Product placement in The Office

Update: Here’s a slideshow and article of the event — looks like a great turnout!

The Citizen’s Voice reports an upcoming trip by The Office’s propmaster to gather Scranton items for the new season:

Next week, Philip Shea, the prop master for the Emmy-winning sitcom about a fictional paper supply company based in Scranton, will visit The Mall at Steamtown to meet with businesses.

For two days, the executive responsible for making the characters drink at Poor Richard’s Pub, eat Cugino’s pizza and dial Rock 107 will be in town to see what else Scranton has to offer.

More information from the Scranton Chamber of Commerce after the jump.

Link: Product placement

From the Scranton Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber is hosting a two-day “office” Business Showcase for all businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania. Any type of business can donate their logo products on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 and Wednesday, July 18 at The Mall at Steamtown from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Center Court. This event is sponsored by The Mall at Steamtown and Froggy 101.

The “office” Business Showcase is a free opportunity for any business to possibly be part of the television show “the office.” Businesses are encouraged to bring their company logo, promotional products, brochures, menus, etc. and two business cards to the Mall at Steamtown and meet “the office” Prop Master. All items will be sent directly to the set of “the office” for use by several departments including prop, set design, wardrobe, art, production designers, writers and transportation. At the event, businesses will need to sign a release form for their company and for items that may appear in upcoming episodes.

This event is in response to the hundreds of companies that have requested their logo products be used on the show, and it is a unique opportunity for any business to possibly appear on the show. For more information regarding “the office” Business Showcase, contact Mari Potis at 570.342.7111.

Tipster: Marc