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.
Media investment is often cut when savings are required, but analytics shows it damages sales. The right move is to focus on planning and optimising campaigns.
Comparing the award-winning campaigns against a database of 80,000 ads reveals that, in many cases, they were leaving viewers “utterly cold”, says System1 CMO Jon Evans.
L’Oréal’s chief digital and marketing officer explains how the house of brands is mitigating inflation and investing in Web3 amid a post-pandemic “return of colour”.
Although the concept of ‘brand love’ was overused and went out of fashion, it remains an insightful way to consider consumers’ attitudes towards brands.