Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

MarComm News Hit Parade: August 2017

MarComm News Hit Parade: August 2017

MarComm News’ Hit Parade brings you our selection of the “hit” projects of the month. The highlights for August 2017 include social, design, advertising and digital projects: 1) Kind Words Ringback Tone by GS Caltex GS Caltex wanted to decrease the stress level of employees in call centers. Customer abusive comments are something that everyone knows but no […]

KFC Goes Mobile with Location-based Campaign

KFC Goes Mobile with Location-based Campaign

KFC has employed mobile location technology to promote its new burrito product range, targeting consumers close to stores with relevant messaging in order to drive an increase in foot traffic into its branches. The campaign, run in partnership with location specialists xAd and media agency Blue 449, ran for three months and used a combination […]

Major advertisers back BT Sport opening day

Major advertisers back BT Sport opening day

The launch of BT Sport on August 1 will be backed by major advertisers keen to tap into the consumer interest around how its content will match up to Sky Sports. Brands including Adidas, Barclays, Microsoft, O2, KFC, Ladbrokes and Carling will be among the advertisers appearing in the commercial breaks when BT Sport’s two […]