Partnership connects 8th Wall’s technology and developer ecosystem with Emodo’s advertiser and publisher network to introduce embeddable AR ad units

(Palo Alto, California, January  19, 2022) – The leader in web-based augmented reality, 8th Wall, and Ericsson’s mobile advertising solution business, Emodo, today announced an official partnership which establishes an end-to-end web-based augmented reality (WebAR) advertising solution. The partnership aims to unlock the massive opportunity of AR advertising by providing agencies and brands with everything they need to create and distribute branded WebAR campaigns with reach and scale. This includes the introduction of a new embeddable AR ad type which places interactive WebAR content inside ad units directly alongside publisher content, offering a more streamlined and engaging experience for consumers.

Augmented Reality is a technology which makes use of the mobile camera, computer vision and 3D assets to create interactive, personalized and memorable brand experiences. 8th Wall’s augmented reality experiences work in the browser, requiring no app to download, and offers the widest reach possible with nearly 3.5 billion iOS and Android smartphones, desktop computers and AR/VR headworn devices.

Through this partnership, agencies and brands can now distribute their 8th Wall-powered WebAR experiences through Emodo’s high-quality, quality-verified full stack advertising supply and audience targeting solutions. These ads can run in two formats: traditional display ads or embeddable AR ads. With embeddable AR ads, users can engage with the AR experience directly on the publisher page inside the ad unit itself rather than linking out to a dedicated web destination. This groundbreaking new ad format is unique to 8th Wall and Emodo and is made possible with 8th Wall’s Inline AR capability which enables any 8th Wall WebAR experience to be embedded into websites and ad units.

“Distribution is a key ingredient to the success of any WebAR campaign,” says Erik Murphy-Chutorian, CEO & Founder of 8th Wall. “We are truly excited to announce our new partnership with Emodo, connecting the agencies and brands who are creating WebAR advertising and marketing experiences with publishers to help increase their discoverability and overall success. This includes enabling interactive WebAR experiences to be embedded into digital ads creating a powerful new format for advertisers and providing consumers with a personal and engaging experience.”

8th Wall is the world’s largest web-based augmented reality development platform. Since it’s first full year in 2019, the 8th Wall platform has powered over 1,300 commercial experiences for blue-chip brands across various industries. 8th Wall’s technology enables the creation of World Effects, Face Effects and Image Target augmented reality experiences that work directly in the browser.

Through this partnership, 8th Wall developers can now increase the discoverability of their WebAR experiences by requesting distribution via the Emodo platform. Campaigns which use WebAR experiences have already