“MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises Vending Machine Dispenses Prizes For Tweets At SXSW” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

AUSTIN, TX — MasterCard and news blog Mashable have teamed up to woo technology startups attending this week’s South By Southwest music festival by giving them free prizes from a tweet-activated vending machine. Instead of snacks or sodas, the machine dispenses prizes ranging from 250 one-on-one introductory phone calls with leading technology executives to computer… Read more »

“Telus Creates a Twitter-enabled Vending Machine” by Russ Martin, Marketing Magazine

Telus has created a Twitter-enabled vending machine that rewards tweeting consumers with toy pandas. The machine, unveiled Monday at the Pacific Centre shopping mall in Vancouver, is part of Telus’ four-year, $1 million dollar partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, which is why stuffed pandas – the character featured in the WWF’s logo – were… Read more »

“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 »