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Airlines give their best customers access to branded zones at cinemas and events Airlines give their best customers access to branded zones at cinemas and events 8 December 2011 | IKEA stores in Canada feature ‘green parking’ spaces close to the entrance that are reserved for drivers of hybrid cars and fuel-efficient vehicles. Credit card companies such as Amex and Mastercard have been opening airport lounges for their members (at for example Toronto and Budapest airports). Coined by trendwatching.com as ‘Perkonomics’, these initiatives are part of a new breed of perks and privileges that are added to brands’ regular offerings in order to satisfy consumers’ ever-growing desire for novel forms of status and/or convenience. Cine TAMCine TAM is a cinema owned by Brazil’s TAM Airlines. Air France-KLM Kinepolis On a similar note, albeit on a much smaller scale, Air France-KLM offers members of its Flying Blue loyalty program the chance to reserve one of the airline’s VIP seats at the Kinepolis cinema in Brussels, Belgium. Related articles
Singapore Airlines scraps self-service kiosks share By Future Travel Experience Singapore Airlines has decided to remove its 24 self-service check-in kiosks at Changi Airport following low usage among passengers. Passengers flying with Singapore Airlines from Changi Airport will no longer be able to check-in using self-service kiosks after the airline decided to remove them. A total of 24 kiosks had been in place, but passengers have shown a preference for online and mobile check-in, resulting in a low level of usage of the self-service kiosks. The kiosks had reduced check-in times to around five minutes per passenger, as opposed to eight to 10 minutes for passengers using check-in counters. Changi Airport will still offer self-service check-in kiosks to other airlines that wish to offer them to their customers. Click here for more information.
5 Ways Advertising Is Changing in a World of Non-Linear Media Chris Schreiber is director of marketing at social video advertising company Sharethrough. Before joining Sharethrough, Chris worked in the Global Communications and Public Affairs Department for Google. Earlier this month, the advertising industry’s leading brands, agencies and technology platforms descended on New York City for Advertising Week to discuss how brands can effectively connect with consumers across today’s fractured media landscape. Participants analyzed the increasing role of brand content, the changing nature of content distribution and the complexity of measurement. One particular observation emerged on multiple occasions: When it comes to how we consume media, we no longer live in a “linear” world. People now move quickly and unpredictably between devices and media environments throughout the day. Brands and agencies are rearranging many of the core components of their programs to be able to thrive in this non-linear, distracted media universe we now inhabit. 1. 2. 3.
#ReaprenderMarketing Verbling Links Up Language Learners With Native Speakers Through Live Video Chat It’s a well known fact that people improve foreign language skills when interacting and communicating with other people who speak the same foreign language. Y Combinator-backed Verbling is launching today as a easy to use online conversation exchange for language learners, leveraging in-browser video chat. The site allows you to sign up and choose the language you want to learn. So if you speak French and want to learn English, you’ll be paired up with a native English speaker who wants to learn French. The chats are conducted via video chat, but the startup doesn’t seem to be too worried about any Chatroulette-like issues because everyone has to register with their name and other personal info to use the service. The site soft launched this past week and already has 1,500 signups. There are a number of startups competing in the online language learning space including Live Mocha, Busuu, and Voxy.