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Are Ad Agencies 3D enabled?
At many of the seminars, I usually start off with topics that are of generic interest to everyone, when it comes to the "3D Revolution Revival". One favorite topic goes like this..." Don't AD Agency execs go to the movies? ...if the do they must surely have noticed 200 pairs of 'captive eyeballs' sitting in their seats, 3D glasses on the ready... and the ADs all play in... Glorious 2D!"
What a waste of the 3rd dimension! The Ad world seems to have missed this boat. While they were busy getting fascinated and "abusing" Augmented Reality, they seem to be missing out on the next great revolution in visual communication: Stereoscopic 3D!
There is now a desperate scramble to create 3D ads, after all there are captive eyeballs just begging to be entertained and immersed in all the 3D around. Unfortunately the execs in AD agencies have not taken a 101 on stereoscopic 3D yet, so do not know if an AD will do harm, or be counterproductive or hit the right spot everytime.
A Quick 101 for AD agencies on Stereoscopic 3D:
In a recent Advert that I came across on Youtube here (in 3D) there were some issues... Read more
Digital Advertising in Nightclubs
Targeted Digital Advertising; the "Why"
Targeted advertising is "in"; mass media advertising is out. We can already see how in-effective mass media advertising is, with the decline in revenues faced by traditional media delivery platforms such as television and print. Even Digital mass media advertising is slowly suffering, with the introduction of built in email spam filters and laws against cold calling and unsolicited SMS coming into force in many countries. It was always a hit and miss affair anyway. The idea that you spam everyone, and hopefully attract or trap many.
With control of media consumption now in the hands of the consumer, there is a focus on media delivery that places importance on quality over quantity. Just as the shift from traditional to Digital Media by consumers allows them granular control over what they consume, the same advantage can be used to the benefit of the advertiser, tailoring and targeting the brand message to a desired demographic, thereby achieving a higher and measurable success rate, than blindly "broadcasting" a message that never reaches the audience because of automated filtering and end user control. Targeted Digital Advertising can be applied to segments of society, such as the financially... Read more