Kindle Fire welcome screen ads said to be $600K a pop
Rumor has it that Amazon is toying with the idea of letting advertisers buy space on the welcome screen of its most popular tablet, but it comes with a high price tag.
For those who have $600,000 lying around, there's reportedly a new way to spend it. Amazon is said to be courting advertising agencies to buy ad placements on the Kindle Fire's welcome screen, according to Ad Age.
The $600,000 would reportedly get advertisers a two-month run-time and cover both the front-page ad and inventory from Amazon's "Special Offers," according to Ad Age. If agencies were willing to spend $1 million, they could get even more ad inventory and be part of "Amazon's public-relations push." Currently, the device costs $199.
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"We're not just seeing millions of impressions, we're seeing a monthly run rate of hundreds of millions of impressions," said the report on the Fire.
This could one of the reasons why Amazon is confident of its high asking price for the welcome screen ads. However, Ad Age reports that the advertising agency executives it has spoken with have been reluctant to buy in.
"It's kind of an expensive buy to not get a guaranteed audience and measurement," one executive told Ad Age. "It doesn't comply with a lot of our necessary planning rigor."
CNET contacted Amazon for comment. We'll update the story when we get more information.