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product placement

noun [U]
 
 
(also embedded marketing) MARKETING
a form of advertising in which a product appears or is mentioned as part of a film or television programme: An early example of product placement is in the 1949 movie Gun Crazy, where a Bulova clock is repeatedly shown in important scenes. Sales of the boots really took off after some careful product placement in a kids' TV series.
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