TV

Blog posts about product placement in TV shows.

How Subway Saved Two Fan-Favorite TV Shows

The TV industry is traditionally unforgiving when it comes to cancellation. After all, shows are extremely expensive to make, and money is the point at the production level: when a fan-favorite lands…

Osteria Francescana in Master of None

Osteria Francescana in Master of None is one of the best examples of natural-fit product placement in recent years.

Watches from Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot was one of the surprises of the 2015 in the TV world. It follows a young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot, who works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but…

KitchenAid pasta press in Master of None

Product placement for kitchen appliances is usually used in cooking shows (e.g. MasterChef or something similar), although we can sometimes see it in movies or TV shows as well. I have recently found one example of great product placement for KitchenAid pasta press in the TV show Master of None.

Product placement in Mad Men: Cinzano in Season 7

The seventh season of Mad Men, split into two half-seasons, didn’t include an excessive number of brands and placements. Besides Coca-Cola that had a special appearance in the show’s finale, I also…

Hot or cold: product placement in cooking shows

When and where did you first hear about Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay or Nigella Lawson? I’m sure the answer for many of you is cooking shows. Wikipedia’s definition of a cooking show…

Product placement slideshow: House of Cards 3

The first and second season of Netflix’s show House of Cards were marked by the heavy use of brands, especially Apple products and BlackBerry. At times the show looked like those two…

Where is Don Keefer’s Instagram account?

In the last episode of The Newsroom (S03E04) Sloan Sabbith deleted a few photos from her Don Keefer’s Instagram account. Don is her colleague from work and she did it because they…

Drinking the best scotch in Scandal

American TV show Scandal has an interesting take on drinking alcohol. There is the main character Olivia Pope who drinks expensive red wine and there is Fitz, the president of the USA,…

Gone Girl in Scandal

The third season of Scandal ended with Olivia Pope on the plane heading into the unknown. So where did she go? The opening episode of the fourth season provided the answer. She…

Supercut: Brands And The City

I did this project because I’ve always found funny to stack-up things. I first started to make small paintings, writing all the brands in a given issue of Vogue. However, those were…

Product placement slideshow: Modern Family season 5

American TV show Modern Family recently wrapped up its fifth season. It has received mixed reviews, although it still generated very good ratings. The show has been fairly light on product placement…