16 Methods for Getting Free Advertising


1. Place copies of your circular on bulletin boards throughout your community, such as in coin-operated laundries, grocery stores, barber shops, etc. Concentrate of Fridays and Saturdays when shopping increases.

2. Check with local newspapers. Before going to press, many smaller newspapers have space left that needs filling.. Your ad may be just the right size to occupy this unfilled space and they will run it free.

3. Place your circulars on windshields of parked autos, Youngsters will be happy to do this for you for a dollar or two. Check first with city ordinances to see if this is permitted in your locality.

4. Leave sales literature on doorsteps of homes & businesses in your area. Do this on weekends in residential areas; weekdays for businesses.

5. Have your best pulling 1 inch or 2 inch ad made into a rubber stamp. Stamp this on envelopes of all of your outgoing mail.. Check rubber stamp dealer's ads in current mail order publications for price information.

6. When you have envelopes printed with your return address, have them also print your best ad directly beneath your address. It costs noting additional to have this printed on the front of your envelopes.

7. If you publish a mail order magazine, newspaper, adsheet, etc., contact other publishers, If your circulation is equal to theirs, many will be happy to exchange an equal amount of ad space with you.

8. Many publishers will give you free adspace for mailing a few copies of their publication. Simply write to them and ask if they will give you a free 1 inch ad in exchange for mailing 50 to 100 copies of their pub.

9. Write informative articles for mail order trade publication. Most publishers will give you free ad space for the use of your article.

10. Take advantage of advertising specials. Many publishers offer ads on a 3-for-the- price- of -2- basis, or 4-for-the-price-of-3, etc. This saving is the same as getting one ad free of charge.

11. Some publishers offer a free classified ad with your first display ad. Watch for such specials. Use the free ad and pocket the savings.

12. When starting a new publication, many publishers will offer reduced ad rates to help fill space. Watch for ads regarding such offers.

13. In your ads, request a SASE. Then insert some of your other offers in regular outgoing mail. This is the same as getting free advertising.

14. Become a mailer. Get your printer's lowest price for printing circulars on both sides of the sheet. Contact other dealers and state you will print and mail their circulars for this price with no conflicting ads on the back. Then print your circulars on the reverse and distribute them with your outgoing mail. There is no extra cost for postage and envelopes, and your side of the circular is paid for by your customers.

15. Offer a free commission circulars. Print one of your regular offers on one side; a commission offer on the reverse, leaving space where the mailer can rubber stamp his name & address, Your offer gets a free ride.

16. If you use a postage meter machine, use the ad space directly left of stamp imprint for a free message.


Copyright 2004 by DeAnna Spencer

Note to editors:
To show my appreciation to the editors that use my articles, I offer a free solo ad. Simply send an email to me by using the form on the contact me page on my website to tell me the url the article was used on or send me a copy of the ezine it was used in.

This article may be redistributed freely on the Internet as long as the resource box remains intact.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
DeAnna is the publisher of the ezine, Prospecting and Presents.
Subscribers get one free ad per week.
Subscribe today by visiting http://www.pnewsletter.com
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

In The News:


AdAge.com (blog)

Brand Safety Issues Go Way Beyond YouTube | Special: Advertising ...
AdAge.com (blog)
AT&T and J&J are the latest big advertisers to pull YouTube ads, but the problem of ads placed in offensive content extends way beyond Google.

and more »

Silicon Valley Business Journal

J&J joins YouTube advertising boycott as Google struggles to contain crisis
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Johnson & Johnson is the latest major company to suspend digital marketing on YouTube, as the Google subsidiary struggles to contain a deepening advertising crisis around offensive content. Eric Schmidt, chairman of parent company Alphabet, said ...
Johnson & Johnson Is Boycotting Google Advertising Due To Concerns About Hate SpeechAllure Magazine
AT&T and Verizon join advertising boycott against Google over offensive YouTube videosTechCrunch
It only took us five minutes to find a big brand advertising on a hate group's YouTubeMashable
Campaign US -Investor's Business Daily -Ars Technica -Google Blog
all 174 news articles »

Radio Ink

Advertising Is Key For Radio's Future
Radio Ink
Interruptive advertising models are challenged to create great user experiences in an on-demand, curatable world. Consumers are doing their best to tune out ads and get just the content they want. The advent of the DVR made it easy to start skipping ...


AdAge.com

J&J and Verizon Join Major Marketers Suspending YouTube Advertising
AdAge.com
Johnson & Johnson has suspended its YouTube advertising globally, joining a growing group of advertisers and agencies stepping back from the dominant video platform over ads' proximity to hate speech, terrorist propaganda and other objectionable ...
Google advertising row spreads to US brandsBBC News
More trouble for Google: Verizon and AT&T pull some Google ads as concerns mount about hate contentCNBC
Verizon, AT&T suspend ads from Google over offensive videosReuters
Billboard -SiliconBeat -Google Blog -The Guardian
all 536 news articles »

Adweek

Sling TV Is Partnering With Adobe for Programmatic Advertising ...
Adweek
Sling TV is getting into programmatic advertising, partnering with Adobe's newly unveiled Advertising Cloud to let brands bid in real time on livestreaming and ...
Adobe launches Advertising Cloud - Screen AfricaScreen Africa (press release)

all 4 news articles »

AdAge.com

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Cancels Advertising Week Europe Talk
AdAge.com
But later Advertising Week's executive director, Matt Scheckner, encountered in a hallway at the venue at about noon, said Mr. Khan had been called into a British government cabinet meeting. Mr. Scheckner said Mr. Khan's theme, in a Q&A session with a ...
Sadiq Khan cancels Advertising Week Europe appearance following Westminster attackThe Drum
Sadiq Khan: London mayor says terror attacks 'part and parcel' of living in a major cityThe Independent
New York explosion: Sadiq Khan says terror attacks are 'part and parcel of life in a big city'Evening Standard
Twitter
all 305 news articles »

Yahoo Finance

Advertising That's More Than 'Hot Air'
Yahoo Finance
TORRANCE, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Mirai trailblazing customers care about the air – their vehicle emits nothing but water vapor. Now, the fuel cell car's newest campaign is blazing a trail with eco-billboard technology that will ...

and more »

Adweek

How to Prepare for Mobile Advertising's Fast-Approaching New Frontier
Adweek
Only a few years back, mobile was a “maybe” in the marketing world. In short order, smartphones and tablets proliferated. Consumer consumption on smaller screens rose. Suddenly advertisers needed to be “mobile first.” Taking things one giant leap ...


Forbes

Navigating The Growing Pains Of Advertising To The Education Market
Forbes
As industries go, healthcare and education rank neck-and-neck as the two largest industries in the United States, with education totaling a whopping $1.2 trillion in total expenditures, or 7.2% of the nation's GDP. And while the healthcare industry ...


Ogilvy's Rory Sutherland on playing the long game in advertising
Digiday
While other ad executives jump ship every three years, 2018 will mark three decades vice chairman Rory Sutherland has spent with the Ogilvy & Mather Group. Since joining as a graduate trainee in 1988, he has risen through the ranks to spearhead its ...

and more »
Google News

How to Save Money by Making Your Own Sign

In the sign industry we commonly refer to the material... Read More

How to Write Great Headlines

According to experts, just changing the headline of an ad... Read More

10 Tips to Use Giveaways Effectively

Walk around any trade or consumer show and you will... Read More

Imprinted Promotional Items ? Their Many Marketing Applications

There are many uses for promotional items. This means that... Read More

Mobile Detailers; Customer Window Displays

Mobile detailers have all types of customers, many of whom... Read More

I Dont Want to be Different

To succeed in today's crowded marketplace where most of the... Read More

A Lesson In Advertising From The Eighteenth Century

Back in the 1760s, the great Dr Samuel Johnson delivered... Read More

How To Make A Fortune With FREE Advertising!

How To Gain FREE Advertising That Will Make You Rich!Okay-Just... Read More

Joint Ventures Increase Profits Quickly

A joint venture is when two or more businesses join... Read More

Raising Funds For Your Nonprofit Using An Annual Direct Mail Program

A good annual direct mail solicitation program can produce unrestrictive... Read More

Is Advertising Art?

Oh Grand and Glorious Southern Guru, I am perplexed. What... Read More

Secrets to Get Free Advertising

The opportunities to get free advertising for your product or... Read More

Is Your Advertising... Sexy?

Ever hear the term 'sexy' advertising? It's not necessarily what... Read More

How To Tell If An Advertisement Costs Too Much

People say it all the time: "This advertising costs too... Read More

3 Simple But Powerful Off-Line Advertising Strategies

There are several ways to advertise and get the word... Read More

100 Excellent Words and 70 Action Getting Phrases for Ad Writing

100 Excellent Words Absolutely. Amazing. Approved. Attractive. Authentic. Bargain.... Read More

Buying Radio? Read This and Dont Waste Your Money

Pay close attention and make it work the best for... Read More

Marketing Messages with Add Zest & Appeal

Boring is one thing you can't afford to be when... Read More

Electronic Score Boards

Wide range of electronic Key venues around the globe has... Read More

Advertising Inserts

One of the best and easiest ways to advertise without... Read More

What Happened? Troubleshooting Poor Response from Ad Campaigns

Too many small business owners today run ad campaigns that... Read More

Advertising Costs Getting Too High?

Everyone knows that advertising is essential to growing a business.... Read More

Nine Power Words To Punch Up Your Ads

As every professional politician and public relations man knows words... Read More

Creditability In Advertising

I recently saw an ad taped to my mailbox, mind... Read More

Why Radio Advertising Could Be The Best Thing You Ever Did For Your Business

In the marketing world, radio has earned the reputation of... Read More