Renault says it will soon be able to offer consumers the ability to test drive all its cars via virtual reality headsets as the car marque explores how new technology can “radically change” the dealership experience and boost sales, not just drive engagement or awareness.
The importance of virtual reality (VR) technology at this year’s Mobile World Congress was underlined by a surprise appearance by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a Samsung product launch tonight (21 February), during which he predicted VR will be “the most social platform”.
Physical stores are being transformed as virtual reality and real-time data enable retailers to offer immersive experiences and adjust the shopping environment.
All marketers are desperate to claim emotional benefits for their brand, thinking these influence purchase, which leaves a wide-open opportunity for brands brave enough to go back to rational messages.
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Employees are increasingly taking a public stand against companies fostering discriminatory or toxic cultures, with Activision Blizzard joining BrewDog in the firing line.
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