Product Placement

Using product placement as a marketing channel

Product Placement

Geoffrey Precourt, Event Reports, ANA Digital & Social Media, July 2015

This event report outlines how Coca-Cola Journey, the soft drinks firm's official website, tapped into an opportunity presented by the finale of "Mad Men", the hit TV show.

Geoffrey Precourt, Event Reports, ARF Audience Measurement, June 2015

This event report provide guidance for brands seeking to leverage product placement, based on the views of Starcom MediaVest and Turner Broadcasting.

Cannes Creative Lions, Entrant, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2015

This case study describes how Hasbro Deutschland GMBH promoted its toy NERF Blasters to a new demographic in Germany.

Cannes Creative Lions, Entrant, Creative Effectiveness Lions, 2015

This case study describes how Hyundai Motor America revived flagging interest in its marque amongst millennials by capitalising on zombie mania.

Genevieve Begy and Vishal Talwar, International Journal of Market Research, Digital First, April 2015
Product placement is fiercely being courted by firms as a consequence of the declining credibility of traditional broadcast advertising and the '30-second spot'. Very little research analysing its economic worth exists outside of the realm of film, however.

Iris Vermeir, Snezhanka Kazakova, Tina Tessitore, Verolien Cauberghe and Hendrik Slabbinck, International Journal of Advertising, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2014
This study investigates the moderating influences of brand congruence and placement prominence on the impact of game-evoked flow on cognitive and affective outcomes for in-game brand placements. In two studies, the authors demonstrate that experiencing flow while gaming tends to contribute positively to affective outcomes, leading to more positive brand attitudes, but it has no impact on cognitive processing or brand recognition.

Natalie Chalmers, Mihir Warty, Michelle Vickerstaff, Jane Dorsett, Derry Simpson and Nigel Richardson, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, Entrant, IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2014

This case study explains how Ikea, the furniture and homewares retailer, increased interest in its catalogues in Australia to boost sales.

Kate Kopperman, Warc Prize for Innovation, Bronze, 2014

This case study describes how Colgate, the dental care brand, found a fresh way to engage with Australians about oral protection by creating a branded mouthguard to be worn by a popular Rugby League team.

Bijal Pathak, Warc Prize for Innovation, Shortlisted, 2014

This case study describes how pharmaceutical brand Lifescan created a new diabetes management system and complete education curriculum for diabetics and their caregivers in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to increase sales of its products.



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