Placing Lost and Found Ads in Indian Newspapers Explained

newspaper classified ad

Lost and found ads in newspapers are actually public notice ads in newspapers informing the general public that some possession of someone has been misplaced. This has been a practice since the beginning of newspapers and is still a trusted institution. What is advertised as lost is not only material possessions like a file or expensive pen but also a much loved pet animal. It is because these losses are important to the owners that the ads in newspaper are placed.

When such ads in newspaper are published, they give the advertiser a legal right to back his or her claim of loss from authorizing officials so as to demand whatever compensation is possible. It will at least inform the general public that the lost item, if found, will find its way back to its rightful owner.

This is the reason why one must know how to place lost and found ads in newspapers.

First of all, however, one will have to make out a first information report (FIR) at the appropriate police station or obtain a copy of a General Diary Entry or even affidavit through a notary public, a photocopy of which would be required by the newspaper before publishing the ad.

Sometimes, if this being done for the sake of a formality, then one need go for newspapers with the lowest cost using only black and white text classified ads for the purpose. These are charged by the word or line, depending on the newspaper’s policy, subject to a minimum of five lines beyond which the charge will be proportionately more.

lost and found ads

However, if the intrinsic value of the lost possession is high, one can go for a more expensive newspaper and use classified display for the purpose where one can use such eye-catching enhancements as colour screen, bold or ticks and small visuals. But this form of advertising costs more and is charged by the square centimetre. But ensure you put in enough attributes to identify what is lost.

Keep in mind that, for example, a resident of Delhi has lost his income tax file while travelling in Tamil Nadu, he must advertise in a newspaper like The Hindu and/or Daily Thanthi and not The Times of India, Delhi, or Dainik Jagran. Finding such newspapers could be most stressful because of their complexity.

To make it easier for oneself, however, the advertiser only needs to contact the instant online services of MyAdvtcorner which is backed by media expertise that has contacts with every newspaper in India and in any language. The job will be done at no extra cost without your having to leave the convenience of your office desktop or home laptop.

 

 

 

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