NEWS: Columbia Tristar to see six agencies in home video search

Columbia Tristar Home Video, a division of the film giant, has briefed six shops to create new ways of using its pounds 4 million adspend to put life into home video advertising.

Columbia Tristar Home Video, a division of the film giant, has briefed

six shops to create new ways of using its pounds 4 million adspend to

put life into home video advertising.



The new marketing manager of Home Video’s retail division, Joe Simpson,

said he had selected the six agencies with the help of the Advertising

Agency Register.



He confirmed that he would be seeing all the agencies before Christmas,

but added that the business would not necessarily shift out of CM

Lintas, where it has been for the past seven years.



‘I’m travelling around to see various agencies just to see what they can

do and what they’re like. It’s not a fait accompli,’ he commented.



Simpson, who joined three months ago from the music chain, Our Price,

said he chose the agencies either through personal recommendation or

because he liked their work.



He declined to list his selections, but explained he was particularly

anxious to get away from simply using film clips, the traditional form

of advertising that dominates the home video market.



The giant Columbia Tristar corporation markets such films as Little

Women, the Madness of King George and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.



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