Inside marketing and advertising in the metaverse – Business Insider

The “metaverse” recently got a big boost from Facebook parent Meta, which is pouring $10 billion into its ambitions there. Other big tech companies including Apple, Google, and Microsoft are working on their versions of the concept.
The vague term refers to a variety of shared spaces and assets that people can access via the internet, sometimes using virtual reality and augmented reality devices, and interact with each other and buy virtual goods.
But Facebook itself says the payoff won’t be immediate, and top executives have widely differing expectations of what the metaverse means to them.
Here’s a breakdown of Insider’s coverage of how marketing is shaping the metaverse and the key people to know.
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Companies of all stripes are racing to enter the metaverse, whether that means building experiences there, engaging in gaming, or buying NFTs using crypto.
Here’s a rundown of the ways they’re dabbling in the metaverse and Web3; the opportunities for creators, Hollywood, and more; and risks.
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Intellectual property could ‘effectively disappear’ in the metaverse, according to a top trademark lawyer. Experts detail what brands can do to protect their IP in Web3 environments.
An influencer-marketing firm wrote a report about how the metaverse will affect the creator economy. Here are 5 key takeaways.
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Interest in the metaverse is driving hiring at companies and the creation of new industries. 
Agencies like Vayner Media and Roblox leaning heavily into the metaverse, while startups like Curio are raising money on the promise of NFT platforms.
Here’s a rundown of the people and companies to know and tips for getting hired.
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Meet the 21 under-the-radar leaders building the metaverse at Apple, Facebook, Google, Niantic, Roblox, Snap, Unity, and more
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Companies are raising millions on the promise of helping build the metaverse. Here’s a sampling of the ways investors are driving growth in the space.
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