Todor Krecu

Social Media Marketing

Education, discussions and events on Social Media Sites, Photos, Video, etc.

Mobile Monday Chicago

Facilitating connections between companies and people in the mobile industry.

Chicago Culinary Events

Discovering Chicago area restaurants and culinary events.

Local Marketing and Google Maps

360 Degree Views, Still Photography and Video by Todor Krecu


How your business can benefit?


It is often tough for customers to choose the right restaurant, bar, cafe or hotel . Build trust in your business with a high-quality 360 degree view that lets people experience your location before they arrive. These immersive, virtual experiences inspire greater confidence among prospective guests and patrons. A trusted professional for hire like myself can help you more easily create and publish photos and 360 degree view on Google Maps.


* When searching for businesses, consumers use mapping products 44% of the time.
* On average, 41% of these place searches result in an on-site visit.
* Listings with photos and a virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest.


Quantitative market research was conducted in July 2015 by an independent market research firm to understand the impact of virtual tours on increasing consumers’ interest in local businesses (specifically in booking a reservation at a hotel or restaurant).
* Download this Google report



I enjoy exploring the variety of American and ethnic restaurants in the Chicago area. I usually have a digital camera with me to take photos. As a backup I have my Android phone that I use to take photos of the restaurant and cuisine. Over the years I have taken thousands of photos at events and when dining out. Many of these photos I post to Google Maps and other sites to share my experience.

Currently, I am a Level 5 Google Local Guide Contributor, which is the highest. I have also been selected to join the Google Street View Trusted Photographer program and Google Local Guides Chicago Community moderator.

You may view my Google Local Guide Profile

Because of my contributions to Google Maps, I have been invited to join the Google Local Guides Connect Group 

If you would like to stayed updated with the Chicago culinary scene, join my Chicago Local Guides Community Page on Google

Learn more about my Google Maps photos:
* Google Maps Photos
* Google Maps 360 Views
* Google Maps Certified Trusted Photograph
* Chicago Local Guides Community


Contact info:
Todor Krecu
310 Busse Hwy, Unit 223
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Tel (773) 257-3282
E-mail: todor@krecu.net