SXSW 2019 was the second year Pixilated decamped to Austin, TX to learn about what's hot and relevant in the industry, make connections with potential partners and allow us to leverage PixiCloud, our Lead Generation Photo Platform, into the arena.
1. Make it interactive
Create engaging activations that will make fans feel like they're on the field. You'll have unique content to post on social media and they'll leave your tent feeling like a pro!
2. Get creative with props
Avoid static photos by creating custom props that'll bring out the goofy side of your fans. From gigantic heads to bats and bases - the prop possibilities are endless!
3. Run a contest
Boost social engagement by using the photo booth as a tool to run contests on Instagram and more. Get trending by prompting fans to post their photo with your hashtag for the chance to win big!
4. Bring in the photo op
Use a photo booth to make your celebrity photo op move quickly and efficiently. The set up and stability of the photo booth, guarantees the perfect shot every time - plus the ability for every participant to receive their photo instantly.
5. Sponsor a local tailgate
Get in front of real fans, before the game, where they want to hang out most. Plus, you'll receive major kudos for providing an awesome experience!
Why we decided to build PixiCloud
I'm writing to follow up on a previous blog post I wrote about the Pixilated equity crowdfunding campaign currently running on MicroVentures. As a reminder, Pixilated is based out of Baltimore, Maryland and we offer photo marketing software for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Although there are a ton of documents and information available about our companies financial track record and the market opportunity for PixiCloud I thought it might make sense to double back on what makes Pixilated a success; the operators.
Pixilated was started just short of seven years ago with a few thousand dollars and a plan to build something special. What followed is a level of success even we couldn't have imagined. Day after day, week after week and year after year the leadership team at Pixilated have bootstrapped the company slowly but surely into a local powerhouse events company with clients as diverse as Under Armour & Johns Hopkins University.
Along the way, we not only learned how to take the meager capital we had on hand and turn it into something far greater but also the value of grit and powering ourselves through the iterations of building our business. We've learned to retain our best clients and leverage their use cases to build through new verticals all the while unlocking the secrets and limitations to scaling our company.
One of the greatest opportunities we discovered was the unique point of view we had on events marketing. The challenge was that we weren't able to bring many of those ideas to life because we were using an antiquated, locally based software solution when really we should have been using a cloud-based solution that allowed for innovation on behalf of our clients.
Ultimately, this is what led us to build PixiCloud and the need to continue raising capital to fund further development. We believe our platform can become the industry standard for lead capture via photo marketing for brands both big and small.
As mentioned in our previous email, we have an equity crowdfunding round open on MicroVentures and have been audited and evaluated by 3rd party professional firms and our due diligence info ready to go for investors. Here's the link: https://app.microventures.com/crowdfunding/pixilated
Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to hop on a quick call. Thanks again for your time.
Patrick Rife | CVO | Co-founder
PixiTAB is self-service, compact, and portable.
Is there an event, party or gathering on your horizon? Are you in a flurry of preparations like coordinating food, setting up decorations and crafting the perfect playlist? With so much to prepare, it’s important not to forget about some of the most important details of all — all the different ways for your guests to have fun and pass the time at your event. These might include party games, a sit-down meal, live entertainment or more. If you’re trying to brainstorm extra ways to make your event entertaining and memorable, we’d like to recommend a photo booth.
A photo booth makes it easy to capture all the best moments from your event. And while they’re great for parties, that isn’t the only time and place you can use them. Do you own a business hosting a grand opening or another event? Why not add a photo booth? It’s also a great way to make a photo shoot of any kind a little easier and more fun. Shooting prom photos? Graduation pictures? Just having friends over and looking for a fun way to capture some memories? A reliable photo booth is your perfect partner for all such occasions.
If you’re looking for the perfect photo booth to add to your event, party or anything else you have in mind, we’d like to recommend our portable photo booth — PixiTAB. But what specifically makes PixiTAB unique and different from ordinary photo booth kiosk services? How do you go about renting one? And how does it work once you do rent it?
What Is PixiTAB?
PixiTAB is a portable photo booth rental service — we ship directly to you, and you'll return it when you’re finished with it. Its small size makes it extremely light and easy to maneuver. It’s also highly DIY in nature, meaning you get to operate it yourself and your guests can as well. Eliminating the need for an attendant or paying for someone to run it.
If you’re worried about setting it up and operating it by yourself, don’t be. PixiTAB comes with a set of easy-to-follow instructions, and its straightforward design makes it easy for someone with no experience to set it up and operate it.
Perhaps best of all, PixiTAB is set up to send every picture it takes to an online account, so you don’t have to worry about printing out sheets, running out of photo paper for the printer or for there not to be enough copies to go around. This way, you can print out all the copies you want later, and you can always be sure there’ll be enough to go around.
Who Can Use PixiTAB?
Our touchscreen photo kiosk is so versatile, easy and convenient, anyone can use it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner or a private individual, young or old, professional photographer or amateur — everyone can enjoy this photo booth rental.
If you’re a business owner, you might especially appreciate all the unique capabilities PixiTAB has to offer you. Using our photo booth kiosk software — PixiCloud — you have an unprecedented level of control over your photos, making it easy to market yourself using the images you captured at your latest event or gathering. If you’re holding a kickoff for a new product, celebrating a new location opening or hosting a gathering in your space, we think Pix Booth is a great way to record and share this event.
If you want to throw a party, do some modeling or just take some portraits of you and your cat, we still think you’ll love the PixiTAB. Remember, no experience is necessary, and anyone can operate one of our photo booths.
What Makes PixiTAB Different From a Regular Photo Booth?
PixiBooth is a unique offering designed to be an easy, convenient and portable photo kiosk that delivers the pictures you want, when and where you want them.
1. IT’S PORTABLE
Many ordinary photo booths are large and unwieldy. They often require several separate pieces of equipment and are difficult to move around and set up. That is not always a problem, but it can be unwieldy if you want to move the booth to several different locations. The heaviness and bulkiness of these traditional photo booths can make it challenging to carry around. There may also be difficulties with setting this up in smaller spaces.
PixiBooth, on the other hand, is extremely small. It arrives in a box and does not include many separate parts and additional equipment for you to set up. Wherever you need to go, it’s easy to take PixiBooth with you. Take your pictures indoors, outdoors or anywhere else you like with no hassle.
2. IT’S DIY-ORIENTED
Some photo booths can be a bit tricky to operate. Because of this, many photo booth rentals require an operator who will run the booth for the duration of your event. That means having an extra person to plan around. In some cases, it can also limit the length of time you are allowed to keep your rental. Although every service will be different, it is typical for a photo booth rental to last one afternoon or evening. At the end of that time, the operator will pack up the equipment and leave.
Because PixiBooth is designed for anyone to operate and use, you can bypass these complications. You don’t have to worry about accommodating an operator in any way, shape or form. You have hte option to keep our rental longer than a few hours, if you so choose.
3. IT’S EASY TO USE
This DIY photo booth was designed with amateur users in mind. We know you might not have years of experience operating a photo booth, and you probably don’t have specialized training in this area. That’s perfectly fine. We believe you shouldn’t need these things to have a good time with a reliable and convenient photo booth. That’s why PixiBooth comes with clear, simple instructions and is easy for anyone to operate.
4. IT’S INEXPENSIVE
Renting a traditional photo booth can be pricey. That's because, in addition to paying the price of the photo booth rental itself, you also need to pay the operator. In addition, you’ll most likely be paying by the hour, meaning you may end up asking yourself how many hours it’s worth it to keep the booth up and running.
When it comes to PixiBooth, we understand affordable prices are important. That’s why we’ve designed things so you won’t have to worry about paying an operator. All you’ll need to pay is the rental fee for the day. You won’t need to count out the hours until your rental expires.
5. IT MAKES SHARING EASY
Sharing the photos out of an ordinary photo booth can be a bit of a pain. They might not print correctly, or the machine might run out of photo paper. Besides that, the photos are usually tiny, and there are never enough to pass around to all the people who want a copy. The photos are also hard-copy, which is great for hanging on the fridge, but less ideal for the era of sharing everything on social media.
PixiBooth has the solution to all these problems. When you take photos with this photo booth, it sends all your pictures directly to your Pixi Cloud, your online photo archive. From here, you can share them with your friends, family, clients, customers or anyone else you want. You can post them on social media or use them in whatever way is most convenient for you.
How Does PixiBooth Work?
The rental process for PixiTAB is extremely easy and convenient to navigate. To help walk you through the process, let’s break it down into simple steps.
1. CHOOSE YOUR DATE(S)
When do you need your photo booth? You might only need it for a single day, or you might need it for a three-day event. Look at your schedule and decide which days you’ll need your PixiTAB.
2. BOOK YOUR PixiTAB
Once you’ve decided which dates you’re interested in, input them into our booking page and complete the checkout process. We'll ask you a few questions, like whether you would like a tripod with your order and if you’re interested in a custom design suite. Once your order is complete, it’s time to get back to planning your event while you wait for your PixiTAB to arrive.
3. RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE
PixiTAB will usually arrive a day before you need it, to avoid delays and last-minute rushing around. When your package arrives, it’s time to pull it out of the box and follow the simple instructions to set it up. For the best results, carefully read the directions and make sure you understand how to operate it before your event begins.
4. ENJOY YOUR PixiTAB
Have fun with your PixiTAB during your event. Take all the pictures you like, without the worry of needing to pack the photo booth up and send it away by a certain hour.
5. SHARE YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE
When the event is over, it’s time to get social. Share your photos online on every social media platform you like. Send them to your friends and guests and invite them to do the same.
6. SHIP IT BACK
Once you’re all finished with your PixiTAB, it's time to send it back to us. We make it easy for you to do this. Pack the items back in the box you received them in, place the included label on the box and put it back in the mail. It’ll reach us in a few days, and you’ll be all finished. Best of all? Even after you've shipped the PixiTAB back, you can still access your PixiCloud photos online. That means you can still manage your photos even without the PixiTAB itself.
1. "Build-A-Head" Props
What would you and your fiancée look like together as kids? Probably pretty friggin adorable. Just make sure that you do the ordering on Build-A-Head, I don't even want to think about what embarrassing photos my best friend would print out of me!
Or......perhaps create the wedding date of your guest's dreams?
2. Giant Paper Rose
I love these DIY giant paper roses for getting in your wedding Photo Booth with your bridesmaids!
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3. Giant Ring Props
Because the bigger the diamond, the longer the marriage right? You can learn how to make these giant ring props here.
4. Lace Crowns
This is another great idea for your and your guests to rock in your wedding Photo Booth! The classic, elegant style of these crowns goes with any wedding theme.
5. Instagram Frame
These frames are clever and adorable! Incorporate your venue location, wedding hastag, and a message to your guests. Besides, your wedding pics are going to end up on Instagram anyway!
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So, you're all set for your big 4th of July Cookout with family & friends. All you need now is to setup some killer entertainment and you're on your way to an incredible summertime bash! But, what kind of entertainment should you go with? How about a fun DIY photo booth to help celebrate and capture a ton of awesome memories & photos?
Great idea right? Thank us later. Here comes the bonus...We've created a 100% FREE pack of 4th of July themed photo booth props to help seal the deal! No party is complete without awesome props so we thought we'd put these together. I mean really it's the American thing to do right?
I know what you're thinking though. "How do I make a photo booth for my party on the fly? Well, for one you could check out this video we made on How To Setup a DIY Photo Booth or you can save a ton of time and have us ship a PixiBooth, complete with 4th of July filters, right to your door. Or your horseshoe pit for that matter.
Now you can focus all your time on further customizing your shippable PixiBooth rental with our free, printable props! And making more crab dip, you always need more crab dip. And some scissors, sticks, and tape!
Below is a preview of what you'll receive when you download our props
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There are plenty of amazing and creative wedding reception ideas to use when you are on a budget. Sticking to a specific dollar figure doesn’t have to mean giving up on the things you want or settling for less.