Sky advertising, as the name indicates, means the advertising that is done in the sky. It is the latest form of advertising which claims to capture the mass audience in a single try. It is the desire of man to reach the skies since the existence of man on the earth. Anything which flies high in the sky, or displays in the sky appears to be the most fascinating thing to the human mind. Advertisers are using this psyche of human nature and thought upon devising a system that would help them in publishing their advertisement in the sky.
Sky advertising uses all the techniques of the traditional and typical advertising. It includes billboards, banners, pamphlets that are distributed by throwing from the plane, sky typing and sky writing. The procedure is same except that the difference lies in the materials and text used, and the source i.e. airplane and aircraft. It is the general phenomena that any advertisement which is aired on the television lasts for only that very moment. It is forgotten soon even after few seconds because everyday consumers are bombarded with so many advertisements that are not easy to remember. Moreover, the frequent encounter to such advertisements can cause boredom and loss of interest of the consumer. The key to successful advertising is to make advertisements that are interesting and long last in the minds of the target audience.
People were beginning to find flaws in the traditional advertising and so were the viewers. To give a new orientation to the advertisement, sky advertising was invented. Various techniques are carried with various transporting images. The airplanes, aircraft, balloons and skydiving are the means which carry the aerial banners, bill boards and messages in the air. The aerial advertising is limited to the day time only, when there is light so that the message or banners are easily readable by the people. However, sky advertising can be carried out at night. The LED and neon lights are used to make LED based message which is then present in the night. These lights make the message look more fascinating and magnificent at the night. The lights shine and sparkle in a beautiful manner in the darkness of the night which surrounded the message. It is the most appealing and striking sight witnessed by the viewers. The image and impact of the sky advertisement lasts long in the minds of the consumers.
Understanding the immense appreciation and need of sky advertisement; advertising companies are made to carry out it. In addition, aircraft and aviation companies possess highly specialized planes and balloons for this purpose. Services are provided by these companies to advertisers to publish the respective advertisement in the sky. It is also observed that the traditional means of advertising were not efficient to reach each and every consumer. Those who read news papers were the only exposed to the print advertisements. The one who watched television were in contact with the advertisement. What about those who are not in touch with the television or newspaper? There are people in the world who does not possess the facility of television and newspaper. In order to reach the maximum audience, sky advertising is considered to be the most efficient one. In reality, it is confirmed that massive number of people bears in mind the information of sky advertisements in comparison to the advertisements that are accessible through vice commercial, print commercial and video advertisements. This evidence alone is sufficient to convince any organization that airplane advertisement is the most successful technique to transmit a message across.