Recently AVD were proud to provide a Silent Auction service to the Water & Waves Gala Dinner supporting the Seaman’s Mission and Air-Sea Rescue Trust. The service enabled guests to text bids, using their mobile phones, during the dinner. The bids were updated live on screens, increasing competition for items so pushing up the prices and generating more funds. The Silent Auction raised 25% more than expected and at a fraction of the cost compared to a keypad based service.
Traditionally Silent Auctions were run using pen and paper and more recently keypad based systems provided a convenient solution but at greater expense. However using our service the Water & Waves Silent Auction enjoyed the convenience of keypads but minus the cost and headaches of managing expensive equipment. See here for more details
This year we anticipate increasing demand for this service as charities seek to reduce costs and increase revenues. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how we could assist you to do just that at your next event!