ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive 360˚ tour of Jerry Jones' office from Dallas News

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 26, 2016 1:08:27 PM

Creator: Dallas Morning News (click to explore live)

Description: With the upcoming 2016-2017 NFL season approaching, Dallas News looks to reengage Cowboy fans with an exclusive tour of owner Jerry Jones' office.  Clicking on any of the hotspots reveals short YouTube clips of Jerry discussing the various office artifacts and why they are important to the Cowboys. The 360˚ element of this office tour provides fans with an engaging experience from their computer that otherwise would be impossible to achieve without actually being in the office. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

How To: Create & Use Custom Icons

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jul 19, 2016 3:55:27 PM

With Summer upon us it's the perfect time to sharpen our ThingLink skills. One little known way to enhance your interactive images is with custom icons. Custom icons tailor your images in a truly unique way, creating interactive content that seamlessly integrates with your current branding and company stlye.  Read on to learn how to easily create icons with Powerpoint, upload icons to ThingLink, add special effects to your icons, and some of our favorites from fellow users. 

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Topics: How To

Image of the Week: Interactive product marketing from Heveya

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 18, 2016 4:13:05 PM

Creator: Heveya (click to explore live)

Description: Marketing new products effectively is highly critical in converting consumers into customers.  Oftentimes it can be a challenge to deconstruct your products, as well as detail the main selling points in a way that is digestible and user friendly for consumers.  Deconstructed images looks nice, but what do they really provide without interactivity?  Read this post to learn more.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive property tours from Home Matters America

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 13, 2016 1:35:57 PM

Creator:  Home Matters America (click to explore live)

Description: For this year's "Re-Defining Home Design Challenge" Home Matters uses ThingLink to detail the three winning submissions with interactive text descriptions.  Click the link above to explore the IBI Group's 1st place winning design.  As you scroll through the carousel hover over the orange hotspots to learn what makes this design worthy of the first place rank. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: Discovery creates interactive graphics for Shark Week

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jul 5, 2016 5:34:14 PM

Creator: Discovery (click to explore live)

Description: Discovery enhances digital assets with ThingLink during their annual Shark Week campaign.  Shark enthusiasts can learn more about the evolution of the shark through an interactive timeline, or how the frightening ancient Helicoprion hunted prey with an interactive diagram. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

How To: 360° Real Estate Virtual Tours

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jun 30, 2016 12:52:55 PM

This month in How To we are jumping into the world of 360° real estate virtual tours. Buyers these days expect much more than a basic slideshow when they see an online listing, and with the ThingLink 360° editor anyone can create stunning 360° tours that immerse buyers in a new space.

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Topics: How To

Image of the Week: Interactive TV Series Recap from Vox

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jun 29, 2016 11:55:35 AM

Creator: Vox (click to explore live)

Description: Vox uses ThingLink to bring new viewers of A&E's hit show Bates Motel up to speed on the show's first three seasons. Hover over the hotspots of this interactive inforgraphic to watch four YouTube clips that highlight the stunning transformation of the main character Norman into a psycho.  This type of execution is valuable because it allows Vox to include four unique call-to-actions within one visually engaging unit. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

ThingLink and 360Cities Launch a Global 360 Photo Service For Virtual Reality Marketing

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Jun 29, 2016 7:59:09 AM

We are excited to announce a partnership with 360Cities.net, the world’s largest network of 360 photographers. As ThingLink’s technology lets users drive engagement with annotated 360-degree photos that can include text, image, audio, and video as well as custom widgets for e-commerce, 360Cities’ worldwide network of panorama photographers can in turn be called upon to capture any place or space around the globe.

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Topics: virtual reality, VR, 360photos

Image of the Week: Interactive 360 virtual tour by CCMA

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jun 22, 2016 10:21:24 AM

Creator: CCMA (click to explore live)

Description: The visual media landscape has recently evolved for the better with the widespead introduction of 360 degree content.  ThingLink allows digital teams to add a final interactive layer to 360 content like CCMA does while giving a virtual tour of a refugee camp.  Navigating between 20 different scenes in one tour, CCMA is able to provide readers with an incredibly immersive experience.   These interactive 360 tours can be viewed on mobile, tablet, desktop, Facebook, and VR headsets. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive solutions description from EVS

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jun 15, 2016 12:20:13 PM

Creator: EVS (click to explore live)

Description: Explaining technical products and complex systems solutions to a business cusomer with only one image can sometimes be tricky. EVS uses ThingLink to describe its Live Connected Campus solution that allows universities to easily produce video and live content.  Closeup images of each product component placed on a product infographic make it easier to understand how the different parts work and are connected with each other. Hover over the hotspots to read why a university should use EVS to produce their content. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web