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Doing it Yourself: Marketing and Promotions with Multimedia CDs

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Those who wish to build their brands via promotional gambits will often benefit from creating multimedia CDs, which are meant to offer new and existing customers important information about goods, services, special promotions and company mission statements.

This sort of marketing initiative is a very modern approach to advertising, as it allows those who receive promotional multimedia CDs to enjoy being entertained as they learn. These sorts of CDs engage the senses, via video, still photographs, audio and text. Therefore, they provide a more “dimensional” end-user experience.

In order to assist you in discovering the key benefits of multimedia CDs, along with any drawbacks, we’ve created a practical quick guide.

What are Multimedia CDs, Anyway?

These CDs are compact discs, which hold an array of digital information. They may be played on home computers or other electronic hardware which supports the usage of compact discs (such as video game consoles or CD players). In terms of “pros”, these effective marketing tools are lightweight and easy to use. Compact discs which feature multimedia elements are also very portable.

In terms of “cons”, entrepreneurs will need to invest time, energy and money into creating these designs. Then, they will need to order finished multimedia CDs in order to keep enough of them on hand. Those who wish to utilize these CDs should therefore create “costings” (budgets) before deciding whether or not to invest in this form of marketing.

How Are Such CDs Used for Promotional Purposes?

Some entrepreneurs choose to utilize multimedia CDs as “digital business cards”. They may also be utilized as handouts during trade shows, or as gifts to new or prospective customers, via direct mail ad campaigns or “in person” meetings. In addition, compact discs of this type may be used for presentations.

Designed to help interested parties connect with companies, content on such CDs should be carefully conceived in order to provide optimum benefits. In other words, content on multimedia CDs should support premium brand awareness, by highlighting positive facets of a company.

How to Create Multimedia CDs

When adding content to these recordable compact discs, you may choose text, audio (such as music or voiceovers/narration), pictures, animated elements, video and/or interactive features. By creating an ideal balance of multimedia, you’ll engage your target audience effectively. CDs of this type may be created via hardware and software. For example, you may utilize a computer to get the job done, and choose a software application that is designed to guide you through the process, step by step.

Many of these software programs are available for purchase, and some come with free trials or demos, so that you may “try before you buy”. If you prefer to outsource the task of multimedia CD production, it will be possible to do so. Many provider companies offer this service to their valued clientele – use the World Web Web in order to find the best firms. Compare prices and service packages in order to get a good deal on your preferred services.