Chris Walters On BBC Tomorrow

Chris Walters On BBC Tomorrow

Consumerist’s Chris Walters is slated to be a live guest on the BBC’s “World News Today” tomorrow morning at 7:30 am Eastern, shown on the BBC America and BBC World News cable channels. He’ll be talking about those talking ads in the Sept 18 issue of Entertainment Weekly which combine singing greeting card technology with tiny LCD screens. Set your DVRs, and bust out the tea and crumpets.

Sports Illustrated Makes You Wait For Your Free Madden

Sports Illustrated Makes You Wait For Your Free Madden

Chad spotted a slight catch in that awe-inspiring Sports Illustrated/Madden promotion, in which you buy a 28-issue subscription for $50 and get a free copy of Madden NFL 10.

Gird Yourself, Video Advertising Is Coming To Print Magazines

Gird Yourself, Video Advertising Is Coming To Print Magazines

Here’s one horrible thought about the steady advance in display technology: there could be a future where a noisy, hyperkinetic commercial plays as you turn the page of your magazine, and your Tivo remote will not be able to save you.

Sports Illustrated Offers Alluring Bribe To Potential Subscribers

Sports Illustrated Offers Alluring Bribe To Potential Subscribers

Sports Illustrated has thought of a clever way to boost its subscriber rate among the younger demographic — give away the consistently bestselling Madden NFL video game with a subscription. For a $50 28-issue subscription you get Madden NFL 10 on any current system. And you also get a bonus NFL Films DVD.