Type of Entry: Graphic Design & Design Crafts
Category: Design Typography
Advertiser/Client: PAUL THOMPSON
Entrant Company: THE CHASE CREATIVE CONSULTANCY Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Design/Advertising Agency: THE CHASE CREATIVE CONSULTANCY Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Creative Director/Copywriter: Ben Casey (The Chase)
Creative Director: Peter Richardson (The Chase)
Typographer/Copywriter: Lionel Hatch (The Chase)
Typographer: Harry Heptonstall (The Chase)
Copywriter: Jim Davies ()
Copywriter: Nick Asbury ()
Artworker: Rachel Pratt (The Chase)
Account Handler: Paul Waters (The Chase)
The main objective was to make Paul stand out from the crowd and to drive people to his website. Describe the brief from the client:
Paul Thompson, a London based photographer asked us to consider designing a second DM campaign following the success of our last campaign with him. He asked us for something different from the typical
direct mail pieces that people receive from photographers. Description of how you arrived at the final design:
Our approach was to focus on the personality of the photographer rather than his work. After all most photographer's are capable of taking good shots. What really makes the difference is them - the relationship between art director, client and photographer is key.
We developed an idea which wouldn't feature photographs at all. Just a beautiful and engaging description, which was exactly 1,000 words. This would encourage the recipient to go to his website and discover the picture it described. Each description is set to exactly the same proportions as the picture and uses a typeface which mirrors the subject. Indication of how successful the outcome was in the market:
Early indications have shown there has been an increase in traffic to Paul Thompson's website as well as an increase in enquiries about his services.
The Design & Branding titled A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS was done by The Chase Creative Consultants advertising agency for product: Photography (brand: Paul Thompson Photography) in United Kingdom. It was released in the Jun 2011.