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October 02, 2015

What You Need to Know About Graphic Designs for Your Target Demographic

What You Need to Know About Graphic Designs for Your Target Demographic

By Brooke Chaplan / Freelance Writer

What You Need to Know About Graphic Designs for Your Target Demographic

Most professionals in charge of marketing their business are aware they must design a campaign and choose a marketing channel based on the type of demographic they target. These companies must decide who has a genuine need for the product or service they are promoting, and which tactics will have the best reach and will lead to the highest conversion rates. While marketing campaigns must be designed strategically, it is important not to overlook the impact your graphic designs can have on your reach when targeting to an audience. Here is what you need to know when creating your graphic designs.

Decide on a Narrow Audience to Target 

You might think you have products that everyone will appreciate if they gave your brand a chance, but the key to growth in business is to target a smaller and more narrow audience. You cannot afford to market and design for everyone, and are more likely to experience failure if you do. You should find a target niche that really can see the benefits of what you are offering so you can focus your efforts on reaching them. When you know who you're selling to, you can choose the best channels and ultimately the best graphic designs and print designs. You can predict their purchases and how they will think about a new idea or service.

Gain a Better Understanding for Your Target Audience 

Once you define the niche you are working in and the target audience that will help you expand, the next step will be to gain a better understanding of the demographic you are going to reach out to. You have to ask yourself the important questions before you start doodling rough draft ideas. You might wonder what the consumer's hobbies are, what their passions are, where they might spend free time, what they buy regularly, what they value in life, and more. By putting yourself in the shoes of the consumers you want to sell to, you can begin to learn more about creating the perfect design and color scheme your client base will respond to. 

Learn What Type of Emotions Different Designs Will Evoke

Custom packaging is an effective way to reach out to your audience which is why you need to spend time selecting the best graphics and colors with a professional packaging design company like Arc and Co. The shape and materials will speak to the product and catch eyes when on the shelf. The color is also very important when going for a custom look. Not only does the brand logo need to stick out, using the right colors that entice consumers to buy is key. For example, yellow is a youthful color for optimistic audiences.

One graphic design might be perfect for an impulse buyer, whereas another might be best suited for the budget shopper. You need to choose the right images, the right logos, the right packaging, and the right colors when you want to influence your target audience to trust your company. This is something to keep in mind as you finalize website design, or begin to design functional yet enticing product packaging.

 Brooke can be reached at / BrookeChaplan <at> gmail <dot> com

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