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5 Metaverse Marketing Considerations for Brands

| Matt Kilmartin

Marketers are wondering what issues they should be considering as metaverse marketing becomes a must have. Five issues to keep top of mind: balancing branding and performance; campaign buying methodologies; developing new metrics; what customer data will look like; and how to build secure experiences.

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Facebook aka Meta Looks to Open Physical Stores

| Mike O'Brien

A week after a name change to Meta, reflecting its aspirations for the so-called metaverse virtual world, the company formerly known as Facebook is looking to open physical stores to sell gadgets associated with its new vision, according to a report in the New York Times.

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Your Brand World Amid Virtual Worlds

| Victoria Kurzweg

The future of brand-building is more than storytelling and design – it’s more about creating a brand world. As our attention moves beyond the screen, stories will become even less linear and more choose-your-own-adventure. Design systems will continue to grow beyond visual elements and into the domains of sound, space and motion.

A Look at Post-COVID Retail: Going 3D to Bring Consumer Spending Back

| Isaac Roth

Our conception of a VR enabled post-COVID retail experience may seem space-aged at first, passing through the temperature sensor and ambling by the ultraviolet sanitizing booth, but ultimately it’s the way retailers can build trust. In the new normal, people may pay close attention to sanitization but they will always value the experience.

Follow the Data, Go with 3D in Retail

| Matt Wisdom

Over 100 retailers including West Elm and Crate & Barrel are using AR design tools such as Modsy to create 3D replicas for themselves. Aggregators like Wayfair and Overstock have also gotten into the swing of things, ramping up 3D offerings for clients and customers. Here are some tips to tap the power of 3D in retail.

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Warby Parker Uses Augmented Reality to Launch Virtual Try-on

| Daniela Forte

Warby Parker is joining the growing group of retailers using augmented reality so shoppers can virtually try on its glasses, a new wrinkle for a company that has let consumers physically sample glasses at home since its founding in 2010. Here is a look at how this new enhancement is changing the brand and decreasing ecommerce returns.

NRF’s Big Show Puts Major Retail Disruptions on Display, With a Hopeful Look to the Future

| Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show was buzzing in New York as tens of thousands of attendees celebrated the encouraging growth of 2017 holiday sales, while gazing at next-gen technology offerings that promised greater personalization, engagement and enhanced customer experiences, further melding the physical and digital realms. Here is a snapshot look at some of the latest trends at NRF’s Big Show.