The following are the steps involved in the process of advertising:
- Step 1 – Briefing
The advertiser needs to brief about the product or the service which has to be advertised and doing the SWOT analysis of the company and the product.
- Step 2 – Knowing the Objective
One should first know the objective or the purpose of advertising. i.e. what message is to be delivered to the audience?
- Step 3 – Research
This step involves finding out the market behavior, knowing the competitors, what type of advertising they are using, what is the response of the consumers, availability of the resources needed in the process, etc.
- Step 4 – Target Audience
The next step is to identify the target consumers most likely to buy the product. The target should be appropriately identified without any For e.g. if the product is a health drink for growing kids, then the target customers will be the parents who are going to buy it and not the kids who are going to drink it.
- Step 5 – Media Selection
Now that the target audience is identified, one should select an appropriate media for advertising so that the customers who are to be informed about the product and are willing to buy are successfully reached.
- Step 6 – Setting the Budget
Then the advertising budget has to be planned so that there is no short of funds or excess of funds during the process of advertising and also there are no losses to the company.
- Step 7 – Designing and Creating the Ad
First, the design that is the outline of the ad on papers are made by the copywriters of the agency then the actual creation of ad is done with help of the art directors aid the creative personnel of the agency.
- Step 8 – Perfection
Then the created and is re-examined and the ad is redefined to make it perfect to enter the market.
- Step 9 – Place and Time of Ad
The next step is to decide where and when the ad will be shown. The place will be decided according to the target customers where the ad is most visible clearly to them. The finalization of time on which the ad will be telecasted or shown on the selected media will be done by the traffic department of the agency.
- Step 10 – Execution
Finally, the advertising is released with perfect creation, perfect placement and perfect timing in the market.
- Step 11 – Performance
The last step is to judge the performance of the ad in terms of the response from the customers, whether they are satisfied with the ad and the product, did the ad reached all the targeted people, was the advertise capable enough to compete with the other players, etc. Every point is studied properly and changes are made if any.