Nivea are currently using in-game advertising within a social community for girls (goSupermodel.com) to promote their NIVEA Visage Young range. In the game, players get a ‘virtual pimple’ which they can get rid of by using a NIVEA product.
Why it matters
Younger generations feel at home in virtual worlds and often see their online life as an extension of their real-life social world. How can marketers take further advantage of the increasingly authentic virtual worlds that are being created in order to showcase the benefits of health and beauty products?
GoodGuide is an application available for Android and iPhone that decodes barcodes and complicated scientific formulae to reveal the ‘goodness’ of the product. GoodGuide helps consumers identify whether their brand meets personal standards set by them on criteria ranging from health and safety to environment protection and social involvement.
A new project at the Hospital Evangélico de Londrina in Brazil is helping surgeons control vital on-screen imagery with gestures to save important time in the operating room. Surgeons can keep their gloves on while using the Microsoft Kinect technology and swipe to the information they need without having to physically touch anything and risk infecting a patient.