SlideRocket Marketplace Adds Services, New Content Partners And Easy To Use Portal. New Services Directory Gives You Help When You Need it.
San Francisco, CA - March 3, 2009 - SlideRocket, the leader in online presentations, today announced three exciting new developments to the SlideRocket Marketplace: the launch of the SlideRocket Services Directory, new Marketplace content partners and an easy to use new portal interface – all designed to help SlideRocket users make great presentations.
The SlideRocket Marketplace is a revolutionary new way to bring the highest quality content to presentations. Until now, presentation creators have been faced with a disconnected and decentralized set of tools and services, requiring enormous legwork in order to find and add the right content to presentations. The SlideRocket Marketplace turns this process on its head, and allows users to browse and buy images, video, cartoons, custom fonts and more for their presentations without ever leaving SlideRocket.
Today, SlideRocket is pleased to announce the addition of a Services Directory allowing agencies and creative professionals to provide a host of services to SlideRocket users to help them make great presentations seamlessly. These services include graphic design, illustration, copy writing, custom photography, video services, motion graphics, presentation coaching and more. Users can search the directory within SlideRocket to quickly find and review providers then connect and discuss project details. With SlideRocket’s collaboration features, presentations can be easily shared between user and service provider allowing for quick iterations with complete visibility to both parties ensuring objectives and deadlines are met.
“We’ve changed the way people make presentations today by teaming with professional providers to sell their expertise in our new Services Directory,” said CEO and Founder Mitch Grasso. “Now users can find both top quality content and services and quickly integrate them into their presentation workflow, all from within SlideRocket. "This greatly streamlines the creative process and helps our users save time and money while delivering the best possible presentations.”
“We’ve already received great leads from different parts of the world just by showcasing some of our work on the SlideRocket site.” Said Dan Marcolina, Owner of Marcolina Design Inc. “We are excited to be listed in the Service Directory because it makes it easy for SlideRocket users to see the broader range of our services. Not only to assist in SlideRocket design and asset creation but in a larger communication perspective in areas such as print, web and video design. SlideRocket has created an incredible presentation ecosystem that we fit right into, it’s like magic.”
"We love the way the SlideRocket Marketplace streamlines the creative process for both users and service providers," said Jenna Lutwin, PitchPartner Account Executive at C2 Creative. "It lets users quickly find us, see our capabilities, then reach out to us and share their presentations so we can evaluate projects and then get to work. Clients see their presentations as we work on them which helps keep the project on track and on budget. It's great for everyone."
"As a creative ad agency, it's vital for to balance 'High Tech" and "High Touch" when presenting concepts and introducing our agency to a prospective client. SlideRocket is our competitive advantage for staying "high tech" said Michael Fogarty, Principal at Kokopelli / Chicago. "In competitive situations, SlideRocket ensures we are the agency remembered.
Creative professionals who would like to be SlideRocket certified and listed in the Service Directory should contact email@example.com. Listing in the Service Directory is free but SlideRocket will offer advertising for partners who want premium placement at a later date.
In addition to the service directory, SlideRocket is also announcing two new content partners, Andertoons, the leading provider of business and family cartoons, and PresentationPro for advanced graphics and icons. These new content providers add to SlideRocket’s initial partners, Mimeo, the online leader for digital printing, binding and shipping documents right from your computer and Fotolia, a leading provider of royalty-free stock photos with over 4.3 million assets.
“I understood the SlideRocket Marketplace vision early on.” said Mark Anderson, Cartoonist and Owner of Andertoons. “I love the slick way they’ve made our toons immediately available to presentation builders. With just a few clicks you can find just the right cartoon and have it in your presentation. Now there’s something to smile about.”
“Our goal at PresentationPro is to help users build the most professional looking presentations possible. Now, with our participation in the SlideRocket Marketplace, we are making our extensive collection of custom presentation graphics and designs easily available to more users than ever before,” said Gary White, President of PresentationPro.
"We bring an amazing selection of legal, micro-priced images on the web to the SlideRocket Marketplace” said Fotolia co-founder and president Oleg Tscheltzoff. “ Now users can easily search Fotolia's image library inside the SlideRocket user interface, find just the right photo and quickly integrate it into their SlideRocket presentation, delivering a new level of convenience and productivity."“We're extremely proud to be charter members of the SlideRocket Marketplace; it's a natural fit for Mimeo. Now, it’s easy for SlideRocket users to make great presentations in SlideRocket and order copies to be printed and delivered overnight, quickly and easily with Mimeo. This is one more way Mimeo is working to delight our customers,” said Adam Slutsky, chief executive officer, Mimeo, Inc.com
Tying the new marketplace content and service offerings together is an easy to use marketplace portal, giving SlideRocket users an intuitive way to browse and buy both content and services.
“The new Marketplace user interface makes it really easy to find premium content and browse offerings from our new service partners. We’re committed to ensuring our users have a great experience as they get what they need and quickly integrate it into their presentations.” said Heather Calvosa, Director of Business Development for SlideRocket.
SlideRocket reinvents presentations by bringing big ideas to life, engaging audiences and driving business. The platform promotes influential story telling through interactive capabilities like audio, rich media and instant feedback that elevate meetings, regardless of time or location. In addition, the measurement analytics provide dynamic sales tools and unmatched customer insight. With SlideRocket you can quickly and easily create and deliver stunning presentations with quantifiable results. For more information, please visit www.sliderocket.com.
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