Yesterday, SM Megamall in partnership with SM Cyberzone successfully launched and released hundreds of iButterflies at The Mega Atrium for mall shoppers to catch. The event was attended by bloggers, celebrities and shoppers eager to get their hands or handsets on these virtual iButterflies.
You might be wondering, what is iButterfly and how does it work? Well, iButterfly is a fun and entertaining mobile information and couponing system that runs using three technologies: Augmented Reality for seeing butterflies in the real world. Motion Censor for catching butterflies using your phone. Global Positioning System (GPS) function for finding where the iButterflies are. It is definitely a unique way of enjoying promos from SM tenant partners such as Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Forever 21, David’s Salon, Kenny Rogers, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Smart, BDO and McDonald’s!
Catching an iButterfly is easy. First, download the application by connecting to the free SM WIFI or the SM_iButterfly SSIS at the participating malls you may also use your phone’s 3G connection. Using your gadget, simply download the App via Google Play and App Store’s, just search for the iButterfly Asia App. Once downloaded, open the App and start catching iButterflies. These turn into instant prizes. Simply claim your prize at participating mall stores.
An iButterfly catch-up event was held at the SM Megamall Mega Atrium on June 8, with special guests like Tim Yap, Tessa-Prieto Valdez, Jenni Epperson, and more. Guests enjoyed an ibutterfly tutorial from YouTube sensations Petra Mahalimuyak and Bogart the Explorer and had a fun SM ibutterfly experience.
My co-workers and I had the chance to catch these iButterflies ourselves yesterday and we had fun collecting them. I also learned that aside from carrying prizes, some of these iButterflies also contain interesting information about SM’s partner retailers. You can also share and exchange them with your friends too.
I think SM Supermalls scored another hit on this one. This is one marketing strategy that will definitely put us on the map as one of the technologically advanced countries able to utilize different technological innovations to bring services and entertainment to people in a fun and unique way.
With iButterflies virtually flying around, shoppers have another reason to flock to their favorite participating SM Supermalls to play catch and win prizes from SM Department stores and their partner retailers such as SM Cinema, SM Food Court, Global Pinoy, Quantum, Our Home, Baby Camp, Forever21, Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Krispy Kreme, Kenny Rogers, Yellow Cab Pizza, McDonald’s, Mister Donut, Starbucks, Parfois, Yves Rocher, David’s Salon, Timex, Smart Communications, and Fox’s.
What are you waiting for, head to the nearest participating SM Supermall (SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cebu, SM Davao, SM Southmall, SM Fairview, SM Baguio) and start catching ibutterflies.
Have fun catching iButterflies! 🙂