Cable TV Advertising Can Be A Low Cost Ad Solution
Looking for a great cheap way to get the word out about your business?
Using the newspaper can be an effective means of advertisement but it
will only go so far. Have you considered Cable TV advertising? Studies
show that 99% of American homes have at least one TV. Television
advertisement has proven time and time again to be one of the most
effective means of advertisement. While network television advertising
doesn't come cheap, cable TV advertising can. A single network
television ad shown during prime time can cost up to 30 times more than
a radio advertisement that is heard during rush hour. Cable television
ads are significantly cheaper than that.
The great thing about Cable TV advertising is it can reach millions of
people frequently. Even if the ad itself costs a lot less than network
television advertising it can be pricey to produce. In a small town it
may only cost $5-$10 to buy an ad to run on VH1 whereas if you were to
buy a spot on network television it could cost in the thousands. You
can target your audience by channel, as well. Another advantage to
using cable TV advertising is the fact that you can choose specific
times you want your commercial to air. If you own a guitar shop you can
choose to air your commercials during a show like Rock of Love on VH1.
There is a drawback to using Cable TV. Your commercial has to be
produced by someone before it ever hits the airwaves, and production
isn't cheap. It is guaranteed to cost a lot more than placing your ad
in the newspaper or recording an ad for the radio. You can find some
advertising professionals to help you produce your commercial, and you
can find some reasonably priced ones. You are going to have to do your
research. Prices of production depend on where you live, as well. Some
cable companies will offer to produce commercials for less than
advertising agencies, so be sure to explore your options before you
decide. The cable company may not want to make the commercial to the
standard you want.
Before you jump into all of this you need a game plan. You can't just
blindly produce a commercial and slap it on TV and expect to become
rich overnight. Sit down for a while before making a decision and map
out all the details. Know what you want to say and what imagery you
want to use. Know what you want to be said about your business. Be sure
you have things your way. If you can't have things the way you want
them then don't do it. After all, this is you business and you will be
the one losing out if things don't go the right way. If you can't
afford the commercial you want simply wait until you can. You will be
happier with the results if you do everything like you want.
Cable TV can be a very reasonable resource for getting the word out
about your business. Make sure to do your research. Don't do anything
on a whim and have every detail planned out. If you do everything
correctly you can expect your commercial to bring about more attention
for your business which could equal success.