Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Tim Hortons gets smart and engages with customers
Have you been to timhortons.com lately? Drop by and you’ll notice a widget at the top right that tells you your local weather forecast – and suggests something to eat or drink that goes with that weather. (How did they know I could use some chocolate?)


It’s a very cool feature that could work on content sites, too. For instance, a recipe site could feature a recipe that matches both the weather and time of day – give me a waffle recipe on a snowy Saturday morning, and a barbecued pizza on a summer afternoon.

It would require some programming, but overall, it’s a simple way to bring local relevance to a major site without a ton of effort.

- Kat Tancock
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Kat Tancock
Kat Tancock is a freelance writer, editor and digital consultant based in Toronto. She has worked on the sites of major brands including Reader's Digest, Best Health, Canadian Living, Homemakers, Elle Canada and Style at Home and teaches the course Creating Website Editorial at Ryerson University.
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