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Comodo: The Instagram Menu

16. October 2012

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While I can’t say this concept is completely original (a tonne of apps already do this), formalising this tactical idea for restaurants in leveraging hashtags on Instagram is brilliantly simple, low cost and provides an earned media platform almost instantly… So, just make the food look brilliant and don’t leave any hairs in there! If [...]

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Kelloggs: The Special K Tweet Shop

1. October 2012

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This isn’t the first Tweet Shop, but its probably the second or third ever, and a very cool pop-up style store turning customers social currency into real goods and positive sentiment… Passers by can walk into the store, sample the range of new cereal crisps and then tweet about them to buy a box to [...]

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Topshop: Real Time Catwalk Customisation

14. September 2012

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If you’re a bit of a fashionista, you might like this piece from Topshop, who have created a live-streaming customisable catwalk experience for the Topshop Unique SS13 fashion show. It takes a live-stream of the show, and syncs it to the website that delivers a real-time customisable catwalk experience where users can instantly buy the [...]

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Trident Gum: The Facebook Fun Audit

25. April 2012

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Tax time gets pretty tough and nobody wants to get audited, so Trident gum has just launched an audit process you might actually like, it’s called the “Facebook Fun Audit”. The Fun Audit is an interactive video experience that uses Facebook connect to analyse things like your photos, posts, check-ins, de-friends and pokes to see [...]

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Infographic: The Value of Social Loyalty

26. March 2012

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With most brands just trying to work out how to best use social media, it’s interesting to look at the flip side where social loyalty is now the big focus of the airline industry (look at all the great KLM work), where social loyalty plays will no doubt transform traditional style frequent flyer programs faster [...]

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KOTEX: The World’s First Pinterest Campaign

24. March 2012

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With Pinterest being all the rage this year, it wasn’t going to be long before someone claimed the “World’s First Pinterest Campaign” if it already hasn’t been claimed somewhere else. Yes, I’ve seen the Peugeot Puzzle one too, think these guys beat them?! (created by Smoyz) The campaign was called “Womens Inspiration Day by KOTEX” [...]

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American Express: Sync. Tweet. Save.

11. March 2012

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Now this is cool. American Express have launched an interesting play with Twitter which lets US card members turn customised Twitter hashtags into savings. When customers sync their American Express Card with Twitter, they can enjoy exclusive offers loaded directly onto their card. American Express are showcasing “Sync. Tweet. Save.” at SXSW 2012 where all [...]

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Domino’s Think Oven: Innovation Sourcing

10. February 2012

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Domino’s have always claimed an innovation story, in fact a lot of their best selling products have come from store staff, not the head office chefs. Looking beyond just Domino’s, most businesses now attract innovative ideas via their social channels, free of charge from customers who love them, but while their social media policy mandates [...]

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Infographic: Social Media Statistics For 2012

3. January 2012

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It was a huge year for Social Media and here is a great infographic that rounds up the key Social Media Statistics to kickoff 2012. It’s pretty impressive to see that Facebook has grown to more than 800 million active users, adding more than 200 million in a single year. Twitter now has 100 million active [...]

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Infographic: The Psychology of Social Commerce

13. December 2011

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Here is a great infographic that really highlights the power and potential of social commerce with some great take away stats and insights. We all understand that in order to effectively market products to consumers you need to have a good understanding of the attitude and behaviour patterns of your target audience. Psychologists have defined six [...]

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Infographic: The Social Commerce Timeline

13. November 2011

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Here’s a nice infographic from Useful Social Media that shows the Social Commerce journey from back in February 2007 when the first virtual gift was sold on Facebook. Some of the infographic highlights include: Dec 2008 – Dell claimed $1 Million revenue in sales via Twitter Jul 2009 – Facebook’s first retail transaction via 1800-Flowers [...]

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1800 Flowers: Flowers From Facebook Friends

30. August 2011

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Here is a great initiative from 1800 Flowers who are well known as a pioneer in social commerce, being one of the first to launch a Facebook store. So to showcase their same day delivery capabilities, they’ve come up with a great idea demonstrating it with birthday notifications. They’ve created an app that lets you [...]

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IKEA Happy To Bed: YouTube Social Experience

28. August 2011

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IKEA in the UK has launched an interactive social experience on YouTube. The above video is the ad to launch the overarching campaing around IKEA having everything to get you happy to bed, but the real fun is on their YouTube channel, where they’ve extended the idea with Facebook Connect. It starts with a room [...]

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IKEA: The World’s Most Liked Showroom

16. August 2011

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IKEA do some very cool social work around the world and here is one of their simpler, but just as innovative ideas, this time around the social shopping phenomenon, created by two young advertising students Jeena and John from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. It takes a simple notion of utilising Facebook “Like” [...]

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Infographic: The Real Cost Of Social Media

22. May 2011

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What’s the real cost of social media? Last week we looked at an interesting infographic on the value of social commerce and today we wanted to share another interesting infographic on the cost of social media. So how do your social media costs compare? These stats, which have been aggregated by Focus.com, show some good [...]

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