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Image of the Week: Interactive map from Billboard

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Mar 22, 2017 2:09:58 PM

ThingLink user: Billboard (Click link to explore live or scroll down this post)

Description: Have you attended a music festival or concert recently? If so, you've probably noticed an increase in technology and smart phones to provide a more enjoyable experience during the event.  This article from Billboard details how technology will continue to shape the future of music events and includes two engaging interactive images that increase the time readers spend within the article.  Unlock an interactive map that previews the use of VR chill out tents, wired wearables, and location-based tips at events.  Also, learn more about the first smart guitar via an interactive graphic.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

ThingLink Partners with Hunglun Technology to Expand Offering to China and Taiwan

Posted by Jeremy Crittenden on Mar 17, 2017 11:03:18 AM

We’re excited to announce our latest partnership with HungLun Technology to bring ThingLink’s state-of-the-art platform to students and businesses in China and Taiwan. HungLun Technology will help local schools and businesses to utilize ThingLink’s interactive image and video platform for education and marketing. 

“Partnering with Hunglun Technologies opens the door to Chinese schools and businesses,” said ThingLink’s Founder and CEO Ulla Engestrom. “Currently, most of our customers come from the US, but these kinds of local partnerships are an excellent way to expand to new markets such as Asia and Europe.”

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Topics: Visual Web, 360

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Virtual Store by Vapestore

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Mar 15, 2017 9:58:15 AM

ThingLink user: Vapestore (Click link to explore live or scroll down this post)

Description: Tranform your physical store into an engaging digital experience with ThingLink's 360° image editor.  Vapestore's branch in Kingston UK layers their virtual store with product photos, video tutorials, and links to purchase products.  Clicking the arrows within this tour allows customers to purchase Vapestore products that appear within the glass display cases.  This experience is highly unique and gives customers the added convenience of shopping the store from the comfort of their own home. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, 360

ThingLink launches Women’s Rights 360° Virtual Field Trip

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Mar 7, 2017 3:30:10 PM

In celebration of International Women’s Day, ThingLink has created a series of interactive 360 stories highlighting information about education, healthcare, social justice, as well as women’s economic and political participation globally. The goal of the project is to help educators, students or parents address complex topics such as global gender equality with a new kind of immersive learning experience. The stories are narrated by women from around the world and can be viewed by anyone on desktop, smartphone or with mobile VR headsets such as Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.   

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Topics: virtual reality, education, 360photos, international women's day, gender equality, immersive learning, 21st century learning, women's rights

Image of the Week: Interactive product deconstruction from Odyssey Golf

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Mar 6, 2017 5:50:44 PM

ThingLink user: Odyssey Golf (Click link to explore live or scroll down this post)

Description: Odyssey Golf uses ThingLink on their corporate website to reveal the process of creating one of their many renowned new products.  Hover over this deconstructed product to unlock why it stands above the competition.  In addition to product features, Odyssey includes an endorsement from fan-favorite golfer Phil Mickelson, a video review, and link to purchase.  This use case is valuable because Odyssey is able to include many pieces of content within one easy to digest unit. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: Shoppable collage from Le Club des Douze

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 27, 2017 11:30:08 AM

ThingLink user: Le Club des Douze (Click to explore live)

Description: Every month Le Club des Douze creates a visual collage of favorite products for their website.  Hovering over the image will reveal product hotspot tags that users can click on and shop the product.  This strategy is effective because it allows customers to shop many products within one unit and prevents additional scrolling and searching.  Convert more clicks to your products with an interactive shoppable collage. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

How to: Incorporating interactive media into digital journalism

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Feb 24, 2017 1:31:41 PM

With media steadily moving out of print and on to the web, consumer choices are steadily increasing as publications multiply. Distinguishing your work is key to attracting and keeping readership, and interactive media is a great way to engage your audience. Keep viewers on your content and reading longer with images, video and 360° material that combines multimedia options. While plain text gets the information across, interactive media is a useful and effective supplement that makes it more interesting and visual.

In this blog post, discover how different publications are using ThingLink in 4 different areas to make their work stand out.

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Topics: How To

Image of the Week: 360° Amsterdam Fashion Week by Fashion United

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 22, 2017 7:32:42 PM

ThingLink user: Fashion United (Click to explore live)

Description: Sit front row at the Amsterdam Fashion Week and see the models up close with this 360° tour from Fashion Week.  Clicking on the arrow hotspots will take readers on a journey from the entrance right up to the stage as if they were experiencing the show firsthand.  Each scene include video clips offering a behind-the-scenes look of the event.  These types of tours will give your audience a new and memorable experience that is guaranteed to engage. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, 360

Top 40 ThingLinks of 2016 by Business Vertical

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 14, 2017 4:05:16 PM

This post contains the top 40 interactive images, videos and 360°/VR images of 2016 from brand, publisher, retailer and real estate ThingLink users.  Our team hopes these use cases inspire you to create engaging interactive experiences for your business in 2017.  Feel free to email me directly if you have any questions about creating a ThingLink, andrew@thinglink.com

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, 360

Image of the Week: Interactive 100 years infographic from Récord

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 14, 2017 2:28:35 PM

ThingLink user: Récord (Click to explore live)

Description: Recap the history of your company with an interactive infographic like Récord has created in this week's featured ThingLink.  Fans of Deportivo Toluca F.C. can explore key events that have shaped their favorite team since it's founding in 1917.  Hovering over the hotspots will reveal relevant article links, text facts, YouTube highlights and historical images to educate generations of young and old. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web