A History of Obvious Product Placement in Movies

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Entertainment

A compilation of paid product placement in movies--ah, the shamelessness of Hollywood.
There are 39 comments:
Female 527
They forgot Cheaper by the Dozen. It had a million Crate and Barrel boxes in it.
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Male 379
release the awesome!
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Female 2,695
i looove reese`s pieces and i really wish i had some now
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Male 1,834
its waynes world, party time, exelent
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Male 31
What about Talladega Nights!? There was a complete Apple Bee`s commercial in there!!!!!!!!
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Male 159
I have to admit I once ordered a cold cut combo due to the fact that I was obsessed with Happy Gilmore as a kid.
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Male 4,004
Umm... they failed to mention Josie and the Pussycats



This isn`t a product placement heavy scene. It`s 2 minutes of the hour and a half long advertisement vomit. It was done intentionally, much like Talladega Nights, The Tale of Ricky Bobby, but less obviously.
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Male 1,021
Hershey didn`t really pay anything to be in E.T. but they did agree to support the movie with a million dollars of co-branded advertising.
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Male 4,793
"jennifer connelly is the most erotic women on earth "

she`s more than one woman? that is impressive.
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Male 4,793
Waynes world does NOT count cause they did it in a hilarious matter.
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Male 10,440
Product placement can go both ways. When it happens, IMO it can be either unnoticed or fit the continuity of the story or it can seem deliberate and thus stand out like an AD - which in turn makes the movie suck. When you do this it`s almost always a detriment.

... the way to make it work is to only use it when the plot asks for it. It would be pretty hard to make movies set in modern, commercial times without *any* logos or such.
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Male 15,510
The whole The Wizard movie is a Nintendo ad
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Male 1,249
The power glove IS bad. Bad to the bone.
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Male 1,364
jennifer connelly is the most erotic women on earth
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Male 1,931
I love the power glove. It`s so bad.

Every time I watch that movie I insist that guy`s voice is going to be 50 times deeper than what it actually is. His balls need to drop.
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Male 447
And now by watching this video the products get more advertising. This is why the medium is so effective.
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Male 801
Waynes World can do no wrong!
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Female 1,652
I have the purple phone that was in transformers.
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Male 333
"I love to powerglove......it feels so bad" (The Wizard)

Is that what teenagers called fapping back in the 80s? ..sorry cant come out to play yet i`m powergloving!
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Male 2,034
Michael Bay is awful...
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Male 25,416
Waynes world and Happy Gilmore did with class
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Male 4,807
Also when you go to the theater you have to sit through 20 minutes of commercials.
I pay 12 bucks to see a crappy movie and watch commercials.
That being said... Waynes world party on, excellent.
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Male 683
My favorite that they didn`t have in here; Iron Man 2. Pepper Potts, the new CEO (or whatever) of a company that puts out some of the most technologically advanced stuff is seen using an LG enV2 or 3. Lol, riggghhttt.
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Male 490
Honestly, product placement can help immersion.

However, it can be annoying when it is perceived as blatant advertisement.
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Female 387
One bit of product placement that really annoyed me was in Santa Clause 3 (yeah, I know) where they had a `red deer` energy drink. The machine supplying red deer featured prominently in the film, and the drink was branded in the same way as Red Bull.
Message: even Santa drinks Red Bull, so you can too kids!
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Male 812
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the stupidest film of the 21st century.
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Male 2,700
I personally dontn buy something Just cause i saw it in the movies. but I would also RATHER see the products in the movies instead of some sham name placed over the normal color and even the designs of the original companies. How long before the church starts charging people every time a bible or the word God (read:facist) is used.
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Male 1,548
I actually enjoy it when they do this. It makes things far more realistic when you have companies that actually exist. Plus it gives the filmmakers money, so It`s a double win.
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Male 2,516
hahaha SvampeBob right on the money
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Male 2,033
I immediately thought of "The Island` but didn`t realize it was THAT bad. I always remember the giant pepsi sign fight
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Male 4,680
I found this really interesting. I am pleasantly surprised! :D
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Male 3,076

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Male 2,441
I agree meep.
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Male 6,694
I dont like it when the brand of chips is "Chips" and the brand of cola and beer is "Cola" and "Beer".
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Male 37,890
wow.... that was entertaining.....


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Male 541
i see nothing wrong with product placement. It makes the movies more realistic. We don`t live in a world where every label has tape over it
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Male 1,587
pretty interesting... I knew Micheal Bay was a whore
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Male 5,314
how else would i know what to buy if they didn`t do this?
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Male 19,868
Link: A History of Obvious Product Placement in Movies [Rate Link] - A compilation of paid product placement in movies--ah, the shamelessness of Hollywood.
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