Magazine Giants Argue Case for Print
Last week five of the top U.S.-based magazine publishers joined forces to launch a multi-million dollar “Power of Print” campaign, extolling the advantages of ink-on-paper magazines.
Over the coming months, nearly 100 magazine titles owned by Wenner Media, Time Inc., Conde Nast, Meredith Corporation and Hearst Magazines plan to print 1,400 pages of “Power of Print” ads, reaching an average of 112 million readers a month.
Created by Y&R New York, the ads will appear in prime magazine positions, that typically would cost regular advertisers around $90 million. The ads will roll-out in May issues as full-color spreads boasting headlines such as, “We Surf the Internet. We Swim in Magazines” and “Will the Internet Kill Magazines? Did Instant Coffee Kill Coffee?” In June, another set of ads will feature covers of popular magazines embedded in text.