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Here Are Innovative Ways That Companies Advertise Themselves
Here Are Innovative Ways That Companies Advertise Themselves

The advertisement has changed dramatically over the course of a few years. Before, you only imagined seeing an ad on a bus stop bench, a flyer, or a TV ad, but now, technology has allowed for much more impressive advertisement techniques. Marketing has always been an essential limb of the business body, but now, it appears even more that companies are having to change their strategies because it’s a saturated market. Competing with one another means finding new ways to do it or improve on existing techniques.

Some companies barely have to advertise, but even that may be considered an advertisement of some sort. It’s quite hard to wrap your head around how much has come from technology, but there are plenty of ways that it’s transforming business. Whether you’re interested in becoming a business owner one day and having your own company to advertise, or if you just like to study business, there’s plenty to understand from contemporary marketing. Here are some eye-popping and innovative ways that companies are getting their names and products out there.

Search Engine Optimization

SEO, or search engine optimization, is a cool way that the Internet has allowed huge companies and small business to maximize their marketing efforts. By implementing important keywords, phrases, and backlinks, a website can help drive up traffic. Search engines are like the glossary of the entire Internet, which is composed of billions and billions of unique pages. It can be hard to entice people to visit your site or buy your products, but peppering blogs and websites with this content is important for finding the traffic they need to advertise. It’s an organic way to help get people to see your content. It can be from guest posts, backlinking from reputable sites, and writing good old-fashioned content on business pages for products and informational articles, but it remains an innovative and effective way for people to learn more about a business. 

Wrapping Graphics

This one isn’t so much new as it’s striking, which makes it all the more worthwhile to be mentioned here. Wrapping or wraps is the process of creating graphics that stick to objects, and it’s usually on vehicles like big transport trucks, trailers, and commercial vans. These graphics are everywhere, and their use at shows how versatile they can be. From transports to even oil tanks, the graphics of these wraps are high-quality and catch the eye immediately. A billboard allows for a huge advertisement, but the problem is that it’s stationary. Companies want to move the visibility of their ad where there’s a higher probability of it being seen or interacted with, which is why putting it on vehicles is so important. The versatility shows how traditional advertisements have come a long way from the days of bench ads. 

Guerilla Marketing 

Just like the idea of guerilla warfare, companies need an unorthodox approach to attract customers. People get tired of the same old ad strategies and get content fatigue seeing so much stuff that’s blatantly trying to get them to buy stuff. Guerilla marketing is the act of finding unconventional ways to introduce a new product, generate buzz for an event, or get a company’s name out there. Things like flash mobs were a popular tactic. Pop-up stores, graffiti, mysterious reveals, viral marketing sites with hidden clues, etc. offer some interesting marketing potential that makes it fresher than hearing a radio ad or seeing a commercial on TV. Guerilla marketing became much more popular because companies were noticing younger, millennial consumers were less inclined to buy things based on ads, and they were exposed to less general marketing because they don’t watch TV and receive targeted ads based on web searches.  

Sponsored Influencers

The idea of the influencer is a novel idea that no one would have suspected when social media was just becoming a thing in the mid-2000s. Having attractive quasi-celebrities do the promotion for a product or service, instead of using typical advertising, has been a good way to tap into the psyche of the mind of social media users. When you see someone who lives a cool lifestyle, or is attractive, or seems to have everything going on for them, people want to be like them. Then, when you add a photo or video of them enjoying a product or using a service, you want to copy them. This was a tactic that used movie stars and athletes, but the younger generations are more connected to social media, making more sense to use users that are more relevant to their interests. Sponsored posts with influencers are still going strong, and many of these people make a living through income solely from their sponsored posts.

Interactive Advertisements

People love to play. Adults, children, teenagers – we all enjoy some fun, and it gets our minds off of things, but what about using that joy of messing around with an ad? Interactive advertisements that use technology to allow people to be a part of the marketing adds a new dimension that goes beyond selling a product. QR codes are a small example of interactive advertisements, but it makes people feel like they are part of it rather than being passive consumers of information. Similarly, augmented reality is changing how people perceive advertisements and create new possibilities that companies can take advantage of. Giving people a choice to see what an advertisement is all about by having fun or engaging with it is another example of how innovation and technology change how companies think about marketing.

Marketing is one of the most integral parts of a business plan, and companies know that they need to do more now than they ever had to before to improve their advertising game. People are becoming much more tech-savvy and attention-driven, so finding innovative ways to excite people and get them interested in products and services is a must. These innovative advertising techniques show how attitudes change around marketing goals and how they still have room to grow.

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Annika Bansal
Annika is a Senior Editor at Social Media Explorer. She travels full time and has lived on the road working remotely for over two years. You can check out her Instagram to follow her on the road.

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