Our customers continue to impress us with the way they use Matterport to scale their 3D capture businesses and deliver success to their clients. Virtual tour and content marketing agency Momentum 360, owned by Sean Boyle and Mac Frederick, has shown tremendous growth this year. An enterprising serial entrepreneur, Sean tells us how the business has taken off \and how he and his team have been able to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
An integral part of digital marketing agency Momentum Digital, Momentum 360 uses Matterport to create high fidelity 3D virtual tours for property marketing. Serving clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Momentum 360 also offers virtual staging, along with traditional, drone and aerial photography and videography. The company has captured a variety of physical spaces, including real estate, retail spaces, restaurants and schools.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Momentum 360 has expanded to more than 30 locations across the United States with more than 150 photographers across three countries. Its core mission is to bring value to its customers by growing their digital presence with 3D tours coupled with digital marketing.
Always supporting 3D capture photographers and intrepid entrepreneurs alike, Momentum 360’s YouTube Channel provides a wealth of Matterport and virtual tour how-to videos, along with helpful guides on how to build your own virtual tour company. Sean also hosts The Sean Boyle Podcast where he discusses VR and human/business optimization.
- 78%+ increase in revenue during COVID
- 580+ new clients during COVID-19
- 10+ new industries or markets served
- 245% increase in productivity
Q: Why did you start using Matterport? What challenges or needs were you trying to fill?
Momentum 360 implemented Matterport in 2015, four years after Matterport opened their doors. We saw immediate value with their 3D virtual tour technology and doubled-down on our investment. Momentum and Matterport have been synonymous with 3D excellence ever since we made this investment.
Our clients needed certain features in their virtual tour such as measurements, tags with descriptions (also known as Mattertags), highlight reels – the list goes on and on. Matterport fulfilled all of our clients’ needs. It’s the most robust spatial data software in the world.
With over 150+ photographers in three countries, we use an abundance of cameras. Our most popular camera by far is the Matterport Pro2 followed by the Pro1. We also use 360 cameras like the Ricoh Theta because they’re compatible with Matterport and provide acceptable quality at a lower price for our photographers.
Q: How did Matterport solve the challenge(s) you faced?
Since Matterport includes all of the solutions that our clients needed, it was a pretty simple decision. I understand that most virtual tour companies need to partner with other providers to give their clients the best experience. Our business model has revolved around Matterport, which has helped us to land Fortune 500 clients and deliver the best 3D virtual tour experience possible.
Q: How has Matterport helped your business? What were the results?
Matterport has helped us to expand to over 30 locations in the United States during Covid-19! Isn’t that incredible? Matterport has been the driving force that has enabled us to scale and grow so successfully.
Over the past few months, we’ve helped over 300 realtors grow their books of business. Momentum 360 focuses on long-term relationships because we want to ensure that our clients are set for the future, not just the present. It’s our job as digital marketers to hold their hand to help them tell their story and grow their brand.With Matterport, we’re able to do a pretty good job at that.
Q: How do you ensure the success of your internal team?
Momentum 360’s goal is to make sure our photographers understand that we work for them, not the other way around. To build a team that’ll stick around for years to come, I need to make sure that we’re giving our company all the resources and help they need. I speak with all of our photographers every month, whether it’s over dinner or for a five minute call. I want to be as involved with my company as possible.
To build a team of over 150 photographers, they need to buy into the company and what we’re proclaiming. Thankfully, all of them believe in the same vision as the executives do – that’s our secret sauce.