Disadvantages Of Print Media

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Print = the sensory media experience
Perhaps the most important benefit of print media is tangibility. Among the reasons why many people prefer print is to do with the feel of the paper, having it in their hands means that the content is real, it exists. Print media is unique in its capability to trigger a number of senses; of course the feeling of paper, the smell of the ink or of an added scent, paper can be eaten or even listened to (when a chip is added). Paper can change colour when heated or put in front of a light, an ad can feel rough as sand or smooth as silk, all adding to the sensory experience of the advertising. Triggering multiple senses will add to the effectiveness of print advertising. Martin Lindstrom, writer of Brand sense, says that when brands appeal to more than three senses, advertising effectiveness will increase with 70 per cent.
Whatever print channel, add print, add power
In many ways, print is the ideal marketing medium: it’s available in both large and small numbers, can be accessed easily, and is engaging, versatile and creative. 
Each of the six types of print media has their own unique quality and role in their readers’ lives.
For newspapers, they become part of their readers’ day as they educate and inform with credibility and trust, while consumer and customer magazines create engagement through entertaining content.
Direct mail uses its ability to gain access to people’s homes and lives to deliver a targeted sales message, while door drop

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