Our Marketing Manager Danelsy Medrano attended “Unplugged with Mayor Michael Nutter” at St. Joseph’s University last night. At the event, Mayor Nutter talked to a group of 75 of the most promising professionals in the Delaware Valley about the bright future of the city of Philadelphia.
Mayor Nutter spoke on many topics and started with his initiative to make the Navy Yard more of a go to destination for people who live in or are visiting Philadelphia. The opportunity for business growth at the Navy Yard shares many parallels with our world of SEO. Just like optimizing a website, the Mayor looks to make it easier to bring traffic to the area in the future and improve the product that visitors can enjoy once they arrive.
In addition to the Navy Yard, the Mayor spoke about encouraging stats about a decrease in obesity in Philadelphia, promising work done by the youth of the city and exciting deals with musicians like Jay Z that will bring more entertainment to the city.
Danelsy also discussed how Mayor Nutter believes Philadelphia is a hub for entertainment. Just an hour away from the Poconos, Atlantic City and much more, there is plenty to love about Philly. While we certainly agree with the Mayor about the greatness of the city, sometimes it’s all about how you get the message out there, which is something Danelsy and others discussed with the Mayor last night and something we work hard on doing for our customers every day.
As a member of the Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Danelsy has been representing WebiMax at events since December. Next on her list of events is the presentation of The Paradigm Award. The prestigious award recognizes an exceptional female professional each year. This year, Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company will accept the award.
Today, Google announced at the Social-Loco conference in San Francisco, that they will be updating their famous Places tool to include the interior photos of local businesses. This will be most useful in downtown local business districts where the cliental are regular visitors. It will be mostly advantageous for bars, restaurants, and coffee shops to be featured, to show off the interior set-up of their business.
In only a few U.S. cities, including Orange County, CA, San Francisco, CA, St. Petersburg, FL, San Antonio, TX, and Phoenix, AZ, you can apply to have an official Google photographer visit your business and take photos of the interior. Eventually, there will be a 360 degrees panoramic view of your business on Google Places.
Google stated in their announcement that “Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover; you can’t always judge a business by its exterior. Interior photographs are a great way to show potential customers what your business is really like. By enhancing your Place Page, business photos will help your business stand out above the competition and get discovered on Google.”