NORTH VANCOUVER, BC - July 09, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ - TapSnap, the phototainment sensation that's sweeping the nation, is bringing its special brand of photo fun to events and weddings in Salt Lake City, Utah and beyond.
Imagine a photo booth made high-tech, open-concept and instantly connected to social media, and you have TapSnap, which launched in nearly 50 regions across North America this spring.
"TapSnap is elegant and entertaining for weddings, great for golf tournaments, and sophisticated enough for corporate events - especially when you want to enhance your event's social media presence," says Kim Deimling, the local TapSnap franchisee.
The event phototainment system captured runners and walkers at the finish line of the Huntsman Cancer Institute's Walk for Hope in Salt Lake City on July 6. TapSnap has entertained at many local events: including Utah Grizzlies fans at the play-offs, the Salt Lake Valley Science Fair, and Priority Dispatch's 2013 Navigator Conference at the Salt Palace, for police, fire and medical dispatch professionals. With an outdoors theme, conference guests took their photos with props like backpacks, skis, snowboards, winter gear and more.
Here's how it works: event guests take their picture with a simple tap of a fingertip on the 42-inch multi-touch screen. Then they can add personal messages and digital props - everything from funky eyebrows to alien ears to movie star sunglasses - and share their photo creations with the world on social media.
For brides it solves that age-old dilemma of providing wedding photos to guests promptly. With TapSnap event photos are available in real-time, live on the Internet and they can be printed on-site with lab-quality results. For corporations and event planners, TapSnap is an easy way to boost the social media profile for an event, direct traffic to their Facebook page and enhance their brand in cyberspace.
TapSnap has also entertained many events in Park City, including the Mountain Town Music Fundraiser at the Temple Har Shalom, a gala event with a Mardi Gras theme where guests posed in front of a Bourbon Street backdrop, the Running with Ed Park City Relay, and Park City High School Graduation Party, among others.
TapSnap has also been to a variety of school events: dances, science fairs and more because Deimling is a substitute teacher, former PTA president and mother of two teenage girls who has strong connections in her community.
"There's absolutely nothing out there like this," says Deimling. "The social media aspect of being able to share your photos instantly is really unique. And it's a perfect match for my nature - I love making people happy and TapSnap does that like a charm."
"TapSnap was able to drive one of our most important objectives here at Utah Grizzlies hockey and that is to get our brand out into the social network channels. It allowed everyone that was not at the game to see how much fun and exciting it really is to be here in the arena... The photos were put directly onto our Facebook and Twitter fan page, real-time for everyone to see. Then when the participants tagged themselves on the site it spread exponentially..."
- Jared Youngman, VP of Operations for the Utah Grizzlies Hockey Team
"What was so much fun was to be able to pose for photos with our friends and get to see the photos right then. We could do as many as we wanted, get them printed or send to e-mail, Facebook, whatever. Being able to click on the different costumes, insert movie stars, and just change things up was a kick. I don't know anyone that didn't have fun with this!"
- Jill D. Candland, Jeremy Ladies Association, Jeremy Golf and Country Club, Park City
"TapSnap was an awesome way to make the night memorable. We had tons of fun dressing up and goofing off and got copies of all our favorite pictures to remind us of all the good times we had. I would recommend this for people of all ages. Everyone can have fun with this!"
- Alex Miele, Park City High School Class of 2013
See what TapSnap has been up to in Utah: http://tapsnap-kimd.smugmug.com/
Learn more about TapSnap by visiting http://www.TapSnap.net or calling 1-877-577-0566.
TapSnap is the first national phototainment franchise - a new kind of photo booth without the booth that is instantly connected to social media. Already operating in nearly 50 regions across North America, TapSnap blends a sophisticated product with an innovative franchise model and is based in Vancouver, Canada.