Offline Print Ad Experiment Disappointed Google

Google Fumbles Offline from BusinessWeek covers how during an investor call held yesterday, Google senior vice president of product management Jonathan Rosenberg mentioned the experiment in print ads "probably hasn't taken off as fast as we would like." The plan for future success is to seek the right combination of ideas with producers of magazines to find the format that can work. Eric Schmidt commented that it took several years for the successful model to crystalize online, and he is not detered from further development of offline print ad experimenting.