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The Importance of Advertisement
- 23 May 2023
- Posted by: admin-rashtielts
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The article below is taken from ‘https://smallbusiness.chron.com‘ aiming to help IELTS candidates boost their vocabulary and have enough ideas for them to fully cover any topic in Speaking and Writing. The useful ideas are written in Bold, collocations are shown in red with relevant terms being underlined, followed by their definitions coming along.
The Importance of Advertisement
As far back as Ancient Egypt, advertising has served a critical purpose in the business world by enabling sellers to effectively compete with one another for the attention of buyers. Whether the goods and services your company provides are a necessity, a luxury or just a bit of whimsy, you can’t rely on a one-time announcement or word-of-mouth chatter to keep a steady stream of customers. A strong commitment to advertising is as much an external call to action as it is an internal reinforcement to your sales team.
Advertising serves a critical purpose by enabling sellers to effectively compete with each other for the attention of buyers.
Promotion of Products and Services
The primary objective of advertising is to get the word out that you have something exciting to offer, says George Felton, author of “Advertising: Concept and Copy.” It can be anything from an upcoming entertainment event you’re promoting, a new product line you’re selling, a political campaign you’re managing, the expansion of an existing platform of services or officially hanging out a shingle for your first business. Whether your promotion takes the form of print ads, commercials, billboards or handbills, the content adheres to the rules of journalism by identifying who, what, when, where and why.
Creating Customer Awareness
Advertising helps to raise your target demographics’ awareness of issues with which they may be unfamiliar as well as educate them on the related benefits of your product or service. A popular example of this is the health care industry. If, for instance, a consumer watches a television commercial in which someone describes aches and pains that are similar to those experienced by the viewer, the ad not only identifies a probable cause but suggests a potential remedy or treatment option to discuss with her doctor.
Comparisons with Competitors
Advertising invites your target audience to evaluate how your product or service measures up against your competitors, says Gerard Tellis, author of “Effective Advertising: Understanding When, How, and Why Advertising Works.” Demonstrations of household cleaning products are a good example of this because they provide compelling visual evidence of which product does a faster and more effective job of tackling stubborn stains. Political ads are another example of how advertising serves up side-by-side comparisons of the candidates’ qualifications and voting records for readers and viewers to make informed choices at the polls.
Retention of Existing Customers
An ongoing advertising campaign is essential in reminding your existing customers that you’re still around, say Kenneth Roman and Jane Maas, authors of “How to Advertise.” In a troubled economy where so many shops, restaurants and companies are going out of business, maintaining a strong presence through regular ads, fliers, postcards, events and a dynamic website is invaluable for long-term relationships. This also serves to attract new customers who may not have been in need of your products or services when you first opened but are now pleased to have their memories jogged.
Boosting Employee Morale
When people ask your employees where they’re working, the latter will likely feel better about their jobs if the reaction to their reply is, “Wow! I’ve heard a lot of great things about that store” instead of “Nope, never heard of it” or “Oh, are they still around?” Investing in an advertising plan keeps your business an active part of the conversational vocabulary and community buzz. This, in turn, gives your workers a sense of pride and emotional ownership in an enterprise that’s generating positive feelings and name recognition.
- Announcement: noun UK, US / əˈnaʊnsmənt /
a spoken or written statement that informs people about something
- Commitment: noun UK / kəˈmɪtmənt / US / kəˈmɪtmənt /
a promise to do something or to behave in a particular way; a promise to support somebody/something; the fact of committing yourself
- Reinforcement: noun UK /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsmənt / US /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːrsmənt /
the act of making something stronger, especially a feeling or an idea
- Primary: adjective UK, US / ˈpraɪməri /
the act of using energy, food or materials; the amount used
- Shingle: noun UK, US / ˈʃɪŋɡl /
a mass of small smooth stones on a beach or at the side of a river
- Adhere: verb UK / ədˈhɪə / US / ədˈhɪr /
to stick to something
- Remedy: noun UK, US / ˈremədi /
a way of dealing with or improving an unpleasant or difficult situation
- Compelling: adjective UK, US / kəmˈpelɪŋ /
that makes you pay attention to it because it is so interesting and exciting
- Tackle: verb UK, US / ˈtækl /
to make a determined effort to deal with a difficult problem or situation
- Stubborn: adjective UK / ˈstʌbən / US / ˈstʌbərn /
determined not to change your opinion or attitude
- Jog: (to jog somebody’s memory) adjective UK / dʒɒɡ/ US / dʒɑːɡ /
to say or do something that makes somebody remember something
- Enterprise: noun UK / ˈentəpraɪz / US / ˈentərpraɪz /
a company or business or a large project, especially one that is difficult
Selected and Edited by: Yashar Momeni
Javidan Language Centre