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AudioMicro Brings Music & Effects To The SlideRocket Marketplace

By Nat Robinson on June 11, 2009

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley (1945-1981)

AudioMicro brings music and sound fx to the SlideRocket Marketplace

AudioMicro brings music and sound effects to the SlideRocket Marketplace

This week we added music and sound effects to the SlideRocket Marketplace via our newest content partner AudioMicro. AudioMicro provides an extensive library of user-generated micro stock music, sound effects, production music, production elements and music cues for incredibly low prices and we’re very happy to offer this content, tightly integrated into SlideRocket, to help you make great presentations.

As with any communication media, presentations (especially ones delivered sans presenter) are greatly enhanced with the addition of appropriate audio. Music can help determine the mood or character of your presentation and compliment or accentuate your message, while effects can be used to grab attention or create highlights. More importantly audio can create an emotional reaction to your presentation communications which makes them far more memorable for viewers. The combination of these is perhaps why presentations with audio are on average watched 2 to 3 times longer than those without. To see AudioMicro’s library of audio just login to SlideRocket and click on the Marketplace button at the top of the screen. You can search across genres, preview tracks and then click to buy and add your selected audio files to your library, it’s that simple.

“SlideRocket’s beautiful design and powerful communication capabilities made a natural fit for the AudioMicro music and sound effects library”, said Ryan Born, chief executive officer, AudioMicro. “50% of the entertainment value of visual media comes from the audio.  With over 125,000 tracks to choose from, SlideRocket users are now able to create more compelling, attention grabbing presentations, using AudioMicro music and effects to engage their audience.”

At SlideRocket we’re embracing the use of audio in our own corporate communications. Here’s an example of a presentation news release we created that uses an ambient music bed to a produce a futuristic, upbeat mood for telling our SlideRocket Marketplace story. This presentation auto-runs for 82 seconds but has an average viewing time of 4m 52s, roughly 4 times longer than the programmed length. In addition our SlideRocket presentation metrics tells us that viewers stayed on the last slide for an average of 2m 46s just to listen to the remainder of the audio track. Impressive. If you have SlideRocket presentations that use audio, we’d love to see er… hear them. Please send your published presentation link to community at sliderocket dot com.

Music and effects adds another element to our vision of a complete content and services marketplace for you to use as you build your multimedia communications but we’re not stopping here. Stay tuned for more marketplace updates and if you have either content or services you’d like to offer via the SlideRocket Marketplace please send an email to marketplace at sliderocket dot com and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Help When You Need It from the New SlideRocket Marketplace

By Tracy Frey on March 3, 2009

When SlideRocket came out of private beta at the end of October, 2008, we launched with the promise of a Marketplace for content and services.  We know your presentations are designed to sell something (be it a service, a product, a lesson, or you!) and we want you to make that sale.  We knew a robust Marketplace of content and services would help you do just that, and we’ve been working like mad behind the scenes to make that dream a reality.

Well, today that day has arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited.  Now, when you log into SlideRocket, you will find our brand new Marketplace portal where you can easily browse and buy content and services for your presentations.  Without ever leaving SlideRocket, you can find people to help you with graphic design, illustration, copy writing, custom photography, video services, motion graphics, presentation coaching and more. Pretty awesome, huh? Do you have a presentation service you are interested in selling in our Services Directory?  Contact marketplace at sliderocket dot com to apply.

In addition to our new Services Directory, we’ve added to our current content partners Fotolia (awesome stock photography) and Mimeo (super easy presentation printing and delivery).  We are pleased to welcome Andertoons (hysterical cartoons), and PresentationPro (graphics and icons) to the family, and we’ll be adding AudioMicro (killer stock audio) and Ascender (custom fonts) very soon.

What would a launch from SlideRocket be without a presentation? Well, don’t fret. If you want to check out some screenshots and groove to a cool AudioMicro tune, all you have to do is click play below. Play it in fullscreen to see it in all its glory.  You can even share this presentation with others if you want – we’d love it!

At SlideRocket, we know that particularly in our current economy, it is of the utmost importance that you optimize your sales and keep your costs to a minimum. We hope our new Marketplace can give you the content and help you need, and save you time and money to boot!  As always, we’d love to hear what you think, so please let us know in the comments.

What’s Next For The SlideRocket Marketplace?

By Nat Robinson on January 20, 2009

In case you haven’t heard, the SlideRocket Marketplace is where you go to browse, buy and rapidly integrate content and services that will help you make great presentations. Today we have Mimeo (digital printing and overnight delivery) and Fotolia (stock photography) up and running. We also have agreements in place with PresentationPro (graphics and icons), Ascender Fonts (to let you upload custom fonts), Audio Micro (music and FX) and Andertoons (cartoons).

In the next few weeks we’ll be releasing a new UI for the SlideRocket Marketplace and both PresentationPro and Andertoons will be coming online so stay tuned, we’ll let you know when they’re ready to roll.

In the meantime we want to know what you’d like to see next in the SlideRocket Marketplace so we can prioritize our efforts accordingly. Take the poll and tell us what you’re thinking.