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Worldwide Gift-Giving Ads

The 'Hilltop Re-Imagined for Coca Cola' Ad Modernizes an Old Commercial

— June 22, 2012 — Tech
As part of Coca Cola's 'Open Happiness' initiative and Google's 'Re-Brief' project, an idealistic 1970s Coke commercial has been updated in this 'Hilltop Re-Imagined for Coca Cola' campaign.

The original Hilltop commercial features a group of Coke-lovers congregated on a hilltop, proclaiming their perpetual wish to buy the world a coke. In light of today's social media's capabilities and technology, the 'Hilltop Re-Imagined' campaign reboots this concept into reality. With the help of some custom-enabled vending machines and the power of our smartphones, a Coke do-gooder can spread some love by buying a coke via mobile, then send it to one of many locations around the world. A passerby will notice that a vending machine inviting them to take the gifted Coke, complete with a personalized message from the sender. The sender will eventually receive a video clip showing the pleasant surprise spreading on an unsuspecting receiver's face.

The feel-good ad has won a Mobile Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions.
Trend Themes
1. Social Media Enabled Gift-giving - The use of social media and technology to facilitate gift-giving creates opportunities for disruptive innovation in e-commerce and retail industries.
2. Personalized Vending Machines - The use of vending machines with personalized messages creates opportunities for disruptive innovation in the vending machine and marketing industries.
3. Virtual Global Gift Exchange - The concept of a global gift exchange using mobile and vending technology creates opportunities for disruptive innovation in the logistics and transportation industries.
Industry Implications
1. E-commerce - E-commerce companies can utilize social media and technology to create innovative gift-giving platforms.
2. Retail - The use of personalized vending machines can create innovative marketing experiences in retail stores.
3. Logistics - The use of global gift exchange creates opportunities for innovative logistics solutions.
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