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    Which image for Ping Zine (Magazine) ad?

    Hey,
    I have two concepts that a designer came up with for an ad for www.HostingRefuge.com in Ping Zine (A webhosting magazine).

    Please vote in the poll which you like most and give suggestions or your reason:

    1:


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    Option #1 for me, as I don't appreciate looking at a full ashtray - and I'm a smoker
    Lats...

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    I voted for ad #1 too. The ashtray ad does grab your attention but the beach ad is more appealing (obviously).

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    Thanks for the votes and replies

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    second, humor is the key to all! Plus the picture in the first one, well if you were going to use it you should slap that in photoshop and do some color restoration. Its to bland, I know its a beach and all but I could make that water look like its the best thing on earth.

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    I don't exactly understand the second one.

    The first one says to me that dealing with your company is an easy, relaxing process. In the second one, I'm picturing a jittery addict in withdrawal trying to keep a phone help to his face.

    Spokenwords is right, juice up that beach photo if you use it. It looks good right now, but it could look great.
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    I like the first Image rather the second one,
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    The first image is nice and positive, I like

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    number one...better colors and not as contraversial a subject, even if it is deterring from smoking

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    I would say picture 1. It is where everyone wants to be right?

    The smoking picture might turn some smokers away. Don't want to be biased!
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    The 1st one for sure... The 2nd one looks like an anti smoking ad... which I wouldn't even look at.

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    #1 definitely. #2 has shocking effect but for all the wrong reasons.

    great picture in #1

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    #1 -- i don't smoke

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    1# but I agree the photo needs to be touched up
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    I like the first advertisement better, although I would probably stop and read the second since it is so different from what I would expect.

    my 2c

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    I'm not certain either really spell out what they are advertising, however, they are both interesting enough for people to read and find out. I like both of them really, would probably say the first is the nicer image, but the second may generate more interest as smoking is a fairly emotive subject.

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    I think the first one is much easier on the eyes. I would go with it.

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    The 1st one is best. Like people have said earlier, it says "working with us is easy and relaxing." The second will turn away some people, and...well...I don't quite get it either. But that aside, the first is is better. And maybe is should be edited in photoshop a little.

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    I think the first one will get more attention. The second one might piss people off. Not everyone smokes like a chimney.

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    I voted for the second one because it captured my attention and made me want to read the words.

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    I think that we should all go to the beach more often, so #1 for me. Plus, the ash tray is a little bit off-putting, and you don't want people to be put off by your advertisement, or they may not read the fine print.

    Edit: hehe, just noticed how old this thread was... so I'm sure my vote was superfluous.

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    I'm changing my vote.

    The beach is too bland, you'll end up looking like an ad for a retirement fund or herpes medication. The cigarette one makes you look, whether you like it or not.
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    #1, although I agree that it doesn't have much to do with hosting services & whatnot, but I like the artwork for sure. Logo is nice too.

    #2, I'm a smoker & didn't like it at all & was so insested by the ashtray that I couldn't even concentrate on the message of the ad.

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    I prefer no1 because in my opinion an ashtray full of cigarettes unconsciously conveys a very powerful message about smoking that we are all talking about. I agree with previous comments that the 1st image would look better if you would retouch it. The colours are quite pale, so I would make the sea deeper blue.

    Good luck!

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    yup

    One it is, nice job.


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