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Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF Sunday, December 16, 2018

Research shows that K-dramas have an average of 57 product ads per episode

Recent study showed that Korean dramas display about 57 product advertisements per episode.


According to YMCA's 'Viewer Rights Movement Center', Korean dramas airing on ground wavebroadcasting channels use at least 18 PPL (product placement, or embedded marketing) cases to advertise products. In a subtle manner, dramas or variety programs would display the products or have them be actively used by characters to subliminally attract consumers.


After a careful scrutiny of 17 dramas, the MBC drama 'Bad Papa' was revealed to have the most amount of PPL; in a single episode, the drama placed 113 ads for marketing purposes.


In many cases, viewers have complained that television programs "should not have advertisements (CFs)", especially for reality shows. However, even for dramas, viewers have found certain instances unnatural, as the story line would suddenly change to fit the products. For example, a character would suddenly take off a jacket during a conversation (KBS2's 'Matrimonial Chaos') or someone would change an entire occupation from running a cosmetic agency to opening up a barbecue restaurant (SBS's 'I Am the Mother Too').


What do you think of product placement in dramas?

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aloemist Sunday, December 16, 2018 2
Sunday, December 16, 2018

I honestly don't care if dramas/shows have product placement, as long as its subtle. Its really obvious and cringey when randomly a character in a drama shows their phone on the screen for an ad for something like kakao pay or something like that, or when survival shows randomly show contestants using melon to search for songs.. like I understand people wanna make cash and stuff but you would figure that people with a brain to think of drama plots or survival shows would think of less obvious ways to input product placement...

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fangblade99 Sunday, December 16, 2018 0
Sunday, December 16, 2018

hmm...i wonder how they do ad placements for period-dramas. but it would be hilarious is subway infiltrated these period dramas, imagine seeing the king eating a subway sandwich

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