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“My guide to a poster is that it is an Exclusive Club. That rectangle shape is the Exclusive Club. Everything that gains access to that shape has to justify its existence within that rectangle – so it has to be a member of that Club. Every image that’s on there has to have a reason to exist; every word on that poster has to justify its existence.”
- Trevor Beattie, Creative Director of TBWA
BOLDNESS, BREVITY, and DRAMA are assets to any kind of advertising.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
- Full motion video/animation content is not permitted; and content should be simple, direct, and easily readable.
- The message must be easy to absorb at a single glance.
- The identity of the advertiser should be immediately clear.
“The poster is finished when you can’t find a single element to remove”
-R. Fleege, Advertising Art Director and Copywriter, Robert Fleege & Partners
- Text should be BIG! Text height should be at a minimum of 1/10th the screen pixel height.
- Match your typeface to your outdoor campaign.
- Overly thick or thin type or that which is super imposed over a complicated background should be avoided.
- Use Sans-Serif fonts.
Color and Contrast
- White backgrounds are not recommended.
Clear Brand Image
- An image attracts the eye and quickly conveys an impression.
- Simple images are easily read.
- Outdoor advertising is found within the consumer environment; a clear image enables brand recognition.
Brand Must Stand Out
YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED!
- Make sure that the relationship between the design and the brand is self-evident.
- Keep a consistency across all your advertising campaigns.
- Use a font that is easily identifiable with your own individual advertising.
- Enable quick brand recognition through previous awareness of your campaigns.
Celebrities Attract Attention
Using celebrities can increase consumers’ awareness of the ad, capture their attention and make ads more memorable.
3 reasons to consider celebrity endorsement:
- celebrity values transfer to brands
- celebrities establish credibility around brands
- celebrity involvement brings added interest to the campaigns
Involve the Audience
- Do more than just advertise. CREATE DIALOGUE NOT MONOLOGUE.
- Involve the audience so they talk and debate your campaign.
- Challenge the audience; use intrigue, use humor, be different, be bold.
- The better the consumer involvement, the less media weight a campaign may need.
- Understand your marketplace, understand your audience.