campaign.i: Vnunet.com unveils ads on palm devices

By DEBORAH BONELLO, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 30 June 2000 12:00AM

Vnunet.com and Guardian-Unlimited are launching the UK’s first interactive advertising campaign on palm devices this week.

Vnunet.com and Guardian-Unlimited are launching the UK’s first

interactive advertising campaign on palm devices this week.



The campaign has been created by the new-media marketing agency media21,

and will run on the GuardianUnlimited’s personal digital assistant

content for a month. The content is accessed via AvantGo software, which

downloads it on to the PDA.



The text-based ad reads ’vnunet.com - Get the hottest technology news

and reviews’. Tapping on the ad takes PDA users through to a microsite

containing information about the service.



This is the second project to be launched on PDA over the past few weeks

- lastminute.com began circulating a palm interactive football game last

week (Campaign-i 23 June).



Ben Southgate, brand planning director at media21, said: ’This is a new

thing for GuardianUnlimited. There has been no UK PDA site which has

used the platform as an advertising channel.’



Media21 also designed the first ad campaign to run on the WAP mobile

phone platform, for the Football 365 portal. Southgate added: ’It’s a

much wider environment than WAP because it has a bigger screen which can

take more content.’



Monique Boer, the business development director at vnunet.com, said:

’The people we target are themselves early adopters of new technology

and are becoming increasingly mobile. Having recently launched the

vnunet.com WAP portal, we can now reach a wider mobile audience who are

interested in our content through this innovative PDA campaign.’



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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