Unleashing Poken to the physical web: Vending machines and beyond

September 1, 2015 Leave a comment

vending1 Guest Blogger: Mark Stewart, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at wonderMakr

When you think about the physical web, you probably think of smartphones controlling lights in your house, or a door lock that unlocks when you walk up to it. And you’d be right. The physical web is an approach that taps into the core power of the Internet: interaction between your mobile device and the objects around you. But how can this Internet of things be applied to creating engaging Read more…

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Order of the Arrow to celebrate 100 year anniversary with Poken

July 28, 2015 Leave a comment

16793378664_1bebd97815_oPoken is excited to be working together with Boy Scouts of America to help celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the National Order of the Arrow.

Poken will create the interactive experience at the event, expected to host 15,000 boy scouts, by showing live interactive statistics, helping guide visitors in real-time to activities and providing instant alerts and daily contests. But it doesn’t stop there. Poken’s digital gaming engine will also bring a modern twist to the traditional Scout ‘patches’, as conference guests compete to collect digital patches by taking part in more than 200 events at the conference. Read more.

Hey meetings and conferences, it’s time to get REAL

June 17, 2015 Leave a comment

molly grey scaleChecking in to conference sessions and meetings can be stressful. Has my participation been successfully monitored? Do I know who attended my meeting? How can I measure if my conference was a success? All of these are important considerations for attendees and event organisers alike. The good news is that
technology has evolved to a place where meetings and conferences can be monitored in real time. But why is this so important? Because events are very much alive. Being in real time allows organizers and attendees to engage, and to Read more…

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Event Engagement – Not just about the food

April 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Barbara squareWith Event Manager Barbara Van Der Walt

The event landscape is continuously evolving. Gone are the days of luring people with gourmet food and champagne, then captivating them with your message. And thank blog this has changed. Event engagement is no longer optional, if your goal isn’t to get attendees connected to your message and each other from the start, you might as well be Read more…

Exhibitors BETT on Poken

March 25, 2015 Leave a comment

ocr3Sorry technophiles, the unfortunate truth is that no single piece of technology is able to solve all your event needs.  Be it the newest mobile app or the next (slightly awkward looking) wearable, audiences are too unique and organizers’ goals too specific for a simple fix.

But why would anyone want that when they can have a platform of integrated pieces that are customizable and work together to achieve the results you are after? The Oxford, Cambridge and RSA examination board where after a mobile app. What they got was so much more. Read more…

Case Study: Real time meetings tracking at US Department of Veteran Affair’s National Veterans Small Business Engagement

February 23, 2015 1 comment

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 20.04.19The US Department of Veteran Affair’s National Veterans Small Business Engagement is an annual 3-day event that aims to bring together veteran owned companies, and government procurement decision makers. Over 3,800 participants met in Atlanta, from the 9th to the 11th December 2014 for the event. The US Department of Veteran Affairs had the challenge of bringing the most value to the Read more…

Knowledge Tracking at Sales Training Events

December 5, 2014 3 comments


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Every Sales Manager will tell you that knowledge is power and that product knowledge is paramount to making a sale. One of the greatest challenges faced by retail and consumer companies is empowering there staff with the most up to date product knowledge and training.

The combination of touch communication, digital content sharing and continuous support via an online web portal has made Read more…

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