“Tweet for Treats: The New Way Brands Are Encouraging Social Media Activity” by By Lauren Matthews, Biz Bash

Guests at the ASOS Penthouse in Miami received free swimsuits from a tweet-activated vending machine. Photo: Courtesy of the DFM As brands continually search for new ways to engage fans and expand the reach of live events, one company has found a way to put a fresh spin on a familiar item: the vending machine…. Read more »

“Ohio recognizes local veteran-owned company” by Dayton Daily News

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office is recognizing a local, veteran-owned company. Innovative Vending Solutions, of West Carrollton, has been included recently as one of the Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Profile honorees. In the month of November, the secretary’s office sets aside its business profiles to feature companies led by veterans. Patrick McDonald, Innovative… Read more »

“Dispensing The Sizzle: Custom-Built Vending Machines Become Marketing Stars” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

Marketers of big national brands are turning to automatic retailing as an eye-catching, engaging new vehicle to sell their sizzle. Innovative Vending Solutions of Dayton, OH, has positioned itself as a go-to resource for high-impact machines that draw consumers, give away samples and even take the buzz around their brands “viral” through social media. “What… Read more »

“Trade Show Badge-Activated Vender Draws Crowds At Ethernet Expo” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

NEW YORK CITY — Visitors to the Ciena Co. booth at the recent Ethernet Expo here lined up to scan their ID badges at a vending machine to receive a free t-shirt. The machine’s touchscreen display prompted visitors to swipe their NFC badges on a card reader below. A product selection screen then appeared, from… Read more »

“Vending company goes high tech” by Dan Edwards, 2News

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Here at Innovative Vending Solutions they’re taking the wraps off of their revolutionary new vending machines.  No longer for pop and candy bars – they’re interactive – dispensing non-traditional products in non-traditional locations. Instead of punching buttons on a machine, you punch promo codes into your phone using social media. It’s… Read more »

“Miamisburg firm creates custom vending machines” by Thomas Gnau, Dayton Daily News

Miamisburg — Patrick McDonald just wanted to figure out how to sell more T-shirts. From that, his business was born. Miamisburg-based Innovative Vending Solutions (IVS) customizes vending machines to dispense almost any product in almost any setting. The company’s core products include automated retail and self-serve kiosk devices. But McDonald and his partner in IVS,… Read more »

“Twitter-Activated Vending Machine Wows Crowds In Pittsburgh” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

PITTSBURGH — A vending machine activated by tweets sent from patrons’ cellphones could be the first use of such an application in the U.S., and it served as a novel promotional tool at the recent One Young World Summit here. Dayton, OH-based Innovative Vending Solutions developed the Twitter-activated machine for iStrategyLabs, an experiential marketing company…. Read more »