Facebook augmented reality ads let consumers digitally try on products

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Advertisers now have a new way to show off their products on Facebook. Facebook augmented reality ads isn’t just a rumor. Earlier this week, the social media giant announced that it is implementing augmented reality ads into the News Feed. These ads will give Facebook users the chance to digitally try on products. In new ad feature was demoed at an even earlier this week. At a New York City event that took place on Tuesday, July 10th, TY Ahmad-Taylor, the vice president of product marketing for Facebook’s global marketing…

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Sephora unveils augmented reality digital mirror

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Sephora teams with ModiFace to produce innovative digital mirror French cosmetics brand Sephora has partnered with ModiFace, a virtual reality technology company, to create a digital mirror that leverages augmented reality. The mirror is, essentially, a monitor equipped with a camera that feeds visual information to the screen. Customers can use the digital mirror to try on eye shadow, which will appear on their face thanks to augmented reality. AR is becoming quite prominent in the marketing field as its interactive nature is becoming better understood. Businesses need to find…

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Augmented reality gains momentum in marketing sector

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Advertisers are beginning to embrace augmented reality more aggressively Augmented reality is beginning to become extremely important to the advertising industry. More consumers are becoming mobile; tethered to smartphones and tablets that soak up a great deal of their time. As consumers become more involved in mobile technology, traditional marketing campaigns are beginning to lose their clout. Advertisers are starting to feel the need to adapt to a changing marketing landscape and augmented reality may be the engine that propels the sector into a new era of consumer engagement. Blippar…

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Augmented reality used by Sony to highlight PS4 camera

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A trailer called “The Playroom” has now been released as an introduction to the PlayStation 4 console. Though Sony has now come out with many details regarding its PS4 game console, including its price and the fact that it will allow used games to be played – unlike its primary competition, the Xbox – it has not had much to say about its new controller sensing camera other than the latest release that it provided through an augmented reality trailer called “The Playroom”. The company held a two hour press…

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Augmented reality campaign from DKNY brings art and tech together

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The technology has been added to a massive New York City billboard at Houston and Broadway. DKNY had held the massively coveted billboard location in New York City at Houston Street and Broadway for 16 years until it was taken over by Abercrombie & Fitch in 2008, but now it is back with a vengeance and with augmented reality, to boot. The DKNY billboard had previously been a black and white bold statement on the southern Manhattan side. The building that supported the billboard was purchased by Abercrombie & Fitch…

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Augmented reality billboard launched by Niagara Falls attraction

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The advertisement has been placed at a high traffic square in downtown Toronto, Canada. A new interactive billboard has been placed at the heavily trafficked Yonge and Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, Canada, which utilizes augmented reality technology and that is designed to make a splash for Fallsview Casino which is located in Niagara Falls. The billboard was unveiled on June 2 and has been attracting attention right from the start. The unveiling of the augmented reality billboard occurred on Sunday, June 2 and had crowds from the street looking…

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Candy Lab aims to make marketing more robust with augmented reality

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  Candy Lab attempts to tackle interactive marketing issues Augmented reality is all the rage these days. Consumers are taking to augmented reality like a seal to water, which has created a promising opportunity for advertisers looking to connect with these tech-savvy individuals. Though advertisers are well aware of the marketing potential of augmented reality, few have found a way to engage consumers in an effective manner that is not considered intrusive. An augmented reality startup called Candy Lab may have the answer to this problem. Cachetown app turns advertisements…

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Monarch Airlines launches augmented reality marketing campaign

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Augmented reality marketing campaign from Monarch Airlines features Chemmy Alcott Monarch Airlines has launched a new direct mail marketing campaign that makes use of augmented reality technology. The airline is keen to engage consumers in a new way and promote the services it provides. Blippar has been chosen as the campaign’s augmented reality platform and the campaign features British Olympian Chemmy Alcott. Using the Blippar application, consumers will be able to experience the digital content that is associated with the augmented reality marketing campaign. Augmented reality gains traction with businesses…

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Augmented reality blends with politics

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Politics begins to mesh with technology in the form of augmented reality postcards Augmented reality has broken into the world of politics. Mayor Jim Ronecker of Oldsmar, Florida, recently printed thousands of postcards to show his support for the Republican Party in the coming election. Normally, such actions are par for the course during an election year, but these postcards were very different than those used in the past for the same purpose. Mayor Ronecker’s postcards were embedded with augmented reality experiences that could be unlocked using a smart phone.…

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Guardian teams with Blippar to create augmented reality advertisement

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Guardian iPad edition to feature augmented reality ad Guardian News & Media, the largest mass media company in the United Kingdom, has announced that the digital version of its popular Guardian publication will feature its first augmented reality advertisement. Augmented reality has been growing in popularity in the print world because of its aptitude for promoting interactivity. The Guardian believes that the technology could be a good way to boost interest in its news publications. To this end, the company has decided to test augmented reality advertisements in its digital…

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Something Massive acquires Circ.us, claims title as first post-PC advertiser

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Something Massive, a digital advertising agency, has announced the acquisition of Circ.us, a creative communications firm with a knack for augmented reality. Something Massive believes that the acquisition will make it stand out in the increasing crowded digital advertising business. The company is now billing itself as the “first post-PC advertising agency,” claiming that it is no longer bound to computers because of the advent of sophisticated mobile technology. As such, the firm will be focusing on creating digital content and marketing campaigns that can be viewed on just about…

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