The guide that is handed out to the attendees of the Paradise Chocolate Fest is littered with advertisements from sponsors. My goal with the Chocolate Fest ad was to surprise the readers flipping through the guide.
If I could surprise them, then I had a better chance of maintaining their interest and possibly evoking a smile as well.
The Marie Callender’s promotion on MyTV was a fun promotion to create. The idea stemmed from a phone conversation with my wife and the webpage takes advantage of a modern web typography.
One of the typefaces used on the webpage called Archive, was implemented using the @font-face CSS property. The @font-face property enables each visitor to see the same fonts, even if a font doesn’t exist on their local computer.
While it might seem obvious that designers would want their font choices to be displayed consistently across different computers, the implementation of such an idea was much more difficult to accomplish before the adoption of certain modern web techniques and copyright practices.
Television and radio stations are required by FCC regulations to identify their channel a certain number of times a day. These spots are known as Station IDs. For Northern California’s MyTV, I created a simple and visually appealing logo sting for a station ID that could be ran anytime during the day.
The God of Hamblor was a fictitious character created by Carl’s Jr. to help sell the Six Dollar Steakhouse Burger. Keeping with this theme, I had viewers decide who should be the Goddess of Hamblor, making the voting choices female characters from some of FOX20’s shows.
Viewers voted online at FOX20’s website for their chance to win a free burger. The promotion was met with great success and our contact from Carl’s Jr. was excited to show the promotion to his colleagues and superiors.
By the way, did I mention that this promotion is AMAZING – and the client is going to die when they see this!
It’s almost 9 PM on a Friday, just completed the Chico-Redding presentation and you are going to look like a rock star!!
– Fayeruz Regan, initiative.com
In an email to FOX20’s National Sales Manager, Fayeruz kindly offered his words of praise. This was obviously music to my ears. Having someone leave positive feedback is always an added bonus when working on creative projects.