Outdoor gear retailer REI is leveraging Facebook’s 360-degree videos to reach multicultural Millennials in Austin, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The company teamed up with eight local artists in the three cities to create videos chronicling the creation of their art projects. REI worked with publisher Vix to produce and share the 360-degree videos, which have racked up over 822,000 views on Facebook.
What Brands Need To Do
With 360 video content gaining traction among consumers, it is important for brands to start working closely with content creators to produce engaging and immersive content. The localized approach that REI took helps establish a more intimate connection with the multicultural consumers in each city through the immersive experience. Brands wishing to stay ahead of the curve need to take a cue from this initiative and start developing immersive content that can engage their audience in innovative and fun ways.