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Snapchat Launches New Tools for Brands and Advertisers to Boost Engagement


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  • Snapchat has launched AR & ML tools for brands at the 2024 IAB NewFronts event.
  • The new tools reduce time to create AR try-on assets; brands can turn 2D catalogs into try-on experiences.
  • The tech firm has also introduced new generative AI technology for custom Lenses in branded AR ads and AR Extensions for various ad formats.

Snapchat, the popular social network, recently revealed a set of exciting updates at the 2024 IAB NewFronts event.

These updates are aimed at providing brands and advertisers with innovative ways to connect with users through augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) technologies.

One of the highlights of Snapchat’s announcement is its enhanced AR try-on tools. These tools are designed to help brands swiftly create interactive experiences for users.

By leveraging ML and automation, Snapchat has significantly reduced the time it takes for brands to develop AR try-on assets.

This means that brands can now transform more of their 2D product catalogs into engaging try-on experiences, allowing users to virtually sample different products within the app.

Snapchat has introduced generative AI technology for creating custom-branded AR ads. With this new capability, brands can easily generate unique ML models by providing simple text or image prompts.

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These models can then be used to add realistic face effects to Snapchat Lenses, offering users an immersive advertising experience.

Snapchat has introduced AR Extensions, enabling advertisers to seamlessly integrate AR Lenses and filters into various ad formats across the platform.

Whether it’s Dynamic Product Ads, Snap Ads, Collection Ads, Commercials, or Spotlight Ads, brands now have the opportunity to incorporate AR experiences directly into their advertising campaigns, enhancing user engagement.

Snapchat’s commitment to AR technology has been evident, with over 300 million users engaging with AR experiences on the platform daily.

This demonstrates the growing popularity and effectiveness of augmented reality in capturing users’ attention and driving meaningful interactions.

The launch of these new tools follows Snap’s recent financial report, which showcased a 21% increase in revenue for Q1 2024, reaching $1.195 million.

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This growth can be attributed to improvements made to Snapchat’s advertising platform, as well as a significant rise in the number of small and medium-sized advertisers on the platform.

Snapchat’s dedication to enhancing its advertising business is evident, as the company continues to invest in innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of advertisers and users alike.

With a focus on driving engagement and delivering compelling experiences, Snapchat is poised to capitalize on the increasing demand for immersive advertising experiences.

Snapchat announced the launch of the “Snap Sports Network,” a new channel dedicated to covering unconventional sports.

From dog surfing to extreme ironing, the channel will feature a mix of user-generated and scripted content hosted by Snap Stars, providing users with entertaining and engaging sports content.

Snapchat is expanding its partnership with Live Nation, introducing a new Snap Nation Public Profile.

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This profile will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes content from concerts, curated stories from Live Nation events, and public posts from users, enhancing the concert experience for Snapchat users.

Snapchat’s latest updates signal its ongoing commitment to innovation and its dedication to providing both users and advertisers with compelling and immersive experiences.

With a focus on AR, ML, and engaging content, Snapchat is well-positioned to remain a leader in the ever-evolving social media landscape.

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Emily Parker
Emily Parker
Emily Parker is a seasoned tech consultant with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions to clients across various industries. With a deep understanding of emerging technologies and their practical applications, Emily excels in guiding businesses through digital transformation initiatives. Her expertise lies in leveraging data analytics, cloud computing, and cybersecurity to optimize processes, drive efficiency, and enhance overall business performance. Known for her strategic vision and collaborative approach, Emily works closely with stakeholders to identify opportunities and implement tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of each organization. As a trusted advisor, she is committed to staying ahead of industry trends and empowering clients to embrace technological advancements for sustainable growth.

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