Ad Council creates story-driven mobile chat to combat teenage drinking and driving

Ad Council creates story-driven mobile chat to combat teenage drinking and driving

The Ad Council is releasing its first story-driven chat experience on a mobile platform to help combat underage drinking and driving. Developed in partnership with the conversational marketing platform Snaps, the chat was inspired by the insight that teens increasingly seek out interactive stories and “chatbots” online. The’Ultimate Party Foul‘ chat experience leverages the chat […]

Tostitos, Sabra offer discounted rides with Lyft for Cinco de Mayo

Tostitos, Sabra offer discounted rides with Lyft for Cinco de Mayo

Tostitos and Sabra, marquee snack brands from PepsiCo, are making it even easier for friends and family to get together this Cinco de Mayo. The brands are teaming up with U.S. rideshare company Lyft, to offer ride credits to help consumers get to and from their Cinco celebrations safely. For a limited time, specially-marked Tostitos bags […]

Facebook Messenger ‘sleep mode’ locks your kids out at bedtime

Facebook Messenger ‘sleep mode’ locks your kids out at bedtime

Facebook’s Messenger for Kids has courted its share of controversy in the short time it’s been on the scene. In an effort to clean up the app’s reputation, Facebook is adding a feature that parents have been asking for: making it inaccessible during certain timeframes. Specifically, during dinner, when they should be doing homework or […]

Heineken’s Chatbot by Publicis Media Content & Space66 Promotes the F1 Lifestyle

Heineken’s Chatbot by Publicis Media Content & Space66 Promotes the F1 Lifestyle

Heineken has launched the Heineken Chatbot on Facebook Messenger, which provides an engaging platform that invites consumers into the premium, innovative and exciting world of Formula 1. The Chatbot, developed by Publicis Media Content and Space66, is part of Heineken’s through-the-line Formula 1 ‘More Than A Race’ campaign, launched to open up the lifestyle of Formula […]

Lidl UK Launches AI Wine ChatBot Giving Customers Expert Wine Knowledge & Recommendations

Lidl UK Launches AI Wine ChatBot Giving Customers Expert Wine Knowledge & Recommendations

Lidl, the UK’s seventh largest retailer, has launched its first fully-automated, AI-powered, Facebook Messenger chatbot to help UK customers select the best wine whatever the meal or moment. Users simply type in a wine question and voilà, the answer appears! Lidl’s new chatbot – named Margot – will perform the role of shoppers’ virtual wine […]

Facebook is coming closer to humanizing its chatbots

Facebook is coming closer to humanizing its chatbots

Over the past several years, Facebook has devoted a considerable amount of its resources towards developing chatbots. It has made several advancements in this area, but is now focusing its efforts on improving conversational abilities. Despite their label, chatbots aren’t very good at making small talk. In a recent report, Facebook’s researchers pointed to several […]

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