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App rewards users for going to the cinema, rather than staying in
Cinemas are facing tough competition from new companies such as Netflix and on-demand services, but they can still win film fans over with extra incentives that digital platforms can’t offer. The UK’s Cinime is doing just that, giving rewards to cinemagoers for interacting with content and competing in quizzes before and after movie showings. READ MORE…
Employees rewarded for getting involved in brands’ social media strategies
We’ve already seen innovations such as Planspot that make it easier for professionals to keep track of their social media strategies in one place. Hailing from Slovakia, the team behind Meevl has now created a platform to help engage all of a company’s employees with online campaigns. READ MORE…
In Singapore, site combats music piracy by rewarding users for sharing legal links
Piracy has been a persistent problem for content owners over the years, but Singapore-based Tell My Friends thinks it may have come up with a novel solution. Where UK-based We7 sought to tackle the problem by offering consumers free songs tagged with 10-second advertisements, Tell My Friends gives users a way to share music, ebooks, videos and apps legally while getting paid for their efforts. READ MORE…
Gamified social network will help companies motivate and reward their employees
Engaging and motivating employees to work hard is a challenge for companies large and small, and we’ve seen solutions ranging from a site that tracks morale to a company that uses upgradable lodgings as a way toreward its interns. Recently, however, New Hampshire employee recognition specialist A&R Sawyer came up with something new: My Corner Office, a soon-to-be-launched social network platform that companies can use to engage, motivate and reward their employees.  READ MORE…
App and social network tracks and rewards users’ good deeds


French CitéGreen has already implemented a platform rewarding citizens for green behaviour, and now US-based Youtopia is extending the gamification model to encourage good deeds, academic achievements and community service. READ MORE…
In Detroit, florist rewards good deeds with ‘Good Job Bouquets’


In the wake of our recent story about The Generous Store comes word of yet another kindness-focused initiative. Set this time in Detroit, a florist has launched an effort whereby it will give free ‘Good Job Bouquets’ to locals nominated by the community for the kind things they’ve done. READ MORE…
Site rewards families for completing real-world chores
The gamification trend has already hit many aspects of offline life – mobile app Leap is one recent example from the US, allowing groups of friends to set themselves real-world challenges to win rewards. Now HighScore House has adapted it for the home, hoping to incentivise household tasks. READ MORE…
Crowdfunded rewards for achieving fitness goals

There’s no underestimating the impact of social influences on motivating consumers, and the need for a helping hand is particularly acute when it comes to reaching fitness goals. Recent examples include Finnish Heiaheia, which aims to motivate users by simply making their fitness achievements visible to friends and family. Now, HealthRally takes the concept a step further by allowing supporters to contribute money towards a tangible reward for when the user achieves a particular fitness goal. READ MORE…
 
On competition site, consumers rewarded for watching ads
It’s no easy feat getting consumers to pay attention to ads, but a new site uses prizes to ensure that they do. Based in Rhode Island, Loffles enters users into a prize draw for a gift they have selected, in exchange for watching and ad and answering a few short questions to prove they have done so. READ MORE…
Platform helps brands find & thank their biggest online fans

Much the way Revinate helps hotels harness the power of social media, so LocalResponse aims to bring similar capabilities to brands large and small, with a  particular eye toward helping them find and thank their most loyal fans  with coupons and other special offers. READ MORE…