Telling people about business, service, idea, commodity, project, and product through different means and sources is called an advertisement. In a way, it is the communication between the ones who advertise and their targeted audiences. It primarily aims to influence potential customers/people for advertised commodities or services. Undoubtedly, advertisement plays an immensely important role in the success of any business or service. In fact, it has become a part of their investment.
Modern advertising started in the 16th and 17th centuries through newspapers and magazines. Since then the market of advertising came into action and slowly spread all over the world. Now, we have various sources for advertising. At present, from newspapers and magazines to commercial ads on television and different social media, the advertising market has left no stone unturned. In return, these sources charge certain money.
In Nepal, products, business, services, ideas, etc., are advertised through different means and sources. Advertising has become a major investment for business or service in Nepal. Now, let’s put light on the topmost means and sources of advertising in Nepal.
Newspaper and magazine
From the very beginning, newspapers and magazines have been good sources for advertising various commodities and services in Nepal. From fairness items and food items to services provided by various banks and educational institutions/colleges, everything is advertised in newspapers and magazines. Through newspapers and magazines, the Ads of advertised products or services can reach out to people all over the country.
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In their leisure time, most of the people prefer to watch television. Television commercials, through their attractive words, slogans, pictures, and videos, aim to create a room for the advertised commodities or services in viewers’ minds. Television commercials are best known for their potential to target a larger number of audiences at a time. Moreover, some of the brands, being endorsed by celebrities, create a huge impact on audiences. Almost anything and everything that do not violate socials terms and conditions is advertised through TV commercials.
In modern Nepal, social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, etc., has emerged as blessings for all the small to big businesses, products, or services. Everyone agrees that social media is the best way to advertise in Nepal. Today, be it services-oriented company, like private banks or profit motive business, almost all of them have their accounts or pages on social media through which they promote their businesses, services, or products that can easily reach to their targeted audiences. This way of promoting is not as much expensive as TV commercials and newspapers Ads, that is why social media advertisement is growing in lightening speed.
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Today you can find anything on Google. Google search has most of the information that we need. But not many people know about this that Google, these days, is not only limited to the search engines. Google offers a business account service as well. Setting up a business account on Google, any business, be it local or global, gets listed on Google maps and search. Setting up a business account helps people easily find the products or services that they want which consequently helps in advertisement or promotion of the business or service. A business account is a huge advertising strategy.
Sponsorship is the most effective and unique way to increase the brand value of a company, business, or product. It is prevailing in Nepal for quite a long time. From increasing credibility to improving public image and building prestige, sponsorship plays a pivotal role. When a brand name is associated with a big Nationwide program, be it sport or any other, the brand name leaves a huge impact in public. For instance, Whenever we talk about IPL, we happen to remember PEPSI IPL and VIVO IPL. This is how the sponsorship works. so Sponsorship is the top best way to advertise in Nepal.
Blogs or Websites
There is no doubt that another best way to advertise is a blog or a website. Blogs or Websites can create with no to minimize costs. So, in today’s world, blogs or websites serve as the best tool for the advertisement of any business or service. Having designed a good blog or website, businessmen and companies can write content about their products. And services that help the audiences/people easily know about their works and commodities in detail. Getting good reviews from audiences may rank the blogs or websites on the top in search engines.
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Pamphlets and banners
Prevailing for a long time, pamphlets and banners are the best to grab public attention. Being posted at various public places including markets and bus stops, pamphlets, and banner, with emphasizing words and captivating images, can easily engage the public for a few minutes. For instance, in almost all the cities and towns of our country. We see big banners of NCELL and NEPAL TELECOM that easily catch our eyes. Similarly, we see mini pamphlets of various small businesses or services at bus stops and public parks.
Offering a huge discount
Everyone prefers better services or products at affordable prices. So, giving discounts on purchases increases public intentions to buy that helps products or services gain popularity. In Nepal, businessmen offer huge discounts on festive occasions which on one hand accelerate the sale of their products and on the other hand helps in their advertisements.
We cannot deny the fact that, in Nepal, still more than half of the population dwell in rural areas and most of them are still poor due to which they cannot afford TV and smartphones. In places like this radio has proven to be the best means of advertisement. Through radio, various companies and business make their works, services, and products reach out to the people living in remote places. So this could be another best way to advertise in Nepal.
Sounds strange but the public announcement is still prevailing in small towns and rural areas of Nepal. Since the literacy rate of people living in rural areas is quite low, they may not understand the Ads shown through other means and sources. So, public announcement helps them understand in a better way. New products, ideas, projects of government, health-related programs, public awareness issues, etc. for announcing in public. So that people living in small towns and rural areas can get benefitted.
Apart from all of these, there are still some ways of advertising such as trade exhibitions, network marketing, direct promotion, and so on.
we extract the conclusion that there are many best ways through which one can advertise his business, product, or service. These ways of advertising are prevailing all over the world including Nepal. And it is growing day by day which also shows how important the advertisement is for any business, service, or product.
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