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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:

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.

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Professional Grade Keypads

Reliable and versatile ARS voting solutions to fit any meeting's budget.

We do the heavy lifting

Our onsite Project Manager will design and operate the ARS portion of your event.

Take a look

Click here to get some ideas for onsite graphics and charts.

Try it yourself

Interact with our Worldwide Keypad by clicking here and play along.

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  • General & Breakout Sessions
  • Sales & Corporate Conferences
  • Elections
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Team Building
  • Education & Training
  • Focus Groups
  • Product Launches
  • Tradeshow Exhibits


  • Maintain audience engagement & involvement
  • Quickly build consensus
  • Streamline data compilation & archiving
  • Present poll results instantly
  • Illustrate complex concepts simply
  • Instantly archive compiled data for future access
  • Conduct fast, accurate, anonymous voting
  • Make instant demographic comparisons
  • Gather marketing information


  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical, & Health Associations
  • Production and A/V Companies
  • Professional Associations
  • Auto Makers & Transportation Companies
  • Syndicated Television Shows & Networks
  • Banking, Accounting, & Investment Firms
  • Energy Companies
  • Research & Technology Firms

How does it work? Watch our videos

Competitive Team Building

Interactive audience response game shows can test a group on current and future products, company history, or important events. The game show format, while promoting team building, can also assess information retention and understanding.
Questions can each be assigned a specific point value to keep score. A countdown clock set to lively music will keep the flow of your game moving and audience members engaged as responses are collected. Track individual scores or create teams by table, department, or a demographic of your choice with our interactive audience response games.
An interactive game show format makes even the most mundane questions fun to answer - plus it seamlessly tracks all responses so you can document who knows what when. Padgett can design game board screens using your organization's colors and logos, and we can also create games based on popular television shows

TV's biggest names rely on Padgett

Check out Padgett's Audience Response System as seen on these national TV shows. TV producers know to avoid unreliable apps and low dough solutions when their professional reputations are on the line. That's why Padgett only uses professional grade gear and seasoned project managers. From backstage to ballroom, we've got you covered.

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Padgett Gadgett on Dr. Phil Padgett Gadgett on Dr. Phil
Padgett Gadgett on Dr. Drew Padgett Gadgett on Dr. Drew
Padgett Gadgett on The Doctors Padgett Gadgett on The Doctors
Padgett Gadgett on Anderson Cooper Padgett Gadgett on Anderson Cooper
Padgett Gadgett on Nate Berkus Padgett Gadgett on Nate Berkus

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Your Meeting. Our Support.

Why should you choose Padgett Communications to create an audience response program for your next event?

Because we understand what you have riding on the success of your meeting, and we are the only ARS Company that has the caliber of staff, support, and technology that your event demands.

It's why many of the biggest companies in the world rely on Padgett Communications to capture all of their meetings and election data.

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