ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

Andrew Beelitz

Andrew Beelitz is Growth Operations Director of ThingLink, an interactive media platform that empowers publishers, marketers, and educators to create more engaging content by adding call to action links to images and videos. Based in New York City, Andrew is responsible for ThingLink's operations and is very active in growth, product, and strategy initiatives.
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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

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

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

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

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Childproofing Tips from Safe Kids Worldwide

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 7, 2017 10:05:50 AM

ThingLink user: Safe Kids Worldwide (Click to explore live)

Description: Use this interactive 360° image created by Safe Kids Worldwide to see some potential childproofing places that you may have missed in your home.  Hovering over the hotspots will reveal supporting did you know facts and corresponding safety tips.  This is a highly engaging and unique technique used by Safe Kids to inspire parent participation in creating a safe home for their children. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, 360

Image of the Week: Interactive Timeline from Coca-Cola

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Feb 1, 2017 1:59:39 PM

ThingLink user: Coca-Cola (Click to explore live)

Description: Across generations, Coca-Cola has been synonymous with the holiday season.  Find out more about this rich history with the interactive timeline creating with ThingLink below.  From the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck to the much-loved Coca-Cola Santa Claus and polar bear adverts, hover over the hotspots to unlock interesting articles, videos and fun facts. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Image of the Week: Interactive maps from Red Bull

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 24, 2017 1:09:57 PM

ThingLink user: Red Bull 

Description: One of Red Bull's most popular events is the annual Dakar Motorsports Rally. This race is an off-road endurance event and most of the competitions are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, and rocks.  Red Bulls uses ThingLink to recap the event to their digital audience by created a series of ThingLink interactive maps highlighting the race routes, racer biographies, highlight videos, visual data and much more. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web