Did Apple Buy Product Placement in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue?

By: Carlos Calderon - Published: Feb 16, 2007 • References: sportsillustrated.cnn & adrants
Marketing iPod with Sports Illustrated bikini pictures? Adrants suggests that, "You can’t buy publicity like the kind that comes with an appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue." But can you?  This unique product placement of an iPod on Marisa Miller is bound to get attention, raising the question of whether or not Apple has paid for the clever placement.

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