Meaning of Advertising - Advertising is an activity of attracting public attention to a product, service, or business as by paid announcements in the print, broadcast, or electronic media.
Definition of Advertising - "Advertising is the non-personal communication of information usually paid for and usually persuasive in nature about products, services or ideas by identified sponsors through the various media." Now let's take this statement apart and see what it means.
Basically sales is done either personally or non-personally. Personal selling requires the seller and buyer to get together. Personal selling has its on advantages and disadvantages. Whereas advertising is non-personal selling. Personal selling has many advantages over advertising like direct communication, bargaining, enough time to discuss in detail about the product, seller can easily locate potential buyer. Advertising has none of the advantages of personal selling, very little time to present sales message, message is cannot be changed easily.
But, advertising has its own advantages which is not found in personal selling: advertising has comparatively speaking, all the time in the world. Unlike personal selling, the sales message and its presentation does not have to be created on the spot with the customer watching. It can be created in as many ways as the writer can conceive, be rewritten, tested, modified, injected with every trick and appeal known to affect consumers.
Advertising covers large groups of customer and to make it effective proper research about customer is done to identify potential customers, to find out what message element might influence them, and figure out how best to get that message to them.
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