Coca-Cola And Telstra Roll Out 3,000 Digital Signs In Australia

August 30, 2012 by Dave Haynes

Telstra, the big Aussie telecoms company, has done a deal with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), the beverage company’s bottler down under, to put some 3,000 digital sign units in bars and restaurants to drive purchases, using the carrot of free WiFi.

Buying a Coca-Cola product gets customers a code they can use to connect through to Telstra’s Next G network. The service also has targeted messaging and enables access to the bottlers online portal for unique content and offers.

CCA had already been using Telstra’s machine-to-machine technology to monitor the state and supplies of vending machines..

Telstra says a “limited number of units have already been deployed and have been responsible for increased revenues of up to 50 per cent in some instances with the offer of free Wi-Fi acting as a driver to encourage patrons to spend more time in the venue.”

No indication of the software platform behind this or the other gear used, though I know one big SW company has several execs in Oz this week.

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