Obvious Product Placement in Movies and Television

Obvious Product Placement in Movies and Television

Can you spot the 17 products placed in the image above? Today, product placement can be seen in many television shows and movies. There should be a seamless transition between the ad and program.  Viewers will notice the advertisement on a subconscious level, such as a character drinking a Diet Coke or eating Taco Bell. However, for many shows, this is not the case. When executed poorly, viewers immediately notice the product. It appears as a commercial rather than a subtle advertisement. The following are our favorite obvious cases of product placement.

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The Story of Bringing a Traditional Retailer into the Digital Age

This is the Story of Bringing a Traditional Retailer into the Digital Age 7

Friends, let me tell you a story. It might hit home for many of you, but I promise a happy ending. Imagine if you will, your family has run a successful retail business with multiple locations around the region for over 50 years. This was your dad’s life. He was the guy. Everyone knew him, and his name drew people in. He stood for service and quality. He hand-picked the sales people who were on the floor. He knew them all by name. 50 years, every day he managed this business and he loved it. He knew how to bring the people in. You throw a big sale for Memorial Day and Labor Day. Newspaper and TV are the way to go to reach your audience.  Then the internet came, he had a website built because he knew he needed to be online. Then, unfortunately, he died. Along with dealing with his death, now, this business, it’s all up to you.

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Amazon Spark: Will it Ignite the Flame or Put Out the Fire

Amazon Spark: Will it Ignite the Flame or Put Out the Fire 7Let’s start with a trivia question. What social media platform features mobile usage, image focus, and a scrollable never-ending homepage? If your answer is Instagram, you are incorrect. But I’m talking about Amazon’s recent social creation, Amazon Spark.

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Emoji Etiquette in Modern Marketing

Emoji Etiquette in Modern Marketing 1

In my personal messages, I typically leave emojis out. Emojis can be construed in several ways.  They display differently depending on the device. Also, at an elementary level, I believe emojis come across as childish. However, as my friends tease me, not using emojis can be perceived as being old or not hip. While I can handle a few jabs from my friends, I must be more careful when it comes to marketing.

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What’s Your Genius? – A CreativeMornings Review

.What's Your Genius? - A CreativeMornings Richmond Review 1We all get caught up in the day-to-day, so sometimes it’s important to have a refresher of the importance of being your best self, every day.

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The Great Advertising Shift; What Has Changed and What is Left to Come?

The Great Advertising Shift

I wouldn’t consider myself an “old-head,” but I have been in the advertising industry for over 20 years, and have seen it shift dramatically. When I started out, it was a pretty easy gig, as far as I was concerned.  A media planner by trade, I’d walk into meetings and only have a handful of advertising options to present; television, radio, print, direct mail, sponsorship, and not much else. In preparation, I would run some basic demographics with the target audience, which was easier than today as well – with audiences being so broad. After exchanging pleasantries with the client, I’d break down the costs of each channel, our expectations of their success, and pitch what we thought would be most effective. There wasn’t much back and forth, and typically the client would sign right there. Today, things are much different.

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