Millennial News Publisher Circa Plans to Create Weekly Ad-Supported VR Spots

As more money flows to advertising startups chasing virtual reality and brands start creating custom content, publishers want in on the VR craze, too. John Solomon, chief creative officer at Circa/Sinclair Broadcasting—the former exec from The Washington Times hired in December to revive the defunct news app—announced an ambitious VR news project for his fledging company during an Advertising Week panel on Wednesday.  Since launching 10 weeks ago as a news and entertainment site, Sinclair-owned Circa claims to reach 350 million people and accumulated 140 million video views, with two million of those views coming from VR clips. The new effort, dubbed Circa 360, will produce two weekly ad-supported VR pieces with production company MomentumXR. Solomon did not name any initial advertisers, but said that brands can run VR-shot pre-roll ads before clips. The web clips can also be used by 173 of parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group's local TV stations. "It will take our consumers to places that journalists get to go but the public very seldom gets to go, maybe backstage at a debate, backstage at Hamilton across the country," Solomon said. "We think the regularity of producing two newscasts a week will train our journalists and also our audience to expect that experiential news is here to stay." Solomon added that he eventually sees brands creating custom content that fits into the video itself. "As we get a little further down the road, we'll have an immersive... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2016-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook exempts news publishers from its archive on political ads

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