Did anyone catch the last episode of Dexter on Showtime? it seems our favorite serial killer uses a Garmin nüvi. His psycho ex-girlfriend took his GPSr out of his car to find out where he's been. The producers created some fake screen shots and a voice announcing his last destination. The nüvi name was visible briefly as she held it in her hand.
I guess this isn't real good publicity for Garmin, not to mention the unreality of how a GPS works.
I'll bet she used it to look at his saved routings that most of the Nüvi line can't do. What unit was it and was it a widescreen one?
Sometimes bad news can be made into good news. Advertising is advertising, whether it's used for evil or good. And you can bet that if you can see the Nuvi name, they have Garmins permission.
They didn't need Garmin's permission because, as you say, advertising is advertising. In fact, Garmin probably paid them big bucks for "product placement" advertising. I find it funny in the CSI shows where they show donut boxes that say "Donut Donut" in the exact same font and colors as Dunkin' Donuts. I guess DD didn't want to pony up.
Probably true. What better way to advertise. The reruns will be advertising for years and years to come.
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