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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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654 Points

that is so amazing!

Posted by dumstrawberi on August 22, 2009, 02:03 AM report to moderator
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Hmmm…interesting! If only I lived in either of those places!

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on August 22, 2009, 03:19 AM report to moderator
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5180 Points

that is soo cool

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on August 22, 2009, 04:20 AM report to moderator
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208 Points

Why just in LA and NY? I want one too! :)

Posted by aj_ellybean on August 22, 2009, 06:06 AM report to moderator
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whoa that is so kewl. technology these days…

Posted by ravenclaw_girl42 on August 22, 2009, 10:11 AM report to moderator
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If you haven’t found it yet – we can see how it works:

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/cbs-embeds-a-video-playing-ad-in-a-print-magazine/

Unfortunately I won’t be able to have it, but I really think that’s so cool!

Posted by Ildiko on August 22, 2009, 12:15 PM report to moderator
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91 Points

neat!

Posted by Mellzey72 on August 22, 2009, 05:26 PM report to moderator
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OMG!! This is seriously beyond the valley of coolness!!

I want one!! But I live in the UK. :’(

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1245 Points

Once again, life imitates art.

Posted by dcsbelle [WBM] OOM3, CW on August 25, 2009, 03:57 PM report to moderator
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Okay! That’s hilarious.

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This is SSSSOOOO kool!!!!! Too bad I don’t live in either of those places :(

Posted by HermioneRon4ever on August 29, 2009, 07:04 PM report to moderator
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I want one!!!

Posted by KatieP09 on September 30, 2009, 08:37 PM report to moderator
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