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Topic: Virtual Reality

These 3-D Mobile Ads Are Grabbing Brands' Attention

Smartphones become the launching pad for virtual reality

What if there were a mobile ad that made viewers feel like they were inside a smartphone instead of just looking at one? What if the ad seemed to jump…

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…

Wild Virtual Reality Experience Puts You Right in the Audience at SNL 40

Chris Milk's latest project comes to SXSW

It remains mostly unclear what kinds of virtual reality experiences will be most compelling to people. But NBC, Samsung and director Chris Milk presented one VR experience at South by…

MediaLink's Neil Carty on Why SXSW Is a Millennial Proving Ground for Brands

Attendees represent 'the most qualified focus group on the planet'

Specs Who Neil Carty Current gig vp of innovation strategy, MediaLink Previous gig partner, director of innovation, emerging technology, Mindshare Twitter @NeilCarty Age 37 What are some of the challenges brands face at SXSW as they try…

Elle Uses Virtual Reality to Share Fashion Up Close

VR 'brings the consumer into that world'

There are few front row seats during fashion shows, but Elle—with the aid of virtual reality—wants to extend the opportunity to see the shows up close. The Hearst magazine is partnering with 7…

Top 10 Branded Videos: Microsoft's HoloLens Re-envisions Augmented Reality

Holograms grab online attention

Microsoft's new HoloLens technology may seem a bit too Minority Report-like for some, but a YouTube video describing how it works built some major buzz in the past week. Microsoft's debut…

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…

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…

This Year's 10 Biggest Shifts, Shake-Ups and Surprises in Mobile Marketing

For social giants and brands alike, everything changed in 2014

Fueled by new ad formats and acquisitions from Facebook, Twitter and brands, mobile marketing finally began to step up to its potential this year. From messaging and video to ultra-targeted ads…

How Target Identifies the Hottest Retail Tech 18 Months Before It's Cool

Its innovation lab in S.F. has shifted from learning to making

When Target opened its San Francisco innovation lab in 2012, the goal—as with most brands—was to work closely with tech startups to apply digital smarts to retail. With two years…

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