**Please see important updates to the brief below**
For many years now we have been running a trade press title for the video & TV advertising community called 'Video Ad News'. See http://www.videoadnews.com
We are going to be rebranding as "videoweek" or "VIDEOWEEK". We'd consider VideoWeek but feel a more consistent style across the letters has more impact.
We like *clean and simple* designs and we'd like to retain the pink, but we don't want pink text (we'd prefer it as an accent/finishing touch).
We like the arrow with the lines alongside of it, but might consider dropping it if we like the design enough.
Our current font is in Bebas Neue and we think we'd like something roughly similar, possibly the same, but are open to suggestions.
The words "Video" and "Week" might go across horizontally (most likely) or possibly with one over the other. We'd consider different weights/colours too but aren't fixated on one or the other.
I have attached some logos of some other publications just for reference. Ideally we wouldn't look too similar but we regard them as some of the ones in our industry that align with our tastes, but needless to say we'd like to differentiate ourselves from them.
**Update for Designers Based on Submitted Designs**
The submissions entered so far have been a little bit too clever and not really simple enough. We would be open to leaving out the play button for a strong simple design (please see the samples of competitor sites attached for reference). Less is more!
The "Week" part of the logo doesn't need to be symbolised in the logo, so no need for calendars or anything along those lines.
The "Video" is the important bit and is the only thing we might need an icon for. That said, *we'd consider dumping the play button altogether if need be* and if we liked the design (again please see the samples of competitors).
Also please consider fonts other than Bebas Neue Bold (some that use it look great, so don't rule it out either) as we'd consider a fresh look.
It should look bold and easily identified as our logo (as we think our competitors logos are).
As it's a blind contest I'm not going to explain what the leading designs are, but the highest rated are strong, clear and very simple.
I actually do value your time and would rather people didn't waste their time and energy creating complicated designs that we will never use, so please don't try to be too clever with it - go for strong, tasteful designs. Currently most of our favourites are in all caps with the text going across horizontally.