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BusinessWeek Re-Design,  | International Design Awards Winners
BusinessWeek Re-Design,  | International Design Awards Winners
BusinessWeek Re-Design,  | International Design Awards Winners
BusinessWeek Re-Design,  | International Design Awards Winners
BusinessWeek Re-Design,  | International Design Awards Winners
BusinessWeek Re-Design,  | International Design Awards Winners
BusinessWeek Re-Design,  | International Design Awards Winners
BusinessWeek Re-Design,  | International Design Awards Winners

BusinessWeek Re-Design

Lead Designers
Prize(s)Gold in Print / Print Editorial
Entry Description

The business problem:

Aging subscription base.
Not attracting younger subscribers (the next C-suite).
Increasing irrelevance at the newsstand.
Lack of logic between Web and print content.
Impending launch of Conde Nast?s Portfolio magazine.

The discovery approach:

Extensive research, auditing, and exploration of business content delivery vehicles, usability, and reader profiles.

The solution strategy:

Define the BusinessWeek brand as the go-to source for ?Rapid Fire Business Ammunition?

The design process:

Examine content flow and structure.
Evaluate subscription and newsstand dynamics.
Develop brand attributes.
Define a design criteria as a benchmark to reference during the process.
Pull the magazine apart and reassemble it in a more useful way, including executive summaries and cross reference tools.
Create a look and feel that reflects the solution strategy of ?Rapid Fire Business Ammunition.?
Translate and scale the new brand thinking to reflect Web and international content.