San Francisco, January 2018

Before & After: TrueTour® is Growing Like Gangbusters!

Perhaps the most challenging part of our job each day is opening a conversation with a person who has never heard of TrueTour®, and doing our best to induce such enthusiasm and inspired curiosity that we successfully live through the first 2 minutes. If we can survive the initial skepticism and natural tendency to say no for no reason, then we are pretty much golden. Once a person sees what TrueTour is, and what it can do for any sales and marketing team, then the fun begins and the conversation is a bit like telling a child he will literally be meeting Santa any minute and can actually have every toy he wants. Really. Continue Reading…

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From passive to actionable: How to transform your video marketing

At Visiting Media, we talk a LOT about immersive content. We encourage you to create 360˚ photography and video, add interactive points of interest with calls to action, and we get very excited about engaging your customers with your visual media.

But, how exactly does this work?

Getting a ton of views on your online video campaign can feel great. However, the most valuable videos do more than just generate passive views and warm, fuzzy feelings. They encourage your audience to take action and become long-term, loyal customers.

To transform your video marketing from passive to actionable, let’s looks at some tips for achieving the 3 C’s of actionable online videos: conversations, connections, and conversions. Continue Reading…

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Today’s ‘try before you buy’ mindset is reshaping how people shop

When was the last time you bought something without consulting a review? If you’re like most folks, simple purchases can often set off a research project worthy of an academic dissertation. And for bigger things, like one’s annual vacation, online bookmarks and lengthy discussions are the tip of the iceberg. For life events – either personal or corporate…. forget about it.  Continue Reading…

How to Maximize 360˚ On Your Website: Overleaf Case-Study

When introducing a completely new product, it can be extremely challenging to explain its benefits to the world. Remember Steve Jobs’ first keynote introducing the iPhone? Remember the slow hushed gasp of awe and wonder that descended over the audience as they started to realize the miracle of technology that was about to change global behavior as they knew it?

There’s only one Steve Jobs, we know, we know…. but, in all honesty, that is how we feel around here at Visiting Media headquarters when trying to explain the benefits of TrueTour® to our members! And, when a member DOES embrace the power of TrueTour and takes our word for its capabilities, it is so exciting!

That’s why when Overleaf Lodge and Spa followed our recommendation to replace their existing photography with our TrueTour 360˚ photo gallery to show off their exclusive suites and event venue, we had to do an office dance party and share their successful project with you!
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Your Customer Journey, Part 5: Why Design Matters

We are now in the final segment of our 5 part series about developing the ultimate customer journey. We started the series by defining the term in part 1, then in part 2 we explored how virtual reality and 3D modeling can play an integral role in the customer journey. In part 3 and part 4 we walked through fun case studies for both the hospitality and private event facility sectors. Here we’ll discover how to make your TrueTour® customer journey different from your competitors.

Note that this post is designed as an advanced sequel to its predecessors in the series, so we would recommend reading through the previous posts before diving into this one. For part 5, we’ll share our insider fave forms of engaging marketing campaigns that can be used as a foundation to which you can add your own unique ideas. Tackle the ideas that are most relevant to your space, or venue, or try them all! Continue Reading…

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Four Tips to Elevate Your Tradeshow Experience in 2018

If you participate in the trade show event cycle for your business – either as a booth or as a guest – you may be excited to know the industry is changing under your feet….. literally.

For many of us, the rush of the trade show circuit is one with which we have a love-hate relationship. It involves a great deal of travel, tremendous preparation and the work often begins after the networking has finished and potential negotiations can commence. It is also where the pulse of your industry connect, thrive, share and plan for the rest of the year.

I could write several volumes on the history of this particular model of marketing, but needless to say that technology’s influence – in particular, the introduction to (and warm reception of) virtual reality may have a very positive impact on our ability to engage, interact and introduce our businesses in an entirely new way. Continue Reading…

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Customer Journey, Part 4: Event Facility Case Study

Welcome to part 4 in our customer journey series. If you haven’t read our past posts discussing this topic, we highly recommend doing so! Part 1 will give you great insight into developing a customer journey from scratch, and what questions to ask yourself when you create one. Part 2 explains how 3D models can enhance the customer experience. Part 3 dives into a hotel case study. Even if you’re not in the hospitality industry we would recommend reading through that post so you can use the case study as a comparison to this one. Continue Reading…

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Part 3: Hotel Customer Journey Case Study

Now that we’ve briefed you on the importance and purpose of a customer journey in parts 1 and 2 we’d like to talk about how to apply that strategy for the hotel industry. Specifically how to enhance your audience’s journey within the TrueTour® platform to provide them with valuable information and make their experience not just enjoyable, but effortless as well. Continue Reading…

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Spring Cleaning: Auditing your TrueTour® Strategy

As the spring season nears, now is the perfect time to take part in a bit of spring cleaning for not just at home but also in the workplace. Conducting a regular audit of all your marketing and sales strategies including your TrueTour strategy is something that we recommend in order to stay current and to communicate the right information to your customer. Continue Reading…