Target Mobilizes Back-to-School Print Campaign With Image Recognition

Target wants to prove that traditional media like print and TV can drive e-commerce sales, highlighted in its new back-to-school marketing push. Target is launching a mobile app that works with the retailer’s fall print catalog to trigger sales for its Room Essentials collection, aimed at college students. Target’s In a Snap mobile app also works with print ads in magazines including Conde Nast-owned Domino and Architectural Digest and Time Inc.’s Real Simple. Shoppers with the app downloaded first hover a mobile device above an ad or a page in the catalog. Once the app recognizes a product, users can shop the item by viewing it on Target’s e-commerce site and check out without leaving the app. Instead of incorporating the image recognition feature into Target’s branded app, In a Snap was built as a stand-alone project to quickly launch the back-to-school effort. The big box retailer is also opening a 20,000-square foot store (roughly 15 percent of the size of a typical location) store called Target Express in Minneapolis this week that will promote the app in-store. In a Snap is the latest mobile pilot program that Target has run in the past year as part of its efforts to drive mobile sales from traditional media. In March, the retailer partnered with TBS’ Cougar Town on an initiative that let consumers shop product placements in the show. Another campaign with Purina aimed to drive sales from a newspaper ads. Target is not the only retailer looking to trigger... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2014-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Printed books fall £2.8m as kids go back to school

Printed book sales slumped 11% last week as children returned to school and adults to work... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The latest bid to keep print relevant: Hearst offers print-to-digital targeting

Print magazines have struggled to compete with the rise of digital media and the specific audience targeting it affords. But now, Hearst is touting its ability to retarget print subscribers on their online journeys, starting with a campaign for Toyota Prius campaign. It won't necessarily make... Continue reading at Digiday

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Print Sales Fell Back Last Week

After a rare week in which sales rose over 2021, unit sales of print books fell 5.9% last week compared to the week ended July 31, 2021. Every segment but adult fiction had a decline. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Louisiana School Librarian of the Year Seeking Legal Action After Slander Campaign

The president of the Louisiana Association of School Libraries speaks at a local library board meeting and met with harassment. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Book to Film and Back: 'Star Child' Returns to Print with A24

Indie entertainment company A24's publishing division is bringing Claire A. Nivola's 2014 picture book 'Star Child' back into print in a redesigned and expanded edition; the book was prominently featured in the 2021 film 'C’mon C’mon,' written and directed by Mike Mills. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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School Librarians Must Treat the Fight for Their Future Like the Political Campaign It Is

The time has come for school librarians and their allies to abandon their traditional advocacy toolkits and to act boldly to secure the future of the profession. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Aid International: Back to School Reading for 290,883

The five-year-old International Excellence Award-winning 'Inspiring Readers' program reaches nearly 300,000 students in the new school year. The post Book Aid International: Back to School Reading for 290,883 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Back-To-School Boost on DonorsChoose Today

Fund some classroom libraries today on DonorsChoose with the help of a boost from the Gates Foundation. Continue reading at Book Riot

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ABA Brings Back #BoxedOut Marketing Campaign

Ahead of Amazon's Prime Day sales event, set for June 21 and 22, the ABA is reviving its #BoxedOut campaign, which is aimed at highlighting the danger that Amazon's dominance of online retailing continues to pose for local communities and independent stores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hamnet heads back to top spot as print market jumps by a third

Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet (Tinder Press) has bounced back into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, the week bookshops reopened across England following the third national lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Back to school with a little bear and his hearing aids

How a picture book about a little bear who discovers he is deaf tells a personal story for its creators. Continue reading at BBC News

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When Can I Go Back to School? Self-published lockdown story lands major publisher

‘Gentle, honest’ book, written by Anna Friend in response to her seven-year-old son’s worries, wins five-figure deal with ScholasticA self-published children’s picture book that was written to help the author’s son deal with being kept home from school during lockdown has been snapped up by a... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Back to school for Tele editors after 'activist teachers' exposé | The Weekly Beast

News Corp’s examples of cultural Marxism come up short. Plus: Alan Jones apology relegated to Sky News corrections pageDays after News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch warned of an “awful woke orthodoxy”, the Daily Telegraph demonstrated the boss’s point with a front-page story about political... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Meredith Brings Print Subscriptions Back to Traditional Home

A year after converting Traditional Home from a primarily advertising-funded model to a more consumer-driven, newsstand-only publication—and cutting its frequency, circulation and most of its editorial staff in the process—Meredith Corp. announced Monday that it is once again selling... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Meredith Brings Print Subscriptions Back to Traditional Home

The shift follows a now-familiar strategy for Meredith, emphasizing higher-priced, consumer-driven print products as ad revenues decline. The post Meredith Brings Print Subscriptions Back to Traditional Home appeared first on Eddie & Ozzie Awards. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Meredith Brings Print Subscriptions Back to Traditional Home

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Target non-traditional media to make campaigns inclusive, Seaward says

Publishers need to target non-traditional outlets and realise the media has changed if they want to make their book campaigns more inclusive, Dialogue senior publicity manager Millie Seaward has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jeff Hobbs Brings You Back to School

The author follows the lives of four high school students in his latest book, 'Show Them You're Good.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Are Reinvesting in the ‘Lean-Back’ Experience of Print Magazines

Despite flipping the “digital-only” switch on many titles, major publishers continue to launch new publications – and reinvest in existing ones – with a heightened focus on paper quality, editorial value, and the luxuries of print. Execs from Meredith, Hearst Autos, and Bonnier Media discuss how... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

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