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Author Topic: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!  (Read 1701 times)

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My "Super Arcade" cabinet project (9 arcade emulators) is nearly done:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=post;topic=123292.0;last_msg=1344150

To celebrate this momentous event, I thought it might be fun to have a sort of "open house" and invite a few friends over to see the completed project I've been working on for over a year, play a few games, soak up the compliments, and instill some jealousy (maybe).

I work in advertising and design so I started working on some ad headline concepts for a postcard-type design I could hand out and/or email out. Something that creates a bit of mystery and intrigue. It's kind of like a baby announcement...the birth of my "Super Arcade".

The idea is to have people get excited enough drop by, not necessarily all at once, check out the completed cabinet project and play a few games on a given day...or at least call me or check out my blog post to see what this crazy thing all about.

I have a few ideas but I'm not sure which one(s) would be the best to use. I turn to you my fellow arcade enthusiasts for help and input!!  :o

I need your help. Take a look at these ads and let me know which one(s) you like best (if any)!!  :applaud:

 
« Last Edit: March 19, 2013, 06:41:22 pm by Wade007 »
My Super Arcade cabinet project:
Software blog article: http://bit.ly/1cWnoIC

Hardware blog article: http://bit.ly/1dWxjvP

YouTube video: http://bit.ly/1N818Xm

Super Arcade Cabinet Progress thread (Now Complete):
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,123292.0.html

Frontend Video Intro: http://bit.ly/1P9HPDN

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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 06:13:12 pm »
One more....(couldn't post above due to image limit).  ;)

My Super Arcade cabinet project:
Software blog article: http://bit.ly/1cWnoIC

Hardware blog article: http://bit.ly/1dWxjvP

YouTube video: http://bit.ly/1N818Xm

Super Arcade Cabinet Progress thread (Now Complete):
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,123292.0.html

Frontend Video Intro: http://bit.ly/1P9HPDN

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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 06:37:10 pm »
I like 6 through 8 :)

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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 06:39:03 pm »
I think the first one is the best.
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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 07:00:05 pm »
I like the watermark on the last ones.  You should use that for all of them.

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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 10:39:54 am »
I'd like the the watermark more if there was less white space. Instead of columns, how about rows.

I.E.

PAC-MAN                     DONKEY KONG                    GALAGA         |
MISSILE COMMAND      XEVIOUS                             SHINOBI        |

Do:

PAC-MAN   DONKEY KONG   GALAGA   MR. DO   SPACE ZAP   ROB |
MISSILE COMMAND   XEVIOUS   SHINOBI   DEFENDER   BLASTER |

With a ton of games listed, they'll be less white space, and more game names. Just a thought.  :cheers:
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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 10:44:42 am »
Good comment yotsuya. I think I'll try the rows idea. Thanks.

Keep the comments coming guys. This is great feedback!!
My Super Arcade cabinet project:
Software blog article: http://bit.ly/1cWnoIC

Hardware blog article: http://bit.ly/1dWxjvP

YouTube video: http://bit.ly/1N818Xm

Super Arcade Cabinet Progress thread (Now Complete):
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,123292.0.html

Frontend Video Intro: http://bit.ly/1P9HPDN

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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 11:49:30 am »
My vision must be failing me, I don't see any voluptuous wimminz or beer? :dunno

The obvious aside, I suppose my vote would then fall to 6-8.

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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 12:11:12 pm »
How about the watermark as a word cloud with your favorite games a larger font?    I'll find away to use that for myself.

I liked them all well enough except for the one with 6k games.  Info overload!  I say you should should print out a different one for each person you are inviting.

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Re: Super Arcade "Open House" Ad campaign. Vote for the best ad!!
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 05:13:21 pm »
Thanks for the comments guys. I'm open to any more feedback for the next few days then I'll probably finalize the top 3 or 4 for printing and dissemination. Looks like the first of April will be the likely target for the Arcade "Open House".
My Super Arcade cabinet project:
Software blog article: http://bit.ly/1cWnoIC

Hardware blog article: http://bit.ly/1dWxjvP

YouTube video: http://bit.ly/1N818Xm

Super Arcade Cabinet Progress thread (Now Complete):
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,123292.0.html

Frontend Video Intro: http://bit.ly/1P9HPDN