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10/19/12 03:14PM
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Tampa Bay Times launches ‘Amazing Stories’ campaign

The Tampa Bay Times , Florida’s largest newspaper, has launched a multimedia branding campaign that features images from its news coverage and an original song, The Amazing Story.

TAMPA BAY, FL – The Tampa Bay Times , Florida’s largest newspaper, has launched a multimedia branding campaign that features images from its news coverage and an original song, The Amazing Story .

The campaign includes TV, radio, billboards, rack cards with a QR code, and signs at our signature partner locations, including the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa International Airport, International Plaza, and the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Readers also will see ads within the pages of the Times .

The TV and radio commercials feature the song, The Amazing Story , which can be downloaded from the site, http://www.tampabay.com/amazingstories/ . The amazing images and stories featured in the campaign are included on the site.

“The song is the foundation of a campaign that really captures the essence of our brand through emotions,” said Times Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bruce Faulmann. “Our amazing stories are among the many reasons why we have become Tampa Bay’s favorite news source.”

The Amazing Story song was written by Allen DiCenzo and performed by WHOA Label recording artist Dean Johanesen. DiCenzo, CEO of Circa Music, has a studio in St. Petersburg, Fla. and has provided songs for Visit Florida, Tampa Bay Rays, Sony Xperia, Einstein Brothers, Cooper Tires, Wendy’s and Nationwide Insurance and many other companies. Johanesen is a storyteller, singer songwriter, craftsman and performer who records vocals and instruments, including acoustic guitar, piano, keyboard and percussion. He has toured Europe and is set to soon release a new solo album.

About the Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times is widely considered one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and has won eight Pulitzer Prizes. It is Florida’s largest newspaper, with an average circulation of 432,202 Sunday and 299,497 daily (ABC FAS-FAX March 2012). The Times is produced by the Times Publishing Company, which also publishes TampaBay.com - Tampa Bay’s largest local news Web site with 2.2 million unique visitors each month (Nielsen NetView six-month average for 11/11-04/12). Additionally, the company publishes the free daily tbt* , an edition of the Tampa Bay Times , tb-two* , a free paper written by Tampa Bay area students distributed to students, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, PolitiFact.com ; and produces special events, specialty publications, and targeted advertising programs.

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