Virtual reality (VR) headsets have been accused of being too gimmicky and vomit inducing. But as these four campaigns prove, VR could be the next big thing in immersing your customers in your product.
As a part of Samsung’s ‘LifeLIVE’ campaign, Samsung’s Gear VR headset allowed Jason (Jace) Lark to experience the birth of his son in real time 4,000 kilometres away. Lark was in Chinchilla, a remote Queensland town and his wife Alison was in Perth.
Arno Lenior, chief marketing officer at Samsung Electronics Australia, said: “The Samsung Gear VR technology is exciting, but what we are even more proud of are the amazing, emotion-charged experiences made possible by eliminating physical and geographic barriers and delivering new ways to experience immersive content.
“We are connecting people in ways never before thought possible to ensure Aussies don’t miss those significant moments which life is really all about.”
French fashion label Dior has launched a Dior Eyes headset which gives the wearer exclusive backstage access to ready-to-wear fashion shows.
According to Dior, the 3D printed virtual reality headset provides “both the most immersive VR experience ever seen, as well as a unique 360° performance, all created in an advanced design”.
“The ‘Dior Eyes’ headset is a key development as part of the trend for fun and innovative ‘retailtainment’ strategy. Dior widens once more the gap in the digital innovation field.”
The Dior Eyes will be available in select Dior boutiques from June.
Amnesty International has launched a ‘virtual reality Aleppo’ fundraising campaign to transport Brits to the devastated streets of war-torn city Aleppo in Syria.
Using a VR headset, people were immersed into 360-degree images of barrel bombing in Syria. After a week of street fundraising, using eight VR headsets, Amnesty saw a 16 per cent increase in people signing up to direct debit donations.
According to Amnesty International, “the highly cost-effective project uses inexpensive refurbished smartphones and low-tech virtual reality headsets (costing less than £15 each). The photographs have been taken by a group of Syrian citizen journalists known as Lamba Media Productions, who have been documenting the destruction caused by barrel bombing and other attacks on the besieged city of Aleppo.”
Created for the launch of the new Chevrolet Colorado High Country pickup truck, ‘The Delivery’ is the first CoDriver experience. Passengers were virtually transported to the adventurous terrain of New Zealand and cast in the role of CoDriver for the ultimate off-road adventure. The drive sees them navigate rugged terrain and river crossings on a mysterious mission.
Dave Budge, executive creative director, Isobar Australia, said: “We tried to create an experience that would transport people into another world that extends on the dealership environment.”
Dentsu International has announced the appointment of Michael Bass (pictured) as chief trading officer, media, Dentsu Asia Pacific. With over 20 years’ experience, Bass’ career has included a range of senior investment and trading roles across the media sector. Bass spent seven years at IPG Mediabrands as trading director of Initiative and subsequently moved on […]
Nine, Seven, and Network 10, all went up against each other last night, debuting fresh seasons of their previous hit shows. The Masked Singer, The Block and My Kitchen Rules all went out to battle, and they all pulled in pretty solid numbers. Let’s get the puns out of the way, My Kitchen Rules simmered, […]
Nine’s The Block burst back onto the scene last night, and interestingly its regional move has translated into more regional viewers. This season of The Block isn’t based on apartments or inner city semis. Instead, The Block has gone rural. The contestants are renovating five separate homes, each on 10 acres of land outside of Melbourne […]
The Masked Singer debuted last night, and Toadie made his debut post Neighbours. Neighbours ended this year, almost cracking a million for its finale and then cracking over a million in BVOD views. Ryan Moloney, aka Toadie, has starred in Neighbours since 1995 and has been a much-loved fixture on our television screens. However, there’s been […]
Brand extension agency Asembl has partnered Streets’ iconic ice-creams with Australian home fragrance, candle and oil diffuser specialist, dusk for a dreamy creamy fragrance range. Now online and launching on Thursday August 11 2022 in dusk stores across Australia, the range including candles, MoodMist fragrant oils, tealights and melts is the very first time these […]
WPP has increased its annual net sales outlook after strong client spending in travel, tech and healthcare sectors boosted pretax profits in the first half of 2022. The world’s largest advertising group announced it made £6.8 billion ($A11.8 billion) in half-year sales and reported a 10.2 per cent increase from the previous year. Pretax profit […]
ROLLiN car insurance has partnered with creative studio Bear Meets Eagle On Fire (BMEOF) to create a 16-part mini-series celebrating important dates in hip hop history. Building on the cultural cachet of the brand launch spot — which featured a yellow puppet named Larry rapping along to Digital Underground’s ‘90s classic ‘The Humpty Dance’— ‘Hip […]
The Nova Podcast Network has released its latest show, Decoding Crypto, which aims to help Aussies understand the nuances of everything from bitcoin to blockchain. Financial journalist Edwina Stott and Collective Shift CEO Ben Simpson will host the new show, explaining the key factors of the crypto revolution starting today, Monday 8 August. The show […]
Australia’s largest independent family-owned brewery, Coopers, has unveiled a brand-new look for its portfolio of naturally conditioned ales and stouts. The first major update to core packaging in 20 years, the iconic Coopers roundel has been refreshed with a modern and clear design showcasing the brand’s heritage and brewing process. The updated packaging follows Coopers’ […]
Domino’s has released an ad campaign announcing its move into burger delivery via It’s Friday. The ad is centralised around the phrase “Finally, burgers made to be delivered”, a reference to Domino’s self-proclaimed title as the experts in food delivery. Adam Ballesty, chief marketing officer of Domino’s ANZ, said: “We’re excited to be able to […]
Michael Hill Jeweller has launched a new campaign promoting its bridal range by celebrating the love story at the heart of the brand. Developed in partnership with CHEP Brisbane, the campaign leads with a film that explores the story of Sir Michael and Lady Christine Hill, from their first meeting in 1964 through to their […]
Australian media personality Russel Howcroft has re-signed a multi-year deal as co-host of 3AW’s Breakfast show, which will see him continue to partner Ross Stevenson on Breakfast for another four years. “’We are delighted Russ is committing to 3AW for the long term”, said 3AW station manager, Stephen Beers. “Ross Stevenson and Russel Howcroft have […]
10’s Masked Singer is gearing up to return, and what it lacks in seriousness, it makes up for in silliness and usually ratings. Masked Singer will be airing from Sunday 7th of August, and it is racing onto the scene after the success of 10’s Hunted. EP Tamara Simoneau chatted with B&T, about why 10’s […]
Integrated communications firm Icon Agency has been ranked the fourth fastest growing agency in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, according to the 2022 PRovoke PR Agency ‘Fast Movers’ rankings. Icon’s fee income for calendar 2021 grew 84.3 per cent, making it the fastest-growing and largest independent agency in Australia. The Melbourne-based indy was ranked […]
Tiger Brokers, an online broker for millennials and Gen Z, is offering fans the chance to win sideline seats to Melbourne Storm’s Round 21 clash against the Titans at AAMI Park (Friday 5 August 2022). The campaign has reached its peak, and now every Australian can also have the chance to win a Melbourne Storm […]