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Literacy Vending Machine

Treat-filled vending machines can be a source of controversy – especially when placed in schools – but there’s no way anyone could argue against the socially nutritious stunt campaign by Quebec’s Fondation pour l’alphabetisation (Literacy Foundation) in Montreal.

Created and carried out by Montreal-based agency Bleublancrouge, the novel stunt places vending machines in various locations in Montreal. But instead of dropping chips and pop into people’s hands, the machine distributes packets of words, courtesy of the non-profit.

The idea is to buy words for people who can’t read them. When you buy a word to support literacy efforts, the money that you contribute goes towards the foundation to fund programs.

Justin Kingsley, VP special operations, Bleublancrouge

The Mots Depot vending machine is one element of a much larger literacy campaign underway, which includes website, TV and radio spots, t-shirts, subversive newspaper classified ads and Facebook app.

It’s a real 2.0 campaign: a combination of web, word of mouth and every means of communication at your disposal to get the message out that you can help people use words when you buy words.

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Dirty Water Vending Machine

UNICEF’s ongoing Tap Project continues to use ideas to communicate its simple but important on-going mission. Its next idea is using a dirty water vending machine.

During World Water Week, visitors in the Union Square Park area were able to sample the taste and benefits of Dirty Water. Available in a wide variety of choices like malaria, cholera or even typhoid, Dirty Water was not a new edgy designer brand but a way of bringing the realities of the world water crisis to every day life.

A specially customised vending machine dispensed murky discoloured water in various appealing “flavours”, as campaign staff tried to persuade onlookers to part with their cash in return for “contaminated” water.

Unsurprisingly, while many people chose to pass on the contaminated water, they did choose to donate money to the Tap Project fund, either by putting money directly into the vending machine, or by text donations.

This eye-opening Dirty Water initiative from Casanova Pendrill New York, went beyond the usual collection strategies for Unicef with this unique street activation, that shocked the local public who encountered the event.

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Vote Vending Machine

The exhibit starts with this introduction:

As a conservation charity with limited funds, Chester Zoo has to support projects that will give the greatest impact. This often means making difficult decisions between spending our money in the UK or abroad.

Following that are descriptions of the following five projects:

  • The upkeep of Chester Zoo’s Realm of the Red Ape exhibit, which supports the orang-utan breeding programme in Europe.
  • Government lobbying to stop unlicensed logging.
  • Develop eco-tourism to promote alternative livelihoods for communities living alongside the orang-utans.
  • National park wardens to protect the forest and prevent poaching.
  • Education programmes in Sumutra and Borneo to change behaviours and attitudes towards wildlife and conservation.

Visitors are then asked ‘which would you support?’ and are given the opportunity to vote by purchasing a £1 badge from the machine, which will be used for good cause.

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Charity Vending Machine for Education

A new CIESF Charity vending machine that supports educations in Cambodia was installed at COOP Life Center on Nishi-Chiba Campus.

2% of its sales will be donated to the CIESF, Cambodia International Education Support Foundation.

Chiba University has a close relationship with Cambodia. It has concluded sister university agreements with Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2009 and been actively supporting each other in academic development.

Cambodia is still facing a number of problems including lack of educators and low quality of education. Please stop by to quench your thirst while supporting their education systems.

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Red Cross Charity Vending Machine

Coca-Cola and Japanese Red Cross have rolled out a vending machine that lets users donate money directly to the vending machine. The simple introduction of the ‘charity button’ is aimed at making it easier for users to donate towards the rebuilding of areas hardest hit by disasters in Japan.

Users are given the option of donating either ¥10 or ¥100, and similar to a normal purchase, the buttons will light up when the money is inserted. But instead of receiving a beverage when pressed, the machine emits a loud ‘Thank you very much for the donation’. The units themselves are branded with the iconic red cross and have some images of the work carrying out by the Japan Red Cross around the world and in Tohoku as part of ongoing relief efforts.

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Workplace Safety: Body-O-Matic

Unfortunately, there’s no easy fix when it comes to work place incidents. There are no panel beaters, precision painters, restorations or cheap and readily available replacement body parts.

When you damage your body in a serious work place incident, the injury is for life. WorkSafe Victoria brought to life the terrifying consequences of work place incidents with this striking installation. A vending machine designed to sell spare body parts.

The Body-O-Matic machine was first unveiled at the National Careers and Employment Expo and on a statewide tour of worksites and training facilities.

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Corporate Campaign Contribution Vending Machine (Cartoon)

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Political Campaign Vending Machine

Change

Change was Obama’s fundamental motif in his campaign for Republican, Democratic, and undecided audiences. In addition to inspiring his “Yes We Can” campaign slogan, the ideology of change separated Obama from his opponents. During his campaign, change was the second most stated concept in Obama’s speeches, falling behind the economy. Change also became a part of Obama’s slogan, “Change we can believe in,” which appeared on banners, podiums, and posters.

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Boyfriend Vending Machine

Flossie, a women’s lifestyle magazine, has designed something very special for the single women of New Zealand and it is brilliantly strange.

This creative project was developed working on the basis that it would be great if single men were as easy to find as a can of Coke. So Flossie had the idea of a big vending machine packed full of real live single men with a few vibrators for good measure, to satisfy women of all ages. They auditioned all the men to check they were not mental cases, of course–think Britain’s Got Talent, but with hotties.

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Free Snack Vending Machine

What would you do for a free bag of snack? Would you mash a button 100 times for a free bag of Aussie rice snacks? How about 1000? OK, 5000?

Clemenger BBDO created a vending machine to test how far humans would devolve into lab rats for the paltry reward of a single bag of crinkle-cut snacks—asking them to bow to the vending machine and do various physical exercises. Let’s watch!