NBC.com promotes online offerings

NBC.com, home of webisodes for popular shows Heroes and The Office, announced its lineup of online promotions associated with all of its shows last week.

Everyone's favorite shows are returning to TV, and with them come the creative Web-based PR efforts. NBC.com, home of webisodes for popular shows Heroes and The Office, announced its lineup of online promotions associated with all of its shows last week. In addition to deleted scenes and blogs, the site will boast more webisodes (Chuck, 30 Rock), games (Deal or No Deal), and quizzes (Kath & Kim).

Some unique efforts include a monthly, online-only edition of Bonfire Magazine, the employer of Kim Raver's character on Lipstick Jungle, and fan-submitted conspiracy theories explaining the show Life. For ER, which will end after its 15th season this year, NBC.com will host an "ER Remembered" section, with visitor polls, favorite moments, and synopses of each season.

"All of our strategies combine digital efforts, press and publicity, in the traditional sense, as well as marketing," Liza Rindge-Peterson, VP of prime-time series and long-form publicity for NBC, told PRWeek for a recent article. "Every time I talk about one of these events [and publicity initiatives], there is always an online component."

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