Product placement in movies: The effect of prominence and mode on audience recall
Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising
A promotional strategy of growing interest is the placement of branded products in movies. An experiment compared the recall effectiveness of common product-placement strategies with each other and with advertising. Prominent placements elicited higher recall than did advertisements, which, in turn, outperformed subtle placements. The explicit mention of a product in the audio script (without a visual depiction) led to better recall than a subtle visual placement (without audio reinforcement). However, the addition of a complementary audio message did not significantly enhance the recall of a product that already enjoyed prominent visual display. © 1998 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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Gupta, Pola B. and Lord, Kenneth R., "Product placement in movies: The effect of prominence and mode on audience recall" (1998). Faculty Publications. 3953.