Saying it like it is, and sharing it too
Telecommunications company TMN launched its new slogan “vamos lá” (Let’s Go or Come on) through an innovative Facebook-integrated website. The site encourages people to share testimonials as well as provide a feed of positive news about successful Portuguese businesses and initiatives. Visitors can contribute with more news and share stories on Facebook.
Why it matters
In a time when big companies are looking to gain consumer trust, this is an excellent way of improving a brand’s image while making the most of current online social tools to reach potential customers. How can big brands refresh or enhance their reputation in a time where consumers are far more discerning about where they spend their money?
Communities have often been used to make people feel better when things go wrong. Moodscape takes this concept online. It is a new kind of social networking site that tracks your moods. It uses this information to create graphs of your emotional state which can be shared with trusted friends. It has been said to improve people’s mood and even help with depression.
New York City’s Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications is providing free WiFi to passers-by through the city’s 12,000 phone booths. The whole installation and maintenance is being paid for by an advertiser who provides the ads on the booths.