'Forbes' Features Print Ad With Video Player

Forbes is experimenting with a unique type of cross-platform ad execution: a video player in their print magazine.

Select copies of Forbes’ annual “Special Issue on Global Game Changers,” out May 10, will feature a video player insert sponsored by BAE Systems' Applied Intelligence division.

The “Video in Print” insert allows readers to watch a one minute ad titled "Moment of Truth" for Bae Systems, a business cyber defense company.

Americhip created the technology that allows the videos to play in print pages.

Cait Clegg, director of national sales at Americhip, told Publishers Daily that the video in print technology “blurs the line between digital and print media by bringing consumers paper-thin, high quality video in an unexpected way.”

Nearly 5,000 targeted nonsubscribers will receive copies with the video player embedded inside the print page. The individuals targeted include C-level executives or executives at or above the vice president level who work at companies identified by BAE Systems as “top customer prospects,” according to a Forbes spokesperson.

"BAE's message for executives is bold and well told in this video,” Tom Davis, CMO at Forbes, told PD. “The style -- almost listening in to peers' security discussion -- works well on all screens. Americhip brought the same functionality offline to Forbes magazine through this ad execution. The complicated technology was made easy, light to bind and mail, and really adds to the experience for selected Forbes readers."

The inaugural list of Forbes’ Global Game Changers features 30 of the most powerful business leaders from around the world based on corporate growth, innovation and global presence, according to a statement announcing the 2016 list, which came out in April.

Some of the notable names on the list include cofounder of Alphabet (formerly Google), Larry Page; cofounder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg; founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos; founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely; and founder of Spotify, Daniel Ek. 
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  1. Oevae Marketing from Oevae Marketing Consultants, May 2, 2016 at 5:23 p.m.

    Just like the Audio Visual Interactive "Pine & Oats" Cereal Box https://youtu.be/7ESr3cph8mA that Tom Cruise tossed across the room because it wouldn't stop laughing.  #socialshark @oevae

    Can't wait to play with it.

  2. Ryan Thompson from Jumping Bean Training Ltd, May 4, 2016 at 3:03 a.m.

    One could have a lot of fun with this!  Wonder what the cost per unit is?

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