“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 »

“Innovative Vending Solutions Encourages People to Tweet for Snacks” by Meghan Young, Trend Hunter

Nothing in the world is truly free, but these free vending machines makes it fun to walk away with a complimentary snack. Provided by Innovative Vending Solutions, they can be paired up to any eatery establishment to create a playful promotional connection with consumers. Used by such restaurants as Buffalo Wild Wings, Coyote Ugly Saloon… Read more »

“How this firm scored with a Twitter-centric vending machine for Major League Baseball” by Joe Cogliano, Dayton Business Journal

The UpTake: MLB used Innovative Vending Solutions’ vending machine in Cincinnati on Monday to drive social media traffic and engage fans as it gets ready to sell tickets for All-Star Game weekend events. When Major League Baseball needed to create some big buzz around the All-Star Game events coming to Cincinnati, it reached out to… Read more »