With technological advances and more platforms and wearable devices than ever before, the power of immersive and interactive video has officially infiltrated the world of experiential advertising. The revolutionary format can demonstrate products from clothes to cars at every angle, communicate a brand’s mission, supplement traditional advertising, and provide a unique blend of information and entertainment. It also gives marketers feedback on content by recording views and what customers have chosen to see.
From Norman Rockwell and Kellogg’s Cornflakes to Kitchen Aid and Salvador Dalí, advertising has looked to the art world for inspiration around branded content and concept design for decades past. But for many of us who live between the fold, the question of whether advertising itself truly qualifies as an artform is open for debate.