The purpose of your brochure may vary from business to business. Some are designed to display services, whereas others are focused on selling an idea. No matter what the focus of the brochure is, it needs to be readable, intriguing, and functional.
The brochure must grab a viewer’s attention and hold it long enough to deliver the pertinent information. Make sure your brochure is professionally designed, written, and printed.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when you hire a freelancer or agency to design your brochure:
Copy or 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. Think of hiring a copywriter like trusting your lungs with a family doctor, wouldn’t you rather go to a specialist?
Make sure the headline on the front of the brochure is in the form of a question. This question should make the viewer want to open the brochure to learn more. Try to focus on a problem that is most common in your target industry then tie it directly to a solution you provide to your clients.
Stay in tune with your corporate colors. This will help keep an overall brand image in tact as well as strengthen the brand.
Typography should be relevant and thought out. Type is so strong that it can make or break a brochure. Stay away from typical fonts and try to stand out from other brochures in your field.
If you do not need pictures to articulate a message, then do not use them. Pictures are great, especially when relevant, but they draw reader’s eyes away from the copy which you have spent so much time perfecting. So, use pictures with taste and if at all possible, don’t use them at all.
Brochures, just like all of your marketing efforts, are very important and should not be taken lightly. 90% of the time you get what you pay for when it comes to design and printing. 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. Make sure you do it right the first time, and you will have a brochure that helps you make the biggest return on the investment.