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Augmented Reality & The New Pepsi Challenge!

Pepsi Chooses Augmented Reality Over Broadcast Ad During Super Bowl LV

This year’s Super Bowl LV Was a Win for Augmented Reality with Pepsi taking a different approach to their usual Super Bowl ad. They pulled their usual 30-second broadcast ad and replaced it with an augmented reality campaign by putting QR codes on their pop cans. Consumers scanned the code to access exclusive content including short clips with the Super Bowl halftime performer The Weekend.

The AR experience included social media lenses and added the “shareable experiences”. The impact? More people engaged with Pepsi’s digital and AR campaign then watched the actual Super Bowl itself.

Why is this Important Now

The world is changing at a faster rate than ever before and getting noticed in the noise of constant information is key to success, people are often attracted to interactive experiences, and during the pandemic with people staying home and spending less time in shops or in town, engaging content can be a differentiator. And, most of us have mobile phones!   

Pepsi got more traction by doing something different than the norm. Augmented reality is going to be a key part of the future of marketing, right now it is extremely important to educate yourself and your team of the changing digital world especially the patterns and success of the use of AR in all facets of the marketing. Doing things different than the usual and incorporating new AR programs into your marketing mix is sure to get attention. Think creatively about what AR can do for you and your company.

Additional Augmented Reality Articles of Interest

  • AR powered drink labels help connect consumers to the product. Read more.
  • One of the most important functions of AR marketing is emphasizing a brand’s uniqueness by creating a memorable customer experience. Read more.
  • Using AR to advertise food ? It’s proving to be a successful strategy to increase engagement and sales. Read more.  

About M2F, Inc.

M2F, Inc is a software development and professional services firm that develops and commercializes Augmented Reality products, including LooksAR pro, and solutions designed to achieve mainstream adoption of AR. 

About LooksAR pro

LooksAR pro is a special full AR creative suite that is designed to create applications with augmented reality. LooksAR pro allows you to create your own experiences in AR by adding markers and using LooksAR pro app as viewing app OR to create your own white label apps with your own functionality options using LooksAR pro SDK.