Government launches hackathon to help solve child obesity

Government launches hackathon to help solve child obesity

Public Health England (PHE) has launched its first hackathon in Manchester, inviting developers to come up with apps and other digital services to encourage healthy living in children. The initiative follows the success of PHE’s Change4Life campaign in January, centring on an app which measures how much sugar is contained in day-to-day products. Four months […]

Magnum taps Shazam’s technology for its new “Release the Beast” global campaign

Magnum taps Shazam’s technology for its new “Release the Beast” global campaign

Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps for connecting artists and fans, has partnered with Unilever’s premium ice-cream brand Magnum for the launch of its most indulgent range of ice creams, Magnum Double. The whole campaign will be Shazam-enabled, either through visual recognition on print and OOH ads, or audio-recognition-enabled TV and cinema commercials. […]

Snapchat spooks its users with mobile-first horror film

Snapchat spooks its users with mobile-first horror film

Snapchat users were treated to a movie with a difference last week, when made-for-mobile film ‘Sickhouse’ was broadcast in real-time snippets to the social media app. The horror film, called Sickhouse, was told via video shorts released gradually over the photo messaging app in real time. The film was created by production firm Indigenous Media […]

Shazam Teams with KitKat to Make Packaging Interactive in Latest Promotion

Shazam Teams with KitKat to Make Packaging Interactive in Latest Promotion

Shazam has announced an innovative new partnership with Nestlé, set to significantly enhance the way marketers engage with consumers and consumers engage with brands. The partnership sees millions of Shazam-enabled KitKat bars distributed as part of their latest consumer promotion. The KitKat team are on the search for people to join ‘The Breakers Party’ and […]

McDonald’s Smart Tray Liners let Diners mix their own Tunes

McDonald’s Smart Tray Liners let Diners mix their own Tunes

McDonald’s has launched a smart tray liner in its Netherlands restaurants which enables diners to create music. The ‘McTrax’ paper mat features a keyboard and buttons design printed in conductive ink. When connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, these can be pressed to play tones, set rhythm loops and even record their own voice within the McDonald’s app. The campaign, developed by This […]