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Magical Moving Photo Type Ads Due for Limited Copies of Entertainment Weekly

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Posted by: sue
August 20, 2009, 11:18 AM

Thanks to everyone who emailed today regarding the news of a clever real world Muggle marketing and advertising campaign that will echo the moving photos seen in the Daily Prophet. The BBC reports that on September 18, readers in LA  and New York who purchase a copy of Entertainment Weekly will see their issue contain special video -in-print ads. These will be "slim-line screens - around the size of a mobile phone display," and have a "chip technology used to store the video - described as similar to that used in singing greeting cards - [which] is activated when the page is turned." The Telegraph also reports that these 90 second video ads will "show clips from future CBS programmes and an advert for a diet cola."

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117 Comments

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1661 Points

Lmao!! This is hilarious! I can’t believe HP is having this kind of affect on modern technology. I wonder what scientists are going to try to do next…portkeys? I love it!

I wish I could get this issue, but I don’t live in NYC or LA. :(

Posted by cghambright on August 20, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
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2233 Points

Whoa. No way. Is this actually real?!
I want one =)

Posted by Emily [ROAR] on August 20, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
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1839 Points

Ahhh…the ever reaching effects of Harry Potter. We knew it was more than just a “children’s story!” HA :)

Posted by Lillylove on August 20, 2009, 11:30 AM report to moderator
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80418 Points

THAT is seriously cool!

Posted by Won_Two on August 20, 2009, 11:34 AM report to moderator
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16258 Points

that sounds so cool. i wish i could get one of those copies.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on August 20, 2009, 11:39 AM report to moderator
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3031 Points

thats cool iv seen stuff kinda like this befor

Posted by Horcruxalej on August 20, 2009, 11:39 AM report to moderator
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222 Points

so many stuff from the Wizarding World are becoming a possibility in the Muggle World. There’s the invisibility cloak, Weasley’s clock, and this one.. I hope we’ll be able to make Quidditch possible soon—like in my lifetime!!

Posted by chaos35 on August 20, 2009, 11:41 AM report to moderator
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16258 Points

that sounds so cool. i wish i could get one of those copies.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on August 20, 2009, 11:41 AM report to moderator
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Apparently the screens are 2.7mm thick… that could make for some large Entertainment Weeklys! My favorite part though is that they have rechargeable batteries, so you can watch your pepsi ads again and again! XD

Posted by Oddape on August 20, 2009, 11:45 AM report to moderator
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1642 Points

Daily prophet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Matea on August 20, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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450 Points

I wonder how much per unit this thing will actually cost. I see huge markets right now in Greeting Cards. I could also imagine books with moving images, using a small replaceable battery. Such books would be more than entertainment. Think of the educational possibilities of a text that SHOWS a process, whether the process is a video or a moving drawing or the steps for solving an equation . . .

Posted by wordsaremagic on August 20, 2009, 11:49 AM report to moderator
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4208 Points

Those will be ads that will be darn hard to ignore! What a hoot!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on August 20, 2009, 11:51 AM report to moderator
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8876 Points

Wow … this is so cool. HP is gradually influencing everything. Who knows, maybe ten years from now all newspapers and magazines will have moving pictures. Like, right now the pic is going to be kind of thick so it would not be practical to fill a newspaper or it would be huge. But, when you think how big cellphones were even a few years ago and how small they are now, it’s plenty possible that moving pics can be slimmed down, too.

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 20, 2009, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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177 Points

i think i might have to buy one!! I hope they do this with a Harry Potter add too!

Posted by HattFerg on August 20, 2009, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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7475 Points

They have invisibility cloaks Choas35??? that’s crazy!

This is pretty cool…little bit of a waste of time for inventors but still cool

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on August 20, 2009, 12:08 PM report to moderator
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