Goods and Services Marketing
The success of a product or a company in the marketplace is highly dependent on the target markets ability to distinguish a given product from another. One way this is accomplished is through branding. When it comes to branding, companies must make complex decisions that will have a prolonged effect on the perception of the product and company in the marketplace. In this discussion, you will discuss product placements based on brand name marketing in the film industry.
Scenario: MY PROFESSOR HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT IN REGARDS TO PRODUCTS PLACED, IT’S REFERRING TO MOVIES, OR TV SHOWS.
Product placement deals have been a common practice in the film industry for quite some time, but the focus on placing popular brands in movies and television shows was never as important as it is today. To execute this Assignment, watch one of your favorite television shows or a recent popular movie and discover a brand of a product that is featured in the plot of the story. Pay close attention, sometimes it can be tricky to identify a popular brand being featured if your mind is not consciously looking for it.
Directions to complete this Assignment:
- Read Chapter 10 in your textbook to understand how companies make branding decisions.
- Download an explanation of marketing uses for branding here.
- Watch the video interview segment with a well-known management consultant, Tom Peters, by going to the YouTube™ video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgyLq7m1WJA to view Brand, Design, and Differentiation (Tom Peters Company ©1999-2014) to supplement your understanding of product branding Filmed by BVO in 2009.
Used by permission of Tom Peters.