Monday, March 25, 2013

Need your opinion

Which poster works best to invite people to our upcoming TOB overview program?

Poster #1

Poster #2

Poster #3
Poster #4

Poster #5

26 comments:

catholiccoffeetalk said...

I prefer #4 the most!

Anonymous said...

Number 2!

Brian Grinonneau said...

#3. Don't forget to also do an online "sales letter" and some other online promotion to really get attendance up.

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

Thanks, Brian. What do you mean about an "online 'sales letter'"? I have been trying to promote the program on Twitter, FB and G+ (not too many takers at this point!). We have a lovely trailer (feel free to share it!). I don't know what else to do, although I am counting on Sr Helena's promise to send an email blast to her mailing list...
What should an online sales letter say? How should it be written?

Brian Grinonneau said...

The email would be a great place for a sales letter. I sometimes dislike using that word wit Catholic outreach, but the reality is, we are selling the Church! If you have an email address, I'll send you an example. It may seem a little over the top, but they really doo work!

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

Brian, send demo to romans8v29 [at] gmail
thanks!

Clare Krishan said...

Poster #4 has some semblance of trinitarian communio personarum in its use of three color values, black white and red, communicating two genders (I presume -- your visual of only a pair of anonymous arms wearing wrist watches isn't distinct enough to combat similar-looking images -- simulacrum as type of sin, temptation to deception -- promoting same-sex relations or relations outside marriage in our rather saccharine zero-calorie/zero-gift artificial-sweetener culture).

The red type face and skin tones may be read to symbolize "real life" IMHO far too vague capture anyone's interest - this could be an ad for a health care provider or some sort of bereavement services?

As long as its only insipid it isn't doing any harm I suppose, its just maink no impression which is better than making a bad impression which this stuff
http://www.text4realsex.com/
from Christopher West you consecrated ladies seem hell-bent on promoting! Dangerous harmful false imagery - CAUTION WHEN TYPING THAT HASH TAG IN TWITTER don't get your digits confused - you (or your teen) will be confronted with porn unlimited, you'll meet evil face-to-face and it ain't pretty -- it's child abuse IMHO and other faithful and secular person of goodwill agree:
@acestoohigh Thanks for running the best nonreligious piece I've seen re lustful pics' causing psychic harm. This trauma victim salutes you!— Dawn Eden (@mypeacebook) February 27, 2013

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

Thanks for weighing in, Clare! Did you contact the Twitter tag originators? Maybe they are aiming at the kind of audience that would be looking for porn?

oneeyedsmiley said...

I like #2 ... The Red Text for some reason I find grating (associate red with anger maybe) ... If it wasn't for the red I would also like #3 .. could the red be changed to another color?

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

What color, one-eyed?

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

What color, one-eyed?

Petro said...

I agree that the red is a poor choice. It's distracting and breaks down the composition of the entire poster.

The second poster is the best. The composition holds together well. The important data are clear, but not while overpowering the rest of the information.

I'm not thrilled with the sans serif font that you're using for the marriage, birth control, etc. text, but it works ok. I tend to value font simplicity which focuses on no more than two fonts on a single page.

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

Thanks for the explanation, Petro!

Klave Centesca said...

Sr Anne, my vote will be for poster #2 since the topics, the title, and yes, also the image of the hands make a cohesive triad which captures the essence and purpose of the poster, while reaffirming each other's meaning by providing context.

Gina Caulfield said...

I like #2

Rakhi McCormick said...

In terms of design, #4 catches my eye first. Haven't looked too closely to the information on it versus the others, but you'll know best what info you need to promote! :) Glad to see TOT alive and well!

Dan said...

Poster 2 looks sharp.

Arleen Spenceley said...

#4!

Chelsea said...

Poster #4 :)

Christine Rizzo said...

#2 do not like the red at all. How about giving the whole piece a vintage border..

Kathryn said...

I prefer the contrast of design #1, but would like to see the darker graytone letters of design #2. I agree with the poster who called the red text grating. I would keep it visually simple by limiting the color palette as you did in the first two choices.

TracyE said...

I prefer #2, it's easy to read and pleasing to the eye. The posters with red are distracting, #2 has a nice flow to it.

Carol O. said...

I liked #2 the best as well, as the topics stand out, and it is overall elegant. (Couldn't think of the word until seen in comments, but indeed, the red seems to "grate.")

Bethanie Ryan said...

Number 2 is the easiest on my eyes. I find the contrast on the others grating.

Van Bensett said...

I think #3 is the best. The main points stand out in red.

John Campbell said...

I prefer #3. The two colors help differentiate action items from content. Red is good for this, and your shade is not too obtrusive.