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What a great way to interact with your audience! Kaegi introduced a new product, Kaegimat and wants to make the launch stick. They provided a vending machine then asked people to take a picture of themselves with the vending machine, upload it (at the vending machine) to share it on Facebook. In return, the passersby received a free Kaegimat bar.

Find this “vending machine” at unexpected places, for example somewhere in the mountains, and share a photo of you and the Kaegimat with your friends at Facebook. Immediately, you will get a QR-code to your smartphone to change with a chilled Kaegi fret for free.

Advertising Agency: JEFF Communications GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland
Creative Director / Managing Partner: Philip Eggenberger
Published: September 2013

vying with Vine.

We are loving the new video-instagram-like app, called Vine. Fully integrated with the Twitter platform. Last week Twitter rolled out a new video sharing app, Vine App, that allows users to share six seconds of looping video captured. Like instagram, the Vine app provides you video feed from users you follow.

Vine App Tinkering

Vine Screen

For marketers and brands, this is your way of producing six second teasers, behind-the-scene clips, or anything that further engage the audience. For news outlets, it’s a great way for reporters to provide six second breaking news video coverage. For brands wanting to engage fans, it’s a great way to have fans upload their videos and tag the brand. For creative people, it’s a great way to obtain a glimpse into their creations and visions. We also noticed a “How-to” category, which we feel may be Twitter’s answer to Pinterest’s famous how-to persona. So many ways to express yourself and so easy to do. continue reading…

flawsome: Chipotle

A non-pork eating Chipotle customer took to Twitter his dismay over their pinto beans being cooked in pork, having eating it for years. The CEO quickly contacted him to apologize and shared with him that they implemented a new policy that moving forward all Chipotle restaurants will have this information on their menus. The result? A happy returning customer.

This is an example of brands being human and owning up to it. That’s why we love Chipotle!

chipotle refried beans tweet

flawsome: Johnson & Johnson

People tend to distrust people who show they are flawless and void of human emotions. Likewise with brands. Companies that embrace being human and admitting their flawsomeness have a better chance at connecting with their customers while earning their trust and loyalty. Here’s to a featured flawsome brand, Johnson & Johnson.

Flawsome Story

Johnson & Johnson’s reinstating the women’s tampon brand, o.b. Ultra. The company announced in 2010 it would discontinued the brand, which sparked a “girlcott” by outraged customers who launched the website to petition the company to reconsider. The site gained widespread support and in late 2011, Johnson & Johnson reinstated the brand with a clever “ENDLESS CELEBRATIONS” microsite dedicated to a series of goofy personal power and apology videos to their customers, coupled with a coupon.

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The Girlcott Site

 

Endless Celebration Microstite

We used our warrior princess alter ego, Xena.

Endless Celebration Microstite

Personalized Apology

kitchy video

Showing your goofiness and saying you are sorry is flawsome.

Coupon

Coupons to entice returning customers.

This post is an adapted version of a more comprehensive trend briefing on the act of being flawsome.