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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
A home grown startup, serving the popular shawarma along with the world’s first ever ‘fusion’ shawarmas was initially denied rental space in one of Dubai’s many malls. It could have been another restaurant failure, but became a success story. The owners changed tact to rely heavily on social networking for a delivery based service and then to announce the opening of the store.
The desert brand Danette is turning 40 in 2010. To celebrate, it has launched an operation called “Smile, you are a Danette”. The consumer is invited to post a picture of his best smile on a dedicated website. The 480 first net users will be assured to have their pictures selected. 1000 pictures in all will be printed on packs in February 2010.