Ad Content To Swallow Widgets Whole

Canadian firm NewspaperDirect, the leader in same-day international newspaper distribution, is now offering the Adget, a new kind of ad that allows online readers to interact with a business – make an appointment, book a restaurant table, even order a product – without ever leaving the newspaper site.
NewspaperDirect expects this to appeal to local advertisers that don’t want to build their own flashy Web sites. “eBay offered customers their own substores within the main Web site,” says Alex Gruntsev, NewspaperDirect’s VP for business development. “We’re offering small advertisers the same in their ad.”
Local advertising accounts for more than 80 percent of ad spending but less than 20 percent of Internet ad sales. The Adget is meant to attack this inequity.
[via CNN Money]

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