McAfee.com Targets Time Magazine Readers with Mousepads
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Virus protection and PC management software firm McAfee.com on Monday launched an unusual advertising effort that places branded mouse pads in 4.1 million issues of Time Magazine.
Time Magazine and McAfee.com's ad agency, 120 Advertising, first presented the idea in late 1999, but the production and design of the mouse pads presented significant technical obstacles.
Although dot-com companies, and others, have long used mouse pads as branding vehicles, this is the first time a firm has inserted one into a multi-million subscription consumer publication.
The designers of the mouse pads incorporated McAfee.com corporate branding, and tried to make them visually captivating by using colorful imagery.