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Giving consumers face time
Throughout the summer, Coca-Cola hosted a range of activities bringing teenagers together across Israel. To ensure that these events and activities could be shared across the users’ social networks, they introduced FaceLook, an app based on Face.com that uses facial recognition technology to create Facebook posts. Users can post comments and pictures to their Facebook wall using only their face as identification.
The teenagers had to register to the events through Facebook where they could opt in to the app. Once at the venues, they were able to activate Facebook posts just by looking at the FaceLook machine. The application identified the user and posted automatic comments relating to nearby activities.
Why it matters
So much has been said about blending the offline and online worlds together. How can brands better cater to serving consumers existing behaviour by making it a seamless part of a brand experience?
13. September 2011
Starbucks has opened its first concept store in Europe. Situated in an old bank building, the 430m2 shop is the largest in Europe and positions itself as a ‘Slow Coffee Theatre’. It sells special coffees offered only at limited times and locations. It will also feature bands, plays and poetry events.
Almdudler is an old Austrian brand of carbonated soft drink containing alpine herbs. To generate renewed interest in the brand and to broaden its usage, Almdudler formed a collaboration with Four Roses Bourbon, which, like Almdudler, is also produced on a natural basis. A new matchmaker, the AlmRose was created.