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Digital Marketing VS. Print Marketing

As a business owner, choosing the right marketing strategy for your business can be overwhelming. There are so many different marketing channels available today, each with its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Two of the most popular marketing channels are digital marketing and print marketing. But with so much conflicting information online, it can be difficult to understand which one is best for your business.

In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of digital marketing and print marketing to help you make an informed decision. So, let's dive in.

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is a marketing strategy that involves using digital channels to promote your business, products, or services. These channels include social media, search engines, email marketing, display advertising, and more.


Digital marketing allows you to reach a large audience quickly and easily. It's a cost-effective way to promote your business, and you can track your results in real-time. With digital marketing, you can create targeted campaigns that are tailored to your specific audience, which can lead to higher conversion rates.


Digital marketing can be challenging and time-consuming to set up and implement. It's highly competitive, and unless you have a strong online presence, it can be difficult to get noticed. Additionally, digital marketing has a higher risk of being overlooked or ignored by your target audience, especially if they are bombarded with online ads and marketing messages.

Print Marketing

Print marketing involves using physical materials such as brochures, flyers, billboards, and direct mail to promote your business or products. It's a traditional marketing strategy that has been used for centuries and is still popular today.


Print marketing allows you to engage with your target audience in a more personal and tangible way. It can be more memorable and less intrusive than digital marketing, and it can help you establish a strong local presence. Print marketing is also highly effective in reaching the older generation, who may not be as tech-savvy and may prefer physical materials.


Print marketing can be expensive and time-consuming to implement. You need to factor in the cost of creating and printing materials, as well as the cost of distribution. It's also difficult to track the results of print marketing campaigns, making it harder to adjust and optimize your strategy. Finally, print marketing is less effective in reaching younger generations who are more likely to spend time online.

Which One Is Right for Your Business?

Ultimately, deciding between digital marketing and print marketing comes down to your business goals, target audience, and budget. Digital marketing is best for businesses that want to reach a large and diverse audience quickly and effectively. Print marketing is best for businesses that want to establish a strong local presence or engage with an older demographic.

In conclusion...

In conclusion, both digital marketing and print marketing have their pros and cons. The key is to understand your business goals and target audience and choose the marketing channel that best suits your needs. Remember, the most effective marketing strategy is the one that is tailored to your business's specific needs and goals. So, take the time to research and experiment with different marketing channels until you find the one that works best for your business.


Do you need more information? Read our blogs The Importance of Print Design and How to Develop a Marketing Strategy?



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A Note From the Author

As a business owner, brand strategist, and graphic designer I run in to questions and ideas every day.

As the owner of Norris Design, I started out wanting to solely be a designer, but education changed the way I thought, the way I viewed business and the way I viewed my role in helping other's businesses.  

Graphic design will always be my original love, but as I grew in knowledge, I realized the small view of design for the sake of something beautiful was such a disservice to businesses.

Businesses needed much more than just graphic design.  They needed to see the bigger picture of their businesses from the perspective of a designer.  Once I realized that branding had a huge role in large businesses that see amazing success but very few small businesses even think about branding or brand strategy, I realized that if I could offer a brand strategy view as a consultant rather than just an order taker graphic designer, I could actually move the needle in their businesses.

This is the beginning of where I started to fall in love with business, marketing, branding, brand strategy, consulting and brand building. 

It all started with education after college.

I obsessively read articles, listened to podcasts, watched videos, read books, and took classes.  This was to fulfill this desire to be more involved in the businesses side of design rather than just design alone.

So, this is why I wright. I appreciate other people's perspective and I hope that one day, mine can help someone else.

Kimberly Norris

Brand Strategy

We create a results-based brand strategy for all aspects of your company to foster customer trust and build brand acknowledgment over time.

Logo/Brand Design

Creating brand identities is our passion. We believe it takes insight into your business, your customers, and your hopes for your business to build the best logo possible. And we’re willing to take the time to do this.

Brand Consultation

We’re happy to meet with you on a consulting basis about your brand strategy. As your Brand Consultant, I’ll periodically check-in after the initial strategy session, on a continual basis, to make any adjustments or revisions to keep your brand and messaging on track. 

Print Marketing

Think of us as your one-stop-shop for printed marketing materials. We create thoughtful designs and take care of the printing for you. This can save you time and money. Our printing services include business cards, brochures, flyers, and more.

Website Design

Your website is crucial to your business, We design custom websites that are responsive to all platforms, are easy to navigate, and present your company professionally and clearly.

Search Engine Optimization

We offer affordable SEO that actually gets results.  This service includes on-page and off page SEO.  We offer local, regional, and national SEO Services with not long-term contracts.

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