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Reel.com Launches National TV Campaign

Online movie store Reel.com began a national television advertising campaign on Thanksgiving Day for the holiday season.

Commercials will be aired during prime time and late night hours on stations in select markets. Spending and agency details were not disclosed.

The campaign entices customers to shop at the site with an offer of 25 percent off, and the online store's ability to match everyone on a consumer's shopping list with a movie they'll enjoy. The company said it expects that the ads will help build its brand and increase awareness of Reel.com with the general consumer audience. The advertisements have the same irreverent tone as the company's previous "Titanic" commercials.

Just last week the company launched its Holiday Store. Reel.com carries more than 100,000 VHS and 2,300 DVD titles for sale and also features proprietary editorial content to help customers select movies. The staff of writers for the site includes film school graduates, video store veterans and screenwriters.