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Does your product placement make sense?

Product Placement

In a previous business lesson video I talked about hitting your target market. You can watch that video here. This week I want to talk about making sure your product placement makes sense (and cents).

I went out to dinner this weekend to celebrate the 80th birthday of my wife’s grand-mom. While at the bar waiting to be seated I noticed they had some beach volley ball playing on the TV from Brazil. When the competitors stopped to take a break on the sideline. Sitting between each team was a mini fridge completely jam packed with… [More in the video]

Episode 336


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episode of the business podcast I want

to talk about product placement and when

it doesn’t necessarily make sense

product placement is everywhere right

it’s it’s I mean it’s in this video

right here right now if you’re watching

this on youtube you’ll see there’s

copies of my book right behind me there

are other albums and things behind me

there’s an award for podcasting right

behind me

placement this shirt I’m wearing is and

is a shirt for a video game that a good

very very close friend of mine developed

and I happen to pick the name for the

game anyway product placement is

everywhere now redbull you know I I got

a bone to pick with you

I I was out to dinner Saturday night

with some family and we were celebrating

a birthday party birthday party birthday

and the on the TV at the bar while we’re

waiting for our table there was some

Brazilian volleyball going on you

probably watched beach ball beach

volleyball during the olympics but ABC

had it on on a Saturday night cool


and you know there’s plenty of Red Bull

ads and there’s other ads all around the

the court what stood out to me was the

fact that there was there was a

mini-fridge in between the two each of

the two players so they when they sat

down and think like their little

intermission or I’m not really sure than

really watch before but when they sat

down and take that intermission there

was a mini-fridge behind it like right

next to them so the camera was on them

and that mini fridge was full of Red

Bull totally full not a single can

missing and the reason probably being is

is because no one’s going to drink the

Red Bull what kind of message does that

send I don’t know that the product

placement makes a lot of sense there I

get it they sponsor it they you know and

they they sponsor a lot of things and

it’s awesome that they throw money

around like that and and and it’s great

but just a little thing like that right

so you have this mini fridge between two

volleyball players who are probably not

even gonna drink the stuff maybe ever I

mean personally I drink it from time to

time whenever I know I got to get

through something I know it’s not great

for you or whatever but it does the job

right I don’t drink coffee I don’t drink

alcohol you know once in a while I need

to be able to get through the thing that

I got to get through so with that said

so I’m sitting there thinking like okay

so you thought this was a good idea cool

but I don’t see how how it really works

because now it looks like nobody wants

to drink your product it’s all sitting

there in the fridge stocked and ready to

go maybe take a couple cans out or

better yet why don’t you find something

else to put into that mini-fridge or dog

but a mini-fridge at all right like I

just don’t like I get that they’re

trying to shoehorn it in there but it

just doesn’t make sense cuz no one’s

going to drink out of that and if I was

them and I was like dead set or or told

that like hey we need to put this

mini-fridge here full of stuff I don’t

at least take two cans or three cans out

make it obvious that like hey maybe

somebody drank it who’s drinking the Red

Bull I don’t know

I didn’t see anybody don’t camera do it

but I know for a fact that it’s it’s

somebody drank it or probably drank it

well I have to assume somebody drank

because there’s a canvas and couple cans

missing so it’s just things like that

that I want you to to think about when

you’re going through the ability you go

through your ability to add product

placement to two different aspects of

your business right and you got to think

about that from the perspective of like

okay if I have a showroom and there’s

vendor banners or whatever like how many

of those signs are we putting up what

signs are we putting up and if there’s a

certain amount of space that you have

maybe you need to consider that your

product placement or in this case your

banner placement needs to be more

calculated and may be charged for more

than just you know hey this is a nice

feature that we add and we take up our

space whether it’s our window or front

window space where it’s are inside our

banner space that kind of thing so give

it some real thought as to what you know

should go there don’t just enable

yourself to like oh cool we’re gonna

have all these banners now all

willy-nilly give it some thought just

like the the Red Bull in the in the

cancer and I wish I had taken a picture

because I’m gonna place it in this video

here on YouTube or at least in the the

featured image for this this blog post

on super Joe par calm anyway yeah so

just give thought to who you’re

marketing to what your you know what

message you’re trying to send when you

go through product placement whether

it’s for your business or whether it’s

for other businesses to do to you or for

you or at your place of business and

especially even with your website right

give that kind of that kind of stuff

consideration think about even like

supermarkets right they give

preferential treatment to end caps and

things like that well that’s all space

that’s paid for because everybody wants

their stuff on the end cap because

everybody has to walk by an end cap they

don’t have to walk down the island pass

by your stuff you can highlight things

and that’s where you can make some money

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