Hi! I’m so excited to let you in on all that went into creating the new ParentLife campaign. Here’s a behind the scenes view from our creative team.
ParentLife is an excellent magazine and resource for parents. In an effort to lift up the new design and features, we created a marketing campaign centered around parenting tips. You know, things like “To find the veggies, check under the mashed potatoes.”
One thing all parents can relate to is drive time. You’ve got to get Susie to soccer practice, Sam to karate, and get everyone home in time for a hot meal. Okay, sometimes mealtime is in the car, too. This reality inspired our ad featuring “Parenting Tip #25: Sometimes the easiest way to clean up the car is to play ‘count the french fries.’ And count on ParentLife magazine for practical parenting advice from a biblical worldview.”
This is the finished ad.
To create this scene, we needed a few real cute kids, a real-life mom, a real parents’ van, and real yummy day-old french fries. I had to pick up several orders of fries the night before the shoot because we were starting super early in the morning. (Yes, my car smelled for days. Only for you, Pam Goodwin!)
Check out these scenes from our photo shoot.
Can you tell who is taking a photo? That’s me in blue, holding a reflector. The other people helping are parents, siblings, and friends of the real cute kids who volunteered for the shoot.
Note: No Mini-Van was harmed in the production of this ad.
Our talented photographer looking for just the right angle.
Our real cute kids being—well . . . cute! Yes, we did resort to bribing them with day-old french fries before the shoot was finished.
Our talented designer/art director, Pam, reviews the shots as they are taken.
We hope you will pick up a copy of the new ParentLife and let us know how you like it. If your church doesn’t order ParentLife, ask your church administrator to consider providing it as an outreach tool.
Leave a comment with your own parenting tip and you just might win your own subscription for a year!