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?
People who suffer from sleep apnea – a sleep disorder characterised by abnormal pauses in breathing – now have a new device that could help them get a better night’s sleep. Japanese scientists have developed a teddy bear shaped pillow (called Jukusi-kun) that monitors a person’s frequency of breath and blood oxygen levels. The bear then wakes them up with a “paw move” to correct their sleeping position.
Yves Rocher (cosmetics company) and Gullon (biscuits company) have joined forces to take care of their consumers through the “healthy life” program. When you buy a DietNature product (sugar free products) you will find on the promotion boxes a voucher for a free Body Exfoliation in Ives Rocher shops. Furthermore the client will obtain a 50% discount in products of the catalogue.