- 01-15-2013, 09:28 PM #7
Came here expecting a troll thread. Well, that's me officially put in my place isn't it?
- 01-15-2013, 11:41 PM #10
I'm embarassed to say that on occasion I watch the Vampire Diaries, and the product placement in that show (including a lot of windows phone and android) is shameless. They're in every scene and actually integrate themselves rather clunkily into entire plot devices. Just in the last episode a main character, when asked how they can find out the address of a company, actually theatrically pulls out a windows phone (i think htc) and exclaims: "We could BING it!"
- 01-16-2013, 01:11 AM #13
I don't watch the show and never heard of it, but I saw a Windows Phone commercial at the movie theatre. It was the one with Ben the PC Guy challenging the couple at the outdoor cafe to see whether the woman's iPhone 5 or the Nokia Lumia 920 took a better picture at night. Ben had a yellow 920. The woman picked a red 920.
That's the video I saw.
Prior to that, there was another ad that showed off more 920s in various colours and 8Xs in various colours.
- 01-16-2013, 02:13 AM #14
I know Hawaii 5-0 had some terrible Subway product placements too.
I don't blame the shows because everybody is skipping the commercials now days. Just wish they could do a better job of writing them into the story. It's almost like watching Truman Show where she would stop doing everything she was doing and looked at the camera and did a commercial while he sat there staring at her wondering what she was doing.
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- 01-16-2013, 07:43 PM #17
I was watching a program today (I think it was Emmerdale) and spotted someone looking at pictures on a phone with a bright blue back. Could tell by the design it was a Nokia Lumia.
- 01-16-2013, 07:46 PM #18
Lol, read the title and got my defense cap on :/ will have to get the wife to DVR it and check the show out.
And it was on Castle
- 01-16-2013, 10:47 PM #22
My wife just gets a kick out of me pausing a show to see if I can Identify the phone in the scene. I get all excited when it is a WP....Before posting anything, please be sure to get the facts straight. You can always distort them to your liking later.
01-16-2013, 10:56 PM #23
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Actor1: Yes... (dramatically pulls out Surface) Let's Bing it!
Actor2: Sure, but how can you know you've found the right thing?
Actor1: Easy! Just upload the images to SkyDrive!
Actor2: You're right! Let me post a message from my People Hub to tell everyone how easy this was!
Actor1: Awesome! Hang on a sec while I let my kid play with Kid's Corner!
Actor2: I heard it was seen at a local popular coffee shop. Easy to find with Local Scout!!!
Actor3: Hey guys! I just saw the van we're looking for! Let me share the photo I took of the license plate with NFC(tm) Tap to Send!
Actor4: Wait!!! These phones have XBOX?!?!?!?! OMFG AMAZING(head explodes)....
This has been a rendition of the magic of Windows Phone by the WPC Actors Guild.... minus one. :-p
- 01-17-2013, 03:33 AM #24
There's no worse worse offender in product placement than the Bond franchise, everyone and their mum seemed to have those crap sony ericsson phones in Skyfall - Bond, Javier Bardem, the WHOLE of MI6. I still remember turning to my friend in the cinema during Casino Royale and actually saying out loud 'what the F***?!' when in the middle of a scene, the girl suddenly asks Bond:
'That's a very sexy watch.......what is it, a Rolex?'
Bond: 'No, actually it's an OMEGA.'
I usually mind less when the products are actually decent but those bond phones are abysmal. Loving the lumia presence in Vampire Diaries, but seriously, regardless of your feelings for google - who the **** says the phrase 'Why don't we bing it?!'
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