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Teen racers beware: New app punishes bad driving by switching your Hip Hop to 80’s Glam Rock

Posted on August 18th, 2017 in brand PR,Car PR,Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,creative publicity,Experiential Marketing,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

Passing your driving test is something every teen looks forward to. It brings with it a type of freedom that most would never have experienced, which often causes the newly qualified driver to be a little reckless and naturally parents worry about their precious little thing (the car), along with obviously their child.

Toyota are attempting to put parent’s minds at ease with their new drive-safely app.  The app, created by Saatchi and Saatchi London, blocks all forms of social media when teens are driving but there is a sneaky extra that is causing this idea to get a lot of love. Upon entering the car, the child’s and parent’s Spotify accounts synchronise. The app then utilizes Google Maps API technology to detect when the young driver is speeding, driving recklessly or touching their phone. If the young driver is being cautious and careful, as most parents would hope, then their music will play through the cars speakers. If the driver then feels a sudden urge to check their phone, send a snap of them at the wheel or press a little too hard on the accelerator, their music will cut out and be replaced by the favourite tunes of their parents.

Saatchi and Saatchi are tapping into every teens need to protect their self-image. If the driver is showing off to their friends, and suddenly Stormzy is replaced by Sting, it is undoubtedly going to cause the little race driver to ease off and take care in order to cut out their parents anthems. This app is a fun one, but the motivation behind it is anything but. It’s a constant battle for parents to insure that their child is being safe, and Saatchi and Saatchi along with Toyota are hoping the threat of embarrassment may cause them to look after themselves, and most importantly their parent’s precious motor.

It’s a wonderful and creative way to promote driving safely to young people. For parents note: it is available for all cars although it is currently only featured on Androids.

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A cliff-hanger with an edge: EE launch 4GEE Community Cinema Club

Posted on July 21st, 2017 in brand PR,Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,Film PR,FMCG,Leisure PR,Mobile PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day,Technology PR.

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EE’s 4GEE Community Cinema Club brings the outdoor cinema experience to rural communities, all made possible by EE’s 80% coverage in the UK, as announced by the Managing Director of Marketing, Max Taylor. The first event saw rock climbers suspended on portaledge tents, hanging off the side of Gimmer Crag’s rockface in Cumbria – enough to make anyone put their popcorn down. With the power of 4G, these Die Hard film fans were able to screen BAFTA award-winning movies from over 500 metres above sea level.

For those of us that aren’t into the likes of K2 and North Face, EE is bringing the outdoor cinema experience to rural areas with a lower altitude across Wales, England and Scotland. A number of rural communities will be given a 4GEE Community Cinema Kit, containing a 4G WiFi device, wireless speakers, a projector and a movie streaming voucher, allowing communities to watch outdoor movies for the rest throughout the year.

EE has one final screening available and so film fanatics are encouraged to apply, with the chance of having the Cinema Club visit them in September. Aside from the winner, five runners up will receive 4GEE Community Cinema Kits.

So whether you’re rock climbing in Snowdonia, camping in the Scottish Highlands or just looking to host an al fresco movie night in the Lake District, EE’s 4GEE Community Club has proven you need not leave Netflix back home.

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Tired of using oyster cards to get around on the tube? Now you can use a Lucozade bottle instead!

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 in brand PR,Comedy,Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,creative publicity,Experiential Marketing,FMCG,Food and Drink PR,Leisure PR,PR Stunt,Stunt Of The Day.

Rush hour is given an extra buzz by the bubbles energising Lucozade to bring Londoners a sugar high during their hectic commutes across the capital!

From May 30 to June 2 at Oxford Circus Station during ‘Whoosh Hour’, Lucozade ambassadors will be handing out thousands of limited edition Lucozade Energy bottles with contactless chips, exactly like the ones found in TfL’s Oyster Cards, embedded in the bottle.

Lucky commuters will be able to ditch their costly Oyster Cards and use the bottles like Oyster Cards for one free Underground journey, saving their money and their energy.

As part of the campaign Lucozade collect a sporty eccentric bunch such as Team GB gymnast Nile Wilson, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse and ballet star Alessia Lugoboni who have teamed up with Lucozade Ribena Suntory and Transport for London to promote the creative eccentric campaign.

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Sat-mad Brits are on the road to ruin

Posted on May 31st, 2017 in App PR,b2b creative PR,brand PR,branded content,Car PR,Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,PR Stunt,publicity stunt agency,Taylor Herring News,Taylor Herring PR,Technology PR,Uncategorized,Viral Video PR.

Brits are becoming less street-smart as new research reveals we spend over a whole day (29 hours) each year travelling either the long way or the wrong way to our destinations after relaying on electronic guides.

The study, specially commissioned by the new black cab app; mytaxi quizzed 2000 British drivers about their reliance on the gadgets which are now used by three-quarters (76%) of domestic motorists. Worryingly over half of Brits (52%) surveyed admitted they completely ‘switch off’ once the sat nav is leading the way and give little attention to road signs and landmarks.

Further findings reveal that Brits now find it almost impossible to escape the technology even when they aren’t driving – indeed, 83% of those surveyed regularly experience the use of sat navs when travelling as a passenger in a minicab.

The black cab app mytaxi have today release a hidden-camera prank video to highlight over reliance on sat nav devices.

A minicab was rigged with micro-cameras in an experiment to see how far Londoners would be prepared to travel with a sat nav obsessed driver.

In the video tempers of passengers reached boiling point as the driver stubbornly followed the satnav despite their protestations.

Since going live on mytaxi’s social media channels, the video has racked up a massive 500k views

Andy Jones, General Manager, UK, at mytaxi, said: “Sat nav technology is undoubtedly a huge help to many people but it is certainly not flawless and the results can be both frustrating and comical, as evidenced by the number of misadventures seen in the film. We are proud to say that all mytaxi drivers have spent three years studying for the Knowledge memorising over 25,000 streets and 20,000 landmarks. There really is no substitute to real local knowledge when it comes to navigating through traffic and finding the quickest routes to a destination.”

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NIKE REALLY IS ONE STEP AHEAD: Virtual LED running track brought to life

Posted on May 16th, 2017 in brand PR,Consumer Electronics PR,Consumer PR,Health and Fitness PR,Leisure PR,Sport,Sport PR,Stunt Of The Day.

Sporting connoisseurs, Nike have launched a one of a kind virtual LED running track in the Philippines’ capital Manila, in partnership with the launch their new LunarEpic running shoe.

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The 200 metre track, which spans the size of an entire city block, is the first one of its kind in the world. The track is lined with LED lights, allowing up to 30 people to compete in a race against themselves.

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The initial time is set on your first lap through a sensor that is attached to your trainers; or as it is more commonly known, a hyper accurate RFID (Radio-frequency identification). Then on subsequent laps an avatar will appear on the LED screen next to you; however as you run faster your avatar will appear bigger and faster encouraging you to beat your best.

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It seems that in a technology dominated society, where our smartphones seem to be magnetised to our body, Nike have created an innovative way of tracking our ever increasing strict diet and exercise regimes. In turn this could potentially reduce the dependence we have on a single piece of technology; Nike as well as other brands such as Fitbit and the Apple watch may well just be responsible for the decrease in smartphone technology use during exercise. I mean we all despise that one person at the gym who is so engrossed in their phone, that they don’t realise three other people are waiting for that piece of gym equipment. Nike along Fitbit and Apple may just be the catalyst in encouraging people to get up, get out and exercise more in the fresh air.

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