The Best Ads in Weekly News Magazines

MRI Starch Ad Engagement Names Top 10

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Which print ads in the weekly news magazines performed best in the past year? MRI Starch Communications, a specialist in print-advertising research, has developed an "engagement score" to help identify the best-performing print ads out there. The score combines the percentage of readers who noticed a given ad and the percentage who read at least half of it.

The Best Ads of Weekly News Magazines
The Best Ads in Weekly News Magazines

For this look at the best ads in weekly news magazines, MRI Starch considered 362 one-page and two-page ads that appeared in 19 weekly news magazine issues from January 2008 to January 2009. All selected ads were thoroughly read by more than half of those who initially noticed the ad.

See what marketers such as Target, Marriott and Ralph Lauren did to get people to pay attention to their ads. The best ads caught reader attention with simple design, thought-provoking content and vivid color.

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Michal Galin is senior VP at MRI Starch, part of the GfK Group, which specializes in measuring print-ad effectiveness. For more information MRI Starch and ad effectiveness, please visit MRI Starch.

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