Barnes & Noble unveils holiday effort for NOOK HD (video)

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Shopping / Christmas / HolidayVia Mullen NY, NOOK Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, introduced “Dear Santa” – a new spot in the holiday campaign designed to shine a light on the family appeal of NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets.


The creative, “Dear Santa,” offers a contemporary take on making wish lists for the holidays. Years ago, kids would break out paper catalogs and highlight the items they wanted to add to their holiday wish list. Now, through NOOK Scrapbook, kids have a whole new way to do what they’ve always done. The campaign starts with a young girl and her mother perusing an American Girl magazine in striking HD clarity on NOOK HD. Mom clips and saves items that catch her daughter’s eye and together, they begin to assemble a wish list. After Mom walks away, the girl starts using the device on her own and flips through magazines and catalogs to create a NOOK Scrapbook she titles “Dear Santa.” Mom then finds the NOOK HD addressed “North Pole” in their mailbox.

“NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are not only the best tablets for reading and entertainment, but also the best tablets for families, and ‘Dear Santa’ was designed to tell the whole story,” said Glenn Kaplan, Creative Director at Barnes & Noble. “The execution captures the excitement and spirit of the season through the magic of our unique scrapbooking feature, all through the eyes, and experience, of a child.”

The :30 “Dear Santa” spot will supplement the current “Share” spot, focused on another family-friendly feature: NOOK Profiles, which makes it easy to create individual profiles for every member of the family.

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Both spots are scheduled for over 1.2 billion impressions nationally, across all major networks (ABC, NBC Universal, CBS, Fox and The CW) plus cable networks (e.g. Food Network, HGTV, Bravo), during all top-rated network shows. This unprecedented television media buy will include broadcast on primetime programming like The Voice, X-Factor, Dancing with the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, 2 Broke Girls, The Mindy Project, The New Normal, The Good Wife, Survivor, Nashville and many others.

From a digital perspective, “Dear Santa” will be distributed through online video. The spot will be targeted to reach loyal “Pinterest” users who convey a heavy interest in scrapbooking.