Top Tips - Collect Contacts with Poken
It’s not often that a meeting organizer actually tells attendees to leave their business cards at home, but that’s exactly what happened at the recent SPINCon gathering in St. Paul, MN, earlier this month. (Read about SPIN and its first conference in the Editor’s Blog this month.)
Attendees instead were each given a small plastic USB device called a Poken that had been loaded with their contact information, including (if desired) Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles. To share information, attendees simply touched their Pokens which then glowed, indicating that the information had been successfully shared.
Poken was also used to record CEU credits for the various seminars, and even was used at the tradeshow, where exhibitors had Pokens with product information, eliminating the need for sales literature.
At the end of the conference, attendees were able to download the Pokens to their computers where they were able to organize the information and sync it into their own contact data bases.
In addition to being a fun, interactive way to exchange information, Pokens can also be customized with branding or sponsor logos, and are available in a variety of shapes and colors, allowing you to bring in themes or colors. For more information, go to www.poken.com.