Last Saturday morning, everyone in the blogosphere woke up to the news that MSNBC had purchased advertising on 800+ blogs (including this one!). This is the largest single blog ad buy in advertising history and was planned by Frank Radice and Jon Accarrino at NBC’s in-house marketing and promotions group called The NBC Agency. (Note: Jon Accarrino is a frequent MethodShop contributor).
The campaign is to promote a special day of TV programming taking place on Wednesday, December 14th, 2005. MSNBC is calling it “Digital Day” and will feature special Internet related TV programming, a live blogger, and interaction with bloggers throughout the day.
Although MSNBC’s intent in purchasing the blog ads was to gain TV viewers, most of the press around Digital Day has been about the massive blog ad buy and controversial advertising creative, and not about the content of the shows. Clocking in at an estimated $1 million dollars, the campaign is by far the largest ad buy
MSNBC’s Digital Day Programming
The subjects being covered on Digital Day range from Oddball Videos and the Porn Industry to more serious topics like Internet Addiction (chat rooms, online gambling, shopping, gaming, etc).
Rita Cosby’s coverage of the Porn Industry and Internet Addiction will probably strike a chord with a more sophisticated audience. Call me simple, but I just want to see the funny clips.
You can download the MSNBC “Digital Day” Teaser Tape here:
If you don’t know how to copy videos onto your PSP, then check out this MethodShop.com tutorial: How to Copy Videos onto Your Sony PSP
Program your TiVo’s now. Here are the MSNBC shows to checkout on 12.14.05:
- Oddball Video – Keith Olbermann: 8 p.m. ET
- Inside the Valley of Porn – Rita Cosby: 9 p.m. ET
- Internet Addiction – Joe Scarborough: 10 p.m. ET
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