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Tip: Ad Shape Counts In Advertising

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

Newspaper and Magazine ads come in all shapes and sizes.

And like most things in life, we as human beings respond to certain shapes and sizes.

Given the choice between a space one column wide and six inches high and one that is three columns wide and two inches high pick the wider of the two.

Long narrow ads are often hard to read.

The exception might be if you are making the ad look like a newspaper story. In that case the ad would be the same width as the normal newspapers news columns.

Based in Bozeman, MT, Tom Egelhoff is the author of, “The Small-Town Advertising Handbook: How To Say More And Spend Less,” and "How to Market, Advertise and Promote Your Business or Service in Your Own Backyard." He is also a seminar and workshop presenter and trainer. He may be reached at 406-580-1104

Listen in on Tom's Saturday weekly radio show "Open For Business" on AM 1450 KMMS Radio, Bozeman. Have a business question for Tom? Click here to get Tom's advice for free.

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