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Category: AV Event Solutions

Industry News: Museums Turn To Technology for Immersive Experience, Raise Engagement
Mar 23, 2016 by
Earlier this month at the SXSW Interactive Media Festival, experiential marketing pros gathered to discuss the changing landscape for museums. AV Network, a leading industry publication, covered the seminar titled “Tomorrow’s Museum: Designing Engaging Experiences,” where case studies were shared and hypotheses about the future were discussed. We have experience in this space, having worked with Radical Media on a breakout museum installation called the Museum of Feelings, which happen...
Event Solutions for Increasing Engagement – Part One: Big Data
Mar 09, 2016 by
For business events such as meetings, conferences, trade shows, and expositions, data can be an invaluable tool for increasing engagement. By knowing your attendees better, it becomes exponentially easier to provide them with an event experience that truly serves their goals and exceeds their expectations. According to Forbes, only 15% of Fortune 500 companies are currently using big data analytics.¹ While big data may seem intimidating and inaccessible for many smaller companies, big data spen...
Which Projection Screen is Best for My Event?
Mar 01, 2016 by
Many business meetings, presentations, speakers, sessions, and corporate events rely on projection screens to provide primary or secondary images. Whether these images are the main focus of a presentation or if they’re simply helping to set the stage by adding a visual element to a speaker’s message, projection screens have long been a popular favorite for event planners and corporate meeting organizers. Screens and projectors are the long-running technology favorite for PowerPoint presentat...
3 Ways to Create an Outstanding Financial Conference
Nov 17, 2015 by
As a financial conference planner, it’s up to you to anticipate the reasons people attend a conference and provide solutions that will help your attendees satisfy those reasons. These reasons may be a desire to gather new knowledge within an industry, to network, as well as taking advantage of an event location, making it a mini-holiday. You can’t always control where your event is held, but you can create an Outstanding Financial Conference that leaves your attendees feeling satisfied and...
Discover 5 Questions to Evaluate Renting Audio Visual Equipment vs. Buying
Oct 21, 2015 by
When does it make sense for your organization to rent audio visual equipment versus buying it? Many organizations are wrestling with this very prospect. Here is what you need to consider: Are you in the audio visual business or in the business of making money for your organization? Let's explore five questions that can help you better evaluate this: Does your staff have the time to research, purchase, get trained on, maintain and store your technology? What is the total cost of owne...
Enhance Your Event with our Extensive Kiosk Rental Selection
Sep 24, 2015 by
Touch screen kiosks are one of today’s best interactive tools for elevating any event. Our cost effective cutting-edge trade show kiosk rentals allow you to easily promote business, exchange information, provide services and improve attendee experience, in literally thousands of ways. But we don’t stop at just providing you with the best equipment on the market. What really sets SmartSource Rentals apart is our unparalleled service and customer support. Touch Screen Kiosks are the Ideal Te...
Audio Components that Put the “POP” in Your Sound Production
Jun 16, 2015 by
Sound is one of the major elements of any successful business event. If you’ve ever struggled to hear a speaker or been pained by feedback, you’ve witnessed first-hand how hearing a message loud and clear feels like every audience member’s most basic right. A presentation can still occur without visuals (although it shouldn’t have to), but if there’s no sound . . . There’s no way for audience members to connect to a speaker, trainer, lecturer, or presenter that cannot be heard and u...
Lead Retrieval Technology for Any Event
Jun 11, 2015 by
For many business events, lead retrieval is a vital part of achieving the necessary ROI. Event Data Services is the umbrella category that helps event organizers, sponsors, and exhibitors make the real connections they need to form with attendees—gathering actionable data that gives an accurate picture of the event’s success, while also giving sales teams the networking and contact information that brings revenue. Versatile Lead Generation Options SmartSource Rentals offers a wide variety of...
How to Create Engagement with Audience Response Systems
Mar 26, 2015 by
One of the best ways to create interactivity between a speaker and their listeners is by encouraging them to respond to prompts and questions. The technique of seeking audience response has been around for a long time, and there are many benefits to this technique including: Improving attentiveness Boosting knowledge retention And creating greater interactivity The old standby method of asking for a show of hands as a form of gathering audience information is certainly better than not aimin...
5 Developing Technologies that will Change Events
Feb 26, 2015 by
By Tia Crawford The Event Industry is constantly reinventing itself—endlessly searching for new, fresh, better, and more eye-popping options on a long list of event necessities. Event Planners are looking for the most fashionable décor of the moment, the trendiest venue, and the guest speaker that is most in demand; however, behind the scenes, business events strive for informational exchange and networking connections. Technology has grown from a supporting factor into a driving force, as i...
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