THE NEW YORKER BANNER AD
The Project: The New Yorker is a print and digital subscription magazine, famous for its social commentary, news articles, and comics. The business objective was to create a three-frame banner ad to drive the target audience- men and women aged 20s-50s who are interested in politics, current affairs, and the arts- to purchase a digital subscription to The New Yorker.
The Strategy: The first frame seeks to grab the consumer's attention with a headline that is absurd and outlandish. The second frame reveals that the headline is not a verified news story but rather fake news. The final frame calls upon the reader to subscribe to the New Yorker because one's "news source matters."