Volkswagen Tiguan Sends Fans on a Wacky Instagram Scavenger Hunt

Volkswagen Tiguan Sends Fans on a Wacky Instagram Scavenger Hunt

After his first Hollywood hit, King Kong rampaged through various sequels. Aping that career trajectory, the king-sized, Kong-style gorilla balloon that stole the show in Volkswagen’s popular Tiguan TV campaign poped up on September 15, in a virtual scavenger hunt game. Called “Rule the Road” and played on Instagram, the game has a race-through-the-city format that positions the 2018 […]

AMC and Mountain Dew Announce “The Walking Dead” Partnership Worthy of a Zombie Apocalypse

AMC and Mountain Dew Announce “The Walking Dead” Partnership Worthy of a Zombie Apocalypse

AMC and Mountain Dew announced a comprehensive partnership timed to the upcoming eighth season of “The Walking Dead” including the launch of a new, first-of-its-kind “The Walking Dead Encounter” augmented reality app that will allow consumers to experience some of the show’s most iconic zombie walkers in their own real-world environments and then share the […]

eMarketer on Understanding Teens and their Smartphone Habits

eMarketer on Understanding Teens and their Smartphone Habits

Yes, teens are digital natives. But that’s just half the story of what makes teen life so different now from a generation ago. Coming of age at a time when smartphone ownership is the norm, today’s teens are mobile natives as well. The constant connectedness a smartphone enables—or imposes—is a central fact of life for […]

Facebook launches Watch video service in the US

Facebook launches Watch video service in the US

Facebook launched its Watch video service in the United States on August 31 as it vies with YouTube for video advertising revenue. Watch, which began testing earlier this month, allows users to find TV shows based on what their friends are watching, and have conversations with other people watching the show during an episode. The […]

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 […]

Millennials are leaving Snapchat for Instagram – Teenagers, not so much

Millennials are leaving Snapchat for Instagram – Teenagers, not so much

In the ongoing fight for millennial attention between social media apps Instagram and Snapchat, it would appear that Instagram is now slightly ahead. That’s according to a survey from online research company CivicScience among US millennials. The latest data found that 34% of millennials said they used Instagram daily, compared to just 28% on Snapchat. […]

Uniqlo Now Sells Clothes Through Vending Machines

Uniqlo Now Sells Clothes Through Vending Machines

Japanese fashion giant Uniqlo has taken a leaf out of Snapchat’s playbook by putting its clothing in vending machines – much like Spectacles – in a bid to improve sales. The Fast Retailing-owned retailer intends to install 10 of the clothing vending machines in markets across the US over the next few months, with locations […]

BuzzFeed’s Tasty Launches Smart Cooker and App

BuzzFeed’s Tasty Launches Smart Cooker and App

BuzzFeed’s foodie content platform Tasty has launched the Tasty One Top, a bluetooth-enabled induction cooktop. In an interesting move for a media company, Buzzfeed’s latest media rethink involves bringing its foodie platform Tasty into the kitchen with the launch of a smart appliance. Currently only available on pre-order in the US, the One Top connects […]

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