Writing for Ad Age, Andrew Hampp looks at five of the highest profile product placement deals of 2009.  Covered are such corporatized fare as the George Clooney vehicle Up In The Air, the Michael Bay helmed Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, and Microsoft’s Bing-branded hour long comedy show Bing-a-Thon on Hulu.  Also named are subtler brand placements in the film (500) Days of Summer and the NBC TV comedy Chuck.

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