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Intangible Generosity

Consumers express affection through digital gift giving

Implications - Though brands are becoming familiar with the marketing tactic of awarding consumers via social media, the development of consumer-to-consumer digital love is just beginning. While online apps and games are often sponsored by companies as part of their marketing efforts, online gift-giving relies on real peer-to-peer appreciation and also makes generosity accessible to everyone—not just those who can afford it.
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Madeover Santa Greetings
Madeover Santa Greetings
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There's almost less than a week until Christmas, which means everyone is freaking out about last minute shopping and Christmas cards. Here's something fun that relieves stress and helps with the last bundle… MORE
Everyday Customized E-Cards
Everyday Customized E-Cards
Card Karma Lets You Say Something Sweet on Any Occasion
Card Karma is an awesome website that links Flickr pictures to a customizable card-making app. Everything from memes to stills can be turned into a card with Card Karma, offering the option for an accompanying… MORE
Social Media Coffee Gifts
Social Media Coffee Gifts
The Starbucks Card eGift Program is for Any Occasion
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Starbucks Card eGift program won't just get people thinking about this upcoming occasion, it'll get them participating in it. The new digital gift card makes it easier… MORE
Social Media Christmas Gifts
Social Media Christmas Gifts
Etsy's Holiday Gift Ideas are Taken from Facebook "Likes"
Social media has been able to smoothly incorporate itself into society, and what better way to blend itself into the spirit of the season than with holiday gift ideas? Etsy has created an application on… MORE
Social Media Payments
Social Media Payments
'Pay With a Tweet' Sees the Value in Social Networks
A new and innovative way to purchase products is Pay With a Tweet. The German-American Innovative Thunder team created the revolutionary payment system. They acknowledge that today, buzz about your product… MORE
Virtual Smooching Apps
Virtual Smooching Apps
Make Out With Your Webcam With the Mistletoe Roulette Website
Mistletoe Roulette is a virtual kissing booth that follows the lovey-dovey holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. Created by digital ad agency Hugo & Cat, this program turns your webcam into… MORE
Artful Greeting Card Apps
Artful Greeting Card Apps
The Cartolina iPhone App Brings Beautiful Artwork to your Phone
The Cartolina iPhone App makes it easy for iPhone users to send a beautiful greeting. The app features the best of the card company's creations in an easy-to-use application that allows you to schedule… MORE

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