Padgett Communications: A Leader in the ARS Industry

Padgett Communications is a full-service audience response systems (ARS) provider based in Clearwater, Florida. We have specialized in audience interactivity and analysis for events, meetings, conferences, and programs worldwide since 1995.

Our many satisfied clients have included well-known television talk shows, such as Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, the Doctors, Rachael Ray, CNN’s Anderson, and others. In addition, we are the ARS service provider of choice for many prominent organizations and Fortune 500 companies, including Harvard Medical School, Humana, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, American Express, Walt Disney World, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and more. For a complete list of the industries we serve, click here.

Our service is built around engaging audience members using Padgett’s handheld keypad systems, with four state-of-the-art options: the Padgett Worldwide (our most popular voting pad), the Padgett Plus, the Padgett Mini, and the Padgett Ativa. They operate on secure radio frequencies, eliminating concerns about signal loss and unsecured data.

In addition to the variety of keypad choices, Padgett Communications offers many options for audience interaction, including game show formats, question and answer formats, secure voting formats, and more. We also provide an array of creative and entertaining display options, and all data is instantly archived and securely stored for easy access later.

What truly sets us apart is that unlike many vendors, Padgett Communications never uses freelance contractors to implement the ARS at an event. Our staff includes 20 full-time project managers who travel to event sites to oversee every aspect of ARS implementation and execution, including:

  • Equipment installation, testing, and trouble-shooting
  • Software programming
  • Rehearsals
  • Facilitation of Q&A sessions after the presentation

Because our project managers are knowledgeable and experienced full-time employees, they are prepared to interact in a professional manner with high-level executives and to efficiently deal with any unforeseen circumstances. Contrast the face-to-face facilitation we provide with the uncertainty of using a “meeting in a box” or smartphones for ARS, and the Padgett difference is clear. The do-it-yourself approach to ARS only seems like an easy solution until something goes wrong, as it inevitably will. With Padgett, you get a qualified, full-time employee on-site to walk you through the process from start to finish, guaranteeing a successful outcome.

To learn more, or to set up an initial ARS consultation, contact Padgett Communications today.