Newspaper or Magazine Columns - Marketing Ideas Research

Last Update: December 23, 2020

Thank you for all of your replies to the previous ideas, it really is greatly appreciated. I posted the results for the the Voicemail idea yesterday, and I will be posting the results for the Books idea shortly. It isn't too late if you would like to respond to the Joint Venture idea, the Taxi Ads idea, or the Placemats & Coasters idea, as I am giving each of these at least 72 hours before publishing the results. If you would like to find a list of all the ideas that have been suggested during this series, you can head on over to Marketing Ideas Research Series. So, next up, let's discuss Newspaper/Magazine Columns!


Newspaper/Magazine Columns

Writing a periodic column is a great marketing strategy.

A column, like a book, is powerful positioning tool.

When your name and photo appear week after week, you build your reputation as an expert within your niche.

When it comes to buying, your name will be foremost on your customers mind.

You will also be perceived as superior to your competitors, as you're the person who writes that column.

A news or informational column are not perceived as an ad, and therefore, turns off the mental ad filter.

It can be tough getting a newspaper or magazine to agree to run your column, as publishers hate handing out free ink, so to speak, if it is a blatant attempt to plug your business.

Therefore, ensure that you produce honest and content rich columns, that provide solid information that your readers can use, or will be entertained by.

If you offer your column for free, you both get something out of the deal.


Poll Questions

Simpe Yes / No / NA Answers are all that is required :-)

  • Do You Use Newspaper/Magazine Columns For Your Offline Business?
    • If Yes, Are Newspaper/Magazine Columns Effective?
    • If No, Would You Consider Using Newspaper/Magazine Columns?
  • Do You Use Newspaper/Magazine Columns For Your Online Business?
    • If Yes, Are Newspaper/Magazine Columns Effective?
    • If No, Would You Consider Using Newspaper/Magazine Columns?
  • Do You Think Newspaper/Magazine Columns Are Still Relevant Today?

The Newspaper or Magazine Columns Results


Please Copy & Paste the questions from above into the comments section, to help you answer them in order, it will also help me to compile the results! Thank You :-)


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Do You Use Newspaper/Magazine Columns For Your Offline Business? No
If Yes, Are Newspaper/Magazine Columns Effective?
If No, Would You Consider Using Newspaper/Magazine Columns? No


Do You Use Newspaper/Magazine Columns For Your Online Business? No
If Yes, Are Newspaper/Magazine Columns Effective?
If No, Would You Consider Using Newspaper/Magazine Columns? No

Do You Think Newspaper/Magazine Columns Are Still Relevant Today? No
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you Annette :-)
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Dhind1 Premium
Do You Use Newspaper/Magazine Columns For Your Offline Business? No
If Yes, Are Newspaper/Magazine Columns Effective? Yes
If No, Would You Consider Using Newspaper/Magazine Columns? N/A
Do You Use Newspaper/Magazine Columns For Your Online Business? Yes
If Yes, Are Newspaper/Magazine Columns Effective? Yes
If No, Would You Consider Using Newspaper/Magazine Columns? N/A
Do You Think Newspaper/Magazine Columns Are Still Relevant Today? Yes
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you Alex, really appreciated :-)
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Debbi26 Premium
Do You Use Newspaper/Magazine Columns For Your Offline Business? No
If Yes, Are Newspaper/Magazine Columns Effective?
If No, Would You Consider Using Newspaper/Magazine Columns? No


Do You Use Newspaper/Magazine Columns For Your Online Business? No
If Yes, Are Newspaper/Magazine Columns Effective?
If No, Would You Consider Using Newspaper/Magazine Columns? No

Do You Think Newspaper/Magazine Columns Are Still Relevant Today? No
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you Debbi :-)
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Dfhuang Premium
I really do not even look at any newspapers or magazines. But I am curious about the results from you poll.
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you Dennis, shall I put you down for all no's then ? ;-) Or just not add you to the survey? :-)
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zydegeaux Premium
I know classified ads in the paper used to be effective. I never used magazine ads but a guy I knew put one in the National Enquirer that said, " Send $5. Now questions asked." He made $800.

Now people don't but a paper as much and you can put free ads in Craigslist. I used to read a lot of magazines. A couple of weeks ago I walked past the magazine rack in a drug store. Magazines were $13 and up. So they probably don't sell nearly as many as in the past.
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
True, sales are down, but a lot have also been digitalised. I'm also referring to info articles here, rather than ads or selling. We have a local magazine pushed through the door every 4 weeks, and it contains local news, help, advice, and classifieds etc. Volunteering to be a columnist helps them and myself achieve our goals.
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