Disney merges offline, online with Google Goggles mobile campaign

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Advertising & Marketing, Gaming/Entertainment, Mobile, Social Media & Networking, Technology

Disney merges offline, online with Google Goggles Disney is ramping up its marketing efforts to promote its “Tron Legacy” film

Google is working with five brands—Disney, Buick, Diageo, T-Mobile and Delta Airlines—to extend some of their offline marketing to the mobile Web via its image recognition application.

About a year ago, the search giant launched Google Goggles, an Android application that lets consumers search the Web for information by taking pictures of paintings, landmarks or products with their mobile devices. As part of a Google Goggles marketing experiment, the five participating brands have “Goggles-enabled” some of their print ads, movie posters and other media.

“This is something new and exciting we’re trying out for the first time—this is uncharted territory,” said Aaron Stein, New York-based spokesman for Google. “The goal was really to Goggles-enable ads that are not online and use Goggles to make it possible for consumers to interact with those brands online.

“Consumers can scan a Buick ad and learn more about the brand through this experiment,” he said. “I think it’s too early to speculate as to what this will turn into, but we’re really excited about this announcement and this is the just the tip of the iceberg.

“The purpose of Google Goggles is to expand the ways you can search from your mobile phone—you can get information in different ways with your phone, input text queries, voice search and with Google Goggles you can do an image search, and this is really just an extension of that.” (see more of this story)

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