VIRTUAL REALITY

VIRTUAL REALITY

Why Virtual Reality Now?

  • WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY?

  • WHY SHOULD MARKETERS CARE?

  • HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR BUSINESS?


Virtual reality (VR) is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world or is immersed within this environment and whilst there, is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.


VR was in the realm of science fiction until fairly recently when advances in technology have made VR experiences highly engaging and realistic. For marketers, VR presents a tremendous opportunity to ‘demo’ new products to consumers in a fun and interactive manner.


VR can help to drive revenue by providing consumers with the ability to ‘test drive’ or visualize the products they are considering. For example imagine you are considering buying a house and one real estate company provides 3D virtual reality tours and the other only provides static images; which do you think consumers will interact with more?

The ANA Marketing Futures Program focuses on the innovations and trends that will shape the future of marketing to prepare brands for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. In recent years, the practice of consumer neuroscience has made strides in accessibility and affordability, offering brands a way to understand customers on a deeper level than ever.

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ANA Marketing Futures: Our Story

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the ANA tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.