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.
For example, ads for health & fitness apps often feature images of fit healthy people. For action games you’ll notice they often use custom images that show of the characters or amazing graphics. Finance apps tend to show people, money and use the colour green a lot. While educational apps tend to show the app running on a device and often people holding that device.
360-degree video is typically recorded using either a special rig of multiple cameras, or using a dedicated camera that contains multiple camera lenses embedded into the device, and filming overlapping angles simultaneously. Through a method known as video stitching, this separate footage is merged into one spherical video piece, and the color and contrast of each shot is calibrated to be consistent with the others. This process is done either by the camera itself, or using specialized software such as Mistika VR or Kolor AVP that can analyze common visuals and audio to synchronize and link the different camera feeds together. Generally, the only area that cannot be viewed is the view toward the camera support.
Commercials for the Super Bowl are famous for being can't-miss "events." With interactive mobile ads, all advertising can aspire to that same level of anticipation and engagement. Even in these early days of appvertising, some rules of thumb are already starting to surface. Here are a few tips to consider as you think about your strategy for the medium.
With over 500 million users, 50% of them regularly accessing the site via mobile, Facebook cannot be ignored. Facebook Places is similar to Foursquare but even more social, as users can share and earn rewards together. Anyone can set up a Facebook Places page for your business, but you will have to claim your Facebook Place, connecting it with your business Facebook Page to take control over it and promote it yourself.
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.
Once your video is exported to a mobile device, to have your audience jump into the full experience, consider picking up a VR headset. Quality of the headset can range anywhere from purchasing a cardboard VR viewer for a few dollars to investing in a higher end model. You may want to even consider going the extra mile and picking up a headset that that includes an audio plugin to create that surreal virtual reality environment and take your viewer into the scene.
Vouchercloud offers its 5 million monthly users discount vouchers and offers based on their location. One of Vouchercloud’s most useful features is that users have the ability to pre-download or print vouchers at home, meaning there is no need for an internet connection. Perhaps most suitable for larger retailers, businesses can list unlimited offers and locations for a small annual fee.
If you’ve got a fitness app, you might have segmented your potential audience into 2 groups. Men who want to get huge lifting weights, and men who want to get ready for a marathon. As you can imagine, they have completely different goals, and their interests and behaviour will reflect that. You need to take this into consideration when you create your images.
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Let’s face it, you’re not going to get anywhere with social media marketing unless you’ve got some super stellar images, GIFs and memes to catch your audience’s attention. There’s just so much to look at on social media that if you’re posting bland, or even average, images you’re not going to get noticed. Social love and attention aside, do you really want to be representing your brand with images that are of less than amazing quality?
Specialized omnidirectional cameras and rigs have been developed for the purpose of filming 360-degree video, including rigs such as GoPro's Omni and Odyssey (which consist of multiple action cameras installed within a frame), and contained cameras like the HumanEyes Vuze and Nokia OZO, There have also been handheld dual-lens cameras such as the Ricoh Theta S, Samsung Gear 360, Garmin VIRB 360, and the Kogeto Dot 360—a panoramic camera lens accessory developed for the iPhone 4, 4S, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Google Cardboard, which is typically distributed in the form of do-it-yourself kits consisting of low-cost materials and components, has been credited with helping virtual reality become more readily available to the general public, and helping boost the adoption of 360-degree video by publishers, such as mainstream journalists and media brands.
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