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Interactive newsprint points to the future

A team of researchers at the Media Innovation Studio at University of Central Lancashire looked closely at newspaper pages. They saw much more than just ink and paper: They envisioned the printed page to become an interactive surface connected to the internet of things (IoT) that would respond to touch and offer audio playback and other unexpected features.

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Beck’s scratch bottle is a surprising social media phenomenon

When Beck’s realized that it faced strong competition from small breweries and craft beers, they wanted to make Beck’s beer more appealing to a younger customer group. The marketing team started by observing common behaviors. One particular habit caught their attention: At parties and at bars, people like to scratch the aluminum sleeves on the necks of their beer bottles with their fingernails.

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Massivit’s 3D branding uses new technology for eye-catching displays

Anyone who has ever visited a rainforest café is likely to remember the large statues of crocodiles, leopards, snakes, parrots and apes. Massivit 3D Printing Technologies has developed a technology that could bring statues and eye-catching point-of-sales displays to many locations, including supermarkets, shopping malls, hotels, concert venues, movie theaters and trade shows.

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Abraxas’ enigma in a print ad

SAB Miller's Abraxas print ad has created magic with simple means. The interactive ad created by Wunderman Phantasia Peru asks users to turn on the LED light of their smart phones and run it behind what looks like a solid black page in ‘Lima’ magazine.

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Printer uses social media to grow his business

When Kevin Swindell was laid off from his management position in a printing company, he didn’t waste much time. He founded his own company, Wyke Print Solutions. That doesn’t mean he just continued doing business as usual. Quite the opposite: Swindell recognized the potential of social media to grow his company.

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Printer uses social media to grow his business

When Kevin Swindell was laid off from his management position in a printing company, he didn’t waste much time. He founded his own company, Wyke Print Solutions. That doesn’t mean he just continued doing business as usual. Quite the opposite: Swindell recognized the potential of social media to grow his company.

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