Huggies launches mobile sweepstakes with Meijer supermarket chain

Huggies launches mobile sweepstakes with Meijer supermarket chain

Kimberly-Clark, the company behind Kleenex tissues and GoodNites disposable underwear, has launched a text-based mobile campaign to promote its Huggies nappy/diaper brand in Meijer stores. The campaign, powered by digital marketing solutions provider HelloWorld, offers consumers a chance to win instant prizes – which includes a trip to Orlando, Florida – through the ‘Magical Vacation […]

Contactless retail payments will pass $1 trillion by 2019

Contactless retail payments will pass $1 trillion by 2019

Contactless retail payments made via cards, mobile and wearables are set to reach $1.3 trillion (£1.01 trillion) in value globally by 2019 – more than double the estimated $590bn estimated for this year. According to research from Hampshire-based analyst Juniper Research, cards will continue to contribute the most to total contactless transactions – accounting for […]

New ‘discovery-driven commerce’ platform goes live in the UK

New ‘discovery-driven commerce’ platform goes live in the UK

Curalate has launched in the UK, with Farfetch and Lipsy among more than 50 European brands already working with the US-based digital marketing technology company. Its ‘discovery-driven commerce’ platform enables retailers to leverage visual content from a variety of sources and make it fully shoppable for consumers. Curalate’s technology tags each image and video with […]

Coca-Cola uses Google AI to send shoppers personalised displays in-store

Coca-Cola uses Google AI to send shoppers personalised displays in-store

Coca-Cola has launched a ‘Minority Report’-style in-store display system shows personalised messages to approaching shoppers based on data on their smartphones. The system is powered by Google Cloud technologies and works on any HDMI-ready display that serve as grocery store aisle “end caps”, restaurant menu boards and even interactive cinema posters. The system can be […]

Y&R develop an AR app for Switzerland’s biggest retailer, Migros

Y&R develop an AR app for Switzerland’s biggest retailer, Migros

Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros looks to usher in the revolutionary future of shopping with the new augmented reality (AR) function of their app called ‘Discover’. It uses the smartphone camera to identity unique features on the product packaging and match them with the product database. As soon as a product has been “discovered”, the product name appears on […]

Ordoo’s Tom Dewhurst discusses if mobile ordering is an operational challenge or relief

Ordoo’s Tom Dewhurst discusses if mobile ordering is an operational challenge or relief

Mobile ordering systems must be built around a venue’s existing operations and enhance their processes. If this fundamental concept is ignored, the fantastic benefits to owners’ profitability and their customers’ journeys will be lost. Quick-service venues around the UK are right to be considering the value mobile ordering could bring to them. They can see […]

Unilever look to programmatic display ads as they “generate £1.47 for every pound spent”

Unilever look to programmatic display ads as they “generate £1.47 for every pound spent”

Unilever plans to shift more of its marketing budget to digital display advertising after a successful trial involving five of its brands delivered an average ROI of £1.47 for every £1 spent. The data was calculated by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), which was one of the partner organisations that took part in Unilever’s ongoing […]

MillerCoors and IPG Media Lab Team to Provide ‘Miller Lite On-Demand’

MillerCoors and IPG Media Lab Team to Provide ‘Miller Lite On-Demand’

MillerCoors and the IPG Media Lab, announced the launch of Miller Lite On-Demand, a revolutionary suite of connected home services that modernize the beer shopping experience. The newly launched services include a voice-activated Amazon Alexa skill and a custom AWS IoT Button. Both will restock your fridge with Miller Lite within the hour. These capabilities […]

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