The purpose of your brochure may differ from business to business. Some brochures are for displaying services while others are for selling ideas.
The important things is that the brochure will be readable, intriguing, and functional. The brochure must grab a viewer’s attention and hold it long enough to deliver the pertinent information.
But how can you get the attention of customers with a piece of paper?
You could try by giving the viewer a paper cut, but that’s probably not the kind of attention you want.
With so many brochures out there, how do you stand out? The answer is quite simple. Make sure your brochure is professionally designed, written, and printed.
If you hire a freelancer or agency to design your brochure, here are some tips to remember.
Text is the key. Anyone can write copy, but only a skilled copywriter can write easy-to-read, strong sentence structures that articulate your company’s message. Wouldn’t you rather have a specialist?
Make everything into a question. You have to make sure that the headline on the front of the brochure is in the form of a question. The question must be attractive enough that viewers would want to open the brochure so they can read more.
Focus on a problem that is most common in your target industry then tie it directly to a solution you provide your clients.
The colours. You have to go with your corporate colours. This will strengthen the brand and keep its image intact.
Types. You must understand that typography is very important. You should know that this can make or break a brochure.
Stay away from typical fonts and try to stand out from other brochures in your field.
Pictures. Pictures can only be included when they are needed. People usually use too many pictures without realizing that they are making their brochures ineffective.
While pictures are great, then can draw the eyes away from the copy. So, use pictures with taste and if at all possible, don’t use them at all.
If you try to cut corners on your brochure you will end up spending more money down the road when you have to get it redesigned. If you do it right the first time, then you’ll have a brochure that will help you get a big return on investment.