Shop and Save With Your Mobile Phone

December 18, 2009
Using the Shop Savvy iPhone App

Using the Shop Savvy iPhone App

A quick follow up to a previous post on how mobile phones are empowering shoppers this holiday season.   The New York Times has an article today about how mobile applications like Shop Savvy and Price Grabber are allowing consumers to quickly compare prices, and receive recommendations or reviews from their friends (via text or Twitter message).

While still in their early stages, these applications are providing the first round of real-world testing that will condition consumers to compare, and move retailers even further into the world of digital commerce.


EC1 assists Glide Memorial

December 16, 2009

Engine Company 1 is proud to assist the Glide Foundation in their efforts to help San Francisco residents.  This year, as in years past, we worked with the Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani to promote their message of support.

Since 1969, Glide has become one of San Francisco’s largest and most comprehensive providers of innovative services for poor and marginalized people through the programs that serve both individuals and the community.

A Big Leap Forward in Consumer Empowerment

November 25, 2009

ShopSavvy Application

Wow!  Winner of Google’s “Android Developer Challenge” the ShopSaavy application allows smartphone users to employ the camera in their hand-held device to scan a bar code to find the best prices for online and local items.  This screen shot was captured at Starbuck’s (where else would we be?) for one of their music products.  The possibilities are endless—especially once the “review” section is populated with meaningful contributions from friends, family and other credible sources.  Paying too much for that bottle of wine, DVD, or sweater?  Find out with this free download.

Tasty Television for Rubio’s

November 23, 2009

For about the cost of an agency road trip to Baja (bail money excluded) we worked with our Rubio’s client to promote the arrival of Langostino Lobster.  After a long absence from the television airwaves, this message will help support both existing and expansion markets. Get a taste for Beach Mex at a Rubio’s near you.

1 in 5 San Francisco residents cannot afford their weekly groceries.

November 20, 2009

As part of EC1’s efforts to help the San Francisco Food Bank meet their goal of distributing 36.5 million pounds of food in 2009, we’ve launched an application on Facebook meant to both inform and inspire.  Please help us help San Francisco.


November 18, 2009

IAAPA Winner - Best Television Spot 2009

The first-place award for best television commercial was announced at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo in Las Vegas.

Created by Engine Company 1, “Puddles” uses live action and digital imaging together with evocative music to connect a young girl with starfish and penguins that appear in the rainy-day puddles in her front yard. The theme is summed up in the tagline: “Some experiences follow you home.”

In 2009, the Monterey Bay Aquarium celebrates 25 years of inspiring conservation of the oceans.

Satisfaction – The Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

November 16, 2009

Satisfaction – The Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula

Here is a television spot we recently finished for The Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. Year after year, CHOMP has some of the highest ratings in staff, physician and patient satisfaction.