We are looking to design a set of two banner ads for our site, popdust.com, to advertise an editorial feature called "Magic Box". These are house ads that run on the site when no paid advertising is available. We need two sizes, 728x90 and 300x250, and all submissions should show an execution of both sizes. We want the ad to have some animation, so this should be done in Flash. The total file size for each ad must not exceed 100KB.
The Magic Box is a video segment where we have a pop star pick questions out of a "magic box" and then answer them on the spot. If you would like to watch previous installments of the Magic Box for inspiration, you can find an archive here: http://popdust.com/tag/magic-box
We would like the ad to incorporate photos of three recent artists who have done interviews for us: Carly Rae Jepsen, Cher Lloyd, and Big Time Rush. I have attached a photo from each of their interviews for use in the ad. I have also attached the Magic Box logo (unfortunately, we only have this available as a screenshot from the video) as well as a zip file with all of the assets for our main Popdust logo.
For consistency, these are some of the main colors you will see used throughout our website:
pink text = #e90762
banner blue = #00c5e9
banner grey = #666666
banner pink = #f80868
pop off green = #63C900
pop off blue = #66CCFF
For further inspiration, I have also attached a 728x90 and 300x250 house ad campaign we had designed a few months ago by another designer so you can get some idea of what we like. However, do not feel limited by this. We are ready for a fresh take on our house ads which is why we are running this contest.
I have also attached a text file that has instructions on how to integrate the click tag code for our ad server. It's a simple ActionScript that should not pose any challenges. We will be readily available to answer any further questions you may have.