Chevy and Gowalla team up in the US

Below is a nice little video detailing a new tie up between Gowalla and Chevy (a Weber Shandwick client) in the US.

The initiative is simnple. Check in at Austin Airport and you could be given a ride to your hotel via a Chevy Tahoe. Unfortunately the video doesn’t detail how many rides they are offering per day. The initiative was kicked off for SXSW, which was the ideal time to get people talking, Tweeting and generally sharing the news.

For those reasding this in a reader, check out the video here.

I have been playing around with FourSquare for a little while now and think location based services are going to be a big trend over the next 12 months in the marketing space. Privacy issues aside, (good read here about privacy issues) which need some real focus in my opinion, this will be a big trend.

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