In January 2015 a major social media company held a talent show for their internal employees in Los Angeles. The mission was to reward their employees with an engaging program to cap their Annual Conference. “Let’s host a talent show and allow our employees to vote for the winner!” they said to themselves. What a…Details
Thousands of Kiwanis Club members filled Nashville’s Sommet Center for their 2009 meeting and elections. For years, Kiwanis has used paper ballots to elect their officers and amend bylaws. Kiwanis brought Meridia on board to expedite their meeting and we did what cutting-edge technology does: we rose to the challenge. The Sommet Center is home…Details
One of the top five accounting firms needed to address the very sensitive issue of compensation and benefits with their newly formed consulting division. They wanted to get the issues on the table and work through them so everyone was happy. Meridia Audience Response was asked to provide the audience response system for 150 of…Details
How can we quickly tabulate our association election results when not every delegate carries the same weight?
A national association traditionally spent at least two days to elect association officers and vote on policy referendums for the association during their annual meeting.
Over 1000 association members from throughout the country attended and each member had a vote that could represent anywhere from one to several thousand delegates. This entire voting process was completed with a pencil and paper ballot!
When a company planned their senior management meeting, they consulted Meridia Audience Response to help them make the most use out of the limited time they had scheduled for the meeting. They used Meridia’s system to present 300 top managers with a list of topics that could be discussed during the meeting. The audience used…Details
An international financial company introduced a new management system throughout their entire company. As they began receiving feedback from the different departments, it became clear that a few problems were developing. However, the nature of the specific problems was unclear. The company then scheduled a meeting of senior managers at their headquarters to discuss the…Details
When a major company launched their new nasal steroid, they asked Meridia Audience Response to provide a method to determine if their sales force possessed the appropriate product knowledge before they got in front of a physician. We suggested that during their upcoming national sales meeting, they conduct a team competition using the Meridia Audience…Details
A State Chamber of Commerce was holding a conference of all their members and community leaders to discuss the present and future plans for the state. They developed an agenda but also wanted to address new issues and concerns that might be discovered during the conference. Meridia Audience Response was invited to be a part…Details
A major pharmaceutical company used Meridia Audience Response to poll physicians during a series of symposia over a one-year period. One of the questions asked of the audience addressed the chief concern of doctors when prescribing heart medication. Throughout the series of meetings, the most popular response from the physicians was that the effectiveness of…Details
While two major investment banks were planning a merger, they encountered a big problem: How do you get two former competitors with different cultures to work together toward a common goal? They conducted a series of strategic planning meetings with their senior managers to help them get to know one another and allow them to…Details
Meridia’s continuous moment-to-moment polling system — called Timeline — was used by ABC News and Good Morning America to track the opinions of 10 undecided, or movable, Pennsylvania voters as they watched the 3rd presidential debate for the November 2004 election between Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic Candidate Senator John Kerry. Throughout the…Details
Philadelphia-based Meridia Interactive Solutions provides a wireless response system designed for audiences of any size, from small groups of ten people to large crowds of several thousand. Using hand-held wireless keypads, audience members anonymously respond to or vote on posed questions. Results are compiled and displayed in color graphics. The system was used for a chief…Details
No napping will be tolerated during your next conference if Meridia is involved. At conferences served by Meridia Interactive Solutions, based out of Plymouth Meeting, participants will be expected to, well, participate. And they will be able to participate more effectively, thanks to the conferencing system that Meridia supplies. Using wireless keypads the size of paperback,…Details
The traditional approach to learning what is on the minds of trade show or conference attendee is to simply ask them. Audience response systems make it possible to ask these questions and gather the answers from large groups while sharing the responses.
Sean McPeak, Chief Executive Officer for Meridia Interactive Solutions, states that his company’s products “give our clients, across varying industries, a way to effectively gauge the attitudes and/or knowledge of their stakeholders. Audience response polling presents a series of questions to groups of individuals which profile issues that are both relevant and important to them personally and as an industry as a whole.”Details
Corporate trainers could learn a thing or two from the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, who recently were asked about the use of Audience Response Systems (ARS) in their classrooms. (Such systems typically consist of presentation software such as PowerPoint, receiver hardware, and response devices. Instructors present questions to which the audience responds via…Details