Why Read This
Virtual worlds have recently emerged as a new opportunity for users to interact and marketers to communicate. Second Life, one of the most widely known worlds, experienced an influx of marketers in 2006 looking for new ways to engage with potential customers. The key benefit so far: public relations. For the future, marketers should consider virtual worlds not as new channels, but instead as entirely new markets. But for now, virtual worlds aren't quite ready to meet the demands and expectations of marketers.
Tags: B2C eCommerce, Brand & Product Web Sites, Consumer Electronics, Customer Experience Management, Design & Usability, Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Emerging Media, Emerging Methods, Gaming, Media & Entertainment