Advertising is a form of communication that is meant to drive customers to purchase or consume the goods/brand that is being sold. This is an enhanced form of marketing which convinces the customers and public that the brand they are selling are actually better then the others in competition. Every business organization has an Advertising agency or department that caters to the entire public and effectively promotes the benefits and usage of the product.
An Advertising Company in India mainly focuses on getting the best business for its clients via aggressive promotions, targeting the masses and classes alike. An ad agency is independent from the client and provides an outside point of view to the effort of selling the client's products or services. The range of an Advertising Agency varies from all shapes and sizes right from small to medium sized agencies, large independents, and multi-national agencies, basically depending on the kind of ventures undertaken and the client reputations. The kind of advertisements that is done also varies as per the need and budget of the product or service to be marketed. It could be in the form of commercial advertisements, Internet /online promotion or classified advertisements in newspapers.
Full-service or media-advertising companies basically target the television audience by promoting the product through commercial advertisements. May be they would get in a top celebrity or a famous personality to endorse the product. Online advertising is basically done via the internet and is basically handled by Digital Interactive Marketing firms through their Search Marketing Departments. A development team creates the website of the client, the creative or designing team and then the marketing team promotes it online. Then you have people promoting their advertisements via newspapers. This is considered to be one of the most cost effective ways to promote your business, the reason being this has the largest coverage in terms of reaching out to the masses. Infact if any company is looking to promote a business effectively the suggestion would be, first get your advertisement on paper, then get the commercial advertisement going and then promote it online. The campaign is bound to be highly successful.
Like any other organization an Advertising agency works in a Team Format basis. The people who create the actual ads form the core of an advertising agency. Next comes the account management department. Account management is somewhat the sales arm of the advertising agency. They are then responsible for coordinating the creative, media, and production staff behind the campaign. Next comes in the creative services team or the production team. This department consists of those employees who are responsible for coordinating the creative, media, and production staff behind the campaign. An often forgotten, but still very important, department within an advertising agency is traffic. The traffic department regulates the flow of work in the agency. It is typically headed by a traffic manager (or system administrator). Traffic increases an agency's efficiency and profitability through the reduction of false job starts, inappropriate job initiation, incomplete information sharing, over-and under-cost estimation, and the need for media extensions. Some of the Biggest Commercial advertising companies in India include Mudra Communication, Pressman India, Thomson Associates, Lintas, and Percept Holdings. They have the best of clients with excellent reputation attached to them.
From India, Mumbai
Advertising reaches its audience as an element of the environment. Unlike newspaper, radio or TV, it doesn't have to be invited into the home. And it doesn't provide entertainment to sustain its audience.
From India, Madras
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