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The holidays themselves are a form of augmented reality, so the Postal Service's new AR app should fit right in.
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Thanks in part to the ever-increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, augmented reality's time has finally come.
The global hotel chain and cable network use augmented reality to target families.
For the past two years IKEA has been on a mission to take its catalog from the coffee table to the tablet with an engaging interactive app.
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Elizabeth Arden began using augmented reality in spring 2012 to support singer Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck perfume.
HarperCollins teamed with Dentsu to launch a mobile Quick Response code campaign that drove in-store activity and online engagement.
The clandestine Google X Labs is reportedly planning the release of some augmented reality glasses that will knock your figurative socks off.
Popcorn brand Orville Redenbacher's launched a Facebook game on Dec. 28 that features augmented reality. The brand worked with its digital agency of record, Possible Worldwide, on the game.
Bloomingdale's is betting that consumers will find taking a photo with a Playboy bunny more exciting than filling out a printed sweepstakes entry in a store. It is one of the latest brands to use augmented reality to spice up a contest.
Skincare brand Nivea has rolled out interactive video and augmented reality apps on its US Facebook page as part of the brand's $1 billion "Skincare for Life" campaign that launched in May. The company is working with global digital AOR Blast Radius on the campaign, which celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Direct mail couponing company Valpak has launched a location-based digital coupon service with mobile application developer Metaio GmbH. The service will deliver discounts through the developer's augmented reality application Junaio.
The Discovery Channel launched a digital campaign to support the sixth season of its Deadliest Catch television series on April 13. Created by Omnicom agency OMD, the push includes e-mail marketing, an augmented reality game, display ads, homepage takeovers and social media.
A diverse range of marketers, including Calvin Klein and Valpak, have recently used augmented reality ads to add interactive digital elements to their campaigns.
Calvin Klein Underwear will run augmented reality ads in 12 editions of GQ, beginning with the magazine's April edition that will hit newsstands on March 23. Digital agency Syrup worked on the digital portions of the "X marks your spot" campaign, with Laird & Partners handling the offline components.
Valpak has launched two direct campaigns using augmented reality, including an effort with The Martha Stewart Show to build the two companies' databases.
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