Entries by ale

Save the children Christmas jumper day [Friday 13th December]

I didn’t know, but apparently in the UK as in the US one of the Christmas fashion must haves is an ugly quirky possibly knitted jumper to wear at special occasions before the winter holiday such as University and Business Christmas parties or more specific “ugly Christmas sweater parties”. Since 2012, Save the children” have contributed to the spread of this silliness organising their “Christmas Jumper Day”.

The best real estate portals of Europe

A few weeks ago I moved into a new flat and I recently concluded a strategic plan for a company in the real estate sector, so perhaps this is the reason why this market has a great fascination for me these days. And one can’t speak of it without naming online portals. But, what are the best real estate portals in Europe?

Ibis and the odd direct marketing

I couldn’t stop myself bringing this direct marketing campaign to your attention, even if I tried to forget about it and postpone it, but this is so odd and sort of funny, at the end I’ve decided to give in and share. Ibis, the famous hotel chain, in order to create awareness for one of their value added services – the Ibis business card – has created a very special offer for customers that own the card. Suspense.

KLM awareness problem

What’s KLM? Apparently last year lots of Germans [46% to be precise] weren’t able to answer this very simple question. KLM made this discovery during a survey understanding that people mostly believed they were a bank, a restaurant or a radio station. So, they decided to launch a bizarre awareness campaign focus on ambient marketing. What did they call it? “We are an airline”. 😀

Recycling a discount [Tesco]

Ocean pollution is a fact, a very scary problem that all of us must contribute towards solving. First of all we can do our best to reduce our plastic waste and focus on recycle and reuse. In Malaysia Tesco have launched a fantastic initiative to convince their customers to reuse their plastic bags to carry the shopping and to reward them each time. Discover how by reading on.

Take a coffee with your neighbour [Tim Hortons]

Is everyone back from holiday? My blog is! As a good purpose for this restart of the year, I’ll follow the advice of Tim Hortons advertising campaign and take a coffee more often with one of my neighbours. The coffee brand have organised a social experiment in Canada using the “coffee’s power” and its brand experience convincing neighbours to “properly” meet and chat for the first time. The result is fantastic.