Named the most engaging shopping rewards app in 2017, Shopkick allows users to earn Kicks just for visiting a shop and gives them the opportunity to earn extra Kicks for performing tasks, such as scanning certain products in the app. Users can then redeem these Kicks for iTunes vouchers, restaurant vouchers, movie tickets and lots more- including charity donations.
With as many as 70% of travellers visiting TripAdvisor before making a booking, TripAdvisor Ads are a great way for leisure and tourism businesses to use location marketing to engage with potential customers. TripAdvisor Ads work by promoting your business in your target location in the form of exclusive sponsored placements with appear at the top of site’s search results.
As 360 video grows in popularity we see platforms jumping on board to support this immersive experience. Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube all support 360 video playback, users can play the video and move around the scene. IF they are on a mobile device the user can move phone to look around, or if on a computer, they can use their mouse or arrows to navigate.
A great video isn’t just about images. Without clear audio you lose much of the emotional impact. Music can make a big difference in immersing your audience into your experience. Often time camera pick up white noise such as wind, which can take away from the playback experience. Why not add a soundtrack to your video to set the mood you want share. Be sure to pick a soundtrack to compliment the action on screen.
Facebook (parent company of VR headset maker Oculus VR) followed suit by adding 360-degree video support in September 2015, and subsequently unveiled reference designs for its own 360-degree camera systems known as Facebook Surround 360. Facebook announced in March 2017 that more than 1 million 360-degree videos had been uploaded to Facebook to date. Vimeo also launched 360-degree video support in March 2017.
This new app allows business to target potential customers based on their proximity to their location. These businesses can choose how they wish to reward customers that log their visits in the app, such as offers and promotions, events and treasure hunts- changing these as and when they wish. Business can list for free, but also have the opportunity to access features, such as virtual tours, digital brochures and social media links, if they subscribe to the premium version of the app.