• Meetoo (powered by Lumi): A Deeper Dive into the Winter 2017 Infographic

     
    POSTED March 16, 2017
     

In our Winter 2017 issues, we’re featuring the tech companies that were part of the 2016 ibtm America TechCollective in partnership with DAHLIA+. Because we can only fit so much in print, read on for our full interview with Holden Bigler-Johnson, customer success and business development, Lumi.

Meetoo is a live polling app with real-time messaging that works seamlessly with PowerPoint.

What are some of Meetoo’s outstanding features for meeting/event planners?

Meetoo is a real-time polling and discussion app that transforms meetings and events by engaging and involving audiences.

Developed by Lumi—a global leader in engagement technology—Meetoo can be set up in minutes. Accessible on any device, it is our simple, single-minded solution for vibrant, exciting meetings.

Meetoo’s real-time polling helps bridge the audience engagement gap and make meetings more fun, while the live discussion and Q&A features mean everyone has the chance to share ideas, feedback and questions.

As well as its ease of use, seamless integration with PowerPoint and Excel make Meetoo the sharpest tool in an event planner’s box. The free PowerPoint add-in allows speakers to add polls and interactivity to their slides and presentations in seconds – either beforehand or on the go. And Meetoo’s one-click reporting lets planners and organizers export results, questions and attendance stats into Excel spreadsheets.

The most popular new feature is the instant branding which can even rebrand the full app mid meeting without any need to refresh! Great for launches and sponsors.

What was the inspiration for starting Meetoo? When was it founded and where are you based?

For more than 25 years Lumi has been driven by the idea that meetings can be transformed beyond people’s imagination with content, polling and other engagement ideas delivered on
hand-held devices. As smartphone and tablet technologies evolved, we developed Meetoo—the sharpest possible tool for live polling and discussion at meetings and events.

With a global presence that includes offices throughout Europe and the UK (head office) as well as the US, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore, Meetoo is transforming meetings and events worldwide.

Do you have any numbers/figures/percentages you can share related to the technology that would interest planners?

In the last four months alone, more than 30,000 people have attended a meeting with Meetoo.

With almost 3,000 active accounts, more than 6,000 people attend a Meetoo meeting every month!

Meeting sizes vary from a handful or people to more than 1000.

More than 90 percent of meetings using live polling also utilize the moderated Q&A and discussion feature.

The platform Meetoo adapted and integrated with another Lumi system to allow shareholders to vote at annual meetings on their smart devices and PCs—a recent high-profile client being Jimmy Choo, the British luxury brand specializing in shoes and accessories.

Numbers of users are growing daily with free accounts now on offer through its site, which includes user reviews.

Current users include the likes of eBay, PwC and KPMG

 

Los Angeles has such a robust food and dining scene, it’s rare to be the first at anything these days. But Benny Boy Brewing  appears to have pulled that off with its claim to be the city’s first combined brewery and cidery. Located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, Benny Boy is anchored by a spacious outdoor beer and cider garden. Groups are welcome. The 1,200-square-foot cider house is available for private events of up to 51 guests while a full venue buyout accommodates 300. 

 

If you’re considering Santa Barbara as a destination for an upcoming meeting, there are more hotels and restaurants than ever before, along with new flights into Santa Barbara Airport.

Here are some highlights. 

Hotel News

Palihouse Santa Barbara, a 24-room boutique hotel in the historic Presidio neighborhood has opened. Offering a “vintage preppy meets American Riviera vibe,” total group buyouts are available, as well as outdoor entertaining space for intimate events.

 

By a number of measures, hotels are doing well in San Francisco.  For starters, occupancy rates, according to preliminary data, were 67.2% for the month of April, with average daily room rates just above $225. As the San Francisco Travel Association notes, those numbers point to the best-performing month for San Francisco hotels since pandemic restrictions were put in place in March 2020.