In A Sea Of Free Standing Inserts

Remember CD-ROM?
According to The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News does. The paper will begin to distribute CD-ROM copies of Hollywood Previews magazine in certain Sunday issues.

In the 1990’s, CD-ROM’s were seen as a viable new venue for media, but they never flourished.
Hollywood Previews, produced by iMedia International, began appearing in 2001, but this is its first permanent partnership with a newspaper.
Simply publishing a Web site address in the paper and expecting readers to visit that site “is really a leap of faith,” said Henry Williamson, the president of newspaper syndication for iMedia. “We want a captive audience, we want a tangible product.”

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.