Category Archives: Social

Burger King Gets Social

http://vimeo.com/17679254

BK has come into the Social game with a new app that provides discounts and free food for those who post there location of being in a Burger King on Facebook. If you really want to get those discounts, those late night sneaks to BK and Taco Bell will not be so secret anymore.

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Facebook and Social Gaming Boom

It’s hard to ignore, the fact that everywhere we look social games are popping into our lives. Starting with Mafia Wars and Farmville, this once tiny industry has in just a matter of a couple of years exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry, estimated to reach $2.18 Billion by 2012. And the most unthought aspect, is that the majority of these gamers are women. Surpassing the number of viewers of our biggest prime-time television watchers, social games are obviously here to stay. The ability for innovation within these games also seems limitless, able to link gamers to any brand, website, charities, etc. The things we will see out of the social and Facebook gaming industry over the next few years will no doubt be incredible, the possibilities are endless.

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Ipad2 vs the Competition

Another day, another Apple product hits the market. With Steve Job’s unfortunate situation it seems we will see Apple release all the tricks in their bag in the upcoming months. The latest, is the release of the iPad2. Dominating the tablet market since the launch of the iPad, they are looking to ward off the new entrants with the new and improved product that swept the electronic consumer market.

But what makes the iPad2 so great? Mashable provides us with a simple and great infographic comparing the iPad2 vs Motorola’s Xoom, HP’s TouchPad and the original iPad.

 

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Angry Birds Playable Birthday Cake

You remember when we first started to get those annoying messages from our friends about playing “Mafia Wars” and “Farmville” for the first time and the majority of us just ignored them as some passing phase. Still don’t think that these social and iphone/facebook app games are gonna have a future? With this Angry Birds birthday cake these games are now they’re becoming part of our real life more than we know if. Over 3 Million views on YouTube just for this video. Angry Birds the game had over 50 million downloads back in December, and Cityville on Facebook has over 100 Million regular users. WOW.

Do you think these types of games will sustain their popularity for much longer or be made primitive by new platforms?

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Facebook Friend Map

This cool new Google Maps mashup with Facebook let you visualize your social network and how crazily spread out it really is with pinpointed locations.┬áThis isn’t the first Google Maps/Facebook Mashup, but its certainly one of the best so far. Written by college freshmen Ajay Mehta, Wesley Zhao, and Dan Shipper, another toast to the future of young entrepreneurs!

 

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Brand Engages Customers with GAMES

In the world of banking with many cliches about banks market, Standard Chartered Bank gave meaning to innovation. Using the knowledge about their target market and a new way of connection they envisioned with their customers, SCB created an engaging Facebook Campaign Game.

The idea is behind Ramaden, where family and friends gather inside of a tent. The game that SCB recreates that aspect of real life in a virtual setting, allowing users to create their own tent, decorate it with furniture, and invite guests to come visit. SCB credit cards are supplying the means of buying these items and gets exposure all over the game.

Although the campaign hasn’t attracted huge numbers (15,277), it says a lot about the future of marketing for corporations and company’s in making more interactive experiences for their customers.

Do you see a brand/company/website you love making a game out of their product? And reaching across millions of people? We sure do. Tell us what you think.

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“Flip” Your Facebook Profile

Flip your Profile is avalanching its way through the Facebook world. The new Facebook app allows users to make videos in place of profile pictures. WHOA. Now that’s cool, or could be really horrible like we will see our friends fail at making creative, funny videos. I can’t wait lol. Facebook is being innovated til the end of the days, and is keeping its distance from the competition, for now.

The next big question becomes if it will be available for fan pages? This could become the start to some really big investments in viral, integrative campaigns and just awesome videos.

Do you think you will create a profile VIDEO? Let us know.

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