Posted September 24, 2015 by Casey McCallister
SmartShoot is happy to announce our new Enterprise Platform with our first partner, Hotel Tonight. This enterprise platform will allow businesses to create and manage their own network of photographers using our tools:
SmartShoot today announced the launch of their new platform that helps enterprises manage and scale their own network of photographers or videographers. With this new offering, SmartShoot is making the same tools used to manage its own community of more than 10,000 professional filmmakers and photographers available to other companies, like HotelTonight, allowing partners to efficiently self-manage private networks of photographers or videographers.
“We learned a thing or two producing over 100,000 local photo & video shoots with a creative community of over 10,000 creatives; by making our tools and algorithm available in a toolset product, we’re able to help a much large group of companies procure high quality photos and videos efficiently and effectively,” said John McWeeny, co-founder and COO of SmartShoot.
SmartShoot has managed more than 100,000 local photo and video shoots for leading brands like Yelp, Zillow, Groupon, Zagat, and TripAdvisor helping them acquire local photo and video content in scale through a community of professional shooters and a platform toolset. The SmartShoot tools are available to partners through “apps” which integrate SmartShoot’s toolset seamlessly with leading CRM platforms (including Salesforce); tools include online scheduling, a local job offer algorithm based on past performance, photo & video collaboration tools, payment processing, recruiting and vetting, as well as tax and other legal documentation, plus more.
With HotelTonight, SmartShoot is helping the company to manage the process of acquiring photographs of its hotel partners utilizing photographers hand selected by HotelTonight. At the same time, HotelTonight can leverage the SmartShoot platform to ensure it has photographic coverage around the globe.
“We’ve built our brand around an impeccable, yet simple to use, design and the new SmartShoot Toolkit allows us to incorporate unique and beautiful images of our partner hotels within our app, without having to create a network of photographers around the world,” said Amanda Richardson, VP of Product, HotelTonight. “Without having to worry about the images, we can focus on our own users and partners.”
Founded in 2012, SmartShoot helps businesses and consumers get custom high quality photos or videos shot on location, in thousands of cities worldwide. SmartShoot’s platform and marketplace of over 10,000 professional photographers and filmmakers helps business users efficiently acquire high quality photos and videos of all their advertisers or customers. For photographers and filmmakers, SmartShoot is a job referral source and a marketing platform, helping professional photographers and filmmakers grow their business.
Founded in 2010, HotelTonight is a mobile app for booking hand-selected hotels at exclusively low prices, from tonight to up to 7 days in advance. HotelTonight helps consumers plan less and live more, by offering incredible convenience and amazing value at hotels vetted by the HT team. For hotels, HotelTonight is a strategic partner for filling rooms that would otherwise remain empty. HotelTonight is currently available in more than 500 destinations across the globe.
Based in San Francisco, HotelTonight is backed by top venture firms including Coatue Management, GGV Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures and First Round Capital and leading travel-industry pioneers. Visit http://www.hoteltonight.com for more information and to download the free app.