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21 Company Brochure Examples & Ideas to Promote Your Business

By Sara McGuire, Jun 15, 2023

21 Brochure Templates and Design Tips

Despite the digital marketing trend, don’t underestimate the power of traditional marketing brochures.

Think about the last brochure you read. If it left an impression, it was likely well-designed. Your brochure’s design is crucial for a lasting first impression.

Company brochures are great for first impressions and educating your audience about your product, service or organization.

Keep reading and by the end of this post, you’ll be more than prepared to create an engaging and highly effective company brochure!

The best part is that you can use our free brochure maker tool to customize all the brochure templates in this blog post with just a few clicks. It’s an online drag and drop editor that requires zero design experience to use.

To create a company brochure (click to jump ahead):

The goal of a company brochure is to:

  • Act as a reference for the products and/or services your company offers
  • Support sales efforts by improving credibility to answer any objections
  • Generate leads for your business
  • Establish communication channels with potential clients

The main purpose of your brochure is to motivate readers to take action. Whether that’s contacting your company or buying your product/service, they first have to give you the time of day to actually pick up and read it! Make sure to keep these goals in mind throughout the design process.

Marketing Tri Fold Brochure Template

Start with a tri-fold or bi-fold brochure template

Using a professionally designed brochure template saves you time and takes the guesswork out of creating the outline by yourself.

Our amazingly talented designers created our company brochure templates, like the one below, to suit many different types of businesses.

Green France Travel Trifold Brochure Template

Design Pro Tip: The above brochure template is for travel, but you could easily customize it for any industry. The Venngage online editor lets you change the words, colors and photos of any of our free brochure templates with just a few clicks. Check out how I customized the France brochure below:

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Use the following brochure templates and design tips to ensure that you create a memorable first impression and generate more responses! We’ve included both tri-fold and bi-fold brochure templates.

1. Identify the purpose and strategy of your brochure

The first and most important tip that you should follow is to decide on the central purpose and strategy of your company brochure. Putting in the time now to plan out your layout will likely save you from wasting valuable time and money later to fix any mistakes.

Browse our selection of free brochure templates for ideas. For example, this bi-fold brochure template is clear and simple. Its purpose is to attract new leads, so contact information for the sales team is displayed on every page.

Yellow Commercial Bi Fold Brochure Template

The brochure planning process involves:

  1. Deciding who your target audience is
  2. What most needs to be communicated to your audience
  3. The central message
  4. Your budget
  5. Whether or not you need printed copies.

This will help dictate the overall direction of your design and will ensure that the brochure design matches your brand identity.

Animal Rescue Tri Fold Brochure

Lastly, you should have a clear view of your brand personality. This is to make sure all of your branding materials follow a consistent style.

Take a look at the well-planned flow of this trifold brochure template for a college. The first section that the reader sees is an introduction to the college followed up by the value they offer to students. The reader is also shown the bios of the college’s professional instructors before reading the tuition details. This helps to make the tuition cost seem more reasonable by the time the reader gets to that section.

brochure templates


2. Focus on readability

Most people have short attention spans. You run the risk of losing readers if your brochure is too lengthy or difficult to read.

I understand how tempting it may be, but don’t list every single feature of your product or service. Rather, try to focus on your main selling points to grab the attention of your readers.

You should also stick to straightforward, simple language. Your credibility lowers with an increase in complex language. Don’t fall into this trap!

Here’s one of our company brochure templates that follows this tip. It has clear and straightforward writing that helps to quickly get the message understood easily:

Technology Tri-fold Brochure Template

This bi-fold brochure template uses icons as bullet points to make the selling points easy to scan.

Bright Marketing Consultant Bi Fold Brochure Template

3. Plan out the order of information in brochure templates

Trifold brochures have a limited amount of space for information–and bi-fold brochure designs even less so.

If the reader is not impressed by the first section that they read, they most likely will not be compelled to read any further.

That’s why it’s important to only include information that any new potential lead should initially know about your business. For example, this company brochure template mentions the company’s smart investment technology:

Financial Investment Business Bi Fold Brochure Template

What’s so special about your company, product or service? Show it off early to hold their attention.

This brochure template for a travel agency uses gorgeous photography to show off Greece’s natural beauty and its most appealing aspects as a tourist destination:


Sometimes it just makes sense to cut to the chase. This brochure template features a computer store selling a line of notebooks. Readers of this type of brochure want to know two things: the features and prices of the laptops for sale.

Modern Business Marketing Brochure Template

4. Choose relevant colors

Your choice of colors has a considerable impact on the initial perception your readers have about your company.

A general rule of thumb is to use any brand colors that your branding already uses. From there you can incorporate other complimentary colors. This corporate business brochure template primarily uses the color of the company’s logo, plus an aqua color as an accent:

Blue Consultant Bi Fold Brochure Template

Certain colors just work better for different types of companies. For example, the pastel green used in this professional brochure template perfectly suits a home decor business.

Modern Product Marketing Tri Fold Brochure Template

5. Use consistent images

The use of consistent imagery throughout your brochure, similar to your color choice, is crucial to creating a professional-looking brochure design.

You’ll want to use relevant images that incorporate well with the overall theme of your design. Some of our brochure templates make use of illustrations that reflect a theme, like this nature conservancy brochure:

Green Creative Nature Tri Fold Brochure Template

Feel free to use stock images. Many of our professionally designed brochure templates already incorporate stock images.

You can also access our in-editor library of thousands of free stock images if you want to make substitutions. Just make sure the stock images directly relate to any passages of text that they accompany. And groups of images should look like they belong together.

If your stock images are too generic, it is more than worth it to invest in paid images or upload your own images. This may be the first time the reader has learned about your company and you don’t want to ruin your one and only chance to impress them!

Aside from photos, you can also use icons and stock illustrations. We have an in-editor icon library that makes it simple to click and replace icons, like in this brochure design:

Dog Food Bi Fold Brochure Template

It’s also a good idea to make sure your images are 300 dpi if you plan to print your brochure to ensure high-quality standards. Alternatively, you can save your company brochure templates as PDFs and convert your PDFs into digital brochures and share them on your corporate site.  

Take a look at the professional brochure template below that uses the same style of images throughout the entire brochure template. It adds to the professionalism of the brochure:

Modern Professional Business Tri Fold Brochure Template

6. Maintain consistent font choice

Have you ever seen an article or printed marketing material that uses multiple random fonts throughout the entire design? Probably not. But if you have, I’m sure you were appalled by the lack of professionalism.

A good place to start is to use your existing company signature font if you have one. If not, check out our blog post on how to choose brand fonts.

You can use it for the entire brochure or you can add a complimentary font but it’s a good idea not to add more than two additional fonts.

Imagine if the following tri-fold template used different font styles for their headings. It would degrade the readability of the brochure.

Brochure templates that don’t make this mistake are easy to navigate through the information. Find out more about our travel brochure templates.

Minimalist Travel Tri Fold Brochure Template

7. Use sales copywriting over technical copywriting

You might be inclined to think you have to include as much information as possible to tell the reader about what you have to offer. However, potential leads can simply visit your website to learn all about your amazing products and services. Your goal is to pique their interest enough to make them want to reach out to your company, like in this professional brochure template:

Bold Yellow Modern Tri Fold Brochure Template

For most readers, the limited amount of space in your brochure, especially a bi-fold brochure, is your first and only opportunity to capture valuable leads.

In the following company brochure template, the first sentence that the reader sees is, “Taking risks, so you don’t have to”. Clients look for a “do whatever it takes” mentality when looking to contract tax law firms. This sales copy directly addresses the main concern that their target audience possesses.

Simple Business Tri Fold Brochure Template

8. Embrace white/negative space in your brochure templates

White/negative space is the empty space in your design between different elements. Include white/negative space to make your brochure design less cluttered. Here are some useful tips to increase the amount of white/negative space in your brochure:

  • Use lists whenever appropriate in place of text
  • Avoid clutters of text, images and other graphics
  • Remove everything unnecessary that only serves as fillers

Some company brochure templates use white space perfectly to their advantage. Take this company brochure template for example. It creates a cleaner layout that feels more approachable to read.

Minimalist Business Tri Fold Brochure Template

9. Use appropriate headlines

The headline on the first page should instantly explain what the company brochure is all about. Make sure not to simply state the name of your business. If the purpose of the company brochure is for advertising, describe the product or service you’re offering and the benefits that it brings to the user, like in this example:

College Marketing Tri Fold Brochure Template

Don’t be scared to ask your readers to act now. Remember that most people have extremely short attention spans. You don’t want to miss out on a potential sale.

To incentivize your readers to act now, you can try using rebates, discounts or free gifts for purchases by a specific date. You can even inform your customers that your product quantities are small or prices will increase in the future to motivate readers to buy now.

You can take it a step further by offering a money-back guarantee. Depending on your industry, think of the best way to motivate your readers to reach out to your company.

Creative Travel Tri Fold Brochure Template

10. Give the reader reasons to respond

Don’t be scared to ask your readers to act now. Remember that most people have extremely short attention spans. You don’t want to miss out on a potential sale.

To incentivize your readers to act now, you can try using rebates, discounts, or free gifts for purchases by a specific date. You can even inform your customers that your product quantities are small or prices will increase in the future to motivate readers to buy now.

You can take it a step further by offering a money-back guarantee. Depending on your industry, think of the best way to motivate your readers to reach out to your company.

Simple Travel Tri Fold Brochure Template

11. Make it easy to respond

Be sure to include the following vital contact information in your company brochure:

  • Company name
  • Website
  • Email
  • Social media accounts
  • Phone number
  • Address

Some customers might not be able to locate your contact information even if you include everything. Avoid this risk by designing your contact information section to be highly visible.

Take the corporate business brochure template below. Including a bio of the CEO as well as contact information properly listed on the next page makes the company seem more approachable.

Professional Business Tri Fold Brochure Template


12. Add call-to-actions

What’s the purpose of a business brochure if it doesn’t make your readers want to take action?

You can’t expect your readers to take action just because your business brochure is well designed with great content.

It’s important to include CTAs as it motivates users to provide their contact information and take action.

Make sure that the action you want them to take is clear and easily visible. Whether you want them to call you or tear off a piece of your brochure, keep the instructions clear to follow.

You should include a minimum of one CTA on every page of your company brochure.

It never hurts to instill certain emotions into your readers if it’s well-intentioned. This brochure template includes the caption, “Are You Ready? It’s Flu Season. Protect your family and friends.” This creates a sense of fear and guilt on the first page to get the reader to take action quickly.

Simple Medical Tri Fold Brochure Template

With the help of powerful layout tools and user-friendly interfaces, you can easily create stunning company brochures and save time. To make it easier for you to find the right design tool, here’s a list of the 10 best brochure design software you should try.

A few more brochure design best practices:

Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind when you start designing your company brochure.

Proofread your work

It goes without saying, but always proofread your work! Middle school students follow this rule when they work on projects. Makes sense that you should proofread your work when designing professional brochures right?

You don’t want to jeopardize the perceived professionalism of your company because of careless typos.

Make your CTAs the focal point of your brochure design

Most business brochures have CTAs but often times they’re placed in areas of the brochure that are not highly visible. Make any CTAs large and bold to minimize the chance that your readers completely miss them.

Although it’s more effective on web pages, it’s also been proven that a woman pointing to a CTA increases total clicks. Consider following this same strategy to emphasize your CTAs when you customize our free brochure templates.

Print a test copy

It’s an exciting moment when you finish your prized company brochure.

Before you get overly excited and rush it off to the printer, print out a full version and fold it exactly like the finalized versions, whether you’ve chosen a tri-fold or bi-fold brochure template. This ensures that all your text, fonts,and images are optimal and that all panels are in the correct order with the proper content.

Do not make the mistake of assuming your company brochure is print-ready just because you verified everything in the digital version. As a final check, it’s always a good idea to get as many other people as possible to proofread and review a hard copy of your brochure before it’s printed.

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About Sara McGuire

Sara McGuire is the former Content Marketing Manager at Venngage. She believes that growth by content doesn't require a big budget if you're scrappy. Her writing has been published on Marketing Profs, HubSpot, and Content Marketing Institute. Follow her on Twitter @sara_mcguire