In this week’s edition of The Week in a Tweet we’re bringing you the latest industry news with GambleAware’s #CanIHaveMyBallBack campaign, Harvey Nichols’ shoppable Christmas carolers, Three and Samsung’s ‘connected restaurant’ and Royal Mail’s singing post boxes.

GambleAware charity raise awareness of the issues of football betting

In their latest campaign, betting charity GambleAware highlight the problem of football betting and how it’s becoming normalised. The campaign video titled ‘Can I have my ball back’ shows young boys losing their footballs, eventually to find them piled up on the roof of a betting shop, representing the shift away from a love of football, towards a love of gambling. (Source: Campaign Live)

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Harvey Nichols bring you the worlds first shoppable Christmas carolers

Harvey Nichols are creating an innovative shopping experience with Christmas carolers dressed in Harvey Nichols Christmas party outfits which will be fully shoppable via Instagram. The carolers will visit important offices in London such as Google whilst singing classic Christmas carolers for a real, immersive shopping experience.

(Source: Campaign Live)

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Samsung and Three open a restaurant to connect families from across the globe

The connected restaurant set up by Three and Samsung aims to connect families who are split between Ireland and Australia at Christmas time and consists of a half real, half on screen dining experience. Both families will ‘share’ a table and they can eat together in real time. There is even the opportunity to be served at the same time and have real looking family dinner photos together. Incredible! (Source: Campaign Live)

Read more about the connected restaurant here 

Royal Mail have installed singing post boxes that play Christmas tunes when cards are posted

With Christmas getting closer, Royal Mail have installed post boxes across the UK which play festive jingles when you post something. The operations director at Royal Mail said: “In the process, we enjoy any way we can add a little extra fun to posting Christmas cards this year.” We think this is such a fun way to celebrate sending mail to loved ones over the festive period, what are your thoughts of the singing post boxes? Source: (Edinburgh Reporter)

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Image sources: Campaign Live and the Edinburgh Reporter