I recently posted and paid out two contests for an online ad unit look and feel template and am looking for another design.
This contest is similar to my last one, which was exactly what I had previously wanted, but now I want an ad unit that is more related to the basic ads seen on Facebook or Google AdSense. If you've never seen these ads, check out
These ads are straightforward and do not clash with the page that they are displayed on. I want a "pristine" looking ad that can be shown on a wide variety of pages and that is similar in concept to the Google & Facebook ads.
IMPORTANT: I want a design that incorporates **two** ads into 1 300x250 pixel image. The design I'm looking for will resemble the Google and Facebook ads, but also have some 'pop' to set it apart.
However, PLEASE PLEASE avoid your initial intuition to use lots of colors, big & varying font sizes, etc. Look at the simplicity of the Google and Facebook ads and remember that when submitting a design. I want something that stands out, but not like your standard set of display ads.
You can play with:
-borders-a subtle and light background color-the (single) color of the title font-whether to include the URL where the ad points to-including "Sponsored Links" subtly into the bottom of the ad
-anything else that doesn't stray from the simplicity of the design that I'm looking for
Ad title/body/photo to use (same as my last contest): see the "what i want" section