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.
An extension of Foursquare, this popular app, which receives 8 million daily check ins, allows users to keep track of their favourite locations with their personal lifelog map, which they can opt to share with friends via Facebook and Twitter. Users can also add images and notes to remind themselves what was just so great about that particular business, earning sticker rewards along the way.
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.
With these photo-editing tools, there’s no limit to your creativity. How do you plan to use these editing apps to spice up and invigorate your social media campaigns? Have we missed any apps that are crucial to your marketing strategy? We’re committing to building a community of professionals and are very interested in learning about what makes you great. Contact UpCity and tell us about your favorite photo editing tools. We can’t wait to hear what you’re up to.
Snapseed is another great basic photo editing app, but with features that make it slightly more geared towards the professional user. For example, with Snapseed, you can focus in on a certain point of the image and bring it to life with enhanced lighting and focusing features. This makes it perfect for marketers who depend on images to sell their products.
We live in a mobile world. The average smart phone users spends nearly five hours every day on their devices and 92% of this time is spent interacting with apps. Whether it’s sharing information on social media or buying tickets for a concert, more activities are occurring through apps than ever before, and small businesses need to keep up with this trend. Benefits of S [...]
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Viewed by many as the the location based application with the most potential, Foursquare has over 55 million monthly active users worldwide and received 12 billion check ins in its first 9 years. Foursquare encourages users to check-in at locations in return for virtual badges and points. It works across various mobile devices, and businesses can offer their own rewards to customers that check into their location.