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Microsoft Shows Retailers How to Use Kinect for Window Displays (Video)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on October 15th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Microsoft is pitching a whole different kind of windows.
In a series of new YouTube videos, the software giant is showing
retailers how its Kinect gaming technology could be used to create
highly interactive window displays.
I think this is compelling - not just for store windows, but for outdoor
advertising in general - potentially turning advertising displays into
pop-up storefronts or micro sites.
What's your view? Would you use this kind of technology at retail? If so, how? If not, why?
Other videos include Retail Clothing Scenario and Toy Store Scenario.
Read more about the initiative here.

Amazing Video of 3D Projection-Mapping Coolness (Video)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on September 25th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Longtime readers know I dig 3D projection mapping - and have put it to use for clients.
And I have to say, this demonstration video adds some serious WOW. It's called "Box," and it comes from San Francisco-based design & engineering firm Bot & Dolly. And it's a fantastic demonstration on taking 3D projection mapping to a whole new level by integrating 3D computer graphics, robotics and an actor.
Just think of the application outdoors, in-stores, in-concert or anywhere you want to create a wow moment with consumers.
According to io9, this was all taken in one shot, and captured entirely in-camera (ie, no post-production touch-up).
Read more about the initiative here. And then ask yourself: How might your brand or clients put this kind of tech?

Top 10 in Digital Outdoor 2012 (Video)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on November 29th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Is outdoor the new TV?
Thanks to digital, outdoor is quickly becoming that certain "had-to-see-it" element that, if done well, cuts through the clutter in a way most other channels today (digital or otherwise) simply can't.
One remarkable feature of this year's list is how many slots go to Coca-Cola, which simply owns experiential marketing these days. Another is the innovation in vending machines.
Here are our favorite initiatives of the year so far. Let us know if you agree.
10. Nokia Lumia Live Augmented Reality 'Angry Birds' Game
Flip the bird or just get your boogie on. It's all good.
9. Invisible Mercedes Benz
Not so much cutting through the clutter as phasing through it.
8. TNT's Dynamite Street Promo
Technically, the only thing digital here is the activation device. But the results are priceless.
7. Tic Tac's 'Bad Breath'
Kind of like a flash faint than a flash mob. But it's for a good cause.
6. Ford Pinball Park
Pinball wizardry meets the pitfalls of parking on a busy street.
5. 'Axe Anarchy': Outdoor Ads Visible Only If You're Wearing Sunglasses
Attention voyeurs of the world: Has Axe Anarchy have an ad for you.
4. Shafted: Elevator Riders Get Big Surprise from LG
Call it Schadenfreude in the elevator shaft.
3. Coke Zero '007' Vending Machine... Read more

Universal Pictures Amps Up The Action With 'The Thing' Mobile App (Video)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on October 13th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

It's the perfect match of medium, movie and audience.
Universal Pictures has launched a virtual/augmented reality mobile app to promote the upcoming remake of "The Thing," which opens Friday.
(Haven't seen the original? Catch this hilarious 'Thing-in-4-min' video to a ersatz Sinatra tune.)
The app's free, of course, and sports 360-degree flamethrower action where players must use their weapons to survive attacks. There's even one of those "Thing Yourself" features where you can see your mug mutilated from the inside out - and share it with your freaked out friends.
Not surprisingly, the app comes from metaio, which is making a big name for itself in this space.
A nice way to get the film's young, mobile fan base fired up for more.
As one of my readers put it, "It's the THING for Halloween!"

Creativing :: Free mobile app gifts, 2010s most social musicians, and possibly the first great augemented reality mobile app

Posted by Doug Schumacher on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Airport Apps That Put You First in Line — Practical Traveler – NYTimes.com
A good overview of some apps to get you through the holiday travels.
The Best Ideas Of 2010: Musicians Who Made Social Networking Work : The Record : NPR
The music industry presents a constant stream of social media marketing examples. NPR gives a good overview, with the underscore being that content is still, and probably always will be, king.
Merry Christmas from Lonely Planet: 13 free iPhone city guides | Gadling.com
A great way for Lonely Planet to market themselves — giving away a taste of the goods in the form of a holiday present. It’s the ultimate product sample, and costs them no more than the time to change the app prices to free and back.
Augmented Reality on Your Phone – NYTimes.com
You’ve probably seen the Word Lens demo. If not, click the link in the first sentence. An augmented reality app that is the first one I’ve seen to be both functional and remarkably fluid. I love Yelp’s Monocle, but it’s doesn’t have anywhere near the responsiveness of this, and that’s a ... Read more