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8 months Ago By / AJ Ross Staff

Marketing and Advertising: Is it right for your business?

One of the most important aspects of marketing any business is advertising. Advertising is designed to raise awareness and convey your company’s product or message to the world.  Most of the world’s most successful brands were built from the result of a strong advertising strategy.  Successful advertising is the backbone to a thriving business, and achieving that is as simple as choosing the proper Agency to represent your company.  Whether you are a large or small business, the right agency can guide you by using the right tools and methods that suit your individual needs.  It is important not to be above or intimidated by using an advertising agency, remembering that all size businesses can benefit and profit from properly advertising.

If you’ve ever felt like advertising for your business was ‘out of your league’, or you feel that the costs will be to high, than you aren’t looking at the big picture.  Agencies work with companies of every size, and the right agency knows that what matters is discovering the business, its values and its message and then conveying that to customers.  The right agency knows that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach and won’t push you into projects that don’t make sense for your company.  As a business owner, you should approach an advertising agency with an open mind, a strong message and realistic expectations.  Even better about advertising as a small or medium business is that provided you approach it with the right attitude, you are sure to notice an impact and reach customers you may have never been able to before.

Don’t be afraid to share ideas and thoughts with the agency, and to discuss your thoughts and ideas for the progress of your brand. After all, at the end of the day it’s your business. If you input, as well as draw from the process, you will reap more value from your consultancy and generate more revenue for your business when the process is over. While some clients expect the agency to sit and throw ideas around, it is those that offer some input into the creative process that tend to receive the greatest value from their advertising agency, which is directly transported into their profit figures at the end of the year and reflected in long term business value. 

As a business owner, it is important not to become wrapped up in your company so much that you can’t look outside for assistance.  The properly chosen advertising agency can not only be a fresh set of eyes and an unbiased opinion, but can have marketing connections and techniques that your in house does not.  Hiring an agency will allow you to focus on what your business is really about, while still accepting and encouraging your ideas and thoughts. If your business is a success now, think how much further a decorated agency can take you.

Regardless of the business size, the main point is to advertise, period. Strong brands come from strong advertising, which spreads awareness of your product or message to a vast audience.  Once you understand this, the possibilities can be endless.  Remember that you are experts in your field, and marketing agencies are experts in theirs.  Why not put the future of your business in an expert’s hands, one that can significantly increase your business and create a comprehensive strategy to keep it an upward trend. 




AJ Ross Creative Media, located in the Hudson Valley’s historic Chester, NY, was founded by President and CEO Allan Ross and is celebrating its 20th anniversary in business. A former set musician, jingle writer, and producer, Ross parlayed that experience into the development of a full-service strategic marketing agency. AJ Ross offers brand development, print, radio, and TV advertising production, graphic design, website and viral development, and public relations. Some of its clients include Orange County Tourism, Regan Development, Finkelstein and Partners and Jacoby and Meyers To learn more about AJ Ross Creative Media, visit, call 800-723-4644, or become friends on Facebook,

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