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Product Placement Advertising - The anti-DVR Commercial

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 #41 of 116
    RunnerFL

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    Here are the few that I've noticed.

    Rizzoli & Isles - MGD 64
    Leverage - Hyundai
    Burn Notice - Hyundai and MGD 64
    Chuck - Subway & iPhone
    Modern Family - iPad
    White Collar - Ford Taurus (In one episode they even gave you the specs of the car)
    Covert Affairs - EMC2 Servers (So it's not just targeted at home users)
     
  2. Aug 23, 2010 #42 of 116
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    I agree those are terrible and heavy handed, but far better than the entire episode that was written around getting tickets to see a movie - may have been Avatar.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2010 #43 of 116
    russ9

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    Burn Notice - they show Sam drinking a bottle of Miller Genuine Draft (I think). The camera actually zooms in on the bottle on the table. The funny thing is, a few scenes later, Sam is having another beer, clearly not Miller. I guess Sam didn't like it.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 #44 of 116
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    Yep, and I suspect Hyundai too
     
  5. Aug 23, 2010 #45 of 116
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    That was practically a 1/2 commercial for one.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2010 #46 of 116
    matt

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    Like they even need one. :rolleyes: Apple makes an announcement of something new and the drones line up. :nono:
     
  7. Aug 23, 2010 #47 of 116
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    and that is why the episode was hilarious.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2010 #48 of 116
    RunnerFL

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    It was closer to an infomercial. :lol:

    But a great episode none the less.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2010 #49 of 116
    redsoxfan26

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    "Heroes" when it was on the air with the Nissan Versa, and Sprint cell phones.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2010 #50 of 116
    elaclair

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    The most in-congruent car sponsorship I ever saw..and I'm definitely showing my age here...was what amounted to an infomercial for Chevrolet on, of all shows, Bonanza. All the characters were extolling the virtues of the new model chevys, in constume, and "on stage" in Virginia City......
     
  11. Aug 23, 2010 #51 of 116
    armophob

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    I saw it, but did not put 2 and 2 together.
    I do find myself looking around for name brands out of curiosity. But I do not feel the placements have as much meaning. If you commit yourself to a show and know it is not real, then you know the actors are also not really fans of the product.
    I am more drawn and curious when something gets the blur circle.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2010 #52 of 116
    Scott Kocourek

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    I just watched an episode of Deadliest Catch - Behind the scenes and all the cameramen wore Sony headsets, but the Ritz crackers on the counter had blue tape over part of the boxes.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2010 #53 of 116
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    Kias are really showcased on The Glades. In the last episode they noted a couple had drowned because their "Mercury had early GPS system". Kind of tasteless?
     
  14. Aug 24, 2010 #54 of 116
    Holydoc

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    Oh goodness. Eureka is the most blantant product placement show I have seen. the first time they introduced the Subaru as Jo's car, she was bragging about how great it was. During that same episode, Fargo also gets one and basically does an advertisement monologue for Subaru as he brags about all the amenities it has.

    Eureka went over the top with their advertisement of the anti-perspirant DEGREE. They even dedicated a whole show on how Degree was invented in Eureka. Any shot done in a bathroom usually has Degree sitting on a shelf nearby.
     
  15. Aug 24, 2010 #55 of 116
    JACKIEGAGA

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    Thats 2 weeks in a row just said it again last night
     
  16. Aug 26, 2010 #56 of 116
    armophob

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    That big bucket was right there in the center of the screen again with Mika seductively enjoying one. Looked like a bake sale table with one bucket of Twizzlers.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2010 #57 of 116
    n3ntj

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    I watched Pawn Stars last night (recorded Monday) and at the end, as Earl mentioned, at the end, the old man gives Chumlee $5 for lunch.. Chumlee says , under his breath, something about getting a "footlong" indicating he's on his way to Subway. Later, you see him sitting at the desk with a Subway cup... and won't give the Old Man a chip. A funny ending to that episode.
     
  18. Aug 26, 2010 #58 of 116
    Game Fan

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    Here's a throwback: Starsky & Hutch the Ford Gran Torino. Everyone old enough has to remember that one.
     
  19. Aug 26, 2010 #59 of 116
    Greg Alsobrook

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    This one is a couple years old... but it cracked me up.

    [youtube]d36wUmJGzvA[/youtube]
     
  20. Aug 26, 2010 #60 of 116
    Stewart Vernon

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    I still say product placement doesn't bother me as much as a commercial. A commercial means no show during that time... and if they can't sell enough commercials my show might go away.

    Product placement means potentially more show AND I get to still watch my show.

    Frankly, I would love to see a day where an hour-long show was 50 minutes or more with minimal commercial interruption because the product placements are incorporated into the show enough.

    Lots of Coke and Apple computers and Levi's and whatever else during a show means more show to watch!
     

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