Topic: Product Placement

How Pepsi Landed the Perfect Product Placement, Then Made It a Reality

Meet the integration guru who invented the future

There was a time in the past when the future was not yet real. It was before Marty McFly and Doc raced through decades in a beat-up DeLorean, before hoverboards,…

Here's What the Bible Would Look Like Full of Product Placements

The word of Google and his only son, Jesus Crest

Advertising veterans George Logothetis and Graham Clifford are celebrating Easter in a bit of a blasphemous way this year by unveiling The Product Placement Bible—a tongue-in-cheek (or at least turn-the-other-cheek)…

Microsoft's Marketing Totally Backfired When CNN Used Its Devices as iPad Stands

Not quite ready for its close-up

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 had a bad election night on CNN when the on-air talent used the device to prop up their iPads. Microsoft was a CNN partner as the…

Is Product Placement the Savior or the Scourge of Entertainment?

Hundreds shared their opinions at this week's #AdweekChat

As movies, TV and video become increasingly flexible, on-demand forms of entertainment, most types of advertising have struggled to keep pace. The big exception? Product placement. When your branding appears right…

Product Placement: Effective or Disruptive? Join #AdweekChat to Share Your Take

Twitter chat kicks off at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday

You might not remember (or even see) the ads that run between segments of your favorite TV shows these days. But it's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the product placements.  Whether…

7 Memorable Moments in the Dubious History of Product Placement

Decades after E.T., brand mentions still feel awkward

Remember when you had to wait until the commercial break to be bombarded with brand marketing? Probably not, since product placement has been a Hollywood addiction since the 1980s. Ever since…

Mary Kay Makes Brand Integration Beautiful

The cosmetics giant teams with Project Runway on TV, digital and social initiatives

Adweek talks to Mary Kay's director of U.S. consumer marketing Kim Sater about the brand's deep relationship with Lifetime's long-running fashion design competition show Project Runway—why it's different, and why…

RuPaul Dresses Up Product Placement

Reality shows like Drag Race, Top Chef, Project Runway cast brands in a starring role

Not long ago, brand integrations on television could be kind of a drag. To get noticed, marketers relied on standard, sometimes clumsy product placement tactics like putting digitally enhanced samples…

U.K. Agrees First Product Placement for Prime-Time TV

‘Coronation Street’ will feature a Nationwide ATM

U.K. soap opera Coronation Street will be the first prime-time show on British TV to feature product placement. ITV’s deal with Nationwide Building Society means that the soap will feature…