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    Branded Content, Product Placement And Mistakes To Avoid

    Posted by Greg Smith on January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Integrating Your Brand In Film & Television

    Branded content and product placement are perhaps two of the most crucial factors for an effective marketing campaign. We may be a little biased since they are two of our field of expertise, but we're not alone in this sentiment!

    From placements like Eggo waffles in Stranger Things to Reese's Pieces in ET, effective product placement creates an authentic awareness that relates to consumers unlike any other form of advertising. In this blog post, Hollywood Branded shares insights on branded content and product placement from one of our clients, FLIR Systems, Inc.'s Senior Manager of Strategic Communications, Vatche Arabian.



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    Topics: Strategic Partnerships, Product Placement & Branded Content, Podcast Topic

    How Entertainment Marketing Is Different Than Advertising... or PR

    Posted by Stacy Jones on January 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM

    The Difference And How It Affects Your Brand

    What we do as entertainment marketing specialists is deal expertly in the art of consumer suggestion - something which flows along the lines of both advertising and PR. But there are differences in these marketing practices.

    Marketing authority, speaker and cartoonist Tom Fishburne is quoted as saying, "The best marketing doesn't feel like marketing."  And THAT is what entertainment marketing does for a brand. When done right, it makes the brand feel organic to the content.  Which means it becomes more easy to relate to (and buy in to) with the very tuned-in and engaged viewers watching. In this blog, Hollywood Branded examines what sets entertainment marketing apart from advertising and PR and how brands can benefit massively from it.



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    Topics: Public Relations, Social Media Strategy, Product Placement & Branded Content

    Choose Your Own Adventure TV Is Here With Netflix

    Posted by Mohamad Awadallah on January 2, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    The Future Is Now

    You trembled from "Playtest." You were captivated by "San Junipero." You began to raise an eyebrow halfway through "Shut Up and Dance" because there is no hint on what is happening next. All of this was shared by viewers with the Emmy-winning science-fiction anthology series, Black Mirror, which tends to leave many viewers with an "awe" look on their face after each episode.  And they are taking it to the next step.

    Leveraging the advancement in technology, the show creators have infused elements of video-game experiences with traditional television for their audience to enjoy with unique endings driven by the choices the viewer makes. In this blog, Hollywood Branded discusses the future of Black Mirror's new "choose your own adventure" episode release, blending television platforms, the future of technology and film. 



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    Topics: Product Placement & Branded Content

    PVOD:  How To Watch Movies From Home While Still In Theater

    Posted by Jessica Moore on December 24, 2018 at 8:29 AM

    Inside What May Become The Next Trend Of Entertainment

    Over the holidays, whispers circulated through the industry that a Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) test in Canada was on the horizon with the major studios, and that theatrical titles could be available within as quickly as a three-week window after initial release in cinemas.

    The topic of PVOD has come up several times in the past year, and recent talks spawn all the same three questions: How will this affect the entertainment industry? Is this actually a win for movie-goers? What is the future impact on studios? In this blog, Hollywood Branded discusses how to watch movies from home on PVOD, and the impact for movie-goers, and studios alike...and the benefits for brands who do product placement.



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    Topics: Strategic Partnerships, Creative Content, Product Placement & Branded Content

    The Top 5 Holiday Product Placements

    Posted by Stacy Jones on December 10, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

    The holiday season is a time for family, gift-giving, and cuddling up next to the fire to watch your favorite holiday movie. Because we watch these movies year after year, the brands we see in them become an iconic reminder of the movie - and work as well to keep the brand in the front of our minds as we Christmas shop.

    Product placements have actually been a crucial part to some of your favorite holiday classics, whether you noticed or not. In fact, with the best ones, you probably didn't catch it at first. In this blog, Hollywood Branded looks at the top 5 holiday product placements from our favorite seasonal movies and how they keep consumers coming back to the featured brands year after year.



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    Topics: Product Placement & Branded Content