Oh Good! I'm glad we can start back all over again on this because, for me, I felt I was just revving up on ideas for this contest when I sent in my
And the information that I was gleaning from Skeptic's posts in this thread was a search for a general global message
for these banners based
on those couple of samples he gave us on this. We also didn't have the luxury of viewing or listening to any ATS advertisements out there so this
made all of ths more challenging because at least those ads would have provided us with SOME information on the clients likes and dislikes. All we
had to go by were those 2 message samples that Sceptic posted for us and no other information other than that. So is it any wonder why I focused
exclusively on a global message banner this first time round? Lol, no wonder we all had the same messages with no variety!
But now, based on those podcasts ads for C2C that were done by your advertising agency, I can see that it's ok to focus on one of the top ToPics
presented in this forum for this banner ad i.e. UFO's, Paranormal, Shocking news reports.. etc -- solong as you tag on at the end that there's a
whole lot more here on ATS too. If I had known this, then I certainly would have gone that route because it's so much easier to come up with an ad
for ATS that way than trying to approach it from the global perspective as suggested by Skeptic through his sample messages. ATS is just so chock-full
of forums and topics, doing it the global way for a very small banner is much harder than doing it the TOPIC way which is much easier. No wonder those
podcasts were done that way.
I'm hoping there will be an update soon and I had a lot of fun coming up with some banners the first time round. All of which only took me a very
short time to create (the 2nd one took me no more that 45 minutes to do) but if you look HERE
see that that's obvious. LOL
I don't know why some here are even complaining because there's no way we could have come up with what they were searching for when we were given no
information except for those global message samples that Sceptic gave us to create those banners.
And as I'm used to working closely with my clients where I send in several ideas just to test out the waters and get things off and running.. this is
same way I approached this project regardless that it's a contest. I simply do not know of any other way to approach such projects than the way I've
been doing it for years now -- and this includes my years working as a mural artist before I learned computer graphics. It's samples, samples,
samples and more samples until one finally hits on what the client wants.
So here once again are MY BANNERS
(warning, they are pretty unexciting) that I did for the first
phase of this contest. I plan on doing a whole new set based on what I'm hearing in those podcasts for C2C. And these podcasts involved back and
forth interaction between the PR agency and their client (ATS) to come up with those ads. It's all about the process of elimination. You come up with
samples, show them to the client and then client decides what he likes and what he doesn't like. If there's another way to do all of this, I don't
know about it.
Perhaps SkepticOverlord would be willing to use my banners to make some points about what ATS is looking for in a banner. I've posted mine here for
the benefit of those contestants who choose to participate in this contest.
[edit on 16-8-2007 by Palasheea]