ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

Sports Marketing: Interactive 360°/VR Toronto Raptors Locker Room Tour from Sportsnet

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Nov 22, 2016 4:02:52 PM

ThingLink user: Sportsnet Canada (click the explore live) 

Description: Sports fans represent one the most engaged audiences in the world.  Passionate fans will seek and unlock as much content about their favorite teams as possible.  Use ThingLink to give your team's fans a unique guided 360°/VR tour that they normally wouldn't dream of experiencing.  Sportsnet's "Know Your Raptors" article includes a guided tour of the NBA Toronto Raptors locker room that is layered with video clips of the head coach and  players.  Get to know the Toronto Raptor by clicking on the profile picture hotspots on each locker.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

Image of the Week: Enhancing editorial with 360°/VR experiences from Ouest France

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Nov 9, 2016 12:24:11 PM

ThingLink user: Ouest France (click the explore live) 

Description: Enhancing editorial content with 360°/VR images will increase reader engagement and time spent on your site.  Ouest France achieves this by embedding a unique interactive experience into the body of an editorial featuring a local surveying expedition.  Readers of Ouest France can take a guided journey inside the boat captain Yann Elies uses on his expedition directly from their phone, tablet, desktop or VR headset.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

360°/VR Image Case Study: The Dallas Morning News

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Oct 25, 2016 1:43:08 PM

The visual media landscape has recently evolved for the better with the widespread introduction of 360° content. ThingLink allows digital teams to effortlessly add a final interactive layer to this content.  Take this unique use case from the Dallas Morning News showcasing Jerry Jones' Valley Ranch office in a 360° format.

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Topics: VR, 360photos

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Property Listing by Yucca Villas

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Oct 4, 2016 7:41:39 PM

ThingLink user: Yucca Villas Real Estate (click to explore live)

Description: 360° tours are the best way to digitally showcase property listings if you work in real estate.  Potential property owners can fully rotate around each scene and click on hotspots to unlock relevant selling points, video clips and transitions to each room of the listing.  Set yourself apart from the competition with our unique and engaging solution that increases the liklihood of potential buyers converting into satisfied property owners.  

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

Image of the Week: Interactive 360° Virtual Tour by L'Echo

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Sep 26, 2016 2:44:36 PM

Creator: L'Echo (click to explore live)

Description:  L'Echo uses ThingLink's 360° image editor to perfection with this stunning virtual tour of a new public revitalization project.  The scenes are introduced by the narrator of the tour and each hotspot unlocks more information about the behind-the-scenes details of construction progress.  Follow the narrator on her journey by clicking on the arrows to navigate to the next 360° scene.  This transition feature allows publishers to include an unlimited amount of 360° images into one virtual tour unit. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

How To: Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera & ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 20, 2016 5:54:27 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

Image of the Week: Interactive 360°/VR walk-through recap from CCMA

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Sep 12, 2016 5:33:31 PM

Creator: CCMA (click to explore live)

Description:  The best option on the market to fully immerse your readers within an experience is 360°/VR content.  CCMA uses ThingLink to provide their readers with a 360° walk-through recap of a national holiday celebration. Click the arrows in this scene to navigate through the main highlights and background audio is used to provide extra immersion within each scene. These sound bites include speeches, music, and ambient noises heard at the celebration.  Viewing this content within a VR headset gives readers a direct experience of the event from anywhere in the world. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR

360° Entertainment Content

Posted by Hillary Billingsley on Sep 1, 2016 9:43:00 AM

Give fans a deeper connection to their favorite shows with 360° set tours, interviews and more.  CLICK HERE to watch our 360° Entertainment Webinar.   Or, read this blog post to learn how you can use 360° media in entertainment. 

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Topics: How To, VR

Two affordable ways to execute an interactive 360° campaign

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Aug 2, 2016 11:27:16 AM

 

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Topics: VR, 360photos

How To: 360° Real Estate Virtual Tours

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jun 30, 2016 11:52:55 AM

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