At Panera, augmented reality is now on the menu with AR ad unit – Mobile Marketing Article

Panera is out today with an augmented reality (AR) ad unit for mobile devices that lets users rotate menu items and share the experience across Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. Panera said this was the first AR ad unit for the food industry. In the example video, the user can rotate a wrap sandwich, the Mediterranean Egg White Breakfast Wrap, which is the only menu item currently available in AR. The user reaches this AR experience by clicking on an ad:…

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When will 3D, 360-degree, and VR revolutionize social video ads? – Mobile Marketing Article

Spend on social video ads such as for Facebook and Instagram will rocket to $12.48 billion next year, and these platforms are often at the forefront of communication innovation. There are, however, some cutting-edge technologies in social video ads – like 3D, 360-degree video, and virtual reality – that have yet to appear widely in social media advertising. These new technologies will enable brands to provide audiences with the opportunity to explore and interact with images, objects, and videos in…

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