The Future of Retail (summary)

A summary of PSFK’s annual Future of Retail report, some interesting stuff in here if you havent seen it already

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Need to explain Digital to your colleagues?

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I found this presentation from Greg Pouy on adverblog and thought it would be good to share. Sometimes we do need to explain digital to people who may not quite get it, and most times its ok that they dont, but sometimes it helps you manage processes and expectations if they do understand some of the elements.

Romanian Coke ad merges Twitter and TV advertising

I read this on .rising this morning (a great resource). Its another bid of advertising innovation, this time using live Tweets in a TV ad. .rising explain it really well and there is (a slightly annoying) video that shows it in action.

In a bid to connect the often separate worlds of TV and online advertising, an innovative ad created by Coca-Cola and aired in Romania used software that allowed a TV advert to air live tweets by viewers while it was playing.
As the video below explains, Coke’s spring campaign in the European country looked to address the fact that 60% of people in the country prefer to sit in front of the TV instead of eat their meals together. Inviting them to share a Coke and eat a meal with others who may also be eating alone, viewers were asked to tweet with the hashtag #LetsEatTogether.
Ad agency MRM Worldwide in Romania then quickly edited the tweets that would flow in, selecting five to seven to be included in each ad placement.
The campaign, which took place in spring, made it to the national evening news, and saw Coke’s Romanian followers increase by an impressive 15%.
Nir Refuah of MRM highlighted the fact that the integrated media drove excitement for the campaign, saying: “It made people actually wait for the ad. How often does that happen?”
Innovation in advertising ensures viewers view brands as fun, fresh and interesting. By interacting with Twitter followers and getting them involved in Coke’s conversation, the drinks company managed to improve the reputation of its brand in the area and, hopefully for the company, help ensure people got together to eat, tweet and drink a coke in the process! Smart campaigning, indeed.

Winning in Digital

This is a really good presentation that has some really handy hints and tips on how to win in Digital.

 

Deposit Anywhere

Its about making things easier for people – adding value to their lives (this time in the form of time).

Great example of thinking about consumers and how to make their life easier (also reduces footfall to your stores)

Good To Know

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I sometimes get asked by people for digital stats in Ireland and it can be hard to track down the latest information. Well obviously the folks over at Publicis D have been asked the same question. So they have, cleverly, developed the Good To Know app.

The app will help you keep on top of the latest “good to know” trends, behaviors and market information in Ireland. Developed by Publicis Dublin, there are six sections of information for marketers that cover the economy, consumer trends, media consumption and digital behaviors.

Nice work!

download the app here Good To Know