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Like this lick of paint
Paint company Cin developed a Facebook app named Colour Maker and invited fans to collaborate and create a selection of new colours for the brand. The brand then launched a catalogue of the top 25 colours with information about their creator and where the new colours could be purchased.
Why it matters
The marketing of paint brands can be rather straightforward. However, this app makes the most of people who use paints beside big companies: artists or DIY lovers who like to personalise their homes and spaces. By letting the customers define the trends and crowdsourcing consumer likes, the brand managed to get insightful market research. Which other brands could open up their organisations and R&D to produce more collaborative commerce?
Leroy Merlin, a French home-improvement retailer, has launched a promotional website dedicated to its kitchen offerings. While new kitchen items are part of the site, the stress is put on solutions that alter, accessorize and improve existing kitchens.
With Ikea´s iPhone app you can take photos of your home and then overlay Ikea products, so you can see what products will suit your home.