Tag: Augmented Reality

3 ways to effectively promote Movies with AR

3 ways to effectively promote Movies with AR

3 ways to effectively promote Movies with AR
3 ways to effectively promote Movies with AR

In addition to their efforts in moviemaking, the film production houses have also been putting in ample efforts to make their movies reach their target audience. With technology growing day by day, there seem to be plentiful options available for the production houses to promote their movies. Augmented reality has been one among those technologies. Here are 3 ways in which the movies could be effectively promoted with augmented reality, by the film production houses…

1. Interactive film posters:

Disney in association with blippAR had come up with a blipp for the 2014 summer blockbuster, ‘Guardians of the Galazy’. When the ‘blippAR’ app is opened and blipped at the film’s interactive poster, the following contents get unlocked

Options to…

  • get to know the individual characters from the movie and their backstories
  • watch the behind-the-scenes footages
  • enjoy the movie trailer
  • buy the DVD or Blu-ray of the movie from e-Commerce sites when they are released

The interactive posters could be officially shared in social media and also be placed in cine halls, multiplexes and in places where the public might engage with the posters.

Scan the first picture that is available in the below web link using the ‘blippAR’ app to unlock exclusive contents pertaining to the movie, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘!

https://blippar.com/en/resources/blog/2014/07/09/meet-the-guardians-of-the-galaxy-they-re-hiding-in-this-movie-poster

2. Themed mobile games:

By partnering with blippAR, General Mills had launched a Spider-Man game to promote the release of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. By blipping the ‘blippAR’ app over the covers or posters of various products of General Mills such as Chex Mix and Fruit Snacks, people were able to access the game.

Along the lines of the above mentioned strategy of General Mills, Campbell’s Soup too had come up a Spider-Man themed mobile game by partnering with blippAR.

Scan the first picture that is available in the below web link using the ‘blippAR’ app to play the Spider-Man themed mobile game!

https://blippar.com/en/showroom/project/campbells-soup

3. Interactive murals:

To promote Legion (an American cable television series produced by FX productions in association with Marvel Television), 5 augmented reality murals were placed in 5 locations such as Brooklyn, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. By blipping the ‘blippAR’ app over the murals, the following contents get unlocked

Options to…

  • watch the trailer
  • access gifs, videos and pictures
  • participate in an interactive quiz
  • click photos with a customized camera effect

The above contents could as well be accessed by blipping the ‘blippAR’ app over the limited edition augmented reality posters available in few select local comic book stores.

Following suit the above ways, the below mentioned options could as well be incorporated as the contents that could be unlocked in an augmented reality app

Options to…

  1. access exclusive interviews of the movie’s cast and crew
  2. get to know the cinema timetables
  3. get access to cinema ticket booking web-links

Scan the first picture that is available in the below web link using the ‘blippAR’ app to unlock exclusive contents pertaining to the television series, ‘Legion‘!

https://blippar.com/en/showroom/project/legion

Hope you liked reading the article! Now, let me know your opinions on the article, and on how the augmented reality technology could be leveraged by the film production houses for promoting their movies, in the comments!

 

How high-profile Political Campaigns across the world have effectively utilized Augmented Reality!

How high-profile Political Campaigns across the world have effectively utilized Augmented Reality!

Along the lines of promotional strategies for any brand or service, political campaigns have also been designed in an innovative and interesting manner. The inclusion of technologies to the strategies makes them appear even more appealing. Here’s a note of such high-profile political campaigns, across the world, which have effectively utilized Augmented Reality:

1. ‘blippAR App’ for Barack Obama in 2012:

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

In 2012, to support the Barack Obama’s election campaign, Blippar and BMGi created the “We got your back, Obama” blipp, compatible with iPhone and Android mobile devices.

After opening the ‘blippAR’ app and hovering the phone over either a five-dollar bill or the Obama campaign logo, contents set to offer an interactive Augmented Reality experience with Obama campaign were unlocked. In the app, the users were allowed to donate funds to the campaign, listen to the Obama campaign track and create photos, with high-fiving Obama, to share on social networks.

Barack Obama went on to win the election which made him the first Democratic president since Franklin D Roosevelt to win the majority of the popular vote twice.

Click here to watch the demo of the “We got your back, Obama” blipp.

2. ‘Merkel app’ for Angela Merkel in 2013:

Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel

On the eve of the German election 2013, as part of the political campaigns of the present German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, ‘Christian Democratic Union’, an Augmented Reality mobile app named, ‘Merkel app’ was launched.

As part of this strategy of leveraging Augmented Reality, billboards with the portrait of Angela Merkel – wearing her trademark red suit – were placed in public places. When a mobile phone, having the app opened, was pointed at the portrait, the camera recognized her face and Angela Merkel appeared in the app saying, “Germany is doing well but we cannot take this for granted. I want us to be successful in the future together

In this election of 2013, Angela Merkel had secured a historic third win and continued to be the Chancellor of Germany.

Click here to have a look at the demo of the ‘Merkel app‘.

Here ends my post on the effective utilization of Augmented Reality by high-profile political campaigns. If you come across to know of any such high-profile political campaign – from a trusted source – then please feel free to share the details in the comments to grow the above list longer.