Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

Deutsche Telekom launches revolutionary VR game that aids dementia research

Deutsche Telekom launches revolutionary VR game that aids dementia research

Following the astounding success of the mobile game Sea Hero Quest, launched in 2016, Deutsche Telekom and Saatchi & Saatchi London launches the world’s first consumer focused Virtual Reality (VR) game where anyone can help scientists fight dementia through gameplay. Sea Hero Quest VR aims to harness the power of VR gameplay to aid dementia […]

KFC Creates Virtual World To Train Its Real-World Cooks “The Hard Way”

KFC Creates Virtual World To Train Its Real-World Cooks “The Hard Way”

Blending virtual reality with real reality, KFC is using VR technology to demonstrate how to make Original Recipe fried chicken in an entirely unique, hands-on and modern way. “The Hard Way – a KFC Virtual Training Escape Room” is designed as an escape room where Colonel Sanders gives his trainees hints and clues along the way […]

How Rakuten Marketing helped BoxFresh smash Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign

How Rakuten Marketing helped BoxFresh smash Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign

Men’s footwear brand Boxfresh soared above Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign to disrupt highly competitive market, working with Rakuten Marketing. Boxfresh was to re-establish its brand in UK and German markets and drive repeat business among online customers. Established in 1989, Boxfresh played a part in igniting the rise of streetwear as we know it today. […]

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays has teamed up with Apple to become the first UK high street bank to introduce the ability for customers to make payments using their voice through Siri. Siri has been integrated into the Barclays Mobile Banking app, meaning iPhone and iPad-using Barclays customers no longer need to open the app to pay existing payees and mobile […]

Heinz Brazil’s Clever Instagram Campaign By Africa Lets You Eat Delicious Posts

Heinz Brazil’s Clever Instagram Campaign By Africa Lets You Eat Delicious Posts

If you’re into Instagram food porn, you’ll know how hungry you can get by just looking at people’s mouthwatering posts. So, in Brazil, Heinz capitalised on this by enabling Instagram users to actually eat the delicious food posts they were drooling over. The so-called “Irresistible Posts” campaign, created by ad agency Africa with the support […]

Toyota keeps young drivers ‘Safe & Sound’ with safety smartphone app

Toyota keeps young drivers ‘Safe & Sound’ with safety smartphone app

Toyota Europe and Saatchi & Saatchi London have launched the Safe & Sound smartphone app, which uses a humorous threat of embarrassment to stop kids from speeding or using their phones while driving. Designed to make driving safer and to give parents peace of mind when their children borrow their car, both parent and child […]

J. Walter Thompson Brings 19 Crimes’ Wine Bottles to Life via a New Immersive AR App

J. Walter Thompson Brings 19 Crimes’ Wine Bottles to Life via a New Immersive AR App

Treasury Wine Estates’ brand 19 Crimes recently collaborated with creative technology company Tactic and J. Walter Thompson SF to release a wine label unlike any other. Using augmented reality (AR), the San Francisco-based Tactic developed an innovative 19 Crimes app for iOS and Android devices. The easy-to-use technology brings the torrid stories of each bottle to life by animating […]

Happy Finish create the world’s highest VR slide experience for The View from The Shard

Happy Finish create the world’s highest VR slide experience for The View from The Shard

Towering at 95 stories high, The Shard, the UK’s tallest building, has attracted visitors across the globe for an unparalleled view of London’s iconic skyline. For a truly remarkable visit to the British landmark, visitors travel upward in high-speed lifts to The View from The Shard, the building’s premium, open-air Skydeck. Eager to integrate Virtual Reality into the attraction, The View from The Shard turned to Happy Finish to […]