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Old 02-17-2009, 02:10 AM   #1
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Kindle 1 on TV

I just saw a Kindle 1 at the end of the episode of the new TNT series "Trust Me".
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:10 AM   #2
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:41 AM   #3
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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Product placement?
This drives me nuts. I can deal if it's a talk show, or whatever, but everywhere else? Grrr.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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This drives me nuts. I can deal if it's a talk show, or whatever, but everywhere else? Grrr.
Here's something to make you extra nuts.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #6
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Since you only see the back of it and only those who know what a Kindle is will recognize it, I doubt it.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:56 AM   #7
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Here's something to make you extra nuts.
Grr. Commercials don't belong in my TV shows. Even if I love the product they are advertising.

*edit - wait, did you notice they taped off "Sony?" It isn't a paid advert then.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:02 AM   #8
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Grr. Commercials don't belong in my TV shows. Even if I love the product they are advertising.
If you read the thread, you'll realize it wasn't a commercial. They greeked (blocked) out the name of the reader. It was appropriate to use in the scene because the episode revolved around a couple in a book store that was bought out buy a big company (Amazon-ish) and it was a pitch meeting about new products.

Truth in advertising (ha ha), I work making commercials and even I am sensitive to inappropriate use of advertising.

Sometimes, things are just props.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:09 AM   #9
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It's either product placement or even more endless commercials. Programming ain't really free. Although some of the drek on TV, I feel they should pay me to even own a box that has the potential to receive it...
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If you read the thread, you'll realize it wasn't a commercial. They greeked (blocked) out the name of the reader. It was appropriate to use in the scene because the episode revolved around a couple in a book store that was bought out buy a big company (Amazon-ish) and it was a pitch meeting about new products.

Truth in advertising (ha ha), I work making commercials and even I am sensitive to inappropriate use of advertising.

Sometimes, things are just props.
Yeah, I noticed that (edited my post). I get so irritated when I'm watching a show and BAM! commercial. I love Psych, but they do it a lot. They had a two minute mini commercial to Dunkin' Donuts once.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:35 AM   #11
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Yeah, I noticed that (edited my post). I get so irritated when I'm watching a show and BAM! commercial. I love Psych, but they do it a lot. They had a two minute mini commercial to Dunkin' Donuts once.
Yeah, but they do it with so much tongue in cheek that you just otta laugh. I imagine that somewhere there are people in corporat offices pulling their hair out when they see what they get for their money from them.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:38 AM   #12
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Yeah, but they do it with so much tongue in cheek that you just otta laugh. I imagine that somewhere there are people in corporat offices pulling their hair out when they see what they get for their money from them.
No, they're happy because you're talking about it and remember what the product was. That's the point.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:44 AM   #13
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Yeah, but they do it with so much tongue in cheek that you just otta laugh. I imagine that somewhere there are people in corporat offices pulling their hair out when they see what they get for their money from them.
You know who does that the best? Mike Rowe from Dirty jobs.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:11 PM   #14
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Did anyone see Desperate Housewives a couple of weeks ago? Bree bought a new car and was showing her friends all of the features. At the end of her speech, the camera zoomed in on the name of the car.
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You know who does that the best? Mike Rowe from Dirty jobs.
And he is quite good at it i might add
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