When you think of Augmented Reality (AR), an image of teens crowding the streets and flocking to parks playing Pokémon Go might come to mind. Or Snapchat filters. But with the release of ARKit (iOS) and ARCore (Android) earlier this year, millions of devices will become AR-capable — bringing AR to the masses. While we’ve… Continue reading How to augment your marketing with Augmented Reality (AR)
When most people think about facial recognition technology they think of a “1984” or “Minority Report” world with an all-knowing, ever-watchful “Big Brother” presence. If sci-fi has taught us anything, hopefully we will never take facial recognition to that point. Nonetheless, the technology is powerful. In the right hands, it can do great things. What… Continue reading How Facial Recognition and Emotion-Detection Can Change Marketing for the Better
Limited self-driving vehicles (SDVs) will be produced for consumer purchase as early as 2020. With advanced vehicle technologies emerging, everyone needs an increased understanding of how drivers will interact with these new systems. In late 2015, with funding from the Toyota Canada Foundation, the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) developed a national poll to examine… Continue reading Educating Drivers about the Limits of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology
I’m really excited about Bluetooth beacon technology – as a marketer, and as a consumer. It’s an engagement tool that takes full advantage of smart phones and targets consumers when they’re inside or near a retailer’s location. This means business owners can send their customers relevant offers, and customers get the latest deals at convenient… Continue reading 6 Ways Bluetooth Beacon Technology is Revolutionizing Retail
Contrast Checker tool is a free, quick and easy way to ensure your web designs will be easier to navigate and accessible to a larger audience, particularly to those with visual challenges. Want to see if your colour choices will pass the test? Just select (or input) your website’s foreground and background colours. Contrast Checker… Continue reading Introducing Our New Tool: Contrast Checker
After the success of last year’s video send-up on horror movie trailers, Paranoël Activity, we wanted to do something completely different for our 2012 agency Christmas card. If you haven’t seen it yet, view it here. (There’s also a French version, here.) Our inspiration came from something that happened in early November. Shoppers Drug Mart,… Continue reading Take a scroll through Acart’s Christmas tale
Acart would like to join Google Canada and NRC in celebrating the long career of a brand that will always stand for Canadian innovation.
How did you spend your summer? The Acart team on the Finance Canada account spent theirs cris-crossing Canada, from East to West, North to South, capturing images of Canadians who benefit from jobs and training opportunities created by Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists(CAMRT), has recently been recognized with an “Associations Make a Better Canada” award for its Acart-created brand and public information campaign.