“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 »

“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 »