Tag Archives: WeChat and Brands

Caesars Entertainment Showcases WeChat Robot Using ObEN’s Humanized A.I.

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Caesars Entertainment introduces “Ben” the WeChat Robot – a virtual concierge – using ObEN’s proprietary speech technology at The LINQ Hotel located at the center of the Las Vegas Strip during the annual Consumer Electronics Show from Jan. 6-9.

 

ObEN, an artificial intelligence (A.I.) company based in Pasadena, Calif., has developed a proprietary deep-learning based speech technology that permits any Internet of Things such as WeChat Robots to communicate in any language and in any voice in a matter of minutes.

 

During CES, visitors and guests of The LINQ Hotel will have the opportunity to converse with “Ben” the WeChat Robot from 7-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. on Jan. 6-9 through the WeChat app using an Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by ObEN. To physically interact with “Ben,” guests at the hotel can use the touchscreen on the robot to obtain information on nearby dining, entertainment and nightlife options. Guests can also send a message to the robot by following Caesars Entertainment on WeChat, and “Ben” will speak back to them on-site in real time. Additionally, guests can scan Caesars Entertainment’s WeChat QR code anytime during Jan. 6-9 to engage with the virtual concierge from anywhere and receive information about the wide variety of experiences Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts offer.

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Embracing the WeChat Lifestyle

Users are utilizing WeChat for more than just messaging and brands are using official accounts in new and different ways to make users’ lives easier every day.

 

We’ve scoured the globe and brought you a few examples of ways brands are helping users embrace the WeChat lifestyle and helping them make payments, shop online or talk about their favorite TV show all within one app – WeChat.

 

Smart Living

The LINQ Smart Room 

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By scanning a room-specific QR code, WeChatters were able to connect to the suite and control various aspects of the room remotely through their phones via WeChat.

 

Imagine walking into your hotel room after a big day out and being able to switch on the lights, open the blinds and curtains and play with the room temperature, all from the comfort of your couch or bed. This and more is possible at the LINQ Hotel connected suite where WeChatters can also control how devices interact with each other. For example, users can pre-program the “sleep” scenario on WeChat so that once selected, the room automatically switches off the lights, closes the blinds and curtains and locks the door.

 

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Fashionistas Unite – WeChat Opens Vogue Italy Official Account

We know our on-trend WeChatters adore everything about fashion. Whether you want to see your favourite designer’s fashion show or are looking for some beauty inspiration, we’ve got you covered with the launch of the Vogue Italy official account.

 

By partnering with Vogue Italy, one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world since 1964, WeChatters have access to all the latest news on fashion, beauty and trends. Simply put, it’s every fashionista’s heaven.

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WeChat Launches in Myanmar

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WeChat celebrated its official Myanmar launch in Yangon last week with its latest user, popular A-list hip-hop artist, Sai Sai.

 

“In Myanmar, we’re aware that there’s an increasing need for efficient communications and social interactions in people’s personal and professional lives,” said Poshu Yeung, VP of International Business at Tencent, the company behind WeChat. “We’re proud to offer Myanmar users a new, creative and free medium to express themselves and connect with the world.”

 

Sai Sai is the first celebrity in Myanmar to have an official WeChat account and soon to be released set of animated stickers. At the launch party, he invited fans to share a piece of the spotlight by bringing them up on stage and taking photos with them.

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picup – South African Courier Service Now Available on WeChat

picup - Chatterbox PicWeChat has partnered with picup, a new goods collection and delivery service that removes the stress involved with traditional courier services. Technology is increasingly connecting our online and offline worlds, and by launching on WeChat, picup is doing exactly this.

 

Picup turns your mobile phone into a handy delivery remote control, switching your online order into a real-world delivery. Through this innovative service, customers have access to a courier service that is efficient, accessible and simple to use.

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CliffCentral Turns One On WeChat

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One year ago, we took a big step in our mission and launched CliffCentral on WeChat. It has been an exciting journey since then, and we’ve accomplished more than we could have imagined. As we celebrate CliffCentral’s first year, we can’t help but to reflect on all of their amazing achievements.

 

In 12 short months, CliffCentral has amassed more than 131,000 followers on WeChat, and more than three million podcast downloads. With CliffCentral’s growing popularity, it’s now even easier to join the CliffCentral team. WeChatters can instantly tune into the revamped CliffCentral Official Account (OA) on WeChat, and easily search and discover podcasts and the Msg2Show options. Read More CliffCentral Turns One On WeChat >>

Take a Break with Coca-Cola® on WeChat

Here at WeChat, we’re all about sharing the happiness – just like Coca-Cola®! That’s why Coca-Cola® is encouraging WeChatters in Hong Kong to sit back, relax, and take a break with their new official account.

 

Fun Mini-Games & Interactions

 

From now until May 19, Coca-Cola® will be pushing messages to their official account followers at 3:15pm on a few random days per week. By answering the fun and easy questions directly in their official account and participating in the mini-games, participants will have a chance to receive 7-Eleven offers with the correct answers.

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Roar! Dinosaurs Come Alive on WeChat

WeChat is once again proving how it can bring the on and offline worlds together, by taking on the world of exhibitions in South Africa. The Dinos Alive Play Park, with dinosaur rides, animatronic dinosaurs and educational opportunities for children, has integrated a WeChat OA into the experience to change the way consumers engage with exhibitions. Visitors can receive all the information they need to know about the event in one central location on their mobile phones – simply by logging on to WeChat and following the DinosAlive official account.

 

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Get Digi-tal with WeChat

For all our WeChatters in Malaysia, we have good news. WeChat is now partnering with Malaysian telecommunications giant Digi Telecommunications to provide an easier way for Digi customers to manage their account and services straight from their mobile device. Check out all the features of the new Digi WeChat official account below.

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Self-Service

When you’re WeChatting away, the last thing you want to do is leave a chat to check on your mobile account details. By following the Digi official account, users are able to check their personal account status, purchase additional data, gain access to exclusive rewards, as well as send feedback to Digi’s customer service team.

 

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Ten Sports Brings Your Games to WeChat

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Ten Sports, the most popular sports channel in India has launched their official account on WeChat.

 

If you’re an avid sports fan wanting all the latest news on football, tennis, golf and WWE (among many other sports) – then the Ten Sports official account is the place for you. By following WeChat Official accounts, WeChatters have access to some nifty features to keep up to date with all the action and entertainment in the world of sports, fashion, news, and events, just to name a few.

 

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Check Into the Smart Room of the Future Controlled by WeChat

Whether it’s through sharing Moments, sending Sights, versing a friend in a favorite WeChat game or just chatting with loved ones, there’s no question – WeChat is helping users to connect their online and offline worlds in more ways than any other chat app in the market. And now, WeChat is bringing you the ultimate feature to help merge your worlds, the ability to control your smart room all from the palm of your hand.

 

During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we partnered with Ayla Networks and Caesar’s LINQ Hotel & Casino to showcase the first connected suite in Las Vegas. By scanning a room-specific QR code, WeChatters were able to connect to the suite and control various aspects of the room remotely through their phones via WeChat.

 

Imagine walking into your hotel room after a big day out and being able to switch on the lights, open the blinds and curtains and play with the room temperature, all from the comfort of your couch or bed. This and more is possible at the LINQ Hotel connected suite where WeChatters can also control how devices interact with each other. For example, users can pre-program the “sleep” scenario on WeChat so that once selected, the room automatically switches off the lights, closes the blinds and curtains and locks the door.

 

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Shop Til’ You Drop with WeChat’s Hot Shopping OAs

Whether or not you’re a seasoned shopaholic, we all know that once the holiday season rolls around, it means the yearly shop til’ you drop tradition is about to kick in.

 

With only a few days left before the big day, WeChat’s official accounts are here to make your shopping experience easier, bringing all the latest items right to your fingertips. And to help you pick out the perfect presents, we’d like to recommend a few of our favorite official accounts to follow (and shop from).

 

1. ZALORA (Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand)

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Fashionistas and trendsetters everywhere are flocking to Zalora, Asia’s leading online retailer to get their hands on the hottest items of the season. With a wide range of clothing, shoes, accessories and bags for both women and men from the runway, Zalora is sure to have something for all you WeChatters looking to spoil and style your loved ones.

 

So start following Zalora in your country and check out this season’s best trends.

 

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OMG! BuzzFeed Partners with WeChat to Open Official Account

BuzzFeed, the it-place for “share-worthy” content, has just announced its partnership with WeChat to bring news and entertainment to WeChatters around the world. The partnership is the media company’s first major collaboration with an international messaging app – a big step in broadening the perception of messaging apps as content platforms.

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“As we start to see an increase of readers share content via private messaging, coupled with the rapid growth of mobile, we’re looking for new ways to distribute news and entertainment to our thriving international audience,” said Scott Lamb, VP of International at BuzzFeed. “WeChat’s innovative technology and strong international user base is a natural fit for our first major partnership with an international messaging platform.”

 

BuzzFeed currently has a readership of 175M globally with 50M readers each month outside the US and 50% of traffic from mobile. WeChat, the fastest growing mobile social communications app, has also seen significant growth this past year with a user base of over 468M monthly active users and young demographic who already enjoy BuzzFeed content.

 

By following the BuzzFeed official account on WeChat, readers will experience a more personal way of engaging with their favorite content on mobile:

  • Followers will receive a daily piece of viral content circling the web directly on their smartphones.
  • They can chat with BuzzFeed for customized content with special keywords such as cats/dogs/lol/omg/fail/win/wtf, which will be updated on an ongoing basis.
  • And easily share their favorite BuzzFeed stories on WeChat to friends through chats or Moments.

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WeChat and LinkedIn Introduce New Integration – Making Business More Social

WeChat is thrilled to announce our new integration with LinkedIn to enhance mobile social networking for our users. As LinkedIn connects business professionals all over the world, WeChat provides a global communications platform to increase and deepen these connections.

 

In the new WeChat 5.4 update for Android, users can now manage their professional identity and relationships on both WeChat and LinkedIn – making it easier to build and sustain professional and social networks.

 

To increase your professional presence on WeChat and LinkedIn, just follow these four simple steps:

 

1. Link Your WeChat and LinkedIn Accounts

Bind your LinkedIn account with your WeChat account to see which of your LinkedIn contacts are also using WeChat. To do this, simply select “Add Contacts,” then “Mobile & Other Contacts.” From there, tap “Add LinkedIn Contacts” to add all your LinkedIn contacts on WeChat and start chatting. Once you do, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with professional connections by dropping a simple sticker, text or creating a group chat with colleagues.

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Plan Your Next Getaway in Style with Shangri-La, Hotel Singapore and WeChat

Planning a luxurious getaway to tropical Singapore? Or travel there frequently for work? Whether for work or play, it’s always more enjoyable when you can travel with style and ease.

 

With the launch of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s WeChat official account, you can do just that.

 

By subscribing to the official account at ShangrilaSG, WeChat users in Asia can keep an eye out for the latest offers from Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, make accommodation and dining reservations, learn more about the hotel’s facilities and even check their reservation status.

 

Traveling in style has never been so easy!

 

And if this amazing luxury hotel WeChat experience wasn’t enough, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has launched a “Share and Win” campaign. By entering, you could be one of three lucky participants to win a one-night stay in the Garden Wing Pool View Room that includes breakfast for two.

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