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EyeTour.com Wins Big @ SME WebAD Awards!

Posted on 15 July 2009 by EyeFred

EyeTour.com won the award for Best Website at this year’s WebAD Awards hosted by SME (Asociación de Ejecutivos de Ventas y Mercadeo en Puerto Rico) at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The ceremony took place at the association’s yearly Puerto Rico Internet Forum, where the island’s top marketing and sales executives gathered for presentations on the medium’s ‘Social & Search Revolutions’.

Justin Levy, General Maneger at New Marketing Labs, centered his presentation on ‘Social Media Marketing’ – giving an overview on the benefits of exploiting social media as marketing tools and spending time discussing media darling services like Facebook and Twitter.  David Hughes, CEO at The Search Agency, and David Rahmel, Chief Research Officer and Executive Vice President at SEO, discussed the importance of Search Engine Optimization and Marketing as tactics to help grow a business by increasing brand visibility and traffics.

Facing some tough competition by some of Puerto Rico’s most visible brands and skilled media agencies, EyeTour.com won the Best Website category against Toyota’s ‘La Increible Máquina de Ahorra Gasolina‘, developed by Nobox Marketing Group, and the ‘Postcards from the Stars‘ website, developed by a group of local noted entrepreneurs (including Pedro Juan Hernández of Futuroe.com and Mr. Rafo Muñiz) in partnership with The Ricky Martin Foundation.  Other winners at the event included JWT for Best Internet Integration (Phone Star – Centennial) and Creative Media Communications for their work in the Rogelio 2008 political campaign.

Why EyeTour.com?

EyeTour has evolved from the initial vision shared by three young entrepreneurs who found inspiration several years ago in Apple’s release of the first video iPod, into a full-fledged production company in charge of Puerto Rico’s Premier Online Video Guide, on the constant lookout for new technologies and Internet innovations with which to promote our precious Isla del Encanto.

EyeTour.com has become a feature-rich website experience unlike any other in the Caribbean that allows visitors to explore the island’s best attractions – historical sites, beaches, nature reserves, museums, restaurants, and more – through high-quality videos, detailed travel articles, and thousands of photographs. Visitors can download EyeTour videos into their iPod, iPhone, or other personal video player and fulfill the promise of our company’s slogan: BE YOUR OWN GUIDE!

We have created EyeTour.com and much more – our blog covers major events and expands on our video content, we’ve established direct communication with our users via new Internet technologies such as Facebook and Twitter, and we’ve expanded our reach through modern distribution methods such as iTunes, YouTube, and RSS feeds.  EyeTour was also iPhone-ready well before the celebrated phone was made available in Puerto Rico.  The company has poured its heart into showing off what Puerto Rico is and what Puerto Ricans can do – and we hope it shows!

Any award accepted by EyeTour.com is a recognition given to the independent spirit, to entrepreneurial drive in times of economic hardship, to the Davids of the world up against powerful but never almighty Goliaths, and to those that dare dream big and wake up – pen in hand – ready to commit those ideas to paper and share them with the rest of the world. We’ve only just begun.

The EyeTour Team accepts the award for Best Website.

The EyeTour Team accepts the award for Best Website.

Congratulations to the whole EyeTour production and web development team:

José Martí, Juan Agustín Márquez, Alfredo Richner, Pablo López, Adrián Richner, Gabriel Sánchez, Andrés Richner, Sherman Wildman, Danette Hudoba, Jacob Serlen, Gerardo Rodriguez

Thank you for all the hard work, odd hours, rush jobs, labours of love, bickering, hugs, and most of all, your passion!  We also wish to thank all of our friends and supporters (you know who you are).  This project would not exist without each of your contributions.


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‘Letters’ to EyeTour

Posted on 09 July 2009 by EyeFred

EyeTour shares some of our user comments with you.  Thanks for all who write in and let us know what they think about the site and how to make it better!  Want to speak your mind? Send us your comments, suggestions, questions, pictures, etc. at info@eyetour.com or via Twitter account at @eyetourpr!

Theresa writes via email:

“We just got back and miss it already!  I wanted to send you this picture of our ‘El Morro – Welcome to PR’ ambassador!!! I named her Mucho Gusto. Gotta love it!  Definitely have to come back!  The scenery was beautiful but the people are more so.  Everyone was so helpful and friendly.  Thanks for your site – it made the trip for us!

Frankie via Twitter: “Great stuff, my brother is goin to Puerto Rico in August, great source for stuff to do”

Abner via Email: “I found your website after reading an article in elnuevodia.com.  This website is awesome, easy to navigate and you get a small video clip of each location and point of interest.  I am from PR, but reside in CA and have friends from all over – I introduce them to this website to brag about our beautiful island and they all ask me if this site gives tours of countries such as México, Canada or the USA.  Well I am not sure if your company plans to do something outside of Puerto Rico, but your web tour concept is one in a kind and perhaps should be extended to tour other countries.” (We sure hope so Abner! Stay tuned! – Eyefred)


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EyeTour.com Makes Headlines!

Posted on 04 July 2009 by EyeFred

We woke up today (June 4, 2009) to the magnificent news that EyeTour was featured on El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s best-selling newspaper.  The article celebrates EyeTour.com’s recent Best Website WebAd Award 2009 victory in the Sales and Marketing Executives Association of Puerto Rico yearly Internet Forum event.  If you have a hard copy of today’s paper on hand, turn to page 41.  If you don’t, you can read the news here (link in Spanish).  We’ve also prepared an English version of the article for non-Spanish speakers.

We want to thank once again the entire team for all their hard work and dedication to the project: Pablo, Adrián, Gabriel, Sherman, Danette, Mariano, Gerardo, Andrés, Jacob, our friends at the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Rums of Puerto Rico, Comercio y Exportación, INTENE, Grupo Guayacán, CompraoAlquila.com, ML Studio, and all the others who’ve allowed us to make our vision a reality.  It is because of them that you are able to sit back, relax, enjoy EyeTour videos and BE YOUR OWN GUIDE!

Also, we want to thank all of our Facebook fans and especially the Twittericans, who’ve shown their overwhelming support for the project since EyeTour opened its account a few months ago.  Thanks for all your kind words, motivation, and support!  We hope to celebrate and share many more victories in the near future with all of you!


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EyeTour Ready for Official iPhone Debut in Puerto Rico!

Posted on 10 October 2008 by EyeFred

The iPhone finally arrives at our shores on October 17th, 2008 – a week from today! Puerto Ricans have been anxious to get their hands on the highly coveted phone for more than a year now, and EyeTour will be one of the firsts in line to get a couple of Apple’s iPhones.

EyeTour’s Company Vision states our commitment to technological innovation within the Tourism Industry. The company was founded on the promise of developing easy-to-use tools that anticipate the needs of our visitors, tourists, and fellow Puerto Ricans – and in keeping with that promise, we are proud to announce the release of EyeTour’s first Web Application developed specifically for the iPhone.

What is EyeTour’s Web Application for iPhone?

EyeTour has developed a mobile version of its Old San Juan Video Guide – including 40 of the historic city’s attractions – specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch. By visiting www.eyetour.com from your iPhone or iPod touch, users will be able to view the entire Old San Juan EyeTour on their phones without having to register or download anything. Videos can be viewed by using the interactive OLD SAN JUAN MAP – just tap the screen on your desired destination! You can also move the map around with a quick flick of your finger or pinch the screen to zoom in and out. Videos are also easily accessed from the AVAILABLE VIDEOS list option on the application’s home menu.


As a bonus gift to our visitors and as a way of celebrating Puerto Rico’s Official Oct.17 iPhone Launch, EyeTour has designed 16 Free iPhone Wallpapers for users to download directly to their iPhones and decorate their equipment with some of the island’s most amazing sights! Visit www.eyetour.com from your iPhone or iPod touch and select FREE IPHONE WALLPAPERS from the menu, then choose your desired wallpaper and touch down on the image for 2-3 seconds to save it to your phone. You can change your iPhone’s wallpaper from the Settings icon on your iPhone’s main menu (then touch ‘General’ and finally ‘Wallpaper’).


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