The Bishop's Stortford Flyer Magazine | Page 7

The Flyer Make virtual a reality You may not know it, but you could be offering potential clients the opportunity to visit your business before they set foot in your building. Striking Places can create virtual tours that do just that. They are Google accredited photographers who extend Street View (the little yellow man on Google Maps) right inside your business premises. They use 360 panoramic photography, extending from Street View where possible, uploading all the imagery to Google Maps. Over the last four years they have created ‘Street View Trusted’ tours for everyone from Kwik Fit to Westminster Abbey, as well as lots of independent companies. The benefits of having Google Street View Trusted photography tours include: P le a s e m e n t i o n ‘ T h e F l yer ’ wh en r esp o n d in g t o ad ver t isements • showcases your business to potential customers online • makes a great first impression • stands out from the competition • greater visibility on Google Search, Google Maps & Street View, Google My Business and the Google Street View App • easily embeds on your website and Facebook page • creates rich social media content • exceptionally cost effective marketing tool • invites customers into your business 24 hours a day 365 days a year • up 50% increase in customer interest in your Google My Business page One local company, which has recently discovered the benefits of 360 tours for their buildings, is Mantle Business Centres. They operate business centres in Stansted, Cambridge, Duxford and Chelmsford, and immediately saw the advantages of being able to show potential clients their meeting rooms and serviced offices online. Jo at Striking Places was able to use the 360 degree virtual tours to very effectively capture the uniqu