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Snapppening partners with Google Trusted Photographer for virtual tours

01/13/2013

INDIANAPOLIS (January 14, 2013) Snappening, an Indianapolis-based online event planning startup, is embarking on an exciting new partnership with Indianapolis|360, a Google Trusted Photographer, to add virtual tour capabilities to the Snappening.com website. Beginning early spring of this year, Snappening will include Google Business Photos virtual tours directly on event venue profiles. This is one of the first integrations in the nation which will utilize the search giant’s interactive virtual tour product directly in a third-party site. This integration will allow users to see the virtual tour at the time of search for each event venue’s functionality, design and layout. The integration will work seamlessly between Snappening’s existing event venue profile toolset, and the new virtual tour technology powered by Google.

Google Business Photos is an extraordinary new feature of Google Maps that allows business owners to invite potential customers inside, from anywhere in the world. The tours use the same technology and interface as the highly popular street view service, making it one of the most intuitive and simple to use virtual tour solutions available. Sergio Bennett, a central Indiana Google Trusted Photographer and owner of Indianapolis|360, is partnering as the tour provider. Snappening clients who work with Indianapolis|360 for their virtual tours will receive a discounted price.

“This partnership is an important enhancement to our current client profiles,” says Crystal Grave, Snappening President and CEO. “We have multiple venue types ranging from bars and restaurants to training facilities and corporate meeting halls. Clients will find this unique profile enhancement invaluable in making their venue decisions. This service allows our clients to have a better sense of the layout and decor of a venue interior in a totally new way.”

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to provide local venues with a chance to showcase their brick-and-mortar locations in an entirely new way,” says Sergio Bennett, owner of Indianapolis|360. “Since Snappening is widely known as the largest and most varied list of event spaces in Indianapolis, partnering with this established technology provider made perfect sense to produce a winning combination for anyone interested in Indianapolis venues.”

Snappening, founded in 2010, currently boasts more than 1,600 local event venues and dozens of professional event planners. This one-of-a-kind service offering will provide both current users and current clients another way to plan and execute truly exceptional and memorable events.

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About Snappening

Snappening is an online event planning database service headquartered in Indianapolis. It was born out of a real-life need by a real-life consumer doing what we all want to do most—plan an exceptional event to create a lasting memory. Since launching in 2011, the site has provided over 75,000 consumers, venues and professional planners with an online service that makes event venue and event planner searches quick and easy, as well as provides highly localized event planning inspiration, tips and tools. Snappening’s mission is to be widely recognized as the most comprehensive and complete event planning listing service for all special events and private functions. Feel free to poke around on the site to see for yourself how helpful we are and perform your own searches. We estimate we'll save you anywhere from 4-8 hours of your own time by bringing all your options together in one well-appointed location.

About Indianapolis|360

Millions of users visit Google Maps every day to find, and learn about, new places. At Indianapolis|360, their business is to get yours on that Map (literally!). Indianapolis|360 is proud to be a Google Trusted Photographer in Central Indiana. Business Photos is an extraordinary new feature of Google Maps that allows business owners to invite potential customers inside, from anywhere in the world, using an interactive virtual tour. The service is a proven, effective and affordable addition to any business’ marketing portfolio.
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