One other day, one other Spectacles merchandising machine location. That is the fifth place the Snapbot has appeared, to promote its first-person video capturing sun shades to droves of keen Snapchat followers (or at the very least individuals hoping to show a tidy revenue by reselling them on eBay). At this time’s spot is in Pasadena, on the Rose Bowl Stadium the place there’s a USC/UCLA recreation later right now.
The earlier places embody Venice Seaside, Massive Sur, Tulsa, and Santa Monica. The random places counsel little in the way in which of rhyme or causes past preserving issues unpredictable, which is certainly serving to with the hype cycle. The dearth of a predictable sample additionally implies that demand at any given location isn’t overly synthetic – it’s people who find themselves in a position to get there with virtually no advance warning, principally.
This time is completely different, in that the Snapbot has appeared close to a spot the place there’s a giant occasion occurring quickly. The USC/UCLA recreation will draw an enormous crowd, and it’ll additionally draw numerous tailgaters earlier than the sport itself.
The concept that Snapchat may begin tying Snapbot pop-ups extra particularly to particular occasions and places doubtless to attract a giant crowd is an attention-grabbing one. They’re undoubtedly a very good match for this type of factor, since individuals are likely to share extra after they’re at an occasion like a competition or a recreation. This is also simply one other variant in its free pattern of placing the bots at attention-grabbing locations, nonetheless.
In case you’re catching the sport, tell us what the lineup appears to be like like. Snap has been promoting out shortly even in distant places, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how shortly this one goes or if Snapchat refills them as soon as they promote out.