Posts tagged with Virtual Reality

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The most joyful digital news stories from the last week

A vintage roundup this week – some joyful VR stories (including animals), the future of groceries, new electric vans, and a rather visceral design for a phone charger.

What are you waiting for?

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Is it time to put the kibosh on the VR hype?

In early 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at Samsung's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to talk about virtual reality (VR).

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Is the VR craze mostly hype?

Virtual reality (VR) is all the rage, and even though the technology is relatively nascent, brands and marketers have been jumping on the bandwagon. Examples of experimentation abound, and expectations are high.

But are the expectations for VR's revolutionary potential too grandiose?

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Microsoft's Hololens: A review of the 'mixed reality' headset

Last week Microsoft kindly invited me along to their London offices to try out the snazzy new Hololens.

I’ve used several different virtual reality experiences in the past, and have always been blown away by them.

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Virtual reality: Content marketing’s next big trend

In my opinion, virtual reality is set to become the content marketing trend for 2017.  

Many of the tech giants are making a play to dominate this space. Today Sony has launched its Playstation VR, which is compatible with the existing 40m PS4s already in use.

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Brand VR: Five of the best non-gimmicky experiences so far

Virtual reality ranks alongside artificial intelligence as one of the most over-used marketing phrases in 2016.

So far brand experiences have varied in quality, but a few companies have successfully used VR to good effect, rather than as a gimmick.

Here are five brands who have made a good fist of VR in its current form.

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GSK migraine simulator demonstrates AR/VR potential for healthcare marketing

Healthcare marketing might not be one of the most obvious applications of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology.

However a new GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) campaign shows the very real potential.

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Virtual reality: Three more brands dipping their toes in

Virtual reality is either the emperor's new clothes or the most exciting area of media today.

Whatever your own belief, brands are getting to grips with VR, making use of emerging agency expertise in this area.

Here are three of the latest brands using VR (mostly for branded content thus far), from automotive, food and drink, and retail.

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VR, bots & growth hacking: Why should marketers care?

Virtual reality, bots and growth hacking are perhaps the most exciting and over-used buzzwords in our industry today.

But do marketers really need to pay them much attention?

It’s very easy to become jaded by the constant talk of creating immersive virtual experiences, when in reality all of your conversions come from email marketing. 

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Why Virtual Reality is the ultimate storytelling tool for marketers

Dominic Collins knows a thing or two about the power of new technology.

And the good news is he's one of the speakers at this year’s Future of Digital Marketing event, where he'll be giving an insight into why marketers need to care about virtual reality.

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10 fine digital marketing stats from this week

This week's juicy digital marketing stats include the least engaging brands in the US, excitement about VR, Amazon profits, returns policies, and (altogether now) "much more".

As usual, it would be remiss of me not to plug Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Compendium, too.

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10 examples of great travel marketing campaigns

Great marketing creative is always popular on the Econsultancy blog.

Thus far, I've enjoyed rounding up some campaigns from big brands (e.g. IKEA and Lowe's).

Now, I want to pick some pearls from across a sector. This week, I've chosen travel - enjoy!

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