Will The Newspaper Industry Save Itself By Reinventing Online Advertising?

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Local advertisers in New Orleans are not happy about the recent announcement from New York-based Advance Publications that The Crescent City’s daily newspaper, one of the oldest in the nation, will be printed just three days a week starting this fall. “The Times-Picayune has long been a cornerstone of my restaurant group’s local marketing,” notes […]

Microsoft Cares About Its Market Share; Ergo, It Cares About Securing Your Data (Or So Says This Ad)

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Microsoft is taking a page from Mitt Romney’s playbook and going on the attack. But in a very nice way. Here’s a print ad the company is running in The Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers of note. Let’s examine some copy from the ad: “To be clear, there’s nothing inherently wrong with wanting […]

The Social Media Monthly Brings The Conversation Back To Print

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Today at the Seattle Interactive Conference the discussion was focused on all things digital. But among the vendors in the conference hall was a seemingly old school idea: a new magazine, online, and offline, called The Social Media Monthly. Now on its third issue, and available at newsstands across the country, the magazine contains thinkpieces […]

Smart May Be The New Sexy But Sex Appeal Can’t Save Newspapers

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Look, I’m sympathetic to the cause, but I’ve noticed the decreasing time and attention that I devote to reading printed newspapers and magazines. Courtesy of its online site, the New York Times looks at a new campaign being launched by the Newspaper Association of America: “Be able to find Iran on a map,” says one […]

Print Vehicle, Marie Claire, Invests In More Print

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According to The New York Times, Marie Claire is preparing a 72-page supplement called Marie Claire@Work for its November issue. The November issue was selected to introduce the supplement because the issue is devoted to the subject of money. The primary advertiser in Marie Claire@Work, with 14 ad pages, is Express, the apparel retailer, which […]

Your Brief Is Showing: World Gold Council

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I found this print ad in The New York Times over the weekend. Sometimes we ad peeps and clients get so wrapped up in satisfying the brief that we forget who we’re really supposed to be satisfying: the customer. In this case, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that equating the […]

When Was The Last Time You Made A Great Print Ad?

Adweek’s Micahel Wolff thinks that copywriters and art directors fell out of love with magazines. He also notes that “television advertising was once lowbrow—jingles and irritating repetition—and national magazine advertising highbrow, or at least high craft: compressed language, compelling image, precise message, tailored information. Witty, sexy, informative. That perfect marriage of image and word.” Let’s […]

See The Problem, Fix The Problem

First-Stop is a new portfolio site for illustrators and photogs. Its aim is decidedly ecological, as First Stop wants to reduce the volume of printed promotional materials in circulation. According to GOOD, First Stop will feature photogs and illustrators on their site, but only when they pledge to significantly reduce the amount of paper promotional […]