Classified Text Ad

Classified Text ads are the most popular and least expensive type of newspaper ads. The pricing is calculated per line or per word based on the newspaper. To increase the visibility some newspapers allow options for add-ons (bold, tick mark and background colour). These types of ads are typically used for change of name, lost & found, announcements, and personal ads. Classified Text ads are published either in the daily newspapers or in special classified sections on certain days of the week.

Classified Display Ad

Classified Display (CD) advertisements are more expensive than Classified Text ads, as they allow for utilization of logos, visuals and shading that makes the ad more attractive. The ad rates are calculated based on the size (per sq.cm) of the space covered. These ads are limited to certain sections of each newspaper and as a result get increased visibility and responses. These types of ads are typically used for obituaries, remembrance, business, notice and announcement ads.

Display Ad

Display ads are generally published by larger businesses and corporations to promote their products or services. There are no restrictions to the colour, size, page or position in the newspapers. They commonly contain text, photos, logos, pricing and contact information. Display ads cost significantly more and therefore are used by those businesses with larger marketing budgets.

Popular newspapers

Times of India
Indian-Express
Dainik-Jagran
Hindustan-Times
Deccan-Herald
Lokmat
Amar-Ujala
Deccan-Chronicle

Benefits of Advertising in newspapers

1 Target Audience

Newspaper classified ads can target carefully chosen demographical sections that are otherwise difficult to target via other media. This option allows advertisers to effectively reach out to a specific audience with a greater possibility of turning them from potential clients to real clients. This is easily achieved through regular weekly classified ads and ads in other special publications.

2 Flexible options

Advertisers can choose the size of the ad, the content of it, placement (section and page) and the design as well. Choose the date and demographical location as per your requirement and convenience. Customize the frequency of the newspaper classified ad appearance (weekly, bi-weekly, daily, etc.) as per your marketing strategy. This ensures that the readers see the information in the same format and in the same location, thus improving their chances of remembering it. Ads in newspapers can also include scannable QR codes codes to avail special discounts and offers.

3 Low cost, high efficiency

Newspaper classified ads cost less per thousand readers compared to radio, television, pitching and direct mail advertising. Additionally, newspaper classified ads fit your budget criteria. This is especially an advantage for startups and bootstrapped brands which prefer low cost but greater reach to transcend their business. Besides, for increased ad coverage and higher frequency, newspaper classified ads can be availed at a discount.

4 Engagement

Unlike social media platforms, on which a lot of content is lost in a bigger sea of content, newspaper classified ads catch the reader's eye. These days, most newspapers are available online and digitally. Almost all adults tend to spend at least a few minutes each day to scroll through the newspaper. This is a great option for advertising offline and digitally too.

5 Trusted source

A newspaper is a more trusted source of information than other media and sources. In this era of technology where everyone has unleashed access to social media platforms, there are a lot of false information, scams and spams floating around, making it difficult to understand the authenticity of the source of the information. It is safe to say that newspaper classified ads are far more trustworthy by its readers. The call-to-action sees a better response when the source of information is a newspaper.