Tricked-out vending machines have become the vehicle of choice for brands to push all sorts of zany promotions or
Crime sprees of any kind can be hard to explain, but a recent cluster of attacks is bound to leave even the savviest criminologists puzzled: More Americans seem to be attacking vending machines—specifically, the ones that sell snack brands.
The town of Clifton in central England hasn't had a grocery store for almost 15 years, so a local engineer invented a giant vending machine that dispenses milk, eggs, bread, toiletries, pet food and even umbrellas for the village.
Coca-Cola loves smart, bossy vending machines. It loves them so much, it helped turn them into an entire marketing category.
Concerned that technology is keeping us all apart, Milka chocolate created a unique vending experience this summer that made Argentine strangers work together to score free sweets. Local agency David placed a cow statue across from a vending machine and challenged people to connect the two by holding hands in order to get free chocolate bars.
Sentient vending machines are all the rage right now. This Amstel spot out of Bulgaria adds the latest twist to the share-baiting trend—forcing antsy consumers to actually stand still in one place for three minutes if they want a free beer.
Walmart and Toys R Us shoppers may soon marvel at Twitter-enhanced vending machines for Hot Wheels after the car toy brand t