ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

Prep for The Grammys with this Interactive Infographic!

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 10, 2017 9:52:28 PM

ThingLink user: The Grammys (Click to explore live)

Description: To get music fans excited about its annual awards show happening this Sunday, February 12th, The Grammys put together a series of infographics introducing nominated artists. This infographic for Best Pop Vocal Album includes text pop-ups, Spotify samples, and web links leading to more information about the artists. Read up to get ready for the big show!

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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

How To: OneNote + ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jan 24, 2017 12:24:26 PM

It's always a good day when you find a fantastic new tool to use in your school classroom or business office. It's an even better day when it plays well with the tools you're already using. In this post you will learn how to easily combine the interactive tools of ThingLink and OneNote to add your interactive image, video, and 360°/VR creations to your notes. 
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Topics: How To

Image of the Week: Interactive NFL playoffs chart from Sports Illustrated

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 11, 2017 4:53:06 PM

ThingLink user: Sports Illustrated (click the explore live) 

Description: Using ThingLink Professional you can depict information in fun and unique ways for your readers. Sports Illustrated uses ThingLink to create an interactive chart that explains which NFL playoff team you should root for based on the fans of each team.   If you don’t mind being labeled an obnoxious frontrunner, pick a team in the upper-right.  If you prefer to pull for an underdog, focus on the lower-left.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web

Case Example: Interactive Holiday Unboxing Videos from Collegiate Licensing Company

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Jan 6, 2017 1:07:00 PM

"Unboxing" videos are a growing social media trend and much of this success is attributed to how products are presented to their audience.  These fun videos include a host unveiling each product to show key attributes, which entices the consumer to click-through, learn more and purchase products.  A key aspect of Collegiate Licensing Company's (CLC) “Spread Cheer with College Gear” campaign are unique unboxing videos customized for participating colleges and universities showcasing five premiere products predicted to be top sellers this holiday season.  CLC uses ThingLink to layer interactive hotspots onto each of the products appearing within the unboxing videos. 

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Topics: Interactive video, Content Marketing

3 ideas for a virtual 360° holiday greeting

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Dec 19, 2016 10:02:17 AM

Want to send a special holiday greeting this year? We have three great ideas and five stunning photos that you can copy and remix to create your own!

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Topics: How To, VR, 360photos, holiday greeting, xmas

Case Study: 4 interactive 360°/VR tours from L'Echo

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Dec 9, 2016 3:55:26 PM

Meet Nicolas Becquet, a Journalist and the Digital Platforms Manager at L'Echo. In this case study Nicolas describes his experience with ThingLink over the past five years and how he utilizes our new 360°/VR image editor for interactive virtual tours.  Continue reading and explore the four stunning interactive tours created by Nicolas. 

"I have worked with Thinglink for five years and it's a very effective way to create rich pictures quickly. The interactive hotspots are a good way to engage our audience and ThingLink's analytics prove that it performs well.

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Topics: VR, 360photos

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