Internet Summit a Huge Success for mailVU

Nov 28th 2010 at 8:53 AM

The third annual Internet Summit has ended, but people are still buzzing about it. I have seen the Tweets as proof of this!

Those in attendance, whether new and cutting edge (like us here at mailVU) or more seasoned, will continue working to take tech into the future.

The sold-out conference, held Nov. 17-18 in Raleigh, featured presentations by industry leaders, panel discussions, and the extremely popular Demo Showcase. Video email service mailVU was one of 15 companies selected from across the nation to present at this year’s standing room only showcase which highlighted some of the most promising up-and-comers in the field.

“The Demo Showcase was a great opportunity for attendees to record and send video messages right from the show,” said mailVU CEO and co-founder Alan Fitzpatrick.  “Many people played the videos immediately on their smart phones.”

You read that right. In case you missed it, mailVU’s free video emails can be viewed on iPhones, BlackBerrys and most Android smart phones, in addition to PCs and laptops.

Getting back to the technological feast that was the 2010 Internet Summit, Bill Bing, CEO of Raleigh-based social loyalty program Loyalese, headlined a presentation on customer loyalty and using social networking sites to convey rewards to customers. Loyalese is an online program that helps merchants communicate with and reward their best customers.

Bing commented on the talent he witnessed this year.

“It was a great conference with an incredible showing,” Bing said. “There was a lot of talk about what tools marketers can use to improve the way they connect with customers going forward. All the Demo companies were great examples of technology moving forward.”

And mailVU is one of those taking that charge and pushing along, with more and more people sending free video via email each day.

“The show was a great mix of industry professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors from all over the southeast,” Fitzpatrick said. “We were particularly pleased when other Charlotte attendees stopped by our booth to say hello and send video messages back to colleagues and family.”

Until next year, Internet Summit. We look forward to attending again.

–Kamilla Gary Wyatt

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