Advertising is ways and means of reaching to the right customer through unique and creative message sharing. Different modes of advertising dates back to 18 century. Advertising most certainly is promoted because of target customers. The classic want of demand and supply has led this field to evolve and materialize in broader perspective. Who are the advertising people and what exactly happens when making and ad? May it be graphic design, digital ad or any other mode of communicating the message to the right audience, here are some major factors that come in action when advertisers are set to promote or propagate a product/service.
Everybody knows the main food and fodder of any ad is specifically the product it wishes to enhance. Other than that the second most important part for an ad is the mode of the message it needs to communicate. Image speaks louder than 1000 words, is the golden rule which every marketer has adopted. With respect to these images, there are certain unsaid rules and factors that an advertising agency works with.
Communication Capability: What an ad wants to convey, and what the product needs to convey should always be synchronized. When selecting an image, the designer or the visualizer has already made his mind into what kind of image is needed. The first and foremost factor for this is the message does the image is portraying.
Potent Target Group: Another selecting factor for an image is the target group. An ad must initiate a connect with the rightful audience. If you want to promote a mediocre, local product and use a luxurious rich lady, then the ad will miss the point of communication. Such an ad will be a total failure.
Immediate response to the Image:Once the communication is set, the target group is set another selection scenario needed for an image to qualify is the perception it ascertains through itself. What is the immediate response the image is trying to convey, will enhance the selection of that particular photo/image. Another sub-qualifying factor is does the image communicate dual meanings? If so, are both meanings as per our need. Once, the designer or visualizer is satisfied with the answer to these questions, an image is selected.
Instant connect to local population: If you might have noticed, an ad reflects an instant connect when the people or things that are photographed relate to us. So if you are a young college going student, definitely a mid-aged guy will not connect to you. Instead a young dynamic and enthusiastic model will definitely pull you over to its product. Based on this principles as well, celebrity endorsements are reflected as well. So when a traditional jeweler is launched, a well-dressed and simplistic model appeals the most.
Also, with respect to availability of images most ad agencies accumulate their stock with bulk buying of images. This should not be the deciding factor. Many a times, this system works but not at all times. The main factor of the ad is the product they need to promote, not the image that is to be used. Most certainly foreign images, foreign videos are cost effective but not ad worthy. Ad agencies should understand this and accordingly decide the image.
Location: Location matters the most. If the ad is released in Maharashtra, and all the personified images are either dark complexioned are wearing suits or dhoti, that ad will never relate to the local audience. The dressing style, small factors are complexion, way of attire, hand gestures etc. are some of the vital elements of an image. These things mark the significance for the ad. Accordingly, the image must be selected.
Although, some of the major deciding factors for an image are the above mentioned ones, they are altered as per the need of the product/service an ad wants to promote. Apart from them, image consumerism has become a vital part of advertising. Many ad agencies based in Pune, Maharashtra follow these basic principles while designing an advertisement. Whether the ad may be digital, print or outdoor the vital part of it is this very image that communicates everything creatively.