Photos as Part of your Marketing Arsenal
Soren Breiting, A-Z
Photos should be important parts of your marketing. The
photos are useful
to document your offers
to achieve positive acceptance of what you are displaying
to function as eye catchers
to bring the buyers in a general positive mood
to create identification with the use of your product.
such a way photographic pictures have other functions
than creative art and illustrations that aren’t
the same time it is important to acknowledge, that pictures
are not selling your offers isolated. It is your copy
that sells your service or goods.
many cases you will need professional looking photos of
your products. If possible go for a professional photographer.
These photos will enhance your product much better than
your own photos.
you have to do your own photography, use a good digital
camera and take plenty of pictures with a simple background.
White or blue is often the best background with smaller
items. Only use the very best photo of each item, and
keep a unifying style of photos displayed at the same
between these options you might know a friend or a young
person who is much occupied with photography. Such a person
might be able to do the job for you with a better result
than yourself and at a much lesser expense than the professional
you can get good looking models to show the use of your
product, include such photos. If you can’t get such
persons avoid such pictures.
marketing will often benefit from other photos than the
product photos, too.
some cases the so-called free clip art will do the work
for you. Especially with small print runs and local distribution
of your advertisement. But in larger professional work
you should definitely go for stock photos from pro picture
agencies and photo libraries.
are many advantages of the photo libraries:
- The pictures in a photo library are not used by 'every'
business, so the money spend on each photo give your work
some image of exclusivity.
- You will have access to huge quantities of high quality
- You will have professional support for your requests
and ideas of the images in mind.
- You will have the possibility to contact specialist
picture agencies when an expertise in the field of your
products is needed.
many stock agencies have online picture galleries. Some
offer licensed stock photos, other offer royalty-free
photos, and some stock photo agencies offer both.
aware of that the typical picture agency only has a limited
selection of the pictures online accessible for your search.
So supplement your picture research by asking the picture
editors of the photo agency to help expand your choices.
conclusion, be critical aware of the function of your
copy, your product photos and the other photos at your
website and try to make the best interaction between these
tools in your marketing arsenal.
help from Soren Breiting to find ideas for your online
marketing at http://www.ALLeMarketingTips.com
and receive the latest really useful tips at http://www.StockPhotoNews.com
(about pictures and marketing). Soren has written more
than 20 printed books, and countless articles in journals
and magazines about his special fields of interest. He
is widely published on the web, too. Enjoy Soren’s
wonderful stock photos at: http://www.azFOTOS.com
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