With every checkin at Walgreens on Foursquare or Facebook, a flu shot is donated to someone in need.
Dallas-based Two Trucks LLC will launch its food-truck brand, The Butcher’s Son, in October with two Dallas trucks, followed by five trucks in February, ten trucks in May, and, hopefully, a total of 200 trucks by 2014.
Foursquare’s new “lists” feature is extremely useful feature for destination marketing in that is allows a tourism organization to create customized lists for visitors, such as lists for family-friendly vacations, girlfriend getaways, romantic retreats and other such niche vacations.
Il Fornaio Restaurants’ Festa Regionale menu offers the finest in authentic Italian cuisine. Diners who participate in the monthly promotion receive a passport to be stamped during each visit. This is an awesome marketing campaign in that it thrives on the roots of the restaurant, and everything ties in to the concept of traveling through Italy.
Big Train is a leading manufacturer of premium coffees and teas. They offer the ability to subscribe, read reviews and purchase products easily from their Facebook page. To launch their new Fit Frappe, they provided a Klout perk allowing online influencers a chance to test the product and share with friends.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. In July, they unveiled oversized LOVE artwork at several Welcome Centers across the state. Then, the local tourism offices jumped into the fun with the Virginia Tourism “Bring LOVE to Your Town” event.
Pepsi had added QR codes to their regularly mass-distributed cups. This is great since it only requires the development of one QR code, yet the distribution is gargantuan in scale.
The Gap, one of the largest retail clothing brands, is shaking things up with the debut of its food truck, Pico de Gap. The truck serves to stimulate buzz about Gap’s new 1969 Fall denim collection.
Earlier in the year, PopChips ran an extremely successful social media campaign seeking out a “VP of Pop Culture.” With one of the most social-media savvy celebrities, Ashton Kutcher, on board, PopChips was able to not only award a winner, but create huge buzz, visibility and excitement about their brand.
Embassy Suites Hotels is currently running an “awkward family photo” contest. Promotions like these are great because they encourage “audience” participation, and people are going to share the link around simply based on the fact it’s entertaining.
HootSuite is an efficient social media management tool that is very straightforward and offers a diverse array of functionality. It’s great for multiple-account management, brand monitoring, scheduling content and more.
TripSketch Green Book is one of the first green travel mobile apps that allows users to download a virtual guidebook of worldwide eco-friendly hotels, attractions, restaurants and travel options.
As a result of Carmageddon, JetBlue Airlines decided to offer $4 flights from Long Beach to Burbank and vice versa on Saturday. This is a great case study of a brand measuring ROI in terms of positive PR and customer service rather than dollars.
Shopping malls are beginning to incorporate QR codes into their marketing, allowing shoppers to find out what sales are happening at the mall in real-time. Here are 5 reasons malls should embrace this opportunity.
Munchathan is a food-themed 5K featuring obstacles, entertainment and more. Unique food events are a great way for food trucks to get positive publicity, demonstrate great community relations with both other trucks and customers, and have access to a huge audience in one place.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization has begun a new campaign, “Whispers from the Locals,” which strives to provide visitors inside information about the destination that may not be available in the typical travel-related paraphernalia.
House of Blues considers social media one of their most valuable marketing outlets. It provides brand awareness as well as an open forum to communicate with fans directly.
Maggiano’s Little Italy sent out a great add to their email database outlining reasons becoming a fan of their Facebook page is a good idea.
Discovery Science Center is a 59,000-square-foot learning facility dedicated to educating young minds through interactive exhibits and programs. They use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr to share information about the venue.
A new study shows that, for the first time, consumers are spending more time on mobile apps than on the web. With that in mind, there’s many taking advantage of the opportunity to reach their mobile-inclined audience in new, innovative ways.