I need you to design a full page, full color magazine ad for me. This ad is going to be a bit different though, because we're not advertising a specific product or service. The ad's purpose is actually to help us sell our entire business.
The ad will run in Music Inc. Mag. You can see an online version of the magazine's latest edition here: http://www.musicincmag.com/digital_…index.html
An ad like this, one that aims to help sell an entire business, has never run in this magazine before. It needs to stand out. It needs to look somewhat business-y to be taken seriously, but it should be different than other ads in the magazine. It should have personality. It should grab the reader's attention.
In addition to the ad specs that your design must adhere to, I will attach a crude mock-up of how I would like the ad to be laid out.
Please keep in mind that while the placement of the different elements of the ad in my mock-up should be followed, the size and scale of those elements can be changed based on what you think will look best.
I will eventually provide a picture of my wife and I that will be from about the waist up. You should use a stock photo of some sort as a placeholder for now. Choose the stock photo image carefully as the colors of the peoples' clothes needs to make sense with the other colors used in the ad. We will take a picture similar to the stock image you use as to not mess up your vision.
In the mean time, I have provided a picture of us so you can get a feel for what we look like, but again, this is not the picture that should be used for the ad.
Since my handwriting in the mock-up is probably difficult to read, here is all of the text as well as a few other notes you'll need:
We're Selling Our Thriving Music Store
"She wants to move closer to family."
"He doesn't want to run the business remotely."
Jeff & Rachel Gill
owners of The Music
Yard in Rocklin, CA
$1 million in annual revenue
From 0 to 1,400 active rental customers in just 4 years
250 weekly lesson students, 12 teachers
Call/text Jeff @ 916-778-9235 (yes that's my real cell #)
Want more info first? Go to the link below for a video from Jeff & Rachel, an infographic detailing more important stats on the business, as well as copies of the serious stuff... financials and tax returns.
The pie chart should be titled "Revenue Breakdown"
Rentals is 55.1%
Lessons is 35.6%
Retail is 8.6%
Repair is 0.7%
The line graph should be titled "Owner Compensation (W2 & Distributions)"
The numbers at the bottom are abbreviations for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. It should say '16, '17, '18, '19 along the x-axis.
I will provide the 4 data points soon so you can plot those points and complete the graph.
Please put a $ along the y-axis