I need a banner ad for use on my own blog. The two primary sizes I need are 640 x 480 (in the content section) and 300 x 600 (in the sidebar). I also need a simpler version for use in other websites (300 x 250, 336 x 280, and 728 x 90). For the design approval phase, please design for the 640 x 480 size.
I want the banner ad to have strong branding elements that convey an irreverent, independent, friendly, light-hearted, and fun tone, but without the B.S. found in other franchise websites that are somewhat compromised by their lead generation agenda.
I want the banner ad to be bold, eye-catching, out of the box, and fun. I don't want it to look corporate, safe or boring. But keep in mind that I will be charging $47 per quarter for this content, so the banner ad still has to convey authority and value. It can't be completely wacky.
Suggested Text for the Ad (You can jazz it up if you wish)
Get the skinny on the financial performance of the nation's top franchises (based on Item 19 of their FDD).
***For the two large ad sizes (only), you may choose to add a few names of top franchises. Please go through this list in order, but you don't have to include all (or any for that matter). Please include this sentence before the list:
Read Franchise Chatter's No B.S. Analysis on:
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Feel free to use graphics, drawings, caricatures, etc. Even stock photos might work for as long as the images are not too corporate.
Please avoid the look of banner ads for Internet marketing ebooks or courses. I want to avoid any association with "scammy" Internet marketing products.