At a major Final Fantasy XV promotional event earlier this year, the game's developers announced its release date by having a slot-machine spin of months and days whiz by before briefly locking into "November 30," only to then slide into the "official" date: September 30, 2016.Early Monday morning, FFXV director Hajime Tabata took to YouTube to announce an official delay for the long-awaited RPG, now slated to launch on November 29 of this year meaning, one off from the joke date .Tabata-san explained that the game's "master disc" typically called the "gold" copy had been completed "the other day," but its content would not be "the highest possible quality" without a downloadable patch, which he said would be completed by September 30.Then the director changed course and said that the game would eventually require another patch, as the day-one patch's content would still be "one step away from that truly ultimate quality we are striving for."Tabata-san insists that this delay means FFXV will not require any day-one patch downloads—a fact that he stated multiple times, almost as if to pour salt in the wound of No Man's Sky in light of its recent day-one patch brouhaha.The announcement also mentioned separate plans for paid DLC, which had already been reported days earlier in the form of a $25 "season pass."
A brand new Tesla Model S abruptly caught fire while prospective buyers were test-driving it as part of a promotional event organized by the company.A low-resolution photo of the car burning to the ground was published earlier today on Reddit by a user who received it via WhatsApp.3dkSdkvDskReddit, the user who posted the picture, explains that the incident took place in Biarritz, a large city located in southwestern France.A couple test-driving the car with a Tesla saleswoman on board suddenly heard a loud noise, though they claim that it wasn t an explosion.They kept driving, but the saleswoman asked them to pull over a few moments later when the S began displaying a problem with charging error message.Thankfully, the three occupants walked away from the car without injury.
Macy s, like many retailers, offers shoppers the opportunity to enter promo codes during checkout.Individual coupon codes assigned to specific shoppers help retail marketers avoid coupon abuse and make it possible to fine tune promotions.Individual, Limited-use Coupons Address Code AbuseSimple coupons can be effective.For example, a multichannel retailer in the northwest United States put a simple coupon code on a physical tag that could be added to a person s keychain — think automobile keys and door locks — so that she will always have it with her.The key-tag coupon was part of a fundraiser for an elementary school near one of the retailer s physical stores.
Chinese social service WeChat now has over 806 million monthly active users, according to Tencent s second quarter financial release this year.While WeChat started as a chatting app, it s now known for a myriad of other functions.In a study conducted by research firm Nielsen Norman Group, many Chinese research participants considered the app s payment service and WeChat official accounts more central than the chat service.WeChat can provide a launchpad for early-stage startups, letting them build their business on top of WeChat official accounts and monetizing through WeChat Wallet, the app s mobile payment solution.Accelerators like Chinaccelerator also encourage their founders to base their businesses on WeChat official accounts.In this series, we interviewed startup entrepreneurs at Sandbox, a local coworking space in Shanghai, and asked them how useful WeChat is to their business.Chen Dan 30 : Commerce IT management WeChat official accounts can only be helpful for promotion, marketing, and increasing the user base.These days, what matters is whether the content looks good on your WeChat or not.My bank accounts don t link to WeChat, and so I plan to register at ICBC China.WeChat moments serves as a great way to promote the startups.
The UK’s biggest supermarkets have shut up shop in regard to promotions as they seek other avenues to pursue more competitive rates in a landscape where Sterling continues to be devalued by Brexit uncertainty.In the 28 days ending 25 March 2017, 26% of UK supermarket spend was committed towards items with temporary price cuts or multi-buy offers, matching a rate last measured in 2006, according to Nielsen retail data.The reductions occur across all categories but most precipitously own-brand or private labels spend as just 18% of sales in the last year went on promotional spend, compared to that of branded goods which mustered 41%.“The level of promotional spend has gone back to levels not seen since before the 2008/09 economic crisis,” observes Mike Watkins, Nielsen’s UK head of retailer and business insight.“The last few years, have seen about a third of the typical supermarket shopping bill going on promotional items.However, to be more price competitive, supermarkets have turned temporary price reductions into permanent cuts, so there’s less promotional activity as many prices are cheaper all-year round.”
I only have 20 minutes here to go through just a small number of the falsehoods that a lot of you probably believe, so let’s dive right in.In 2004, Jim Nail of Forrester Research said we’re seeing “the end of the era of mass marketing”.But TV advertising has increased – more on that later – and digital advertising has skyrocketed.For those who have never studied traditional marketing, we have always had the four Ps of product, price, place and promotion.For the last 10 years, countless gurus and experts have told us that people want to have relationships with brands on social media.They’ll probably punch you in the face for being a pervert.
When Paul Bischoff started giving away teddy bears during the holidays as a gift with purchase, he never dreamed it would spark a collection craze with customers.Twelve years later, people return to his Earth Treasures jewelry store in Eatontown, New Jersey, each year to get a bear, moose, snowman or other plush toy-sometimes shelling out hundreds more on purchases to get the next larger size."[The promotion] brings customers into the store.It makes them smile, and they even spend more to get a bigger free gift," says Bischoff, 54.The plush promos start with a $100 purchase and grow bigger at the $300, $700, $1,000 and $1,500 spending levels.Claire Rosenzweig, president of the Promotion Marketing Association of America, says gift-with-purchase offerings can drive sales, build your brand and make customers feel good about shopping in your store.
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched Lamb Side Story, a satirical musical ad which marks the latest instalment in the brand’s ongoing We Love Our Lamb campaign.The ad is a spoof of West Side Story’s iconic battle scene with the rival gangs made up of stereotypes from the left and right of Australian politics.The ad sees the rivals forget their differences to come together over a lamb barbeque.What we are saying is that regardless of race, colour, sexual orientation, age, ability or political learning, as the ad content shows, all ideas can come together over a lamb meal.And one of things that is good about living in Australia is that we have the freedom to express our opinions and point of view.”The ad also builds on MLA’s longstanding You Never Lamb Alone platform to promote messages of community and inclusion.
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Life insurance company TAL is promoting its partnership with Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) with a new campaign.The campaign aims to launch the partnership, which will see TAL support the RFDS, one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world and the most trusted charity brand in Australia.The ad brings to life the experience of the service, which provides health care and 24-hour emergency service to people in Australia’s rural regions and covers an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.The ad shows a remote community coming together to create a runway to help an RFDS plane land in a field.The campaign, which is running on TV and social media during the Australian Open, was created by BMF with production company Exit Films.BMF creative director Jen Speirs said, “As you can imagine, in the remote areas that the RFDS operates, luxuries like well-lit, rock-free runways without kangaroos grazing along them, just don’t exist.
Unless you’ve been in Narnia, you surely know that the Super Bowl is around the corner, with a rematch of the 2004 season edition featuring the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.As AgileCat has lived in the heart of Philly for 17 years, you can bet that this agency – along with the many millions in the region - is completely on fire at the thought of finally winning a Super Bowl [ FlyEaglesFly!I couldn’t think of a more promotional perfect storm than Bud Light doing this, and whatever the cost is to fulfill this sudsy fantasy, they’ll surely benefit 10x fold with impressions and awareness – if they play their cards right.So confident am I that Bud Light should reconsider making that sizeable investment in Super Bowl spots and throw those greenbacks at Philadelphia (after they win, of course).Early estimations are that over two million people would attend such a parade (trust me, the crowd size wouldn’t be dented by cold weather or snow).The Eagles were formed in 1933 and through they won a “Championship” in 1960, it wasn’t a Super Bowl.
A budding romance between a postal carrier and one of his delivery patrons is thwarted by a pesky, protective dog, until his delivery vehicle goes electric.That’s the concept behind a short animated advert by Renault promoting its electric autos, timed for Valentine’s Day.In its first animated movie, developed with the Publicis Loft, Renault centered the action around love and the silence of electric vehicles.‘The Postman’ tells the romantic and comical story of a postman, Lars, and his troublesome pursuit to get closer to his crush.When Lars meets a girl, Karen, on his daily postal round, he instantly falls for her.His puttering, noisy vehicle keeps disturbing her small-but-vicious dog, who blocks him from getting anywhere near the woman.
YouTube promoted a conspiracy theory video that claims one of the Florida school shooting survivors is a paid actor.A video that claims to show evidence that one of the survivors of the school shooting in Florida last week is a paid actor was promoted by YouTube as the top video in the site's trending section on Wednesday morning.The video was removed from the trending section later in the morning after several news stories and tweets about it started to spread.The video shows a local news clip featuring David Hogg, one of the shooting survivors who has made several news appearances over the last few days calling for gun control.The segment comes from a CBS Los Angeles local newscast from last summer that shows Hogg telling a reporter how he got into an argument with a lifeguard.Searching for Hogg's name on YouTube also brought up a large number of conspiracy videos as the top results.
Facebook has apologized for showing a demo of Oculus Rift shooter Bullet Train at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a week after 17 students were killed in a Florida school shooting.In a statement, Facebook VP of virtual reality Hugo Barra said that the demo was part of “a standard set of experiences” that Oculus featured at public events.“In light of the recent events in Florida and out of respect for the victims and their families, we have removed them from this demo.We regret that we failed to do so in the first place.” Barra also tweeted a similar statement.Barra was responding to a video clip posted by NowThis News producer Sean Morrow, showing a short clip of a CPAC visitor firing an automatic weapon in VR.Our demos come w a standard set of content, some are action games w violence.
Google has announced it will ban advertisements that promote cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) starting from June.Google announced the move as part of an update to its policy, which will also ban other risky financial products.The policy states that ads for aggregators and affiliates will no longer be able to display “cryptocurrencies and related content.”Currently, typing in a search query of “Bitcoin” serves an ad to buy the cryptocurrency at the top of the search results page, though that will change once the new policies take hold.Google’s move mirrors one made by Facebook in January, which also banned all ads for cryptocurrency on the social network.But, Bloomberg has previously noted that Facebook cryptocurrency ads found a way past the ban by deliberately misspelling words, such as replacing the “o” with a zero in the word “bitcoin.” A Google spokesperson told Bloomberg that the company would try to anticipate workarounds like this.
Snapchat has been publicly condemned by singer Rihanna after an offensive ad from in-app game Would You Rather was viewed by users.The app in question asked users “Would you rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown?” in reference to the 2009 incident where the pop artist was physically assaulted by her then-boyfriend.Is it just me, or is this ad that popped up on my Snapchat extremely tone deaf?Like what were they thinking with this?— Royce Mann (@TheRoyceMann) March 12, 2018Thank you Brittany for calling this out.
In promoting the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and the company’s own network speed, the mobile carrier recently set two impressively pointless Guinness World Records.In a very public stunt on Lake Elsinore, in Southern California, T-Mobile launched a bright magenta blimp and then towed water skiers and boarders around the lake through blimp power.In one effort, the skier being blimp-towed texted on the Galaxy S9, setting the record for the “fastest text on a touch screen mobile phone while water skiing,” something most likely not a lot of Galaxy S9 users will not be doing, say ever.The other record broken was the “greatest distance water skied while towed behind a blimp.”While these feats are impressive – and quite likely to never be repeated, because, well, why?– they were done to promote how fast the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ models are, and people will be using them on, according to T-Mobile, the fastest network.
Software tycoon turned cryptocurrency enthusiast John McAfee recently revealed that he charges $105,000 for each tweet he sends out promoting digital coins or initial coin offerings (ICO).Last week, McAfee tweeted that his team had written up a guide on how his promotional tweets worked, and posted it to McAfee Crypto Team, an organization McAfee and his team put together to promote ICOs.“It’s self-aggrandizing and ego-stroking for us,” he wrote, “However, if you’re planning an ICO, trying to boost a coin, or want to shine a light on your latest project, you should overlook our swollen egos and see.” The link details how each tweet costs $105,000 but divided between his 810,000 followers, the cost per ‘investor’ is only $0.13.The site boldly declares, “John McAfee’s tweets are by far the most influential in the field of cryptocurrency.”Extrapolating from a Twitter poll conducted by McAfee himself, McAfee Crypto Team claims, among other statistics, that 259,000 of McAfee’s Twitter followers “have more than 50% of their total assets in cryptocurrencies,” and that 224,000 of his followers represent, “at a minimum, $4.48 billion in crypto investment.” The site claims that the numbers are arrived at through “statistically valid percentages.”McAfee’s tweets can indeed sway cryptocurrency markets.
John McAfee, the former antivirus software pioneer whose adventures include being accused of murder, has let it be known that he's charging $105,000 per tweet promoting a cryptocurrency or an initial coin offering (ICO).Using his lucrative Twitter account, the self-proclaimed "crypto visionary" tweeted to his 811,000 followers a link to The McCafee Cryto Team website on how his promotional tweets work."Within the cryptocurrency industry, nothing can match the power of a McAfee tweet," the page reads."Frequently, a single tweet has resulted in more than a million dollars of investment into an ICO, and multiple currencies have increased more than 100 percent in price from a single tweet."An ICO allows potential buyers to invest in a cryptocurrency before launch.ICOs are used to help fund the development of a new currency.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.The fact is, there’s already an article -- or dozens (or more) -- on pretty much any aspect of content promotion you can think of.But while the amount of content published has increased rapidly over the years, content views have fallen, according to Buzzsumo’s 2018 Content Trends report.Because competition is fierce and the industry is only getting more and more saturated and competitive.So, if you think you were doing a great job six months ago, the bar has already risen.Along the way, I picked up a few strategies for content promotion that actually get results.