I thought it would be appropriate that our first blog should be about the incredible journey we have had that has brought us to the realization of a dream.
Six years ago we encountered our first experience with live interactive web cam technology. My mom and dad were in Big Sky, Montana shooting VR Tours for ResortQuest International. My dad stumbled across their camera then promptly found a place for him and my mom to sit and proceeded to call everyone of us 6 kids so we could see them in Big Sky, Montana. Needless to say each of us tracked down the camera link and spent time visiting with them while they were visiting Big Sky. Now dad, being the technological visionary he is, realized the potential these cameras and this technology presented. He came home and bought our first live interactive camera.
Now you have to understand that at that time we were a small company working with several large clients and just did not have the time or resources to dedicate to pursuing that vision. The technology was not quite there and we were so busy building everyone else’s brands that we shelved the idea.
Then in 2006, as my mom was experiencing the ravages of cancer and my youngest brother was planning a wedding we stumbled across another use for the camera dad had purchased. By the day of the wedding mom could not get out of bed any longer and the wedding was set up to take place on the dock by the lake in the backyard. Dad pulled the camera out, mounted it to a pole in the back yard, set up a laptop in mom’s room and sat with her as she watched her youngest child get married. On this day the dream of providing these cameras for brides and grooms to be able to share their wedding vows with loved ones who for whatever reason could not travel was born.
Here we are, 4 years later, and finally the dream has been launched. We installed our first beta camera last year for a resort in Destin, Florida, our headquarters. The past year has provided Destin Gulfgate phenomenal results. Coupled with our simple word of mouth marketing campaign they have used the camera to create a buzz and a following we couldn’t have foreseen.
Just two months ago we installed our second Live Interactive Web cam at the Islander Resort in Destin. This time we incorporated our powerful social media marketing package and have watched them create a pretty amazing following in a short period of time. Later this week we will launch our FIRST retail web cam, located at Big Daddy’s Bike Rentals in Santa Rosa Beach. Finally, we are currently working to have the cameras installed at several resorts that offer spectacular wedding venues.
As you can tell we are so excited about the future!! We are looking forward to seeing our vision and cameras all over the world. Join our revolution and suggest a location that you would like to be able to visit by filling out our Suggest A Camera Location form. We will contact the location and work as hard as we can to get a camera installed.