Mar 8, 2018
At OmniVirt, we believe in the power of immersive content to help brands tell better, more compelling stories. Interactive VR is one proven way to drive engagement, especially through the use of hotspots.
A hotspot is a clickable ‘button’ within a 360° experience that can redirect to a variety of content: a presentation card, another 360° experience, a URL, etc.
Hotspots help guide the user to content, which can help drive even more engagement with 360° experiences. With a 360° photo or video, users have the ability to discover and explore content. Compare this to a typical 2D “fixed box”, where the director guides 100% of the viewer’s eye. Instead of giving total viewing control to the user (which may not make for the best storytelling experience), directors can guide where users look, almost as a suggestion. Hotspots hold a hand out, and from what we’ve seen, users take the hand.
Watch the video above to see how OmniVirt powered Cathay Pacific’s 360° campaign using hotspots.
Some of the best hotspot examples we’ve seen take advantage of URL redirects, well-designed presentation cards, and other 360° content. Each has a worthy goal.