You are currently browsing posts tagged with Hug It Out

Coca-Cola’s Launched An Insidious Campaign To Turn Asians Into A Hugging People

April 16th, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

And it seems to be working. Quite well. See what happens when you drop a vending machine that dispenses free Coke–in exchange for a hug–on a university campus in Singapore:

This is all part of Coca-Cola’s “Open Happiness” ad campaign, which will soon be introducing huggable Coke machines throughout Asia. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I probably just need to hug a machine and get some free diabetes in a can to feel better, amirite?

[via Gawker]

[Forbes: Coca-Cola Introduces Gesture Based Marketing in Singapore]

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


April 17th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Happy 34th birthday to sumo wrestler Kaihō Ryōji (pictured left)! We hope you enjoy many big, strong, sturdy hugs from other big, strong, sturdy dudes to celebrate the big day.


Filed under: , , , , ,

Westside, Hug It Out, Eastside, Hug It Out

October 9th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

We Asians are not huggers. My dad told me recently that, when I was born, he actually went around and asked his American friends how exactly one goes about hugging his own children.

So when I first heard about the Free Hugs campaign that took off after a certain “Juan Mann” posted a YouTube video of himself giving away hugs in Sydney, I was skeptical. I figured this was some kind of lunatic pervy-thing, and I wanted no part of it.

But the Free Hugs movement has gone worldwide and recently hit Hong Kong, where Reuters captured this touchy-feely video:

On second thought, I think this might be just what our peeps need.

I think I’m now ready to hug it out. Who’s with me?

Filed under: , , , , ,