Customized brochures are one of the best ways to bolster business, large or small. Brochures are one of the most diverse marketing mediums available since they are suited to a wide variety of situations. They serve as an interactive guide when explaining products and services, and point out key features and benefits to the customer. Since brochures are relatively inexpensive, they represent the perfect pitch when operating on a smaller budget.
3 quick and practical tips that can boost your brochure and help you promote your business more effectively:
1. Avoid stock photos –Make your brochure personal! Stock images are recognizable with today tech savvy consumers. Use images unique to your company, that will illustrate your companies services or products. Even though we live in the era of Internet marketing and long-distance business relationships, we all value a touch of personal contact. So take a deep breath, leave that stock photo behind and go for a professional picture of yourself instead. Note: Avoid filling your brochure with staff photos. Unfortunately, valued staff members may change over time and will out-date and limited the life span of your brochure.
2. Shrink the copy –Your business brochure should provide your prospective customer or client with a quick overview of who you are and what your company can do for them – “quick” is a keyword here. You do not need to provide a complete list of your qualifications and expertise. The potential customer will not have the time to read through a whole narrative of your company – so keep it short and focused. Include key benefits and information about your company, but leave some information out to discuss when you actually meet them face-to-face.
3. Include a call-to-action – Calls-to-action are a tactful and effective way to wrap it all up, and prompt the targeted audience into the desired “action”. This will maximize the impact and effectiveness of your business brochure.
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