Dove cleanses negative Facebook apps
Personal care brand Dove launched a new app that allows you to replace Facebook ads and sponsored stories with compliments and women-empowering quotes.
Why it matters
This app is a clever way to get rid of negative online ads that encourage women to transform their bodies and it will certainly draw criticism and complaints from some advertisers. But considering the huge amount of online advertising that reinforces negative body stereotypes, will other brands rush to produce this type of app that spreads positivity – no matter the category?
Garnier has decided to take advantage of the Spanish victory in the football World Cup to promote its new deodorant Garnier Mineral. They have created an online Mexican wave in an attempt to break the world record. Spanish internet users have been asked to extend the wave over 48 hours (the same hours the deodorant gives you protection). They have to record themselves doing the wave and upload the video to www.haz-la-ola.es. By taking part they are in with the chance of winning a trip to Haiti.
This new app helps you measure your heart beat by simply holding your face in front of your smartphone. It measures the light reflected from your face and translates it into a measurement. This app, although not intended to replace healthcare tools is a very useful asset to help people measure their heart rate and take action if needed.