Media & Entertainment (173)
News with your brews
Gulf News has teamed up with Tim Hortons to bring coffee lovers morning news when ordering their beverage. Headlines from Gulf News' Twitter feed are printed on the sleeves of coffee cups, keeping everyone up-to-date every hour.
Why it matters
Coffee and morning news often go hand in hand. This innovative approach by Gulf News definitely manages to crawl its way into this morning ritual. Will it inspire other traditional mediums to consider unconventional ways to grab their audience’s attention?
Telecommunication company TMN launched a television Christmas campaign using QR codes. Once registered online, viewers can try to win several prizes (from smartphones to tablets) in an online advent calendar. The campaign is also promoted on three-dimensional billboards equipped with motion and sound detectors.
This disruptive tactic pulls the conversation back to the producer (artist) by allowing consumers (listeners) to participate through user generated content. Eskup is an interactive area on El Pais’ newspaper site that allows journalists, readers and experts to debate, share and learn about topics of interest. You can ask the experts questions or write your own replies. It is linked to your social media networks and constantly updates them with new advice and opinion.