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Advertising that makes sense

CIMG2173 - CopyMost advertising is intrusive and unwanted. Stick your ad in my face — I’m not going to suddenly become a fan.

Instead, provide a genuine value: Information, assistance, or entertainment when it is truly helpful.

Glad gave away plastic bags in the security line in the San Francisco airport. That’s useful and relevant. And recipients get to try a product.

How can you replace advertising with added value?

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  1. Jason January 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    When giving away your product for free, are there any legalities associated with it? Any fair compete / fair pricing laws to worry about?

  2. Mark van Loon January 12, 2011 at 4:54 am #

    Giving away premiums is quite a simple idea. However, placing billboards on a bigger scale, and be helpfull with those billboards is a bigger challenge. How can you be helpfull with a billboard advertisement solely?

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