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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?
The new Biovital bed contains unique technology that improves the melatonin production of those sleeping on it. It claims it regenerates cells, delays the natural aging process and also helps prevent degenerative illnesses like Parkinson, Alzheimer, cancer or diabetes.
Portuguese BP Gas Light just launched a special edition of heaters, called “Try Me”, inviting consumers to personalize the equipment. The heaters Spring “Try Me” are sold with a do-it-yourself kit with colouring pens, stencils and a home fragrance. The base colour is green. The challenge is to reinvent the heaters.