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Feb 12, 2013
The Sands Expo & Convention Center is one of the busiest convention and meetings properties in the United States, with many thousands of attendees often at just one of the venue’s several annual events all wanting to be connected and stay connected at the same time. The challenge was, if let’s say 5,000 attendees were at a keynote and the speaker wanted everyone to answer a question through an audience response system, how could the Sands make sure they delivered as a venue in this moment? Justin Herrman, executive director of IT at the Sands, said a lot of the high-… more
Feb 12, 2013
The Sands Expo & Convention Center is one of the busiest convention and meetings properties in the United States, with many thousands of attendees often at just one of the venue’s several annual events all wanting to be connected and stay connected at the same time. The challenge was, if let’s say 5,000 attendees were at a keynote and the speaker wanted everyone to answer a question through an audience response system, how could the Sands make sure they delivered as a venue in this moment? Justin Herrman, executive director of IT at the Sands, said a lot of the high-… more
At the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo, held Feb. 8-11 in Orlando, attendees had the opportunity to try out something new - a2z, Inc.'s ChirpE Photo Booth. At the booth during the show,  not only did people have fun dressing up and sharing photos through social media, it also created a lot of buzz during and after the show. The ChirpE Photo Booth is an easy-to-use iPad-based Photo Booth with robust social media capabilities. The ChirpE Photo Booth enables event attendees to take their own picture, add a quote or testimonial and post it to their Facebook Page… more
Feb 11, 2013
At the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo, held Feb. 8-11 in Orlando, attendees had the opportunity to try out something new - a2z, Inc.'s ChirpE Photo Booth. At the booth during the show,  not only did people have fun dressing up and sharing photos through social media, it also created a lot of buzz during and after the show. The ChirpE Photo Booth is an easy-to-use iPad-based Photo Booth with robust social media capabilities. The ChirpE Photo Booth enables event attendees to take their own picture, add a quote or testimonial and post it to their Facebook… more
Feb 09, 2013
According to a recent consumer research study published by the Sociable Labs, social sharing is a mainstream shopping activity for discovering what products to buy. 62% of the 1088 online shoppers surveyed under the study had read product-related comments from their friends on Facebook. Results from this and similar studies reinforce the fact that social sharing now has a huge impact on the visibility and growth of a brand online. Social sharing tools enable website visitors to share web content that they like with their friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other popular social media… more
Feb 09, 2013
According to a recent consumer research study published by the Sociable Labs, social sharing is a mainstream shopping activity for discovering what products to buy. 62% of the 1088 online shoppers surveyed under the study had read product-related comments from their friends on Facebook. Results from this and similar studies reinforce the fact that social sharing now has a huge impact on the visibility and growth of a brand online. Social sharing tools enable website visitors to share web content that they like with their friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other popular social media… more
Feb 09, 2013
These days, you can do almost anything with your smartphone. That now includes paying to get into a trade show, finding deals on the showfloor and purchasing vendors’ products right there in their booths. PXT Payments, a mobile payment app and digital wallet provider, is one company that is making this possible with its geolocation-based app looped in™. PXT Payments describes looped in™ as an ATM on your iPhone or Android. Transactions occur when the buyer texts their payment to a vendor. There is no transaction fee for the buyer, but the seller pays a 2.5 percent merchant… more
Feb 09, 2013
These days, you can do almost anything with your smartphone. That now includes paying to get into a trade show, finding deals on the showfloor and purchasing vendors’ products right there in their booths. PXT Payments, a mobile payment app and digital wallet provider, is one company that is making this possible with its geolocation-based app looped in™. PXT Payments describes looped in™ as an ATM on your iPhone or Android. Transactions occur when the buyer texts their payment to a vendor. There is no transaction fee for the buyer, but the seller pays a 2.5 percent merchant… more
Feb 02, 2013
Digital events no longer are something that event planners are worried will replace their live events. Instead, digital events are becoming an important part of an organization’s strategy to extend the life of their three-day physical event to something that can be available 365 days a year. With the increased demand in holding digital events, there’s also a need for qualified professionals to produce them. To that end, the Virtual Edge Institute is the only entity that currently offers a certification program for lDigital Event Strategists and at the recent Professional… more
Feb 02, 2013
Digital events no longer are something that event planners are worried will replace their live events. Instead, digital events are becoming an important part of an organization’s strategy to extend the life of their three-day physical event to something that can be available 365 days a year. With the increased demand in holding digital events, there’s also a need for qualified professionals to produce them. To that end, the Virtual Edge Institute is the only entity that currently offers a certification program for lDigital Event Strategists and at the recent Professional… more