Thursday, December 21, 2006

Strategic Product Placement

CD in Play: The Rolling Stones, Beggar's Banquet.

I own a Nokia cell phone. I like my cell. I like the fact that Nokia is attempting to make a "green phone" that uses less toxic components and gives off the least amount of radiation. That said, this week I have been thinking a lot about switiching out to a Sony Ericsson. Two of my co-workers use them and I like what I see. Greenpeace rates the Sony Ericsson phones just a bit behind Nokia interms of "green-ness". But I like my Nokia, so why am I thinking about abandoning the Finns and jumping onto the Sino-Swedish bandwagon?
They got me with Casino Royale. I am almost positive that that they were using Sony Ericsson phones/PDAs exclusively. (it is a Sony picture after all) Brosnan era Bond films suffered from extremely obvious product placement, so obvious as to turn me off the product. The new Bond film is very subtle and way and they almost got to me. Almost, but like I say - I like my cell phone.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you trying to subtly sell us on Nokia?

22 December, 2006 17:10  
Blogger Magnus said...

Only if Nokia plans to fly me on an all expenses paid trip to Finland.

22 December, 2006 18:58  
Anonymous Trent said...

Just keep an eye on your bills...they've been missing our bell-to-bell calls and billing us for them. A five minute call to bell to point out a couple errors, then they re-bill us. Not the best solution, and Colette is getting a tad miffed, but at least they figure it out.

It has been going on for a long time. You'd think they'd figure it out after a couple months. But, what can you do? Cancel (for $300, ouch), or suck it up.

Just, you know, keep an eye on your bill.

02 January, 2007 11:53  
Blogger Magnus said...

So far so good on that score. After all, it isn't Bell I am trumpeting, it's Nokia. Now if Bell only dealt with environmentally sound companies...

03 January, 2007 17:21  

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