IBIS - direct marketing

Ibis and the odd direct marketing

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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.
Tim Hortons - brand experience

Take a coffee with your neighbour [Tim Hortons]

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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.
Sioox - advertising campaign

Boredom as a value added [Happy holiday!]

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Boredom is usually associated with negative concepts, but in reality it’s very important in order to relax, to make order among thoughts, to gain awareness and awaken creativity. Sioo:x, for example, have used boredom as a value added of their product. Do you want to know how? Continue reading.
Marmite - advertising campaign

Marmite lover or hater

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Since I moved to the UK – more than 3 years ago, actually – I’m always hearing about Marmite, but I’ve never had the courage to taste it, I don’t know exactly why [probably because the colour doesn’t appeal to me at all], but I know here it’s a sort of must-have of the kitchen, as important as a kettle to embrace the British culture. Anyway, I’ve always been curious about it and now I’ve discovered this funny advertising campaign that helps me better understand the success of this peculiar product.
Edeka - ambient marketing

Diversity in supermarket

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In recent years the world seems to have gone mad and many countries – including UK and Italy, unfortunately – have developed “attitudes” that are not very inclusive towards diversity, be it in terms of gender, origin or lifestyle. I was looking for a good example able to show the reason why those “attitudes” are profoundly wrong and absurd when I bumped into the powerful ambient marketing activity organised some months ago by Edeka, a German supermarket chain. Curious? Read on!
Quicken Loan - app

Life translator

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could have a sort of translator for all those situations in which it is quite difficult to understand specific jargon or simple subtexts in a discussion? Quicken Loans claim to have created an app that helps with mortgage understanding and they have launched their product using a very appealing and empathetic advertising campaign.
Velocity - direct marketing

St Valentine redemption programme

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What gift did you receive for St. Valentine’s? And what did you give? How romantic were those gifts? If you received or gave an unromantic present, have you heard about Velocity? Because last year the airline organised a very sarcastic and powerful direct marketing campaign aimed to redeem their unromantic customers. Discover more.
Angfa - direct marketing

Wash your hands... and your book

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Angfa, a Japanese soap company, has had an admirable and sophisticated idea. In order to communicate the importance of hygiene and in particular of washing hands to the children of Cambodia, they’ve created a very special book for them.
Băneasa Shopping City - Instagram

Enjoy the winter sales

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hanks to winter sales, it’s shopping time! As a reminder – not that it’s truly necessary! ;) – I’d like to share the social media campaign of Băneasa Shopping City, a Romanian mall. The brand has had the idea to organise a fashion experiment using Instagram in order to better understand how people choose their daily style. Interested? Keep going!