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Striking Places sponsors Borrow My Garden

Successful female entrepreneurs set up new business Highly successful female entrepreneur, Claire Lee, the founder of Venue Queen and Jo Hailey of Striking Places team up to provide a listing service for people wanting to enjoy festival style and outdoor events. BORROW MY GARDEN is an idea sparked by a collaborative project where Claire and […]

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Augmented reality and why your business needs to be prepared for it…

Buzz words are a wonderful thing, aren’t they? Some become commonplace phrases and sometimes we don’t really know what is actually meant by them – augmented reality, for instance. On the face of it, augmented just means making something ‘in greater size of value’ so you could be forgiven for thinking we’re talking about a […]

Product Listings, Followers and more! New updates to Google

It’s been a very exciting week for us Google Tour providers! Google has made some very awesome updates to Google My Business and associated services – and you really need to know about them! Announcement number one: Product posts now available on Google My Business This first one is a big boost for anyone looking […]

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Top 5 places to explore with Google Street View Inside

The first Google Street View Inside features in 2007 were exclusively of sites in the USA. Places like the White House were showcased so that the world could get a glimpse of what it was like to see some of the most iconic places in real life. When it rolled out internationally in 2008, the […]

Christmas Professional Profile Pic Headshot!

From only £48.56 Book your place at   Having a Christmas themed profile pic on your social media profiles (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & Instagram) is a great way to start conversations and increase your business reach whilst spreading a little joy during the season of goodwill. It’s especially useful for local businesses who gain customers […]

How to embed your new 360 tour into WordPress

This tutorial takes you through a few easy steps to add your new 360 tour iframe into your WordPress website. So you’ve just received the link to your lovely new tour from Striking Places. You’re now ready to put it into your website so your customers and potential customers can take a virtual wander around […]

Matterport at Windy Nook Cottage

The Journey So Far All the way back in 2012, Jo ‘Smiley’ Hailey took a step into the latest technology world of Google Street View Inside. Her first ever 360 Tour was of the Rose & Crown in St Albans. She then qualified and became a certified a Google Trusted photographer, meaning she had access […]

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KickOff@3 Walthamstow 2018

What is KickOff@3? ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT? CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE PHOTOS KickOff@3 is a social and charitable initiative that began in 2017. KickOff@3 brings together diverse communities and spreads multiple charity awareness to young people while having fun. The 2017 events were so well received and organised that interest […]

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KickOff@3 Initiative

View the gallery What is KickOff@3? CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO DATES, LOCATIONS AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE 2018 TOURNAMENTS. KickOff@3 is the brainchild of Michael Wallace and Ashley Levien. Michael a serving Police Officer working in Youth Engagement is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside work too. Ashley Levien runs social […]

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Google My Business page posts

Google My Business now has a Post feature   Google My Business certainly has had some changes over the years. When I first started as a Google Trusted Photographer back in 2012 it was a Google Places Page. Not many businesses were aware they had them and even fewer had ownership of them. A consequence […]

6 Email Marketing Ideas

If email marketing is something you’ve thought about but are not sure what to write, this guest post from Julie Joseph, The Virtual Marketeer may give you some ideas. Email can be at the centre of your relationship marketing strategy and is a valuable communication tool that can be used in a myriad of ways. […]

Announcing the Charity Ball Auction List!

We are very pleased to announce some of lovely donations that have been made for our auction at our big charity ball on Saturday 4th February 2017. Take a look at this list of awesome goodies! Remember you can book your place (or table) by contacting Jo on 0800 298 2119 or email What […]

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