WSJ STAPLES MARKETING DEAL WITH OFFICE RETAILER

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The Wall Street Journal Interactive edition (www.wsj.com) is teaming with office supply retailer Staples to market subscriptions for the interactive edition. Under the marketing deal, Interactive Journal subscription packages will be available at point-of-purchase displays in 200 Staples stores. Beginning today, two offers are available to Staples customers, allowing potential readers to purchase a 60-day subscription for $4.95 or a 13-month subscription for $49. The arrangement with Staples is exclusive in the office products category for a limited time, but the interactive edition plans to expand the program to other retail outlets.

Hasbro's Monopoly to see online community

Toy maker Hasbro tapped Delphi Forums to build online communities for Hasbro's online properties including Monopoly (www.monopoly.com) and Scrabble (www.scrabble.com), as well as various Hasbro Interactive and Atari games. The companies will share ad revenue generated in the forums.

Tokyo interactive shop sails for San Francisco

Dialog Japan, a growing Tokyo-based interactive agency (www.dialog

japan.com), is set to open a San Francisco office in late November. The outpost initially will target U.S. companies wanting to go online in Japan. Over time, the office may work with Dialog's Japanese clients as they move into the U.S.

Hoover's rolls with $10 mil branding effort

Hoover's, Austin, Texas, will spend $10 million on its first branding campaign, with a 15-second spot running on CBS and cable outlets starting this month and a 30-second spot breaking in October. Print and radio will support. The campaign from new shop GSD&M, Austin, launches Hoover's Online: The Business Network, a revamped version of the research site for business people (www.hoovers.com).

Lenox launches online campaign for collectibles

Lenox today breaks an online campaign promoting Lenox Collections, its site(www.lenoxcollections.com) that sells collectibles and figurines. The campaign will run on sites including About.com and Lycos. Lenox moved online media to Webnet-Marketing, Bethesda, Md., from in-house; creative is at

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