Event Tech of the Week: @squadup
Today, we’re talking about SquadUP
Company/Tool Name: SquadUP
What is the “problem” that your tool seeks to solve?
What does your tool help event planners do better?
How is your tool different from/better than the competition?
We’re dedicated to creating an experience instead of just an event. Our platform is more social than our competitors’ including social integration, social sharing, and the social gallery that curates content from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via event specific hashtags. Our fees are lower (infographic attached) than our competitors’. We have figured out the simplest way to create and manage events in as few steps as possible.
What is the single coolest feature of your product?
Our Social Gallery. You can set an event specific hashtag and SquadUP will curate content from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. That means any posts, pictures, or videos posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using your hashtag will show up in the Social Gallery section of your event page. This is great for reliving the experience after the event is over without having to bounce back between the various social media platforms.
Anything else we need to know?
With new features being added all the time, SquadUP is quickly becoming the preferred event management platform, especially amongst the Millennial demographic. When our free mobile app releases in July 2014 we will be the only mobile app that allows you to create events directly from your phone, allowing users to create and manage their events no matter where they are! The app also create “flash networks” specific to each event so that guests can chat and share pictures without exchanging personal contact info. Guests and hosts alike can communicate before, during, and after the event. Our Social Gallery curates content from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via your event specific hashtag. Infographic attached, comparing our app to competitors’. The app is also be fully integrated with passbook, making retrieving your tickets when you arrive easier than ever
Check out SquadUp’s feature in PandoDaily : http://pando.com/2014/07/15/squadup-launches-with-millennials-in-mind-to-reshape-mobile-event-planning/
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