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Topic: Oculus Rift

Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Form of In-Bar Entertainment?

Jim Beam and Dos Equis have been quick to embrace the trend

Would you strap on an Oculus Rift headset at your favorite bar? In the latest example of how marketers are embracing virtual reality, alcohol brands are taking branded entertainment to…

Merrell Thrills and Frightens People With a Crazy Oculus Rift Mountainside Hike

First 'walk around' commercial VR experience

You know you've designed a good Oculus Rift virtual reality experience when people emerge from it squealing in delight and with their knees trembling. Hiking boot brand Merrell did one such…

GE's First Stab at Virtual Reality Takes You Under Water

Exec sees big opportunity for storytelling

Virtual reality is starting to take shape for brands. Coming off of buzz at CES and Detroit's North American International Auto Show, Whirlpool and Toyota are already betting on the…

6 Marketing Experts Tell You What You Need to Know About CES 2015

A chat with the smartest people in the room

Given the mass and scale of CES, everyone could use a shortcut to the big takeaways of the three-day tech extravaganza. Most agencies attending CES ran curated tours of the…

Facebook Exec Says Oculus Rift's Potential Will Be Discovered in Early Experimental Stage

Carolyn Everson sees marketing applications to follow

Dropping by the annual Omnicom Media Group opening night CES party for its clients at the Hyde Bellagio club in Las Vegas, Carolyn Everson, Facebook's vp of global marketing solutions,…

How Oculus Rift Is About to Reshape Marketing Creativity

Brands are enamored with the potential of 360-degree storytelling

Nancy Bennett is a virtual-reality marketing veteran. (Yes, such people actually exist and are about to become hot commodities among talent recruiters.) In the mid-2000s, Bennett had her avatar boots…

Acquiring a Social Agency Is Sounding Less Sexy by the Month

Analytics, mobile and even direct are becoming hotter targets

Social media marketing is generating lots of buzz for brands, but interest in acquiring shops that specialize in it is another story. In the annual survey of marketing, media and tech…

MillerCoors Is Testing Branded Content With 26 Different Tech Companies

Aims to move marketing closer to purchase decisions

MillerCoors is betting big on branded content, revealing during an Advertising Week panel today that the company is currently testing initiatives with 26 different tech companies. Like most beer brands, MillerCoors’…

5 Comic-Con Brand Partnerships That Make Actual Sense

Some companies make perfect sidekicks

There are plenty of brand activations at Comic Con, but quite a few of them just seem desperate. "Who can we get to help pay for this?" many clearly ask…

Marketers Pick Apart Google's Twitch Purchase

Reported $1 billion deal is huge for the search giant

The Internet-based video game ad space has had its shares of ups and downs—as the likes of Zynga have seen revenues plummet. But marketers are not going to give up…

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