AS Media Research-Front Covers Survey
Which of the covers below are you most likely to buy and give a reason why?
Which of the covers below do you think will be most successful to launch my music
Why? Magazine for
Beth 5 Very dramatic. 5 The artist is
the main piece.
Leanne 3 She stands out
on the page.
Brad 1 Liked the pun. 6 Long shot which
shows a sense
Charl 5 Celebrity on
3 Everything you
need is there
and a good
Charl B 5 Celebrity on
3 Looks cool.
Amy 1 Eye catching. 2 Not to
Jazz 2 Splash is very
5 I like the big
Sarah 3 Celebrity on
6 Clear layout.
Adele 3 Eye catching. 6 Clear layout.
Steph 6 I like the
animals used on
3 Clear layout.
What have I found?
From the results above I have found many key pieces of information that can help
in the development of my music magazine and making it a great success. The table
below shows the results of what magazine was most eye catching to the people I
Magazine choice. Number of people who found it most
Magazine one 2
Magazine two 1
Magazine three 3
Magazine four 0
Magazine five 5
Magazine six 1
From the table above it is clear that a well known celebrity on a cover shot makes
a magazine more eye catching. Also on the two most popular cover (3&5) the cover
shot is no more than a medium shot, meaning the audience would find a larger
more dramatic image more eye catching than a less detailed long shot. From the
results, you can see that cover four was not seen as eye catching to anyone. I
believe this could have been because the shot was too busy for people to take in
all and therefore found it more overwhelming than eye catching.
So there for I have gained from this research for a magazine to be eye catching
then the cover shot must be dramatic and bold. And that it is vital not to make
the cover shot to busy as readers find this too overwhelming.
Another part of my research within this piece is finding out what layout people
find is most appealing and most effective for a launch of a new music magazine.
The table below shows which magazine layout people found most effective for my
Magazine Choice. Number of people that found layout
Magazine one. 0
Magazine two. 2
Magazine three. 3
Magazine four. 0
Magazine five. 2
Magazine six. 3
From the table above it is clear that people thought that for a first magazine
then a clear layout was key.