AR gives you another tool in your belt when it comes to driving sales and enhancing brand value through mobile devices

Today's markets are driven more and more by the needs and desires of consumers. As technology advances, those desires change and it is crucial for a brand to keep pace with those changes. Augmented reality (AR) is an emerging trend within marketing and sales strategies, one that allows brands to give their customers unique experiences with the convenience of tapping into their mobile devices. Mobile has become one of the most significant media types through which consumers interact with brands and make purchase decisions. AR gives you another tool in your belt when it comes to driving sales and enhancing brand value through mobile devices.

1. Let customers try before they buy

Potential customers have always wanted to try products prior to purchasing them. Fitting rooms, cosmetic samples, automobile test…

Ideas to humanise your online communications

As we all now become digital natives, it makes you step back and think and ultimately realise that those who follow us, will be born into a purely digital society, where eBooks and augmented reality will have gone from exotic to everyday. Thinking about what this means in the future is intriguing, but it's equally interesting right here and now in 2013. Technology, software and the devices we use, have of course shaped our social and human behavior on a number of levels, from shopping, to leisure, to business. Lives are lived online, and the opportunity to have a live feed into the minds of those you care about is becoming a clearer reality. People are more willing to share and consume horizontally through their social networks, rather than vertically. The organic spread of ideas, relationships, and trade can now be observed and measured on scales…

What are the marketing applications of Google Glass?

The German blog Brille Kaufen has created a really interesting infographic explaining how Google Glass works. Thanks to @wbw_Jeff of Who's blogging What for alerting us to it. Jeff Ente notes that little has been written on the marketing implications of Glass just yet although Paid Content has written about the style of content and apps that could work for Google Glass. Exciting...and scary! You probably saw the original demo of Google Glass, this is Google's latest from February. …
Not long ago, virtual reality was the futurists' "mot du jour" before the underwhelming takeup of VR gloves, headsets and Second Life. Now, in 2009, I'm sure you've noticed, augmented reality featuring widely in the media. So as an update to for the next editions of my books,  this post gives a definition and showcases some examples. I'd love to hear about other examples too - particularly where AR is being used for web marketing. Definition of augmented reality marketing It's tricky to define AR since it's new and has many different applications and feedback mechanisms from data capture to user. But here's the one sentence definition of how I see it used in commercial web context - please put me straight! Augmented reality blends real-world digital data capture typically with a digital camera in a webcam or mobile phone to create a browser-based digital representation or experience mimicking that of the real-world Examples always work…

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