Gadget Promos Creep Into TV Shows

By Michael Grebb , Wired News

Tech product placement is going into overdrive, with several prime-time shows basing plot lines around hip gadgets and gizmos. And soon, thanks to interactive “object-tracking” technology, consumers may be able to buy featured products with a click of the remote. As consumers turn away from traditional advertising, tech marketers are picking up the slack by weaving lots of gadgets into the fabric of TV shows and movies. The net, video games and ad-skipping DVRs are forcing marketers to focus more attention on “branded entertainment.”

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