INTRODUCING THE EASY AND FUN WAY TO KEEP ATTENDEES INFORMED
Swank Audio Visuals Launches Mobile Meeting Manager (M3) App
ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swank Audio Visuals' innovative Web-based meeting app, Mobile Meeting Manager (M3), makes accessing itineraries and agendas fun and saves meeting planners time and money.
Attendees use M3 on their smartphones and tablets to access meeting times, speaker biographies, information about other attendees and exhibitor lists, and they can even use M3 to build a personal schedule. It makes preparing and distributing bulky informational packets a thing of the past.
Meeting planners save time because Swank's dedicated M3 service team loads the event information; no special formatting is required. Additionally, having Swank provide an event's audio visual services and its meeting app simplifies planning. Planners save money by reducing printing and shipping costs and eliminating reprints. The app for a meeting or event can usually be developed in less than a week. Revisions are easily made during the event and are automatically updated on attendees' devices.
Swank's partner hotels benefit from the app's unique landing page, which features maps and special offers. M3's Web-based technology requires no downloads and is compatible with nearly every smartphone and tablet.
James Roche, Swank's M3 Customer Service Director, says, "M3 is exceeding the expectations of meeting planners and attendees. For example, planners are creating new ways to use it, and M3 has the flexibility to adapt on the fly. And this is just the beginning -- we're already developing new features."
The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) was Swank's first M3 customer. NAHU Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Jessica Waltman, said, "We used M3 to not only provide our attendees with agenda and speaker information, but also to link them to legislative talking points, Twitter and Flickr feeds, sponsor details and the conference website. M3 enabled NAHU to significantly reduce the amount of paper distributed to attendees, which helped us meet an organizational goal of having 'greener', more technology-savvy conferences. Attendees reported successfully using the M3 application, found it to be helpful, and would like to use it again at future meetings. NAHU plans to use Swank Audio Visuals' M3 application at future events, and we recommend it to other organizations."
Founded in 1937, Swank Audio Visuals is celebrating its 75(th) anniversary in 2012. The Company has a rich legacy of providing superior technical expertise and resources, creative stage and set designs, and state-of-the-art equipment for the event industry. Provided with a hospitality approach, services include audio, video, lighting, stage design, production, webcasting/webarchiving, 3D renderings and more. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Swank employs more than 1,600 talented professionals in approximately 375 destination resorts and hotels in 65 major markets, representing more than 165 cities in the U.S., Canada and Middle East.