Who’s leading AR Revenues? What can we learn from them?

ARtillery Intelligence’s latest report examines AR usage and revenue leaders, and the strategic implications for AR success. Part I of the series starts with Snapchat, with others to follow in Part II. Preview the report below, subscribe to access it in full, or purchase a la carte.  ARtillery PRO subscribers can access the report directly here or using the buttons below (login required).


Executive Summary

Lessons From AR Revenue Leaders, Part I

The consumer AR sector still lingers in early stages. Among other things, this means the playbook is being written mid-flight. There’s a great deal of experimentation underway as companies test and iterate rapidly to discover winning formulas and business models.

This goes for consumer AR product strategies. Though a common sentiment in 2016’s hype cycle was that AR applies to everything, it’s become clear that it’s not a silver bullet. It will have native and natural applicability to some aspects of our lives and work… but not all.

Beyond macro categories and use cases where AR should or shouldn’t be developed, there are more granular strategies around user experience (UX). What types of AR interactions resonate with consumers? And what best practices are being standardized for experience design and interface?

Equally important is the question of AR monetization and revenue models. Just as user experience is being refined, questions over what consumers will and won’t pay for are likewise being discovered. The same goes for brand spending behavior in cases of sponsored AR experiences or ads.

These lingering questions compel acute attention to quantifiable AR market successes and best practices. Not only does the sector’s early stages mean that these questions are prevalent… but also that their answers are scarce. That includes evidence of successful execution and transferrable lessons.

With that backdrop, ARtillery Intelligence ventures to find, aggregate and draw meaning from finite AR successes in today’s environment. And by “success,” we mean large-scale consumer traction and revenue. When examining consumer AR engagement and revenue leaders, what product attributes and tactics are driving their performance?

This includes Snapchat. Its social lenses have the greatest consumer AR active usage, and it holds the leading share of AR ad revenue. Among other things, this is propelled by product-market fit, ease of use, distribution and fulfilling key goals for brand advertisers.

Also on the list is Pokémon Go. Though the tech press has moved on to other shiny things, 2019 marks its best revenue performance to date. This is attributed to innovation cycles that breed ongoing novelty and replayability, as well as its sparing use of AR as a game element.

Other consumer AR exemplars include Houzz and Instagram. Emerging AR players also show early signs of traction that’s worth examining, such as Tilt Five. Altogether, how do we triangulate best practices and extract tactics and takeaways for AR players today?

We’ll do just that in the coming pages, starting with Snapchat. This draws from the rigor of market watching and analyst work – including daily editorial coverage of our sister publication, AR Insider. We’ll synthesize all of these things, pursuant to the core mission of empowering you with a knowledge position.


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Methodology

This report highlights ARtillery’s Intelligence viewpoints, gathered from its daily in-depth coverage of the XR sector. To support the narrative, data are cited throughout the report. These include ARtillery Intelligence original data, as well as that of third parties. Data sources are attributed in each case.

For market sizing and forecasting, ARtillery Intelligence follows disciplined best practices, developed and reinforced through its principles’ 15 years in tech sector research and intelligence. This includes the past 4 years covering AR & VR exclusively, as seen in research reports and daily reporting.

Furthermore, devising these figures involves the “bottom-up” market-sizing methodology, which involves granular ad revenue dynamics such as campaign pricing and spending. More about ARtillery Intelligence methodology can be seen here, and market-sizing credentials can be seen here.

More about ARtillery Intelligence methodology can be seen here, and market-sizing credentials can be seen here.


Price: $499 

This report is available by subscribing to ARtillery PRO, You can also purchase it for $499. This includes a briefing with the report’s author to discuss takeaways and answer any questions you may have.

 


Disclosure and Ethics Statement

ARtillery Intelligence has no financial stake in the companies mentioned in this report, nor received payment for its production. With respect to market sizing, ARtillery Intelligence remains independent of players and practitioners in the sectors it covers, thus mitigating bias in industry revenue calculations and projections. Disclosure and ethics policy can be seen in full here.


Lessons From AR Revenue Leaders, Part I

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