“Current And Future Trends In Vending Machines” by Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes

Current trends are likely to make future vending machines quite different. For example, the ‘TWEET FOR TREATS’ vending machine dispenses products based on Tweets. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for PEOPLE) Vending machines have long been a convenient and relatively low cost method of delivering food and drink. They have also been a source of… Read more »

“Teams giving gifts in exchange for 140 characters through Twitter Vending Machines” by Devin Beahm, Sporting News

At more and more sports venues across the country, all that stands between fans and free team swag is 140 characters and the send button. Over the past year, sports teams and organizations have taken the technology space by storm by trotting out Twitter Vending Machines to not only engage fans, but to allow for… Read more »

“ALDS Game #3 Between Royals & AL Wild Card Winner to Air Exclusively on MLB Network” from Salina Post

October 6, 2015 – MLB Network will exclusively televise Game Two of the American League Division Series featuring the Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays with Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Harold Reynolds and Ken Rosenthal on the call this Friday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET, live from Rogers Centre. The telecast will be available… Read more »

“Denver Broncos Hop On Board The Twitter Vending Machine Trend” from Sport Techie

Last Sunday afternoon, the Denver Broncos debuted the NFL’s first Twitter-powered vending machine. Sponsored by Bud Light, the vending machine prompts fans to tweet a specific message and a unique hashtag, after which it dispenses a special prize. The machine vends 200 prizes, including ticket upgrades, merchandise, skis signed by former quarterback Jake Plummer, and… Read more »

“Fans win N.J. Devils prizes by feeding vending machine with tweets” by Jessica Mazzola, NJ.com

NEWARK — Quarters are so 20th Century. Prize-seeking fans at Newark’s Gateway Center Wednesday played a vending machine with a tweet, and were rewarded with some New Jersey Devils prizes. The “Twitter Vending Machine” was set up by the team and manned by defenseman Jon Merrill. Fans who tweeted a selfie with the player at the… Read more »

“Tweet and Be Rewarded!” from University of Michigan

Love prizes? Who doesn’t? What if winning amazing gifts from a wide variety of Ann Arbor merchants—and the University of Michigan—was just a tweet away? Starting Thursday, September 4th we’re kicking off a month of ‘Vending Maize and Blue,’ just for you! UMSocial has partnered with the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring… Read more »

“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 »