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95-97 in Germany 97+ in Germany 96 to 98 in Poland

Late 1997 and later in Germany

These are the advertisements from Sierra Coktel (Hellfire), Cendant, CUC, Havas and Vivendi, and were mostly designed by Roger Stornfels in Heppenheim. The Hellfire ads seem to have been made by a company named Simpson & Wang. The media presence wasn't as strict as in 1996 anymore, but still followed a rough scheme.

Since I don't have all relevant magazines from the corresponding time in a form that includes ads (official PDFs for example are ad-free), there will be many gaps in the gallery. However, those gaps should be mostly compensated by parallel publications.

MCV featured a timeline showing the marketing strategy for Diablo 2 in 2000:

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