Why Are Posters an Effective Way to Advertise?

By Sam Iontton05/11/2021


We see posters everywhere – from promoting film and concert events to advertising sales and offers in stores. But in an increasingly digital world, how effective are posters in advertising? Should you include them in your marketing strategy? The short answer is yes! Read on for why they’re a highly effective way to promote your business, products or services.


Why are posters effective?

So, why use posters? Here are the top five reasons why posters are a great advertising tool for industries including retail, hospitality and arts and entertainment.

1. Visibility

Depending solely on digital marketing means limiting your reach. Don’t forget, not everyone is online; you could be losing potential customers by ignoring in-person advertising. One big benefit of posters is that they’re seen by a large number of people passing by – ensuring you’re not excluding any key demographics from your marketing campaign.


2. Far-Reaching

Posters can be placed in many different locations. Whether it be large scale or local advertising, posters can be adapted to suit every location. Placing posters in different high traffic areas will maximise exposure and guarantee they’ll be seen by the public, encouraging more visitors to your shop or event. Effective locations include:

  • Billboards
  • Public transport
  • Public restrooms
  • Shop windows
  • Storefronts


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3. Versatility

One of the biggest benefits of posters is how versatile they are. Posters can be made to fit any size frame and be portrait or landscape. Poster frames come in a variety of sizes, and you can also handily swap out your posters and other promotional materials whenever you need to.

Types of poster frames include:

4. Attention Grabbing

Successful posters grab attention. The eye-catching nature of them makes them memorable and, therefore, a fantastic marketing tool. They’re also great for prompting impulse purchases. If a customer sees promotional material online, it often doesn’t spark the same rapid response as in person. Whether it be promoting a sale, a new product, or a discount, posters are a highly effective way to give a call to action.

5. Affordability

Posters are also very cost-effective. While online marketing such as PPC or social media marketing can be costly, poster printing is usually a one-off payment and low cost – plus, there are often reductions for large bulk orders. Offering high exposure for a comparatively low cost, the ROI of posters is high for businesses.

These are just some of the reasons why posters are effective in advertising and marketing campaigns. By maximising visibility and attracting the attention of a wide range of demographics, posters are a fantastic marketing tool.

Whether your budget stretches to billboards or you’re looking for local marketing ideas, posters should be prioritised in any business strategy. Browse our full range of literature displays and signage for all our options here at Displaysense.