper ad, the readers may not get an audio but they can surely read a well-directed content. Every part of the advertisement is subject to copywriting, which makes the content or copy of the advertisement of utmost importance. The image selected, the catchy taglines provided, the words and language used in the call-to-action, the information provided to the audience, the border, the colour combination and everything else is driven by the copy that is created for the advertisement. The copy is what conjures an ad from scratch and creativity and imagination are the key ingredients required for creating the tagline and body copy. Therefore, an advertiser must ensure that complete attention is provided to the newspaper ad creative to make the advertisement relevant and successful.

So get ready to get your hands dirty and get creative for a successful newspaper advertisement campaign!

How to Determine The Right Budget for your Newspaper Ad Campaign?

Budget, a word that pops up first in everyone’s mind, leave alone an advertiser. Everyone interested in advertising intends to be sure of how much investment needs to be made behind a successful advertisement campaign. One also needs to be sure of the elements that lead to the expenses associated with the advertisement.

To respond to that, there are quite a few factors which regulate the budget of an advertisement and needs to be published in a newspaper. In this case, the medium is already been determined, which is Newspapers and the elements that manipulate the expenditure for any newspaper advertisement are listed below:

Choice of Newspaper

Many of few may be wondering that how can the newspaper choice affect the budget for an advertisement. Well, the truth is that every newspaper is not as popular as a few are and not all newspapers have the same circulation or readership.

More popularity, higher circulation and wider readership lead to a higher price tag for a newspaper advertising space. Simply because all these factors ensure more eyeballs for an ad and of course higher visibility leading to better responses.

For instance, if you intend to advertise in Times of India, then naturally the budget will be higher when compared to an ad published in a less popular newspaper such as Midday. As TOI has a much higher circulation (around 31.4 lakhs) than The Telegraph (around 4.84 lakhs), rather the former is the most widely circulated English daily of India.

Frequency of Ad

The frequency of an ad is always a factor that manipulates the budget of a campaign. This frequency of the advertisement is associated with the objective that needs to be addressed with it.

Multiple Ads-Brand awareness advertisements require a lot more visibility on a frequent basis to make the target audience accustomed to the brand name, therefore, this objective requires advertisers to publish a single ad multiple times or multiple ads in multiple newspapers with consistent gaps between each release.

Running Ads- Certain advertisements need to be published at the time so that they run parallel with the event that’s being promoted. In the sense that, if a Shopper’s Stop is giving out a massive sale with attractive discount offers during the festive month of October, then they need to promote the event during the course of the month of October, if possible, on a daily basis. This can ensure a huge number of footfalls but will also be an expensive affair as the same ad cannot be run every day, but new ad creative needs to be conceived individually for different days.

One Time Ads- Notifications are the least expensive ones as they need to be announced only once as a formal announcement. It is the just straightforward intimation to the public about a personal development or change or a notice issued in public interest.

Ad Specifications

Ad specifications refer to the size, position and placement of an advertisement in a newspaper. So it is essential to comprehend that the cost of an advertisement is decided as per the size or space occupied by it in a page, the position or section of the page it is placed on and the page or supplement it is printed on.

The size of the ad is measured in terms of the height and width calculated in centimetres.

The position of the ad varies depending on the corner or area of the page it is printed such as upper half, lower half, upper right or left corner and lower right or left corner.

The placement of the ad makes the cost vary as per the page selected, which can be the front, back, third or any page and it can also be printed on a preferred supplement.

For instance, if an ad is printed on the front page, an extra premium will be added to it unlike an ad printed on any page.

Rate Negotiations

Negotiation is the most important part of budget allocation for an ad campaign. So an advertiser needs to be careful while negotiating the rates for newspaper advertisements. A simple strategy can ensure that you get the maximum out of the money invested in the ad campaign. Two things must be considered while confirming the release of your advert as are specified below:

Packages It is always advisable to opt for packages in case of multiple city or district or state releases rather than choosing individual editions of a newspaper. This saves on a huge amount of money as packages offer hefty concessions on newspaper ad releases.

Insertions offer Insertion offers to refer to bulk booking offers such as “Book 5 and Get 3 ads for free” or “Get 6 ads for the Price of 4”. It is quite evident that such bulk bookings help save a lot of money due to the availability of such insertion offers, which in turn can make quite a positive difference to your advertising budget.

So get set and be smart while you allocate your budget for your newspaper ad campaign!

What are The Factors Determining Your Advertisement Release Schedule?


An advertisement needs to be timed well in order to be effective enough to draw sufficient attention and consequentially result in an urged action. In order to time an advertisement well, an advertiser needs to be aware of the factors that govern the release schedule of it.Newspaper Ad Online

Multiple elements affect the timing of launching an advertisement campaign in a newspaper. Some ads need to be published multiple times while in case of other ads just one formal announcement is sufficient.

So let’s find out what and how the factors determine the release schedule of a newspaper advertisement.

By Objective

By now it is quite clear that advertising objectives hold a significant place in determining crucial matters associated with the ad campaign. Rather objectives are the primary factor which pilot any and every newspaper advertisement campaign. Therefore based on the 3 main objectives of newspaper advertising, the release schedule is determined, which is different in case of every objective as mentioned below:

Branding– For a brand to create awareness for itself, it needs to remind the target audience of its constant presence and to ensure that multiple ads with a consistent gap between each advertisement should be published in multiple newspapers.

Sales-If the objective is to drive footfalls, increase sales during discount periods or other events, then it is advised that the ad be scheduled for release during the event or discount period

Notifications-Notifications such as public announcements, change of name ads, business tender adverts etc need to be announced just once as a formal communique as and when the requirement arises.

Day of the Week

The day of the week may not appear to be as significant for the readers but it is highly essential for the advertiser. This is because subconsciously, the readers read or access certain specific newspapers of supplements on specific days as they are purposely released on a weekly basis.

Many supplements associated with recruitment, entertainment, education, real estate and even matrimonial ads are published on different days of the week.

For instance, most matrimonial special pages are published on Sundays while Wednesdays are a suitable day for Recruitment Pullouts. Saturdays are a preferred day for real estate supplements.

So depending on the focus days dedicated to each supplement, an advertiser can publish the ad ensuring maximum visibility for it on that specific day of the week.

Seasonality

Certain advertisements are influenced by the different seasons in a year, that is, their releases need to be scheduled based on the audience requirements which are inspired by seasonality. Let’s evaluate some ad categories which are driven by seasonality.

Throughout the Year-Recruitment can take place in an organisation any time of the year and are therefore published as and when vacancies available. Apart from recruitment notifications, matrimonial ads, businesses and even real estate ads are published all throughout the year.

Festive- Most Retail advertisers choose to advertise during the festive seasons like Navaratri, Diwali, Christmas etc. New offers, new collections, discounts and more are offered during festive seasons by a number of retailers, FMCG industries, electronics and even automobiles.

Admission Period- As the name suggests, admission notices are carried out by Education institutes like schools, colleges and Universities are subject to a specific time period which starts from the month of June and continues till the end of August.

So prior to choosing and confirming the dates for release, you must be sure of the objective you intend to fulfil along with categorising the advertisement as Business, Matrimonial, Recruitment, Retail, Notification or Education.   

What are The Various Factors to Help Decide The Right Newspapers?

Every time you decide on launching your advertisement campaign in a newspaper, it is highly essential that you pick the right newspaper to speak to the intended target audiences. The intended target audience is linked with certain factors and envisaging those factors helps you choose the right newspaper for your advertising campaign. The audience for any product, brand or service, as well as notifications is differentiated on the basis of their location, language, income level, profession, age group and the exact demographics of the preferred location.

Let’s find out how these factors influence the choice of the newspaper for an ad campaign.

Targeting Region

Reach is the prime factor that conditions the newspaper an advertiser decides to choose for every Newspaper ad campaign. It is essential to ensure whether you need to reach out to only the neighbourhood, a city, an entire district, a complete state or multiple states.

Based on this specification, an advertiser can pinpoint the newspaper that will serve the advertising objective. Such detailed bifurcation of the target region is essential since it also decides whether the circulation of the newspaper needs to be high or moderate or low. This in turn affects the advertising budget as well. Every newspaper has different city editions and there are some that reach out to districts as well.Advertisement on Telegu Newspaper

For Instance, Eenadu has specific district editions that cover the cities as well as the suburbs and villages that come under the districts of Nellore, Kurnool, West Godavari, Anantapur, Guntur, Hyderabad Urban, East Godavari etc. This newspaper is the Telugu language daily and is quite popular for being published district-wise.

Language and Income level

India has a population of 123.6 crores, of which 48.5% are females and 51.5% are males, alongside a literacy rate of 74.09% at present. About 18.6% people are comfortable with English, 41.3% people are fluent in Hindi and nearly 59% people speak languages other than Hindi, which even includes English.Advertising on Hindi Newspaper

Such detailed information is necessary for every advertiser, as this helps the advertiser to determine the language of the newspaper he must choose to publish the ads in. One thing is quite clear from these numbers, that the number of regional language newspaper readers, together, is higher than the number of Hindi or English newspaper readers. This provides a basic understanding of the trend that exists among newspaper readers.

Although the percentage may vary from state to state and region to region, it still must be comprehended that it isn’t necessary that a region’s readership is dependent on these figures.Malayalam Language Newspaper Ad

For example, in Kerala, about 96% of the population is fluent with Malayali and in spite of having the highest literacy rate in the country, around 93.91%, opting for Malayalam language newspapers is the best way to reach out to the consumers of Kerala.

Profession and Age Group

A newspaper is often selected based on the kind of readership it has. Whether it has more appeal among students or whether it is more popular among Businessmen, the type of audience is a deciding factor for any newspaper. There are certain newspapers, rather supplements which differ in popularity between genders.

For Instance, if the Economic Times is ideal for advertisements that target businessmen then the Times City Supplement such as Delhi Times or Mumbai Times is more popular among females. The Midday, a popular tabloid of Maharashtra is preferred by professionals due to the time frame it is published in, so accessing such professional audiences becomes viable with a newspaper like Midday.

Urban and Rural

For every advertiser, it is a necessity to ensure whether they intend to target a rural audience or an urban audience or both. This has a huge influence on the choice of a newspaper, simply because, the rural regions are more comfortable with regional language newspapers while the English dailies are preferred by the well-educated urban audiences. Even if an advertiser intends to cover both the urban and rural population of a specific region at the same time, then there are options to choose district editions which cover the villages, towns and cities alike of a district.

As per an illustration, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad etc are considered to be City editions published by Times of India, while district editions of Eenadu comprise of Kadapa, Srikakulam, Warangal etc.

So keep these factors in mind while choosing the newspaper you intend to launch your ad campaign in.

Smart Way to Advertise in Newspapers

The thumb rule of every advertising campaign, irrespective of the medium you choose to advertise in, is that it needs planning, budgeting and creative application. The most basic part of an ad campaign is choosing the medium through which you need to advertise.

In this case, you must have already decided on Newspapers to be the preferred medium of advertisement and that’s why you have reached our second course on Newspaper advertising. Here we help you evaluate your budget, advertising requirements and the planning that goes behind an advertisement in a newspaper.Advertise on Newspaper

The adverts that we see in the newspapers require a lot of media planning, engagement of creative minds and of course ensuring that the right newspaper has been selected. The significance of choosing the appropriate newspaper lies in the fact that a newspaper determines the reach of your advertisement.

A hell lot of research is invested behind a single advertisement which includes conducting market research on the demographics of a potential target area, the newspaper that is most popular in that area, city, region, analysing the region to determine if it’s a rural or urban area etc.

Apart from researching about the target audience, it is also essential to find out about the different festive seasons, occasions that take place in the target region so that you can reach out to the audiences based on the advertising objective you intend to attain.

It is important to comprehend the requirements for an advertisement and the kind of budget that needs to be evaluated for it to be a successful advertisement. This is what this specific course intends to preach to the newbie newspaper advertise in order to enable them to execute their campaigns successfully and get maximum returns from it.

What are The most Popular Advertising Categories under Display?

There are two kinds of advertisers who indulge in display advertising in newspapers-

  • Those interested in creating Brand Awareness
  • Those interested in Sales Promotions on a large scale

Both these objectives are subject to the budget of the advertisers.Newspaper Display Ad

In case of Brand Awareness, the higher the budget, the bigger the ad and the better the responses from the target audience. Along with advantages in lieu of the ad size, there are also other benefits that a higher budget can provide like better creative for prominence, better visual effects to attract the audience and quality content to engage the readers. All such experiments and creativity can be explored only in case of display advertisements as there is both sufficient space and scope for them, making it ideal for brand awareness.

But there are certain display advertisements which are meant for sales promotions. These ads need not have a huge budget but they surely need to be attractive and highlight the events or offers. In this case, though there is no hindrance to creativity, but the ads are more factual and provide information about related events and offers.

Certain categories are more popular in the Display format rather than in the classified section. Let’s find out the most popular Display ad categories.

Property

Although personal property sellers or landlords opt for the classified ad format, most real estate companies handling housing complexes and residential buildings publish only display adverts. Model images, proper designs and relevant taglines are used in the advertisements which are either meant for selling off the apartments of the complex or for brand awareness. Builders often intend to fulfil both the objectives through a single advertisement which is why they end up choosing newspapers with the highest circulations or readership in the concerned locations.

EducationEducation Display Ad

A number of Universities, Colleges, Schools and even Professional Course Institutes, need to stay in the limelight to maintain their brand’s popularity and of course get as many admissions as possible. Although admission notices are limited to a certain time period, display Education advertisements continue to make their presence felt through the media. Most educational institutes opt for Display adverts as they often have no budget constraints and need to make people aware of their brand for future admissions and academic references.

Business

Businesses need to promote themselves and ensure maximum profits. The best way to ensure that is to enhance their visibility with high quality creative, attractive designs and captivating content. Most FMCG companies, Retailers like Jewellers, Clothing Chains, along with e-commerce companies, electronics, cosmetics, automobiles and even telecom companies prefer newspaper display adverts. This format of ads helps such organisations gather as many eyeballs as possible from existing as well as prospective consumers.

TravelTravel Display Ad

Travel ads are highly common and are an exclusive preference among display advertisements as many online as well as offline travel agents prefer to advertise through newspapers for announcing seasonal discounts on tourism or package deals or even holiday packages. Hotels, travel and tourism agents, resorts etc choose to advertise through display ads emphasising on sales promotions. It targets the audience who are on the lookout for travel agents or planning for trips but are not internet savvy or do not rely on online mediums.

Recruitment

Recruitment advertisements the most frequently published display ads in newspapers. Almost all MNCs, IT companies, popular Consultancies, BPOs, KPOs, banks and even finance companies prefer display recruitment ads in order to reach out to the potential applicants. The simple reason to pick display ads over classifieds for recruitment purposes is that it serves two purposes at one go-brand endorsing and candidate search. These recruitment ads are usually well crafted, attractive with the logo and name of the recruiting organisation along with job description, requirement and of course contact details.

One thing is for sure that for a display newspaper advertisement, you need to have an exclusive budget, proper media planning and creative resources available at hand. The biggest benefit of newspaper display adverts is that they are much cheaper than TV commercials and many other mediums of advertising but serves the objective just right.

What are The Most Popular Advertising Categories for Classifieds?

As mentioned in lesson 3 of this module, budget and objective are the deciding factors for the type of advertisement an advertiser intends to publish. Based on these factors, there are certain ad categories which are particularly popular under the classified section rather than in the display ad format.

The reason behind the popularity of these classified categories is the objective which they intend to meet. Some of them are individual ads for personal references or meeting official requirements of individuals, while some of them are conditioned by the budget of the advertiser.

The list of popular Classified Ads is provided as follows.

Matrimonial

All matrimonial match seekers who advertise in newspaperMatrimonial Classifieds only prefer the classified ad format and it is the most frequent classified ad category under which ads are booked. It can be a text ad or a classified display consisting of an image of the prospective bride or groom. The reason matrimonial advertisers choose the classified ad format is that these ads are published predominantly by parents and other family individuals and can be referred to as personal individual advertisements.

RecruitmentRecruitment Classifieds

Many of you may wonder that recruitment advertisements are more popular in the display format, but it is also quite popular category under classifieds. Most small and medium businesses fulfil their recruitment requirements with classified ‘Situation Vacant’ advertisements. Even individuals seeking jobs often advertise in the recruitment section under the sub-category of ‘Situation Wanted’, wherein, job seekers mention their qualifications and skills requesting a profile matching them.

ObituaryObituary Classified

Obituary advertisements are generally released in the Classified Display format which enables advertisers to include images of the deceased and messages of their choice at a much lesser price than display ads. Remembrances, funeral invitations and even condolence messages are conveyed through classified text or classified display advertisement as per the budget of the advertiser.

Property

By property ads here, we do not mean real estate projects but advertisements for sale, purchase and rent out individual homes, flats or apartments. Brokers, landlords and Individual property owners constitute 100% of the classified property advertisers across all Indian newspapers.

BusinessBusiness Ads on Newspaper

Every business house has certain budget constraints, based on which they pick their mode of advertising. Since 8 times out of 10, newspaper advertising is the first choice of all business promotional campaigns, many small and medium sized businesses choose to advertise under the classified format. Sales promotions, Business Proposals/offers or even seeking Business partners are done through classified advertisements.

Announcements

Classified Announcement Advertisements are the most common category of classified ads following matrimonial ads. Most announcements are made by individuals, which include personal declarations such as Name Change, Address Change, Lost & Found, legal notifications, marriage notices etc. All these announcements are specifically published in the classified text format as they are mainly meant for personal or government references as a testimony to change in certain personal details of a resident of the country. These are crucial announcements and need to be based which can’t be done away with, therefore to save money, people pick the text format for such ads.

Public Notice and Tenders

Public notices and Tender ads are also a type of public announcement, wherein the public is notified about changes brought about by rules, regulations, contract requirements, laws or anything associated with the government. This ad category is generally published in the Classified Display format, as most newspapers do not facilitate publishing public notices or tender ads in the text format. Also, since such ads have a lot of information to fit into a simple run-on line ad, it is more reasonable to publish them under the display classified format.

EducationEducation Advertisement

Contrary to popular belief, education ads are not limited to admission notices which are more often seen in the display format. There are numerous education adverts that are published in the classified ad format. These classifieds include adverts for introducing or promoting Coaching Classes & Private Tutors. Coaching centres generally have the limited budget since they have a very limited number of students while private tutors are predominantly individuals, which is why they opt for the classified format.

Personal

Last but not the least, almost all personal messages are conveyed through classified newspaper advertisements. Be it birthday greetings, season’s greetings, anniversaries, personal achievements, announcements about pets and animals or simple letters to friends and folks, all are conveyed via classified ads. The only reason behind this is that these are individual ads and individuals cannot afford display ad charges.

It is quite evident that most advertisers who pick classified advertisements are either individuals or have budget constraints. It is for this purpose that the format of display classifieds was introduced as something that has the features of a display ad with certain limitations pertaining to cost and fits in the budget of most newspaper advertisers.