Pampers’ new smart diapers give parents smartphone pee alerts: Marketer’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Marketer's Brief, a quick take on marketing news, moves and trends from Ad Age's reporters and editors. Send tips/suggestions to [email protected] Internet of things, meet the baby’s bottom: Parents too busy looking at their smartphones to pay attention to their babies can now do both thanks to Pampers. The Procter & Gamble brand with help from Google is testing Lumi, a monitoring system that can alert parents via smartphone app when a diaper needs changing. Price is to be determined, and you need to get on a waiting list to try it. The upside for Pampers is that more frequent changes translates to more diaper sales. The app will also let parents monitor babies via a Logitech video camera with two-way audio and tracks room temperature, humidity and movement. The reusable, detachable sensor, which works only with Pampers Swaddlers diapers, detects moisture but not necessarily No. 2, which still requires the smell test. Alexa, find me a house Through Amazon Echo, Amazon has made itself indispensable to many consumers inside their homes. Now, the company is hoping to become indispensable to people when it comes to buying those homes. The Seattle-based ecommerce giant said this week that it is teaming up with residential real estate company Realogy Holdings Corp. for a new program called TurnKey. The initiative pairs homebuyers with affiliated Realogy agents. Sweetening the deal, those house buyers get $1,000 to $5,000 worth of... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-07-24 20:54:06 UTC ]
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