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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?
Jean Paul Gaultier has collaborated with the furniture editor Roche Bobois. Together they have created a new furniture range that is exhibited at the fashion department store, Galeries Lafayettes.
The Wal-Mart “Pick Up Today” program allows consumers to purchase merchandise online and receive free same-day pick up at the Wal-Mart of their choice. While currently available at some Wal-Mart locations, this feature will be rolled out nationwide by the end of March.