Around here, television stations are doing that in their news programs. You think you're seeing a news story on something and it turns out to be a "sponsored feature".
Over here we get reports on TV news and in the papers about stupid TV programmes like the X Factor and other crap 'reality' programmes. I don't watch the actual programmes so I don't want to hear about them as news stories (which they are not).
Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel
The only difference now is that with digital you have a much bigger 'roll of film' to shoot.
And as it is now free 'bigger roll of film' it happens much more than when it used to cost money.
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.