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Old 06-28-2003, 09:52 PM
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An ad that was never used

Hi all,

Here is an ad I did a few years ago when I thought I had a deal with a local photography studio to do retouching through their business. They did not offer this service, and still don't. The idea was for them to display my ad and other materials or samples in their studio, take in the work, and receive a commission. The deal fell apart and I never became motivated enough to pursue it with anyone else. It seems that where I live that there is not a large segment of people who are willing to pay more than a few dollars to have a picture restored, especially if the work is done on a computer. Oh well...

Thanks for the chance to display it,
Howard
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Old 06-28-2003, 09:59 PM
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Hi Howard,
Welcome to Retouch Pro.
I would love to see your ad. do you think you could upload a copy please? If your're having trouble with attatching it please ask and we'll help you.
Sandra
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Old 06-28-2003, 09:59 PM
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Oops

Ok, let's try this...
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Old 06-28-2003, 10:03 PM
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That worked. Apparently the 102400 byte file size limit is optimistic.
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Old 06-28-2003, 10:15 PM
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Excellent ad copy. Eyecatching, initially shocking, but quickly humorous. I think you should look for another reason to use it.
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Old 06-29-2003, 01:56 AM
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very good, it would make a great first page for a web site too.
as Doug said the humor is a good angle, don't leave it sitting in a shoebox, it's too good for that.
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Old 06-29-2003, 05:56 AM
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Hey Howard,

A good ad should not be overly verbose and should capture ones attention quickly. Your idea is short, humorous, eye-catching and to the point. After all, the idea is to get people to read what you have to offer. The humor seems to be the hook.

As mentioned, a great opening page. It would seem logical to put this into use.
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Old 06-29-2003, 06:12 AM
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Very well designed...the thing that really jumps out at me is the PIXFIX logo. Most people tend to get too cute with their logo...this one is very well designed and professional looking.

The ad looks ready to use in a magazine to me!
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Old 06-29-2003, 09:31 AM
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Very appealing to the eye. As suggested, the humor goes a long way with the ad, as does the very nice work in restoration. I do have a question that has been bothering me for some time. You made the restoration a mirror image, as I have seen done in many other restoration samples. What is the reason for this? That's the only thing that bothers me, and it's probably just *me*! Just wondering if there's a good reason for flipping the image. I agree though, that with an ad like that, you need to find a way to get yourself motivated again. Super work!!

Ed
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Old 06-29-2003, 10:35 AM
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I agree with everyone else that this is a great ad. Maybe some kind of online business might be better for you...

It would be a real shame not to use that ad for something..
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