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A 'grande' Starbucks experience
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.
Why it matters
This is a great example of how a brand offers much more than just its product; it offers a full-blown experience. Also, it plays on the exclusivity factor by making some products available in this location only. How can we let consumers reconnect with our products or services in a unique way to have a real brand experience?
11. April 2012
Eggy is a new product that essentially puts eggs in a can. Produced in Italy, the canister contains six beaten eggs ready to be sprayed in a pan. The product is said to save time and guarantee that you will never come back home with broken eggs in your shopping bag. Unlike boxed eggs, Eggy does not have an expiration date and can be kept unrefrigerated for up to six months.
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.