Dentsu Creative Singapore has launched Dentsu VI (pronounced “V” and “I”), an end-to-end offering to create virtual identities for brands.
Dentsu VI will help businesses connect with a new generation of consumers by using virtual identities to create a relatable and familiar brand presence in all digital worlds. Powered by the latest motion capture technology, commonly used in gaming and films, Dentsu VI creates virtual identities that deliver emotional performances in real time.
Dentsu VI aims to provide a seamless process for businesses to easily access the potential of virtual identities by creating unique versions that personify their brands as part of their long-term digital strategy. This offers the benefits of owning fully custom-made virtual identities strategically built for targeted brand purposes as well as affording businesses full control over brand governance.
The end-to-end process encompasses everything from creating the vision, to producing the virtual identity and determining how it shows up. This includes:
• Brand immersion to understand brand personality;
• Identification of the vision and purpose of the virtual identity for the brand;
• Star Power research to identify and weave in star qualities and fascination traits that matter the most to the brand’s audience – such as how they look and behave;
• A Lightning Round process born for creative exploration at speed.
Businesses that are looking at customisations for short and mid-term brand activations are also able to select from a cast of virtual identities, including dentsu’s first virtual identity, Rumi.
With Dentsu VI, virtual identities can power true brand intimacy across a wide range of brand experiences, bringing a face and personality to e-commerce destinations, serving as a virtual influencer for the brand, amping up live events and social commerce, interacting with consumers in the metaverse, metaverse citizens, and even employees, and more.
Dentsu VI is the first end-to-end offering to be able to let virtual identities show up live, in real time, on any channel. CGI specialists will bring these virtual identities to life in a live virtual studio equipped with motion capture and streaming capabilities. Businesses that do not require real-time engagements are also able to tap on pre-recorded virtual identity activations.
Stan Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative Singapore, said: “It is easy to forget that on the receiving end of digitisation are people, social beings who value the familiarity of human interaction and so we want to help brands show up as a friendly face in all digital worlds. Dentsu VI addresses a real need for businesses and brands to remain human in a technology-driven world. We believe that the limitless potential of virtual identities truly represents Modern Creativity. Yet, we are also not trying to fake realism. The power of virtual identities comes from creative freedom, not from recreating reality. That is why we recently created Rumi, our first virtual identity from Dentsu VI, and have built up our capabilities to offer a powerful offering for businesses that are rethinking their marketing strategies for the new digital frontiers.”
Prema Techinamurthi, Managing Director, Dentsu Creative Singapore, said: “In providing the platform for brands to change the way they engage with a new generation, Dentsu VI embodies the power of Modern Creativity, where it was born to create culture, change society and invent the future. Dentsu VI has been in development since early 2021 to meet the rapidly growing needs and expectations for immersive virtual experiences with a human touch. Whether you are already investing heavily on human influencers, or a brand that wants a foray into the world of virtual influencers or simply one that is looking to improve customer experiences, Dentsu VI is a game changer for brands wanting to innovate how they show up in the digital world.”
Prakash Kamdar, CEO, Dentsu Singapore & Indonesia commented, “As a global network operating in a city built on passion, we are proud to make a mark for Singapore by bringing innovation to the next level with Dentsu VI. Born and created right in our little red dot, Dentsu VI is a never-before offering that is Passion Made Possible. Our team of relentless creatives dreamed loud and climbed high to make this real, bringing together the most advanced technology and expertise to unlock endless opportunities for brands looking to connect with the always-live generation. We are excited to bring the limitless potential of such an offering from Singapore to the world.”
Pictured L-R: Terence Lim, Innovation Artist, Dentsu Creative Singapore, James Ong YongSen, Dentsu Creative Singapore, Innovation Architect, Dentsu Creative Singapore, Prema Techinamurthi, Managing Director, Dentsu Creative Singapore, Stan Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Creative Singapore, Melissa Wee, Art Director, Dentsu Creative Singapore, Chye Yong Hock, Chief Innovation Officer, Dentsu Creative Singapore