Archive | November, 2011

Macy’s: Believe-o-Magic AR Xmas Card App

13. November 2011

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Well it looks like it’s going to be an Augmented Reality Xmas in 2011…With Macy’s the latest brand to release an AR app for the festive season. This time, it’s an Augmented Reality Xmas Card App, where you can turn up at any of the Macy’s “Believe Stations” to post your kid’s letters to Santa, [...]

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Infographic: The Social Commerce Timeline

13. November 2011

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Here’s a nice infographic from Useful Social Media that shows the Social Commerce journey from back in February 2007 when the first virtual gift was sold on Facebook. Some of the infographic highlights include: Dec 2008 – Dell claimed $1 Million revenue in sales via Twitter Jul 2009 – Facebook’s first retail transaction via 1800-Flowers [...]

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Amnesty International iAd: Slide to Unlock

12. November 2011

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It looks like the “Slide to Unlock” iOS feature is becoming a popular creative feature for iAds. Amnesty International created this iAd in Sweden’s largest newspaper, DN, where readers are presented with an image of a prison cell and prisoner inside… The iAd prompts interaction by utilising the iOS “Slide to Unlock” graphic, which when [...]

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Audi iAd: Slide to Unlock

11. November 2011

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Here’s a clever little iAd from Audi. They’ve used a nice play on Apple’s “slide to unlock” feature to get users to engage. This campaign is for the new Audi magazine app which recently launched in Brazil and appeared within publications on the iPad. Once users saw it they instantly recognized the swipe gesture used [...]

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Starbucks: Augmented Reality Xmas Cups

9. November 2011

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I’m not sure I can pack much more Augmented Reality into a single week of posts on Digital Buzz, but here goes! Starbucks are about to release a new app to activate unique Augmented Reality experiences triggered by their famous red xmas cups. The idea is to find, activate and share all 5 special xmas [...]

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ASICS: Race This Ad Installation

9. November 2011

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Here’s a great experiential execution from ASICS to coincide with their sponsorship of the ING New York City Marathon. ASICS installed a 60-foot video wall at the Columbus Circle subway station and challenged passersby to race against Ryan Hall, U.S marathon runner. Luckily no injuries were caused as people raced against the video of Ryan, [...]

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Infographic: QR Code Art by JESS3

8. November 2011

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I’ve got a feeling it’s the week of QR codes… Is it just me or is everyone talking about them this week? Well, one of the biggest questions that always comes up is how bad they look… So JESS3 set out to create some concept art for QR codes, above and beyond the standard blue [...]

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Parrot Carrot: Augmented Reality Kids Book

7. November 2011

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Following on from a whole bunch of Augmented Reality posts this week, it seemed fitting to include this, the Parrot Carrot Safari, a very cool digital extension to a new Australian Kids book, in the form of an Augmented Reality iPhone app that lets kids interact and extend book’s content. The physical book tells the [...]

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PlayStation: Grab The Ring AR Challenge

7. November 2011

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I think most of us have seen the “last standing” promotional challenge mechanic… Well, PlayStation and Uncharted have teamed up to create something a little more interesting for the launch the Uncharted3 game, using Augmented Reality for a who can last the longest campaign! It’s called Grab The Ring, first you activate your webcam and [...]

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Microsoft: The Future of Xbox Kinect

6. November 2011

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Following on from the last “Future” focused Microsoft video I posted last week, come the Kinect Effect, and this one is a little closer to home. It showcases the possibilities of Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect, where it began, where it’s been and where it will take us into the future… We’ve been playing with the Kinect [...]

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National Geographic: Live Augmented Reality

6. November 2011

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There is a pretty cool National Geographic road show touring shopping centres in Hungary right now, an augmented reality installation that lets the thousands of people passing by interact with the type of content they would find on the National Geographic channel, from dolphins and dinosaurs to leopards, spacemen and lots more. It works by [...]

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Volkswagen: The Fanwagen

2. November 2011

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Choose, Build, and drive away with it… This is the tagline of our new campaign, called “the Fanwagen”.Volkswagen the Netherlands invites its fans to vote for their all-time favorite model. As a reward, it rebuilds this model in a one of a kind edition: the Fanwagen. Whether they vote for the classic van the T1 [...]

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Microsoft: Our Vision Of The Future (Video)

1. November 2011

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Here is the latest instalment in Microsoft’s ongoing “Future Vision” series of videos… This time, depicting how technology will increase productivity in your life. It kind of reminds me of the Future of Screen Technology video from this time last year. The video takes us on a highly futuristic journey, but one that is somewhat [...]

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Google Street Boo: Live Halloween Costume

1. November 2011

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A few guys from BBH in New York are attempting to claim the nerdiest Halloween costumer ever, which comes complete with it’s own website! What?! Yep, they’ve become real “Street View Guys” for Halloween, including full GPS mapping and video streaming of their Halloween adventures, plotted in real time onto Google Maps! You can follow [...]

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