JCDecaux Airport UK reveals Heathrow Airport VR exploration


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

April 4, 2016 | 2 min read

JCDecaux Airport UK, with help from virtual reality specialists Visualise, have released a VR experience allowing users to explore Heathrow Airport in 360 degree video.

The work looks to hit home the scope and effectiveness of the advertising installations at the airport by offering a physical tour through the immersive medium of VR.

The content can be viewed on Samsung Gear VR headsets and JC Decaux’s YouTube page.

The activity was initiated to put potential clients in the shoes of the airport’s many commuters, all of whom are potential customers.

Alan Sullivan, managing director of JCDecaux Airport UK, said: “We are delighted to have worked with Visualise to produce such an innovative, ‘media-owner-first’ virtual experience.

The airport is a unique environment with key advertising benefits that can be extremely difficult to showcase in real life due to time and security restrictions at the airport. We can now make it possible for potential advertisers to understand the benefits in an impressive and impactful way without having to leave their office.”

Henry Stuart, founder and chief executive of Visualise added: “This project really showcases the power VR can have when it comes to marketing and advertising a project or service. We utilised a raft of technologies to deliver the experience required to really highlight the powerful message advertising in an airport can offer.”

The series takes viewers through check-in, departures and arrivals.


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