Video in print
- Turning the page activates the player
- Screen is 2.7 millimeters thick, 320x240 resolution, and uses thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) technology (enforced by protective polycarbonate)
- Battery life, which can last 65–70 minutes, can be recharged with a mini USB cord
- Each chip can hold up to 40 minutes of video
The first time video-in-print advertising was used was when CBS decided to embed a video-chip ad in the September 2009 issue of Entertainment Weekly to advertise CBS's Big Bang Theory and PepsiCo's new Pepsi Max soda. The ad was "developed with the collaboration of the Ignition Factory, a division of the Omnicom Group's OMD media agency". However, the ad would only appear in magazines sent to subscribers based in the New York and Los Angeles; subscribers based elsewhere and people buying it from newsstand would not be able to enjoy it.
In the UK, the October 2012 issue of Marie Claire was the first to use a video-in-print advertising, a 45-second clip for a Dolce and Gabbana fragrance. Procter & Gamble, which had been licensed to produce the fragrance, placed the ad through advertising agency MediaCom.
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- Batten, Nick (11 September 2012). "Marie Claire claims UK first with video ad in October issue". Media Week.