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Feb 20, 2017

A Step-by-Step Guide to Augmented Reality for Retailers

Brands and retailers find it increasingly hard to follow their potential customers through their decision-making journey, as it expands way beyond the stores and into people’s lives. Every moment the brand is contact with a consumer - every touchpoint - counts, and it might be critical to the purchase decision.

Technologies such as Augmented Reality and Image Recognition can enhance the customer experience and optimize the decision making journeys, by leveraging on emotional engagement and customer education.

This guide will show you how to implement this tech in each different step of the customer journey to create meaningful touchpoints that generate an emotional connection and reinforce the value of customer relationships with every interaction.

Jan 27, 2017

Valentine's Day Campaigns with Augmented Reality and Lots of Love

With February around the corner, we decided to take a look at how Augmented Reality can spice up this long-established holiday that is Valentine's Day.

From sending virtual love messages to having a virtual person bring you virtual flowers, Augmented Reality tech can be leveraged in many ways to create engaging campaigns for this celebration, whether you have someone to share it with or not.

Here’s a list of our most beloved AR Valentine’s campaigns, in chronological order.

Jan 24, 2017

15 Cool Augmented Reality Advertising Campaigns

Augmented Reality (AR) has seen a huge growth over the past few years and is increasingly adopted by advertisers to create engaging experiential campaigns.

Consumers are more and more open to augmenting their world with useful content, information and offers, while establishing deep emotional connections with brands. In fact, the number of mobile AR users is predicted to reach 200 million by next year, which means we will surely be seeing much more advertising experiences powered by AR.

Jan 24, 2017

Augmented Reality in Retail: the Next Big Shift [Infographic]

Mobile is already influencing almost 1/3 of all in-stores sales made.

Why? Because these people want to make faster and smarter decisions when shopping. Augmented Reality and Image Recognition technology can be used in retailers' mobile apps to cater to these needs.

Jan 3, 2017

12 Agencies Share Their Augmented Reality Predictions for 2017

Year 2016 got quite a bad rap in media. But no matter how turbulent the year seemed when it comes to political matters or global conflicts, it definitely was an ecstatic year for Augmented Reality (AR).

What’s gonna happen in 2017? Will AR continue to grow into a mainstream technology? Or, what technological advancements would be crucial for the breakthrough? What use cases can we expect to see more of?

Instead of gazing into a crystal ball, we asked agencies around the globe to share their predictions and wishes for the new year.

Dec 13, 2016

The Best Augmented Reality Christmas Gifts for the Entire Family

2016 has been a great year for Augmented Reality, epitomized by the debut of Pokémon Go, and the industry is expected to keep on growing and disrupting the consumer market in the upcoming year. There are many things you can do with this innovative technology. As a matter of fact, it’s expected to be a major game changer in the advertising and marketing sectors.

No one wants to miss out on the AR phenomenon. Therefore, as we enter the holiday season, we have compiled a list of the coolest Augmented Reality gifts you can get for your loved ones this Christmas.

Oct 11, 2016

Augmented Reality Apps Improve Visitor Experience for Museum Owners and Exhibitions

Museums today face a challenge in keeping a steady stream of visitors coming in. As technologies become embedded in everyday life, seeing a static sculpture, a fossil, or the ruins of a centennial building, do not seem interesting enough anymore — especially to younger audiences who have grown up in a digital world.

Sep 6, 2016

How to ‘Pokémon Go’ Your Business with Your Own Augmented Reality & Image Recognition App

Pokémon Go came into the lives of mobile users and "caught them all". Half the businesses in the world started looking at creative ways of how to jump on this opportunity, such as attracting more visitors to travel destinations or leveling up sales at restaurants with Pokémon Go.

Yet the other half of business owners were left puzzled. Frankly, many of them had to google "What is Augmented Reality?".

So when Richard, our Chief Commercial Officer, was invited to give a speech at the Augmented Business Week to inspire companies in the Food & Beverages and Tourism & Destinations industries, he knew how to offer the attendees something valuable. Show them what Augmented Reality (abbreviated as AR) and Image Recognition solutions can do for their own business, rapidly and effectively generating greater awareness, traffic and revenue.

Jun 16, 2016

Image Recognition May Power 1 Billion Interactions in Media and Retail by 2020

As part of the Festival Of Media Global 2016 in Rome, Catchoom was selected as one of the most exciting ‘providers to watch’ in the media and advertising tech space, with special attention to our image recognition and augmented reality toolbox for brands and agencies.

Daniel Grabiner, Director of M&M Global ‒ the premier global media hub for content, networking and intelligence ‒ invited Richard Ferraro, our Chief Commercial Officer to share our company’s vision.

Check out the video interview to learn more about how you can connect digital experiences to physical objects for next-generation mobile marketing interactions. For you to get the idea regarding the importance of the topic, we expect to reach the 1 billion threshold by 2020.

Jun 13, 2016

Catchoom CEO on Future of Image Recognition and Augmented Reality in AWE 2016 Video Interview

After being interviewed at AWE 2015, we returned to AWE TV’s black table for a hearty chat about the future of Catchoom and the augmented reality and image recognition industry in general.

Many thanks to Mark Piszczor ‒ who works at Occipital when he’s not performing voluntary news reporter duties for AWE media ‒ for giving us the opportunity to share our insights and some big announcements.

Check out the video interview or read the transcript to learn more about our new industrial 3D object recognition technology, our vision of getting beyond markers and depth sensors, our new visual similarity research project for Fashion and a very special 13th anniversary.  

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