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Walkers launch the first ever Twitter vending machine on the streets of London

Walkers has transformed 3 bus stops in London, creating the first ever tweet-activated vending machine. The digital screen shows Gary Lineker sitting inside, and it will cycle through a series of short clips. Passers-by are then told to tweet @Walkers_busstop which will trigger the display to drop a packet of crisps down for free. “Walkers loves bringing fun to the nation and we are extremely excited to...

Friends’ Central Perk to open in New York for the 20th anniversary

Central Perk was the fictional coffee shop we all wished we could hang out in. The venue for Phoebe’s musical experimentation, probably the longest ever unrequited love story, and plenty of Chandler’s one liners – and now it is coming to New York City for real! For the 20th anniversary of Friends, Warner Brothers are creating a replica of Central Perk in Manhattan’s SoHo area. Fans will be...

Gingers offered 10% discount this weekend at new shopping centre in Aberdeen

It’s not the first time we’ve seen a stunt for the red of hair (last year, hundreds marched in the UK’s first ever Ginger Pride parade/PR stunt), but this effort just dropped into my inbox and is, I thought, worthy of a quick mention. An Aberdonian man, Richard MacCrae, was given a handmade discount card as a joke for his 30th birthday. As covered here on The Mirror, the chancer has been whipping...

Lidl treat journalists to ‘flash’ 3 course spread – for less than £10 a head

German supermarket Lidl – which has been gaining ground on the other supermarkets as of late for its no frills pricing – held a swanky dinner at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum last night. The evening, attended by many national consumer journalists, was described as a chance to meet UK boss Ronny Gottschlich, who made a number of announcements. First up was a new £20m TV ad campaign,...

Greggs hired artist to create live #freshbillboard in campaign for new healthier range

To promote Greggs new lower calorie sandwich range, the bakery chain commissioned artist Hammo to spraypaint – or, in Greggspeak, ‘freshly prepare’ – a sandwich each day onto a billboard in Old Street, London.   Passers-by and the public (via social media) were encouraged to guess which sandwich was being painted live each day, to be in with a chance of winning a free lunch. The...

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