I found three full page adverts that I think will fit really well with my magazine.
They both relate to my genre but are very different. For the travel to Madrid advert it shows people the most beautiful parts of Spain, this can include people who have already lived there but also widens my target audience to people who aren’t from Spain. My demographic is likely to be Spanish people living in the UK or America so my magazine is also likely to be bought by other music fans or people who have been on holiday there. This will encourage people to visit and learn about Latin music.
The MTV advert shows the European music awards which were held in Seville in 2019. As there were so many different countries participating it opens up my target audience even wider. My audience are typically adventure seekers and travelers so meaning the awards are potentially being held in their home will encourage people to travel and bring friends with them they have met.
Cuco is a famous Latin music artist who incorporates both English and Spanish into his songs. He is very popular in western music as well as the typical Latin music genre so will reach wider target audience and draw more people into reading the magazine. It also means my readers have a shared interest in what they are reading and possibly planning on going to.
I asked a peer for some feedback on my new improved contents page:
This feedback from my peer has given my a new perspective, as they were someone who had never seen my magazine before. I will use this feedback along with my teachers to create a better magazine. Some of the main points that stood out were.
To change some of the colour lines to be based more around music
To change some of the colours of the page numbers to make them more visible
Before I can make my own contents page I have to do some research on a typical contents page. A contents page is typically used to give an idea to the reader of where articles are in the magazine and allow them to read exactly what they want without having to search for what they bought the magazine for. Content pages are usually on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th pages as the first inside page of a magazine is usually used for advertising.
Graphic illustrations and design
Hyperbole and superlatives in headlines
Reminder of magazine name and mission statement
Here are 5 possible feature titles i could use in my magazine:
Mario’s secret hobby
Claudia’s big break
The festivals you need to book now!
How to become a star
Shocking look into Mario’s million dollar home
We also designed a basic idea of the layout of our contents page, as seen below.
This is my first draft of my double page spread. I like it as it is bright and flamboyant which fits really well with my genre. However I don’t think that the pink that is consistent throughout is the best for my genre of magazine. I would like to choose a more mellow or colder colour to draw more attention to the star herself. I think that I could change the layout to create a more successful DPS. Claudia looks relaxed as she is wearing very casual, summery clothes but also looks glamorous and captivating so the audience still has something to aspire to and follow.
Mrs Cobb – Change the fonts and use more colours. Add another word with an image inside to frame the article.
Will wants something else in the background and change the font. Fullstop after “Dreaming”.