Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service appoints Brandwidth to create AR-based solution

- Appointment follows a five-way competitive pitch - AR visualiser will give fire commanders ability to ‘see through walls’ in order to protect firefighters in high-risk scenarios

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service appoints Brandwidth to create AR-based solution

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has announced the appointment of Brandwidth, the digital innovation agency which specialises in solving complex technical challenges, to a major new innovation brief. The £500k project is funded by Innovate UK and SRBI, in conjunction with GovTech Catalyst and the Government Digital Service.  The appointment follows an RFI process […]

CHE Proximity chases AR with new Mixed Reality practice

CHE Proximity chases AR with new Mixed Reality practice

CHE Proximity has announced the launch of a new practice, CHEP Mixed Reality, which will be spearheaded by Charlotte Bruton. The new offering will leverage CHEP’s existing advanced engineering team currently organised across commerce cloud, marketing cloud, ad cloud and data cloud teams. Bruton is a Frost Collective alumnus and recent McCann National Digital and […]

Blend Media launches Blend Market AR/VR/MR marketplace

Blend Media launches Blend Market AR/VR/MR marketplace

Blend Media, which provides premium 360/VR content for brands including Disney and McCann, has launched Blend Market – a platform which helps clients find and hire skilled professional creators of immersive content and experiences across the VR/AR/MR spectrum. With the rapid advancement of new technologies and increasingly powerful mobile devices, major platforms including Facebook, Google […]

Etihad and Snapchat partner for AR Fly-By at Man City’s first home game of the season

Etihad and Snapchat partner for AR Fly-By at Man City’s first home game of the season

To celebrate Manchester City’s first home game of this year’s English Premier League (EPL) football season, Etihad Airways – the club’s official shirt and stadium sponsor – took the opportunity to create a unique fan experience and drive engagement using the power of augmented reality (AR). Etihad Airways worked with Snapchat and its regional Lens Studio Partner, Tactical, to conceptualize and […]

Coca-Cola Embraces Augmented Reality with Interactive Experience

Coca-Cola Embraces Augmented Reality with Interactive Experience

As augmented reality becomes more of a transformational technology for the marketing industry, more brands are adopting it in various ways. Coca-Cola decided to invite viewers into its immersive AR plunge through its app in collaboration with Ogilvy Mexico and VFX house Timber. Santa Monica-based Timber worked with Ogilvy to create 3D elements needed for the interactive AR experience where users […]

Orange, Google and Wildbytes create epic AR half-time show for Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo

Orange, Google and Wildbytes create epic AR half-time show for Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo

On Saturday 17th August, mobile network operator Orange, Google, and experiential innovation agency Wildbytes treated football fans to an epic spectacle. Marking the first augmented reality synchronised show in Spain, fans at the Celta de Vigo vs. Real Madrid game saw a gigantic superhero football player appearing on the pitch in augmented reality.  Unveiled on the […]

Toyota and Road & Track team to bridge print and augmented reality technology

Toyota and Road & Track team to bridge print and augmented reality technology

Toyota just launched a new fully integrated campaign for the all-new 2020 GR Supra, in collaboration with Road & Track, bridging print and digital to create the first marker-less Web AR advertising campaign activated by print media. Tapping into the nostalgia of fold-out car posters, the national campaign in the US, features a custom 29.5” x 21.25” poster, which […]

Google launches AR walking directions in Maps

Google launches AR walking directions in Maps

Google has launched a beta feature in Maps that enables users to get walking directions via augmented reality (AR). The ‘Live View’ feature displays arrows and directions in the ‘real world’ through the user’s camera. The search giant has been testing the feature with its Local Guides and the Pixel community over the past few […]

Kmart launches AR ad campaign to let consumers virtually try out products at home

Kmart launches AR ad campaign to let consumers virtually try out products at home

US department store chain Kmart and its media agency Universal McCann have launched a web-based augmented reality (AR) ad campaign in partnership with immersive ad tech firm OmniVirt.  Kmart worked with OmniVirt to create and serve AR display ads programmatically across the web, enabling customers to virtually try on Kmart decor and furniture products. Users interact with the ad by […]

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