SlideRocket Chosen by South by Southwest (SXSW) as the Official Online Presentation Partner
San Francisco, CA - October 22, 2009 - SlideRocket, presentations reinvented, is the official online presentation partner for the upcoming SXSW Interactive Festival, March 12-16, 2010 in Austin, Texas. As the official online presentation partner of the event, SlideRocket will work with the speakers presenting at SXSW to maximize the impact, effectiveness and lifetime value of their presentations. For SXSW Interactive attendees, SlideRocket becomes the go-to resource for event content. Attendees can access session presentations on-demand at a dedicated SXSW site, powered by SlideRocket.
SXSW presenters are guaranteed to impress with SlideRocket's high-definition presentations. SlideRocket frees presentations from the confines of desktop-based slideware and creates the opportunity for measurement and follow-up. SlideRocket presentations are living documents - presenters can share presentations via simple links, post them to the web and make real time updates. Highlights and details include:
- Create awesome presentations: Complimentary to the existing security controls SlideRocket has always offered for shared presentations, the Sales & Marketing Edition adds enterprise-level sharing, permissions and control for when teams work together on one document. These new capabilities help companies maintain brand integrity and information accuracy across presentations.
- Cloud-based and platform agnostic: SlideRocket is a cloud-based application, available anywhere and everywhere the presenter goes, making presentations easily updatable regardless of the presenter's location. In addition, SlideRocket is platform-agnostic; presentations look exactly how they are meant to no matter what hardware or software is available, allowing presenters to focus on 100% on engaging their audience.
- Portability: With SlideRocket's Portable Presentation, users can easily present at events like SXSW without worrying about connectivity or hardware compatibility issues and without the need for a specialized player. If necessary, users can export presentations and save the rich media presentation on hard drives, thumb drives or CDs. Full fidelity and quality of the file is ensured, no matter the platform.
- Update, track and measure presentations post-session: SXSW presenters can be sure that any viewer of their presentation will always see up-to-date and accurate messages. With SlideRocket, presenters only need to update a slide once and those updates will sync across all subsequent views. As well, presenters have the opportunity to learn if their presentations are succeeding via SlideRocket's unique analytic capabilities. Presenters can embed presentations on their own blogs and sites, as well as get feedback on who is viewing them and which slides are of most interest to their on-demand audience.
SlideRocket presentations create an ongoing connection between the presenter and the audience, extending and spreading the presenters' messages beyond a singular event.
"SXSW is an incredibly innovative and exciting event. The speakers, the content and the event production is creative, top of the line and keeps massive audiences coming back year after year," said Chuck Dietrich, CEO, SlideRocket. "We're excited to be a part of SXSW's continued innovation, helping to create its 365-day-a-year presence online."
"We're thrilled that SlideRocket will help the community and panel content to live on after the event ends in March," said SXSW Interactive Festival Producer Shawn O'Keefe. "SlideRocket benefits SXSW Interactive attendees with its ability to share and maintain connections, which is of course a big part of our core mission."
An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the SXSW Interactive Festival brings together the world’s most creative web developers, designers, bloggers, wireless innovators, content producers, programmers, widget inventors and new media entrepreneurs. Five days of captivating keynote presentations and provocative panel sessions provide lively discussion as well as big-picture analysis of the future of this industry. In addition to the bountiful business opportunities at the Trade Show & Exhibition and the hands-on gaming fun at the ScreenBurn Arcade, SXSW Interactive provides a full array of exciting evening events to entertain attendees. Learn more about SXSW Interactive by watching this SlideRocket online presentation.
Until SlideRocket, presentations have been limited to flat, static slides built with antiquated technology, just like a printed brochure. SlideRocket’s application changes the way people think about presentations. SlideRocket turns presentations inside out and allows people to interact and engage in ways not possible with the technology available today.
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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