“Denver Broncos Hop On Board The Twitter Vending Machine Trend” from Sport Techie

Last Sunday afternoon, the Denver Broncos debuted the NFL’s first Twitter-powered vending machine. Sponsored by Bud Light, the vending machine prompts fans to tweet a specific message and a unique hashtag, after which it dispenses a special prize. The machine vends 200 prizes, including ticket upgrades, merchandise, skis signed by former quarterback Jake Plummer, and… Read more »

“Fans win N.J. Devils prizes by feeding vending machine with tweets” by Jessica Mazzola, NJ.com

NEWARK — Quarters are so 20th Century. Prize-seeking fans at Newark’s Gateway Center Wednesday played a vending machine with a tweet, and were rewarded with some New Jersey Devils prizes. The “Twitter Vending Machine” was set up by the team and manned by defenseman Jon Merrill. Fans who tweeted a selfie with the player at the… Read more »

“Tweet and Be Rewarded!” from University of Michigan

Love prizes? Who doesn’t? What if winning amazing gifts from a wide variety of Ann Arbor merchants—and the University of Michigan—was just a tweet away? Starting Thursday, September 4th we’re kicking off a month of ‘Vending Maize and Blue,’ just for you! UMSocial has partnered with the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring… Read more »

“During #FedExCup, PGA TOUR Capitalizing On Twitter Vending Machine Trend” by Mark J. Burns, Forbes

How do professional sports leagues and major properties enhance the on-site experience for die-hard fans and consumers? It’s the million-dollar question that corporate marketers, communications professionals and digital strategists have been repeatedly asking themselves over the past five years. In 2015, that ‘experience’ for fans is now being ever so closely tied to social and… Read more »

“Anacostia vending machines provide a new snack: Free children’s books” by Christine Ayala, The Washington Post

A 5-year-old named Jacob Adams was the first to test the big blue vending machine newly installed at the Salvation Army’s community center in Southeast Washington. Hopping up on a step-stool to reach the bright control screen, he quickly made his choice, and his selection tumbled from the machine’s coils and landed with a thud…. Read more »

“Have fun, drink responsibly — and stay ‘Healthy and Hydrated,’ thanks to St. E.’s free hydration machine” from Northern Kentucky Tribune

Staff report It’s free drinks for everyone! Thanks to St. Elizabeth Healthcare, All-Star week celebrants — guests and locals alike — will stay “Happy and Hydrated.” A new and fun Instagram Hydration station is now in place on the Purple People Bridge near the Newport levee. The water machine is a unique way to help… Read more »

“Twitter-activated vending machines help promote travel to Edmonton” by Emily Mertz, Global News

EDMONTON — Edmonton Tourism’s latest campaign is creating some buzz, particularly in Fort McMurray and Saskatoon. Vending machines were set up in those two cities to give out prizes promoting visits to Edmonton, like hotel stays, event tickets and mall gift cards. All people had to do to get a prize: tweet. “There’s actually a… Read more »

“Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Red Sox fans get Twitter-activated vending machines” from Coin Control

Six months ago, if you’d asked me share the first thought that popped into my head after hearing the words “Dayton, Ohio,” I probably would have said, “Guided by Voices.” And if you asked me that same question today? Honestly, I’d probably still say “Guided by Voices.” But I’d also have a second answer: Innovative… Read more »