We are presenting a professional poster at a trade show. The hanging space is 4' tall by 8' wide (very large)! So the finished design cannot exceed that size. We are flexible on the exact size and dimensions (whatever will look nice), as long as it doesn't exceed 4' x 8'. The title is, "Optimizing Technology Investments to Drive Customer Loyalty." (Note: This has been updated from the original brief. I forgot to add the title to the original brief. I have updated the "map" PPT attachment as well to reflect the title addition.)
We need an editable template that puts headlines and sample text in each area outlined in slide one. The most important thing is the headlines and the boxes around those sections show the various areas of the poster and what the reader will learn about in each area. We will fill in the text ourselves.
Slide 1 serves as the "map" for the overall poster, with the specific headlines detailed in the subsequent slides. The exact size/shape doesn't have to be identical to the map - just trying to give the designer an idea of a good layout.
The graphic on slide 2 could also use a professional's touch. This was hastily designed in PowerPoint, so if the designer can make it look nicer as the centerpiece of the poster, that would be great.
The "Solution alignment" areas of the poster (slides 5 and 6) need to be in a chart format (as they are in the attached slides).
We would also like the chart on Slide 11 to be replicated with our brand colors (attached) instead of blue and red.
A nice border or other dividing lines that are consistent with our brand will help make it look nice. A background could also be ok as long as it's not too dark. Perhaps a divider based on our "journey map" branding might look nice. The sample posters I've attached look very dry. We would like ours to "pop" a bit more than these. You'll see in the two example posters that there are "categories" throughout the poster that will help you visualize what we're trying to accomplish.
Our logo should NOT appear anywhere on the poster, however, as this is a vendor-neutral display.