To those with a lot of experience in the print ad business....it seems the trend these days is to put build some sort of ad effectiveness measuring device into the ad so you can actually see the impact of the ad, ie. the customer will see in a Gillette ad "visit www.gillette.com/newblades" and that web url was created specifically to measure how many people see the print ad and visit the website.
Are you seeing this as the norm when it comes to ads? It seems like the higher end brands don't utilize this sort of thing as much as their ads are very clean, little text, maybe it would come off as tacky. Just seems if you can't measure the results it's very hard to justify spending so much on ads. I guess like someone else send on this thread, for some brands the only way people are going to know they exist is through a print ad.
Just always intrigued me, the use of a specific url in the ad, or a coupon code, allows you to see what people actually 'act' on the ad, I wonder how often that is really used.