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Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Tabloid broadsheets - top for the tube

Just before I left for work I heard some radio ads for the new The Times which is going
tabloid size today (like The Independent), it was quite a good ad as it hooked you in by saying, something like:

"In the future, everyone will get a seat on public transport, the seats will be bigger, there will be more room to stretch out, but until that happens, make your commute a bit easier with the new commuter sized Times. The new compact Times. Born to Commute".

Then when I was on the tube today I did see a hell of a lot of people with the new Times and it is going to be loads better sitting next to people who are not going to knock you out when they turn the pages of their paper.

Tube advertisement for the new compact Times - Born to Commute


Apparently sales of The Indie rose by 40,000 a day when they added the tabloid alternative and it does make you wonder whether the others will go the same way, at least in London.


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