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We’ve all heard about the cutting-edge developments in the world of Augmented Reality (AR). But, now that this trend is starting to surface more as part of mainstream we wanted to showcase how major brands are incorporating AR in order to engage consumers.

For those of you living underneath a rock for the past couple of years AR is simply a live direct (or indirect) view of the physical world, whose elements are altered using computer-generated virtual imagery. This technology was originally confined to the military realm of display systems. And, it was later adopted by TV broadcasting stations in the form of displaying the yellow line that marks the first down in sporting events such as football. Now, we are starting to see innovation coming from big brands who don’t necessarily have a background in technology.

Take the iPhone app – Scoops of Happiness – by Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream. This app comes with a feature called “Moo Vision,” where consumers can point their iPhone camera at selected ice cream containers, and see a 3D image in their camera display. And they aren’t the only ones serving up these exciting treats. Doritos recently shot an AR stunt (see video above) where the brand reveals a dancing mascot on roof top in Brazil. Even General Motors is currently working on an AR program that will help drivers in bad weather.

As AR uses advance, something tells us that we should keep our eyes open and smart phone cameras ready…chance are, we haven’t seen anything yet.


While we’ve seen the success that Doritos achieved with its “consumer-generated” TV ad, it still seems a bit shocking that a major brand would go as far as to drop its ad shop altogether.

Recently announced, Peperani decided to drop Lowe, its agency of 16 years, and has no plan of pursuing a full-time replacement.

Instead, consumers will have the chance to create ads for Unilever’s Peparmi and also win a cash reward of $10,000.

A website has been set up to field the entries and specialist agency Smartworks will work with the winner to create the ad.

Is this the future of advertising? Is it all in the hands of the consumers? Or have corporate giants finally found a way to profit further from brand loyalty?

What do you think? Let us know.


Peperami Head Shot