Why Print Still Matters

When we talk about business marketing platforms, we never can forget good old-fashioned print. Despite many business owners opt to replace paper advertisements with online media, social media marketing campaigns, and other innovative digital renditions, the best solution appears when we use a combination of print and digital advertising.
Print is their main selling tool:
  • Fact-filled catalogs for the bookshelf
  • Posters for the walls
  • Brochures for the racks
  • Photo-filled booklets for the students
  • Branded surveys and sign-in sheets
  • Forms, info sheets and marketing materials for the high school counselors.

The Advantages of Print Advertising

You know, when you read a book, the "book" object still has some magic. It is not the same thing to read it on a digital device. This analogy can be used to understand the actual power of an advertisment. Besides, digital media's immense amount of accessibility leads to distractions such as popup and sidebar ads tailored specifically to your personal needs using your search history. Many people find these ads intrusive and irritating almost an invasion of privacy.
Print advertisements not only enable your company to reach a non-digital audience, but they also give consumers a positive impression of your brand. Print is currently trendy in millennial circles, as are most "old school" practices.

Colorful, classy, clever, compelling print.

In fact, when students inevitably ask about campus life, the recruiters keep the focus tight. No mention of photos, Instagram or Pinterest. No pointing to videos on Periscope, Blab or YouTube. Nope. No digital distractions. Recruiters from several Universities tells that colorful brochures allow to create a direct message to the future students. "Take a few for your parents and friends" they say.
List of used advertisement types... and print is still at the top
Outcomes by media type
AttributeDefinitionPhysicalDigital
AttentionA customer's focused attention for a sustained period of time on key components of the adX
Review timeThe amount of time a customer spends with an adX
EngageentThe amount of information the customer processes or absorbs from an adXX
StimulationAn emotional reaction to an adX
Memory retrieval accuracyAccurately remembering the advertising source and contentX
Purchase & Willingness to PayWhether and how much the customer is willing to pay for a productXX
Memory Speed and confidenceQuickly and confidently remember advertising source ad contentX
DesirabilityA subconscious desire for the product or serviceX
ValuationThe subconscious value a participant places on the product or serviceX