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Press Advertising can be turned into an effective mode of reaching out to people. However, choosing the right option out of the available choices has to be a prudent decision in any case. Nevertheless, investments would go in vain for sure.
One of the ways to start with the task is getting to know about the 'readers you need' and 'readers you are likely to receive via a given publication'. Only when you spot the correct magazine or newspaper that has the 'required section of readers' that you can hope for a successful 'press advertising campaign' to shape up.
Another way is to enquire your existing customers regarding the publications they read. This will suggest a direction to head into and help in future decisions.
Thought the utility of this advertising media has been declining, it has managed to catch hold pretty well so far. Companies often use this 'press advertising mode' in combination with other options.
Coming to the subject of 'judging the effectiveness' of this strategy of 'advertising via press media', organizations use BSC (Balanced Scorecard) as the means to measure it usefulness. The actual process involves spotting meaningful metrics that are collected together and used for further 'corrections'.
This is the actual scorecard with Press Advertising Performance Indicators and performance indicators. The performance indicators include: cost per thousand, cost of advertising to sales volume ratio, cost of press advertising to number of sales ratio, cpt to growth in inquiries ratio, actual number of ads/ to number of ads planned, budget allocated for press advertising to budget actually spent, number of hours allocated spent on copywriting and design, percentage of mistakes in press ad placement not perceived by the customers, growth and development perspective, share of voice in press ad to competitors share of voice ratio, share of voice in press ad to share of market ratio, percentage of mistakes that may be perceived by customers as mistakes, reach (%) for press advertising, awareness growth following the press campaign, frequency to growth in number of inquiries ratio.