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Augmented Reality - Print Marketing

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Print marketing with Augmented Reality (AR) offers an extraordinary opportunity to revitalize traditional print media through the integration of digital, interactive content. The use of smartphones in particular opens up innovative possibilities here. By combining print media with AR, companies and brands can capture the attention of their target group in a unique way. The benefits for marketing are obvious, as augmented reality builds a bridge between physical objects and digital experiences.

One key to success in this area is the elegant embedding of AR functionalities in printed media. Image recognition plays a decisive role here. Scanning images with a smartphone activates interactive elements such as videos or 3D models that capture the customer's attention and create a unique brand experience.

Here are some examples of how AR can be used in print marketing:

1. AR in magazines and newspapers:

Publishers can place AR markers or QR codes in their printed magazines, newspapers or print products of all kinds. When readers scan these with their smartphones, they can access additional content such as videos, image galleries, interactive infographics or exclusive articles. This no longer even requires an augmented reality app to be installed from an app store. This content can be accessed using the innovative WebAR technology directly in the browser. Real added value for your company and your customers.

Journal with AR
AR in brochures and flyers:

Companies can use AR in printed advertising brochures and flyers to present their products or services in an interactive way. For example, customers could see product animations or immerse themselves in virtual worlds that represent the company.

AR on business cards:

Business people could add AR markers to their business cards that link directly to their website, social media profiles, or product presentations. This can create a memorable first encounter with potential customers.

AR in catalogs:

to improve and enrich the shopping experience. By scanning QR codes or special AR markers in the catalogs, customers can unlock interactive content, such as 3D models of the products. This technology allows customers to view products from different angles as if they were right in front of them. For example, they can explore the texture, color and design of a product in much greater detail.

In addition, integrated videos with product demonstrations offer a further level of information transfer. These can show application possibilities, assembly instructions or various usage scenarios that go beyond the static images and text of a conventional catalog. Such interactive elements not only increase customer engagement, but also help them make an informed purchasing decision by giving them a more realistic picture of the product and its features.

AR in postcards and greeting cards:

AR in postcards and greeting cards offers a personal and modern dimension to communication. By integrating augmented reality, such cards can be enhanced with interactive elements such as animations or even video messages. Imagine receiving a birthday card that, when viewed through a smartphone, reveals a personalized video message or animation designed specifically for the recipient. This technology adds a new level of emotionality and surprise to traditional greeting cards. In addition, AR in postcards enables an innovative way of advertising or branding, where companies can deliver customized messages or promotional content in an original and memorable way. This not only creates a stronger emotional connection with the recipient, but also increases the likelihood that the message will be shared and spread further.

Case study:

With 20 years of experience, Torsten Fell is a well-known and experienced expert in the field of Extended Reality and Metaverse. Therefore, when people scan the QR code on his card, he presents himself as an AR avatar and tells them what his offers include. Design4real has created a Web AR application for him. Via the "AR Cube", users can learn about the possibilities of VR and AR via Web-AR. In one part of it he explains "VR Collaboration". Feel free to try out the application yourself, scan the QR code and experience Web-AR:

The "AR Cube" by Torsten Fell

Are you interested?

Integrating AR into print marketing allows companies to engage their target audience in new and fun ways and enrich the customer experience. It also promotes customer loyalty and can help a brand to be remembered. However, it is important that the AR experience is well implemented and offers real added value for the target group so that it is not perceived as a mere gimmick.

As an augmented reality agency, we, at Design4real, can advise you extensively. We can create a customized AR solution for your print media.

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Clarence Dadson CEO Design4real