The culture of gifting, which is strong and common to many market segments, is therefore a perfect ground for innovation and digitalization of the customer experience. Both in order to value existing customers and attract new publics with a single objective: conversion.

‘The AR’Touch of Gifting’: what is that?

Online luxury product sales have grown exponentially: they accounted for 33.3 billion euros in 2019, compared to 4.3 billion in 2010, according to Mazars, and this figure should increase threefold by 2025 on the global level, according to Mc Kinsey. Long gone are the days when digital technologies were thought to be incompatible with the luxury experience!

The AR’Touch of Gifting is a customization service for new generation gifts. It makes it possible to offer a gift with a personalized video message integrated to an augmented reality scenario designed in a branded environment. The message is read with a QR Code, an html link, a text message, or any other messaging app. Then, you can add calls to action to share your experience on social media, give a CEO or influencer the opportunity to speak, redirect the gift recipient to the e-shop, or even add a playlist or ASMR video – based on these oh-so-trendy sound stimuli.

As an integrator-producer of technological solutions, the WANDS agency has a Lab that sources techs according to brands’ touch points. Through its prism, the agency aims to market techs that meet clearly identified brand criteria and are to be used as discriminating factors of omnichannel global offerings. The agency’s added value lies in the fact that they identify relevant techs and become their ambassadors without owning them, so they remain independent and design real inspirational offers.

If there’s one thing that still makes us happy, it’s the possibility of celebrating our big and small events with our families, friends, and lovers, even remotely! So, when you invite brands to magnify these moments, it’s awesome for both people and brands!” That is how the Marketing & Development Director describes the agency’s latest offer.

Why take interest in it?

1. For the first time, videos and augmented reality are combined thanks to a fluid Web AR technology accessible in two clicks.
2. Nothing had been done since engraving to innovate in gift customization.
3. You value the one who offers and the one who receives.
4. This system takes into account the new customs of a hyper-connected generation that films themselves and records conversational messages.
5. It tracks down data, so KPIs can be defined upstream.

Last, but not least, it is the soul supplement of the gifting experience. It humanizes experience dematerialization.

Every opportunity to get closer and convey emotions thanks to new technologies is a gift.

WANDS, We Are New Dialogues Suppliers.

The WANDS Paris agency has a credo: nurture the excellence of images and contents to foster new dialogues between brands and their publics and create emotions.

Their latest offers include:

★ Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality systems, such as AR Filters and the AR’Touch of Gifting, a new gift personalization proposal mixing video and AR;
★ Strategic Consulting and Content Factory, to fuel digital and social platforms with a strong focus on technologies;
★ GoToChina with a Paris / Shanghai team, which combines a fine knowledge of the Chinese digital social ecosystem, the integration of Chinese philosophy and the analysis of big data;
★ Creative Upcycling to revolutionize the production of marketing and communication assets as part of a more responsible, profitable approach;
★ Versioning (creative variation) and workflow solutions to enhance and enhance the image of your brand and your products in print and digital.

An agency dedicated to the animation of new dialogues that are constantly being established and renewed between brands and their audiences.