Media & Entertainment (173)
Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
A popular Russian weekly newspaper has created a monthly special edition for people who are travelling by air. This edition is only distributed onboard and contains entertaining information about travelling, flights and the like.
Telecommunication company TMN launched a television Christmas campaign using QR codes. Once registered online, viewers can try to win several prizes (from smartphones to tablets) in an online advent calendar. The campaign is also promoted on three-dimensional billboards equipped with motion and sound detectors.