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Wells Fargo Puts Virtual-Reality Twist on Experiential Marketing

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***Many thanks to Wells Fargo for giving our incredible Atlanta team the opportunity to develop this Virtual Reality consumer experience with you!


If you attended the Livermore Rodeo in California in June, you could have tried out one of the hottest technologies that has yet to go on sale to the general public – and it would have been supplied by a bank. Since June, Wells Fargo has been putting virtual reality Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 headsets on consumers at local events across America as the San Francisco bank works to build brand awareness in a fun way.

“It allows us to show we are part of the community,” said Jennifer Copeland, vice president and experiential marketing manager at Wells Fargo. “There’s more to us than financial products. We are able to show you a good time.”

The initiative, which has consumers playing a virtual maze game and includes social media components, represents part of a trend of bank brands creating funkier – and techier – in-person experiences to get in front of consumers one on one, to strike up conversations in a new way, to secure new customers down the road and to have a stronger shot to get positive mentions on the internet.

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June means many things to many people; end of the school year and beginning of summer freedom, less work and more vacation, longer days and warmer nights.  But when it comes to gamers, June only means one thing… E3.

From June 5th – June 7th, downtown Los Angeles transformed into a gaming mecca where industry insiders and professionals went to experience the future of interactive entertainment.  A reported 45,700 attendees made it out to the convention this year in search of the next big thing, and you bet MKTG INC was there to check it out.

Gaming giants Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony each made some big announcements during their pre-convention conference.  Nintendo followed up on their 2011 E3 announcement of Wii U, the successor console to the hugely popular Wii that incorporates a touch pad controller.  The conference unveiled a 23 title software line-up and visits from top video game publishers and developers.  A separate online conference was held to discuss the latest and greatest in store for the Nintendo 3DS platform coming this year including New Super Mario Bros. 2Scribblenauts Unlimited, and the highly anticipated Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.

Everyone expected Microsoft to unleash updates around Halo, their biggest and most successful franchise, but the big shock came when they announced the next big thing on the XBOX horizon…SmartGlass.  SmartGlass will essentially be a collection of apps that can be added to PCs, tablets and smart phones, enabling these devices to be used as a second screen and controller for the XBOX 360.  Additional updates surrounding Kinect and other gaming entertainment features on the XBOX 360 were also revealed during the conference.

Sony had a strong focus on software with the announcement of Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, and Wonderbook: Book of Spells (a Harry Potter inspired game that turns the Move controller into a magic wand).  Far Cry 3, God of War: Ascension, and Assassin’s Creed III were also among the top titles featured in the press conference.  The PS Vita was highlighted by the announcement of plans to make use of its front and back touch screens with the PlayStation 3 console.

Once the clock hit noon on Tuesday, the show floor was flooded with people eager to experience the hardware and software firsthand.  Game developers Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and Activision showcased large booths with stunning game trailers and what seemed like endless lines test their new products.  One of the most anticipated software titles of the conference was Watch Dogs, which allowed appointment-only demos of the game in a private room.

Celebs like Danica Patrick and Snoop Dogg were among convention attendees as they promoted new software titles and strolled the convention floor in search of their next favorite game.  There was even an area dedicated to the video game history showcasing the evolution of gaming (Atari anyone?).

Overall it was a successful year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo even though mobile gaming was less prevalent on the show floor as some would hope.  Needless to say, we’ll be back again next year!

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June 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm