When you have an amazing product or a great service, you need to let people know about it—by advertising. But what steps are actually involved in creating a comprehensive advertising plan? There are three main components to the process: developing, executing and evaluating. Through a series of blogs, we are going to explore each of the three components, and break them down, hopefully demystifying the process a bit. We’ll start with developing the advertising program, which itself has six major facets: identifying the target audience, specifying advertising objectives, setting the advertising budget, designing the advertisement, choosing the medium, and scheduling the advertising.