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Magnuficent: Product placement in an advergame

Magnum, an ice cream brand owned by the British/Dutch company Unilever, has recently launched its latest ad / interactive advergame or we could just call it an experience: Pleasure Hunt. It was…

Brands on paintings

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. It employed aspects of mass culture, such as advertising,…

Brands & Films on Facebook and Twitter

Special announcement for readers and visitors of this blog: since last Saturday Brands&Films has its own Facebook page and Twitter profile. On the Facebook page you will find links to new blog…

Brands & Films' first birthday

It was on the 19th February 2010, 365 days ago, when I published the first post on Brands & Films titled The King of Drinks. Since then I've managed to write (and…

Show me the Love!

A few days ago I read an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was positive that his Nike shoes could be one of the decisive factors in the Super…

Top 40 Product Placements of all time: 10-1

Here it is: the best of the best. The fourth and the last part of the Top 40 product placements of all time. Just a quick reminder – this is my personal…

Top 40 Product Placements of all time: 20-11

Here’s the third part of the Top 40 product placements of all time. It’s my personal and very subjective list. You can check placements from positions 21 to 30 here: Top 40…

Top 40 Product Placements of all time: 30-21

Let’s continue with the countdown of the Top 40 product placements of all time. Remember: this is my personal and very subjective list. You can check positions 31 to 40 here: Top…

Top 40 Product Placements of all time: 40-31

Let’s clear one thing first: this is my personal list. I admit, it’s not an objective list. It’s based on the movies I’ve seen, articles and books I’ve read, the available data…

The Best of 2010

December is the month for various lists, best-ofs, worst-ofs, Top 10s, Top 100s … So; here are some of my favourite moments of 2010 – the best examples of product placement and…

Burek in Stieg Larsson’s novel

When I read approximately half of Stieg Larsson's third novel of the Millennium trilogy The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, I found an unusual passage. I was surprised and kind of…

Product placement and crowdsourcing

In my previous post Does the worst product placement exist? I mentioned that there was a thread on social news website Reddit: What Movies Have Had the Worst Product Placement? Redditor who…

Hooligans in Nike sneakers

Ivan Bogdanov, 29, is probably the most famous football hooligan at the moment. He's the guy who was on almost every picture from the Italy-Serbia football match, which should have been played…

Chilean miners wear Oakley sunglasses

During the last 24 hours the rescue mission of Chilean miners has been the world's top news. The men have been trapped underground since 5 August, when a mine tunnel collapsed. The…