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Category: Trade Show & Conference

Video Wall Lessons Learned from Times Square
Jun 25, 2015 by
Times Square is a world famous tourist destination, and a remarkable number of visitors admit that they are there to witness the advertising—that the number and size of the digital billboards is one of the attractions of the area, helping to make it a legendary location worldwide. The Times Square Alliance recently commissioned a survey of 2,000 visitors. According to the survey results(4): • 80% of visitors said that the signs and advertisements are part of the destination’s appeal. • ...
6 Ways to Tap Into the Versatility of Apple iPad Stations
Jun 23, 2015 by
Tablets and business go hand in hand, and the technology of iPad and Android tablets is notoriously adaptable. When Event Planners bring in a fleet of tablets and pair them with a combination of stands, branding and mounting, then the possibilities become nearly endless. Tablet technology offers several specific advantages over desktops, laptops, kiosks, or more permanent systems. Tablets are remarkably portable. Their small size allows them to fit neatly and unobtrusively into a wide variety o...
Top 10 Ways to Use Digital Signage for Your Event
Jun 18, 2015 by
Events depend heavily on up-to-the-minute information that is easily accessed. Any convention, trade show, conference, training session or business meeting involves large numbers of individuals—each needing to know where to go and what to do next. In the past, Event Managers relied on printed materials such as maps, agendas, and speaker information; unfortunately, printed materials were never able to adapt to the constantly changing conditions of our modern world—flight delays, room changes,...
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...
SmartSource Offers Lockable Charging Stations for Events
May 28, 2015 by
SmartSource Rentals offers the newest and most secure cell phone charging stations. These safe, confidential charging stations can accommodate cell phones, iPads, tablets, and other devices. With the ever-growing necessity of personal hand-held electronic devices at events, secure cell phone charging is a tremendously valuable service for event attendees. More and more individuals use their cell phones to control their mobile payment and digital wallet, or their remote home security and smart h...
The Scoop on Alternatives to PowerPoint: Infogr.am
May 26, 2015 by
We have been spending time talking about alternatives to PPT in “The Scoop on Alternatives to PowerPoint” series including: • PowToon • Emaze and we’ve made suggestions for How to Make Your Presentations Remarkable no matter which platform you use. We’ve been taking the time to give you these new ideas for presentations because the truth is that the better your presentations are the more successful your events will be, for your business and your brand. In this article about Infogr.a...
Increase Sponsorships with Modern Day Cyber Cafés
May 21, 2015 by
Remember cyber cafés? Cyber cafés were traditionally set up as a place for people to access the Internet. For trade shows and conferences, these “cafés” opened up a great opportunity to increase sponsorship revenue. The café itself was usually a computer or tablet resting on a table, and the sponsors could be advertised on a printed table tent or something similar. Now, however, people are accessing the Internet via their smart phone, so there is no need for a traditional cyber café. H...
Get Your Show on the Road – Technology Tips for Mobile Tours
May 19, 2015 by
Many businesses have events that hit the road, crossing the country with multiple stops in dozens of cities. For business events that travel, efficiency and consistency are the most valuable assets. Whether for: Product Launches Multi-Regional Training Sessions New Store, Branch or Location Openings User Conferences across Multiple Locations Financial Industry Investment and IPO Road Shows Political Events and Campaigns Mobile Marketing Campaigns For many companies, mobile tours are par...
Dos and Don’ts for Memorable Digital Signage
May 14, 2015 by
Big, bold, eye-catching and memorable...when digital signage is done right. However, too often, companies who intend to use digital signage at their booth or tradeshow tend to prepare content and ideas in the same way that they would for printed signs. Flat and non-dynamic!  Before you simply blast your company name and tagline onto a digital sign, become familiar with some of the basic dos and don’ts so you can create memorable signage! Digital Signage Don’ts  The biggest mistake – ...
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