Guides to AR in social media, interviews with Creators, tips for marketers and influencers

Facebook AR Ads: Why You Should Definitely Use Them for Retail

If you’re looking for a way to engage your fans and raise brand awareness using Augmented Reality, Instagram is the place to do it. The platform is full of viral AR effects and influencers who use them everyday. If you’d like, on the other hand, to boost online sales by offering your fans a try-on, […]

Boosting Sales Using AR Effects for Social Media

Learn: which AR functionalities are available on different social media platforms, how you can use AR to boost your sales, about benefits of using AR effects in marketing. Augmented Reality first came to social media through Snapchat. The ability to take selfies with added virtual pet ears together with Pokemon Go became the pioneering applications […]

Why “What _ Are You” Effects Are Still So Popular

It’s been over three months since it started, when around New Years Eve @arnopartissimo published Which Disney? AR effect on Instagram. He surely couldn’t have imagine what a trend he was creating! Now, there are hundreds of, as we like to call them, randomizer effects. And over 80 of them are on Lenslist already. Check […]

How to organize AR contests?

Organizing a contest is one of the 10 purposes of using AR effects in social media marketing. The most popular kind of effects used as a contest’s challenge is, obviously, an AR game. But it’s not the only one to choose from, though, so we would like to share with you some ideas for contests […]

Why Luxury Brands Love Instagram AR?

Snapchat and Instagram AR effects are sometimes treated as silly, immature and unnecessary – unfortunately also by those who are decisive when it comes to digital marketing strategy. But luxury brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci or Prada prove them wrong by consistently implementing Instagram AR effects into their campaigns. Let’s start with a cliché: […]

Sharing Links to Instagram AR Effects Is Now Possible – Learn How They Can Help Your Campaign

Every AR effect published on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat has its own URL. On Instagram, they look similar to this one: https://www.instagram.com/a/r/?effect_id=990686051271204 But till last week, Instagram was the only one that didn’t make all of the effect links accessible for everyone. The only way to open an Instagram effect was directly through Stories, Effects […]

10 Purposes of Using AR Effects in Social Media Marketing

Every action you take needs a reason. It’s rather obvious that this rule should also apply to your marketing strategy. Many times, though, marketers create content without any specific goal in mind. But, in the case of new technologies like Augmented Reality, the problem is just the opposite: agencies and brands often don’t see any […]

Distribution of AR Effects on Instagram & Facebook

Creating an AR effect for your brand is only the first step in launching a digital campaign with an Instagram or Facebook Camera Effect included. The second one is to properly present your AR effect to the world and engage the audience with it. In this article, we’ll show you how it can be done […]

Target Tracking on Instagram: Blending AR with Reality

10 days ago Spark AR Team made Target Tracking (aka Image Tracking) available to Instagram. This feature allows AR effects to be triggered by pointing the camera at a certain image, eg. a logo, product packaging or a movie poster. In this article, you’ll find some of the first Instagram AR effects using this functionality […]

AR Marketer’s Guide 3: Intro to Snapchat Lenses

Despite Instagram’s pressure, Snapchat remains an important social media platform, especially in the US. Snapchat AR effects, called Lenses, are an important part of the platform and its identity. In fact, it is Snapchat that in 2015 introduced social media – and many people – to Augmented Reality. Now, their AR services are still being […]

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