I recently read a report from the Reuters service about Viacom's
I love ads... know why? They represent important revenue streams for businesses. And I honestly believe their reach should be expanded in every conceivable manner. This is going to sound stupid, but I assure you that I'm not joking: Every time I go to McDonald's
It's the same thing with a can of Coca-Cola
Product placement in films and television shows is becoming more and more popular, and there has been a backlash at times over the trend. But people won't be able to fight it because there is just too much coin to mine for the companies involved. If Motley Fool Stock Advisor selections Activision
I'm probably not the first to make this observation, but I see a time when Viacom or Disney
Scene clips from upcoming tent-pole projects could also be embedded in games for players to find. This concept would, in addition to fulfilling marketing goals, instantly render collectible status to games; imagine if complete scenes from Star Wars: Episode 3 were thrown into some of Lucasfilm's titles that were published ahead of the movie's release?
Once again, the things I've mentioned here have already occurred in one form or another, but I want advertising and synergy in video games to reach a critical mass and become the status quo of the industry.
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Fool contributor Steven Mallas owns shares of Disney and Coca-Cola.