Toronto, ON – ARHT Media Inc. (“ARHT”) (TSX-V: ART) has partnered with Harry Rosen, one of Canada’s premier men’s retailers to create the company’s first-ever human hologram, HumaGram™, set for reveal this holiday season at Harry Rosen’s flagship Yorkville location.
Named Vincent, the HumaGram™ will be a photo realistic and fully functional proximity marketing tool programmed to give a precise sales presentation each time a customer shows interest. Furthermore, Vincent will be able to count, confirm and analyze a crowd to gauge level of interest and deliver the correct value proposition.
Paul Duffy, CEO of ARHT states, “We are thrilled to team with Harry Rosen to introduce this ground breaking technology to the Canadian retail market just in time for the holiday shopping season. Using ARHT™- our Augmented Reality Holographic Technology, retailers can use HumaGrams™ and our proximity marketing technology to interact with customers, provide real-time analytics and conduct ecommerce. Vincent and similar HumaGrams™ have the ability to dramatically change the way retailers merchandise and sell their products. This is just one of a number of exciting announcements surrounding our unique, and patent pending HumaGram™ technology we have planned over the coming months.”
ARHT designs and creates HumaGrams™ of living, deceased and fictional celebrities. The company also produces HumaGrams™ of every day ordinary people and displays them doing extraordinary things. Each HumaGram™ is a digital copy capable of being adapted to virtually any scenario imaginable. Earlier this year, the company signed a definitive agreement for the exclusive digital rights of Paul Anka and Larry King.
Larry Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Harry Rosen Inc. states, “We’re always interested in new and unique opportunities to engage with consumers. Our holiday windows and displays have always generated a lot of interest and we saw an opportunity to introduce an entirely new technology that would add a new dimension to our holiday campaign. Vincent offers up helpful gift-giving suggestions and encourages visitors to come inside to see what we have to offer.”
About Harry Rosen Inc.
Harry Rosen is Canada’s leading quality men’s wear retailer. Founded in 1954 by the man whose name the chain still bears, Harry Rosen Inc. has grown from a single 500-square-foot store in Toronto to become a powerhouse in Canadian retailing with 17 stores across the country, within excess of 300,000 sq. ft. accounting for 40 percent of the Canadian market in high-end men’s wear, as well as an ecommerce site at www.harryrosen.com.
Known for outstanding customer service, Harry Rosen stores offer extensive collections of the world’s finest men’s wear labels. The retailer is recognized as one of 50 best private managed companies in Canada, and was named one of the 10 Most Influential Menswear Stores in North America this year by MR Magazine. As well, Larry Rosen was named Distinguished Retailer of the Year by the Retail Council of Canada.
About ARHT Media
ARHT Media Inc. creates HumaGrams™ – the worlds most believable and interactive human holograms. HumaGrams™ are generated using our Augmented Reality Holographic Technology (ARHT™), which is a scalable, repeatable and transportable form of 3D without the use of special glasses. This unique platform makes it possible for people to engage with our HumaGrams™, opening up a wide range of applications from interactive retail displays, tradeshow booths, presentations, live shows and concerts. The various applications can be integrated into multiple forms of proximity and mobile marketing tactics to connect with your audience, drive your sales efforts and create memorable experiences.
ARHT Media Inc. was co-founded in 2012, by Rene Bharti (Chairman), and entertainer Paul Anka (Chairman, Board of Advisors). The company is supported by a diverse and seasoned Management team spearheaded by CEO Paul Duffy, a global entrepreneur and creator of the Digital Human Experience in online, mobile and holographic communications. ARHT Media’s team brings decades of experience from fields including entertainment, technology, marketing and finance. Advisors to the company include the likes of Larry King, Richard “Skip” Bronson, Jason Bateman and Michael Bublé.
ARHT Media trades under the symbol ART on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.
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