Nissan - ambient marketing

The art of parking

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Are you an experienced driver? If so, how would you mark your parking ability? I’m asking because you could be one of the artists [mostly anonymous, I’m afraid] that have been part of the Nissan exhibition in Paris. The well known automotive brand, in fact, a few months ago organised an amazing ambient marketing campaign aimed to launch their new parking assistant system, linking the parking ability with art, literally.
Aldi - advertising campaign

Don’t waste your time

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the gigantic supermarket chain, communicates with their potential customers in an entertaining way, stressing the commitment of the brand to let them experience a “no frill shopping with amazing quality and low prices”. I’ve discovered an advertising campaign from some months ago that – in my opinion – summarises particularly well Aldi’s brand promise, it’s called “Good Different”.
Telefonica - advertising campaign

Love vs Mobile

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Technology, devices, and smartphones in particular are extremely important today and they allow us to stay open and closer to the rest of the world, they ease our life in a variety of ways and multiply endlessly our possibility to communicate with others. Nevertheless we should keep in mind that these tools can also be used in the wrong way, causing negative effects in our life. Here are two examples by Telefonica of troubling situations involving mobile phones and related to love. With my wish for a Happy Valentine Day! ;)
IKEA - blue bag

Ode to the IKEA blue bag

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On Friday I will celebrate the second official anniversary of my move to the UK. [...] In order to solemnise all that happened back then and to summarise these two years of new daily life, I’d like to virtually make a toast to one of the most important things when you move: the IKEA blue bag.

Adventurous as a pencil

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Volkswagen have had a great idea for one of their latest advertising campaigns. In order to launch their brand new SUV range and to inspire their target audience, the automotive brand have written four breathtaking travel stories that would spark the envy of anyone. But, surprisingly, those amazing stories are nothing more than the journey of four ordinary objects: a paper clip, a disposable lighter, a coin, and a pencil.
Nescafé - ambient marketing

The coffee taproom [Nescafe]

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Nescafé have introduced to their offer an amazing value added service for their American consumers: the Nescafé coffee taproom. It’s an initiative based on the ambient marketing approach that’s able to add value to the Nescafé brand experience, building loyalty through the existing customers of the company.

Business etiquette [guest post by Ellie Summers]

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You know they say you have seven seconds to make a good first impression? And then there’s the other adage “First impressions last”. Combine these two and your first few moments during a business meeting become crucial to your future success. And this thought may cause you some anxiety. Are you adept at hiding this?
PNet - advertising campaign

For the ones wishing a better job

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This post is dedicated to those who are bored and annoyed by their actual job, it’s for tthose who wish for a better job this new year. For you, I selected the waking up advertising campaign created by PNet a few months ago: this should help you visualise your actual condition and understand that “a better job is waiting”, as the headline recites.
Heathrow Airport - brand experience

Keep wondering

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You don’t know yet, but among my resolutions for the New Year that I wish myself the most is to keep wondering, to be surprised and curious, to be able to look at things as if it was the first time I discovered them. Heathrow Airport in one of their latest commercials have expressed this wish perfectly.