OK, so I left you hanging on that design challenge. I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seats for, oh, a couple of months, right?
Apologies for the delay. I’ve had some personal issues to deal with, and we’ve gotten busy and shorthanded here. So in other words, everything is normal. =)
Anyway, here’s the finished ad, as it was published. We had some revisions mainly on just the appearance, and a co-worker actually finished out the ad with the client’s message and testimonial ad. I think it turned out rather well, and I hope the client runs it again. He’s actually started a Facebook page for local events, too, so I wonder if the ad does run again if we’ll incorporate that somehow.
The final look of the ad, as published in April in my newspaper.
Here’s a closer look at the top section. The client also has refrigerator magnet clips to give away, and invites readers to come in and pick one up to keep the calendar handy. Nice marketing idea.