In the world of film and TV, the devil is in the details. And those details often include the subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle appearance of brands and products, weaving their way into the storylines and settings we adore. From flashy cars to casual sips of soft drinks, last week was abuzz with some noteworthy product placements across TV shows and movies. Drawing from meticulous data analysis by Product Placement Blog, here’s a quick dive into some of the most intriguing brand appearances that caught our attention. Dive in, and see how many you spotted!
Thirsty for Victory: Pepsi’s Presence in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
In Season 2, Episode 1 of Winning Time, Pepsi made its mark through strategically placed cans and billboards.
Sneaker Swing: Nike Sneakers Star in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Nike’s partnership with the Spider-Man franchise continues as various sneakers are spotted in the latest animated film. The fashionable footwear makes a dynamic statement in several scenes.
Futuristic Drive: Hyundai’s Innovative Car in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
This year’s Spider-Man movie not only highlighted Nike but also showcased a futuristic Hyundai car model. This unusual product placement certainly caught fans off guard!
Bold Moves with Bright Wheels: The Infiniti QX55 Showstopper in No Hard Feelings
The 2023 release, No Hard Feelings, saw Andrew Barth Feldman’s character, Percy Becker, take Jennifer Lawrence’s Maddie on a wild ride, quite literally on the hood of his vibrant Infiniti QX55. It’s not just any car scene – the boldness of the car and the unique scenario ensures it steals the limelight, making it an unforgettable product placement.
Subtle Sips: Spotting Soft Drinks in Only Murders in the Building
Season 3’s first episode of Only Murders in the Building had a soft spot for beverages. Hidden, yet noticeable, Coca-Cola cans and Canada Dry drinks casually made their appearance on the table. The subtle placement feels natural and blends seamlessly with the show’s environment.
Painkiller Parties with Grey Goose Vodka
Partying is never complete without a statement drink. In the series premiere of Painkiller, the main characters toast to the night with premium Grey Goose vodka at a bustling club.
A Clear Winner: Pepsi’s Bright Logo in Painkiller S1Ep5
In a scene where all other brand logos were blurred, the Pepsi logo on the refrigerator stands out brightly.
A Lavish Loo Roll: The Premium Toilet Paper in And Just Like That…
Season 2, episode 9 of And Just Like That… showcases an interesting product. Who Gives A Crap Bamboo Premium Toilet Paper Rolls are held with grace by Kristin Davis and Evan Handler.
Hiding Behind Fizz: Fanta’s Bright Beacon in Heart of Stone
Amidst the intense gunfight in Heart of Stone, Gal Gadot’s character, Rachel Stone, seeks cover. And where does she find it? Behind a vividly colored Fanta Vending Machine. It’s the pop of color in a dark scene that draws the eyes, making the vending machine more than just a prop.
Kleenex and Harley-Davidson in Billions
The seventh season’s first episode of Billions features Kleenex Tissues and a Harley-Davidson poster at the home office of “Dollar” Bill Stearn, played by Kelly AuCoin.
City Rides with Style: Lyft’s Feature in Swagger
Season 2, episode 8 of Swagger has O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s character, Ike “Icon” Edwards, traveling in style. How? By hopping around town using Lyft, bringing urban transportation into the series’ narrative.
A Feast of Fast Food: McDonald’s Appearance in The Summer I Turned Pretty
Who doesn’t love a good McDonald’s spread? In the second season, episode 7 of The Summer I Turned Pretty, a mouth-watering range of McDonald’s products – from potatoes to burgers and drinks – finds its way to the table at home. Comfort food, right in the heart of the show.
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