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Rachel Cohen

Rachel is the Education Partnerships Manager at ThingLink. She works to ensure that all our users and partners are able to use ThingLink easily and intuitively.
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3 Reasons Why You Should Create An Interactive 360° Tour of Your Campus

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Dec 2, 2016 8:16:33 PM

As you're thinking about new marketing ideas for 2017, here's one: Create an interactive 360° tour that let students and parents visit your campus virtually. There are three good reason for doing this:

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Topics: VR

How To: Using ThingLink with Squarespace

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Nov 17, 2016 3:03:19 PM

Squarespace allows you to create beautiful website with customizable templates and easy drag-and-drop functions. You can also easily add interactive ThingLink creations to your Squarespace page to create an interactive experience for your visitors. 

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Topics: How To

How To: Enhancing Infographics with Interactivity

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Nov 1, 2016 10:50:45 AM

In digital communications, infographics are often the go to when you want to communicate lots of information in a format that isn’t overly text heavy.  The goal of any infographic is to visually portay information in an easy to digest format for your audience.  ThingLink lets you share a lot of informtion, without detracting from your stunning visuals and all while maintaining a smooth user experience.  Creating the infographic shouldn’t be your last step and with ThingLink you can transform any Infographic you’ve built with multimedia content like videos, images, audio, maps and more.

In this post we’ll go through some great examples from top notch creators and learn different project ideas to utilize ThingLink for interactive infographics. 

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Topics: How To, Content Marketing

New feature: Upload Your Own Sound Recordings (or other audio files) to ThingLink Images!

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Oct 4, 2016 7:42:47 PM

Starting today, ThingLink PRO and PREMIUM users can  upload MP3 and M4A audio files  directly into ThingLink tags. This means you have another cool way to make your images truly engaging with narration, interviews, nature sounds, music, or sound effects. The audio files will autoplay on mouseover.
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Topics: How To

Three Ways Interactive Visuals Can Help Increase Civic Engagement

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 29, 2016 4:04:11 PM

Communicating with constituents and encouraging civic engagement is not a simple task. Public institutions often have complex information to relay, reluctant participants, and do all this while competing with other forms of media for attention.

Interactive images and videos are a great way to streamline communications to make them digestible, effective, and fun. Replace long, wordy documents with easy to read graphics that merge digital and written content in a way that connects with constitutents. 

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Topics: How To

How To: Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera & ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 20, 2016 6:54:27 PM

360° photography does not require stitching software, photoshop, and a thousand dollar rig. Many ThingLink users prefer to use the Ricoh Theta S to easily create their own high quality 360° images.  Learn how to go from photoshoot to finished product with the Ricoh Theta S and these three steps. 

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Topics: How To, VR

Feature Update: You Can Now Remix 360 Photos!

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 7, 2016 7:02:40 PM

The number one concern we've heard from early adopters of our interactive 360° editor is that it’s difficult to find 360° content to use as a background image. We hear you!

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Topics: editor

How To: Accessing and Interpreting your Image Statistics

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Aug 26, 2016 5:27:38 PM

With digital content, it’s key to not just create awesome content but also to track how others interact with it. It’s not worth investing your time in the creation process if your material isn’t performing the way you want it to. With ThingLink metrics, track how your creations perform and use that information to continually improve your material!

ThingLink statistics are included for all of your images, videos, and 360 images with any of our paid plans. Here we’ll go through all the included data, how to manipulate it, and how to interpret it from top to bottom. To access your image statistics, click the stats button right beneath your image or video that looks like a chart. 

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Topics: How To

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

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, VR