Coca-Cola asks Londoners to ‘Choose Happiness’ this summer


Coca-Cola has decided to measure the happiness of Londoners this summer as part of its ongoing ‘Choose Happiness’ campaign.

The brand has created ‘happiness meters’, using real-time social data and outdoor advertising, which will analyse any tweets using the hashtag #ChooseHappiness.

300 digital billboards in the capital will show the ever-changing results of the happiness meters, along with promotions for the events supporting the campaign, including phone-in competitions and deliveries of chilled Coca-Cola to London parks.

Find out more about the campaign, which is running throughout August and September, here and tell us if you’ll be choosing happiness.

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Interactive billboard raises awareness of domestic violence


Women's Aid billboardWomen’s Aid has unveiled an unusual billboard to coincide with International Women’s Day. 

The organisation has created a digital billboard that displays a woman’s bruised face as a representation of domestic violence.

Using facial recognition technology, the more people who look at the billboard, the faster the woman’s face heals, sending the message that domestic violence shouldn’t be ignored.

The campaign was created with the help of WCRS London and will be displayed in numerous places in the UK. 

Have a look at the billboard here and tell us what you think about it.

Times Square unveils its largest interactive billboard


Times Square BillboardTimes Square has revealed its largest ever interactive billboard, which has been taken over by Google.

The billboard, which has a pixel density of 2368 x 10048, stretches across an entire city block across Broadway.

For just two days, the billboard has been dedicated to an interactive Android game, which allows members of the public to customise their characters (which can then be printed on merchandise).

Google has the advertising space until 31st January, during which it will showcase its products and highlight charitable causes, such as the WWF.

Find out more about the billboard here.

Argos ‘Get Set Go’ campaign targets commuters


Argos bubbles gameArgos has given commuters the chance to win bundles of prizes by playing its interactive multiplayer game.

The game, which was developed for the Motion@Waterloo indoor screen, lets four commuters at a time pop giant, high-definition bubbles on the 40m screen.

Players use their smartphones to play the game, which uses a dynamic queuing system and real-time smartphone-to-screen connections.

Find out more about the campaign here and let us know what you think.

Waterstones releases interactive Halloween game


Blogger MysteryBook chain Waterstones has released an interactive online horror game for Halloween.

‘Blogger Mystery: The Descendants’ puts a 21st Century spin on a haunted house story, by following five bloggers as they stay in a spooky manor.

Players can follow the bloggers’ posts as they fall victim to an ‘unknown horror’ and also take a look at @mysteryclues on Twitter to try to gather evidence.

Any online sleuths who correctly work out the mystery will win a £50 book token from Waterstones.

Find out more about the game, which ends on Halloween, here.

Interactive swings that change colour as they move


Swing TimeHöweler + Yoon Architecture has created an interactive playground installation with swings that change colour as they move.

The playground, called ‘Swing Time’, consists of twenty polypropylene swings, which emit white light when not in use and purple when they are in motion.

Swing Time, which will be on display in Boston until Halloween, aims to engage the community to ‘exercise and play as individuals or in groups’.

See Swing Time in action below and tell us what you think of the installation.

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Foresta Lumina


Foresta LuminaA forest in Canada has become an illuminated night trail, taking inspiration from Quebec folk tales.

Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook in the Eastern Townships has dozens of trails and boasts North America’s longest suspension bridge, making it the ideal location for an after-dark attraction.

The 2km-long trail uses lighting effects and an original soundtrack, and even has guides dressed as folklore characters along the way.

Find out more about Foresta Lumina here and tell us what you think of the immersive experience.

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