“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 »

“Boston Red Sox Buy Social Media Vending Machines to Spread Holiday Cheer and Hype for Next Season” from Sport Techie

In the midst of revamping their roster during the offseason, the Boston Red Sox rethought how to build hype for next season, too. The additions of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, and Rick Porcello bring buzz around the team, but they can’t sell tickets just by their names alone. The Red Sox–despite its tradition and generational… Read more »

“Boston Red Sox Woos Fans With Social Media-Powered Vending Machine” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox used social media powered vending machines to give away thousands of prizes and build excitement around 2015 tickets going on sale. The team worked with Dayton, OH-based Innovative Vending Solutions to deploy two machines that dispensed prizes to fans who posted on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TheGiftOfSox… Read more »