Media advertising

How to target your advertising so that you get a sales uplift, whether you advertise in your local paper or online.

Media advertising - overview

Media advertising, sponsorship, outdoor advertising, direct mail and leafleting can be a cost-effective way to promote your business and boost sales.

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11 cheap or free advertising methods

11 simple ways you can market and advertise your start up business on a tiny budget from social networking to online directories and email marketing.

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Advertising on a budget - checklist

Don't blow your advertising budget on an expensive radio advert which goes out at 3am. Save money by investing in low-cost advertising options.

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How to write an advert - checklist

Use this checklist to help you write an effective advertisement, from deciding on the message to design options, and getting a good response.

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Advertising strategy FAQs

Read our FAQs on advertising strategy, including whether it's right for your business, where to advertise, managing costs and campaign planning.

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Writing an advertisement FAQs

How to write an advertisement for your business; our advertising FAQs will help you create powerful ads with compelling headings that get results

Billboards and outdoor advertising can help you effectively reach a local audience

Billboards and outdoor advertising

Outdoor advertising puts your message in front of a big audience in a non-intrusive way. Start here and find out how it could help you.

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How to hire a freelance copywriter

A freelance copywriter can write highly persuasive, effective copy that sells your products and services. But how do you choose the right one?

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How to hire a freelance designer

Hiring a freelance graphic designer can ensure that your business looks professional in its branding, in marketing materials and online; but how do you find the right designer?

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Radio, TV and cinema advertising

Radio ads are a tried and tested way to reach a local audience, but you might not have even considered cinema or TV. Our overview of the benefits.

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Essential guide to advertising

How to use advertising to grow your business, including online advertising such as Pay Per Click, as well as print ads, radio, TV and cinema advertising

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