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SlideRocket Makes Presentations Mobile for iPad and iPhone With HTML5 Media Player

National Survey Finds Mobile Devices Take Precedence Over a Change in Underwear When Packing for Business (November 16, 2010)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/10 -- SlideRocket today introduced its HTML5 mobile player enabling businesses to engage audiences and close deals by accessing compelling presentations anytime, anywhere. SlideRocket is the first to offer such a rich media presentation player, including integrated video playback, 3-D transitions and artistic builds for iPhone and iPad platforms.

The announcement coincides with the release of a new national survey that demonstrates the importance of mobile devices and presentations in business travel. The survey reveals that more than a quarter of business travelers (27%) frequently leave their laptops at home when traveling with a smartphone or iPad. When traveling for business, professionals would rather leave their house unlocked than leave without their mobile device. The survey also reveals that 90% deliver sales presentations outside of the office and that the iPad is becoming increasingly desirable for presenting in these situations.

With SlideRocket's mobile player, presentations become powerful sales and marketing tools in any setting -- from the boardroom to the bar (where 30% of survey respondents said they make sales presentations). Professionals using iPhones or iPads can deliver the perfect presentation with elegant transitions, clear videos and animations that stay true to design.

SlideRocket elevates presentation performance by providing unprecedented interaction, collaboration and viewing, regardless of time or location.


Additional Survey Findings

  • Always Be Selling. Deliver compelling presentations anywhere -- from the boardroom to the bathroom. The majority of professionals (90%) deliver sales presentations outside of the office, with 45% presenting over a meal; 30% presenting over drinks at a bar and 13% presenting on an airplane. Some of the most unique sales pitch locations reported in the survey include: in an ambulance, at the Vatican, at the Physician's office on an examination table and on the Great Wall of China.

  • Coffee is for Closers. Be ready when opportunity knocks and make sure your sales pitch is ready too. iPads rank second to laptops as the preferred presentation tool with projectors and bar napkins falling behind.

  • Belt and Suspenders. When on the road for business, 56% of professionals carry both a Smartphone/iPad and a laptop. Mobile devices are the most critical item not to forget among business travelers. In fact, survey respondents would rather leave the house without their laptop, boarding pass, locking the door or packing a change of underwear than leave without their mobile device.

Quotes

"This changes the way my sales team does business," said Todd Goldstein, President AEG Global Partnerships. "SlideRocket's elegant HTML5 mobile player lets us present our properties with panache outside the office. It turns any situation into a great pitch opportunity."

"Compelling presentations help close deals and drive business and now our customers can tap this powerful sales tool anytime, anywhere," said Chuck Dietrich, CEO of SlideRocket. "With support for HTML5, our media player takes face-to-face meetings to a new level. Sales teams can effortlessly walk prospects through a presentation complete with captivating visuals when the opportunity is right rather than relying on memory or wasting valuable face time setting up a laptop or struggling with a finicky projector."

"iPads are fast becoming a fixture in corporate America," said Mitch Grasso, CTO of SlideRocket. "By incorporating cutting edge web technologies like HTML5 and CSS3 into our new mobile player, SlideRocket ensures our customers can deliver sleek, smooth presentations from any location."

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About the Survey

SlideRocket conducted the online mobile survey in October, 2010 with 300 business professionals responding. Click here for full survey results.

About SlideRocket
SlideRocket reinvents presentations by bringing big ideas to life, engaging audiences and driving business. The platform promotes influential story telling through interactive capabilities like audio, rich media and instant feedback that elevate meetings, regardless of time or location. In addition, the measurement analytics provide dynamic sales tools and unmatched customer insight. With SlideRocket you can quickly and easily create and deliver stunning presentations with quantifiable results. For more information, please visit www.sliderocket.com.

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tracy (at) bordersgratehouse.com
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