Social Text Live


Special Events & Parties

As an Event Planner you are always looking for something new.  You want to help guests get involved and excited -- to make a party extra-special and worth talking about..

It's a whole new party when guests can toast (or "roast"!) the guest of honor by sending a text message, tweet or Instagram post (using a custom hashtag) onto the video screens. The crowd is dancing, the live simulcast is playing on the screens, and the messages scroll across (or vertically) like a stock ticker.

The party's MC can also engage the guests by asking trivia questions and voting on the screens: Who is the best dancer? Who is the cutest couple?

Partygoers can even send text requests to the DJ, to request songs. Texting activities like these are especially popular and fun for the younger generation, for whom texting is part of their everyday life.

Fully Customized
Our design team can customize a layout for you to that is unique and delivers your message.  Bright colors, displays, photo slide shows, impact videos and live camera feeds embedded into the layout are just a few of the options that we can include in your personalized layout.

It's easy to add live texting to your event...
All it takes is a video projector & screen(s) or large-screen monitor to display the interaction, and we do the best.  Partygoers use their cell phones to send text messages, tweets and Instagram posts.

Our system receives the messages, our staff filters the messages, removing objectionable ones...and then queues the remaining messages for display.

After the party...
Our system captures the incoming callers' cell numbers, Twitter and/or Instagram handles. This lets you send targeted messages after the party. It can be a simple "Thank you for coming. See you next week", or it can be a subtle ad: "Thanks for being a part of Social Text Live at last night's party -- "Your Company".  


Trade Shows

Large-scale public message displays are great at trade shows and special events. They can be used as an attention-getter, to draw people to your location or event. They can also be used to provide useful information, such as running Q&A sessions at meetings.

Attract attention at trade show booths
Equip your trade show booth with a big, bright messaging display. It lets attendees send each other fun messages about the trade show, and calls attention and business to your booth.

The display serves as an ice-breaker to "draw them in".   Often visitors will come back to show their friends or just to see what's new. The best part is you can display your own messages about what you're exhibiting.

At the same time, you're capturing callers' phone numbers, Twitter and/or Instagram handles. Later we can send them a short "thank you for visiting" message or a message with a special offer or promotion from you.

The 21st century way to run Q&A
One of the most popular uses of our service is to run question-and-answer sessions at meetings. It provides faster, higher-quality interaction.

During the meeting, audience members with questions use their phone to send text messages or tweets. The Q&A moderator selects and queues the messages. They also can send replies back to questioners, such as "Can you clarify your question?" or "Good question -- I'll put you first". As the meeting proceeds, some questions will be answered in the course of the discussion; these can be deleted from the queue.  When the Q&A session starts, the questions are projected for everyone to see. 

Contrast this with the old-fashioned "raise your hand and speak up" method of randomly gathering questions. By pre-selecting, editing, and ordering the text-messaged questions, the best questions are asked first. The Q&A runs more smoothly and efficiently. Also, the anonymity of test / tweet question-asking encourages attendees who don't like to speak in public, or who are afraid of seeming to have a "dumb" question.

Using SMS text messaging has gotten rave reviews, both from meeting participants and from organizers. It is the 21st century way to run Q&A.

"-- our audience can use messaging to query from their seats and the speakers appreciate the convenience and feedback. Messaging at our conferences is always a big hit. For many it's the first time they have used messaging services in a group context, showing the huge potential for using it in corporate settings." --Zahava Stroud, president, iHollywood Forum and MobileTech Forum

Fully Customized
Our design team can customize a layout for you to that is unique and delivers your message.  Bright colors, displays, photo slide shows, impact videos and live camera feeds embedded into the layout are just a few of the options that we can include in your personalized layout.

Database capture and promotions
Remember that every time someone sends a message, you've captured their phone number, Twitter and/or Instagram handles. This lets you send a message back to the participants.


Night Clubs

Text, Tweet and Instagram hashtag messaging is an exciting new feature that helps draw patrons to your club.  Your customers interact with each other by using the their cell phones text, tweet and share photos (with a custom hashtag).  Their chatting is displayed on TV monitors or screens in your club.  Your customers are literally entertaining themselves.

Our system also helps you build a database of your patrons.  Every incoming number, Twitter & Instagram handle is logged.  These can then be used to send messages back ("Thank you for visiting tonight") and to promote special events and offers.

Fully Customized
Our design team can customize a layout for you to that is unique and delivers your message.  Bright colors, displays, photo slide shows, impact videos and live camera feeds embedded into the layout are just a few of the options that we can include in your personalized layout.

Our System and What it can do for YOU… Here are some ways that club owners are turning Social Text Live into an entertainment and marketing tool:

Customers flirt and chat with each other -  The messages are displayed on TV monitors or projected onto screens.   Club-goers love to read and send these messages.

Requesting songs - Customers love to send in song requests via texting, instead of having to go up to the DJ booth and shout out a request.   DJs love to be able to see a lot of requests at once, to figure out what the crowd is looking for.

Interactive Voting - Voting on topics like the cutest girl, the next song, or the best player in the band. Like any contest (e.g., Pop Idol) it's lots of fun to vote and to see who the winner is.

Marketing and promotion - Once we receive their incoming message, our system stores their info in a database.   We can then send them info for you on specials ("Two-for-one drinks until 11:30"), upcoming events ("EDM night with DJ Headman on Thursday") and news ("Closed for renovations next week").


Concerts

Our software is perfect for concerts, allowing fans a new way to interact with the stars and with each other.   At performances by Clay Aiken, Anastacia and other pop idols, our program has been used to display messages on giant TV screens onstage.

This use of messaging proved very successful.   According to a Reuters article quoting one concert promoter...

"Fans loved the concept and were sending multiple messages to our stage front screens in an effort to see their names & photos, talk to their friends, tell Anastacia how much they love her and win prizes. Fans were so excited about it that marriage proposals were proffered onscreen."

Fully Customized
Our design team can customize a layout for you to that is unique and delivers your message.  Bright colors, displays, photo slide shows, impact videos and live camera feeds embedded into the layout are just a few of the options that we can include in your personalized layout.

Two-way interaction with reply messages
In addition to displaying incoming messages, concert organizers can also send reply messages.   These can provide special offers, access to news about the artist, and other ways the artist can benefit and interact with their fans.   This type of interactive marketing can help boost concert attendance, and sales of albums and tour merchandise.


Schools

School Dances are a great place to use our software.  Students can message each other, share selfies and text requests to the DJ.  In addition the school can show a slide show presentation, memories video and more.  During Homecoming or Prom schools can have the students vote for King & Queen and then see the voting scale displayed on the big screen.   To really have some fun, connect a live camera to our software and roam around the event showing the students having a great time and dancing.

Fully Customized
Our design team can customize a layout for you to that is unique and delivers your message.  Bright colors, displays, photo slide shows, impact videos and live camera feeds embedded into the layout are just a few of the options that we can include in your personalized layout.

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