CBS partners with Unity to provide an AR ad solution
|Richard Harris in Augmented Reality Monday, July 1, 2019|
Unity’s technology is at the heart of 75% of all VR and AR content, including games like Pokémon Go, Facebook Spaces, Superhot VR, and VR art tools Quill and Tilt Brush. As part of the news being announced, Unity is partnering with one of the largest publishers of premium digital content and providing advertisers with an innovative augmented reality ad solution.
CBS Interactive has partnered with Unity Technologies to offer advertisers the ability to build and scale augmented reality campaigns across a wide range of CBS Interactive’s mobile apps, including CBS Sports, CBS News, CNET, GameSpot and TV Guide.
“Through the introduction of new ad formats like AR, we are continuing to create meaningful moments for CBS advertisers to connect with audiences in innovative ways,” said David Lawenda, Executive Vice President, Digital Sales and Sales Strategy, CBS Corporation. “Together with Unity, we look forward to leveraging augmented reality to create more engaging branded content and ad experiences for our advertisers.”
Augmented reality technology is currently enabled on 1 million mobile devices and is expected to grow to more than 3.4 billion in 2020. Through this partnership with Unity Technologies, CBS Interactive will provide brands with a significant opportunity to reach audiences around the globe with immersive new ad formats and branded content.
“CBS Interactive’s commitment to creating premium digital experiences has made them one of the leading innovators in media today,” said Julie Shumaker, Vice President, Advertiser Solutions at Unity Technologies. “With this partnership, CBS Interactive will be able to bring another innovative solution to their advertising partners. At Unity, we’re seeing brands use mobile augmented reality ads as a way to achieve high consumer engagement, positive brand association, and direct response from users.”