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Corporate Screensaver Messages

Highly effective visual communications tool - A picture speaks a thousand words. Get your message across in seconds with the SnapComms corporate screensaver messaging tool.

 

Interactive screensaver messages - Drive staff to updated intranet or SharePoint pages, help them find files on the network, tempt them to participate in staff surveys, gather business improvement ideas etc.

Targeted employee communications - Target each screensaver message to specified groups of staff.

Corporate Screensaver Messaging

Corporate Screensaver messages are a great way to make employees aware of your internal communications without intruding, annoying or adding to the email burden. Think of SnapComms interactive screen savers as engaging, regularly changing, interactive billboards around your business.

SnapComms' Corporate Screensaver messages work like standard screensavers – with some important advantages:

Ambient advertising - Internal communications are delivered by screensaver when staff are in 'downtime' and hence they are more receptive.

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Corporate Screensaver Promoting a Staff Survey

Not intrusive - Interactive screensaver messages can act as an effective 'push communications' channel that is not intrusive.

Easily managed - Can be changed and administered by the internal communications team / IT team, marketing team etc.

Easy to deploy and update screensavers - The IT team no longer have to deploy static corporate screensavers using group policy.

Screensavers to signpost content - Direct employees to important new information on the intranet or SharePoint. SnapComms' corporate screensaver messages can contain multiple embedded hyperlinks directing staff to information sources, to provide feedback, to participate in discussion forums or to opt in to staff quizzes, surveys or polls.


Change screensaver message quickly and easily - PowerPoint slides, images with text, countdown clocks, flash animations and video can be deployed quickly and easily in a matter of minutes.

Target screensaver messages - Different groups of staff can receive different content. Target messages using existing Active Directory network structures, Machine Based Targeting and/or create your own targeting groups allowing you to customize employee communications to suit your different internal audiences.

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Screensaver Message as an Event Reminder

 

Scheduling communications - Schedule screensaver messages to appear at times when employees are most receptive. Pre-specify publish and expiry times to help manage internal communications content.

 

Tempt employees to find out more - For example, about specific business initiatives with click-through links to further information or registration forms.

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Corporate Screensaver as an Event Reminder

Brighten up office areas - Think of SnapComms screensavers as changing billboards around the business. They can be especially powerful in open plan areas.

Easy to design - You can design screensaver messages internally, typically in less than 15 minutes. Stock photography websites make it easy to find useful images. You can also develop templates (e.g. in PowerPoint, Photoshop etc.)

Personalized screensavers - Employees are able to upload a personal image to sequence amongst their other screensaver messages (this feature can be switched on or off depending on requirements).

Cost effective digital signage on screensavers - The SnapComms screensaver messaging solution is significantly more cost effective than traditional digital signage solutions.


"We have found screensavers invaluable. They are simple to execute and are immediate and impactful." Diane Robinson, Head of Communications, TelstraClear.

Corporate Screensaver Messaging Options

Options for engaging corporate screensavers include:

Images with text. Pictures speak a thousand words. Convey your message in seconds.

Countdown clocks. For important events or initiatives.

Flash animation. Convert from PowerPoint animations or build animated movies in flash.

Html screensavers. Upload intranet pages, web pages, SharePoint content, anything in html.

News feeds on screensavers. Ensure staff stay up to date with the latest scrolling news content.

Video on screensavers. Multimedia screensavers can contain a range of different content types.

Hyperlinks. Drive staff to further information on the intranet, network, web etc.

Push content to plasma screens. For staff who do not use computers regularly.

Snooze function. For confidential internal screensaver communications that may be visible to people outside of the organization.

 

"SnapComms has improved our internal communication tremendously." Michael Madden, Assistant Police Chief, Riviera Beach Police Department.

 

Related Resources and Tools

"We no longer have to totally rely on the traditional and over used methods of interacting with our audience i.e. email. We are now bringing to life our messages and programs in a creative, engaging and fun way for all." Bridget Evans
Internal Communications
vodafone

Use Screensaver Messages to promote:

  • New intranet / SharePoint content
  • Internal brand and values
  • Business goals
  • Forthcoming launches
  • Business initiatives
  • Build engagement
  • Staff offers
  • House keeping reminders
  • Inspirational messages
  • Celebrate and recognize success
  • Fun stuff to brighten the office
  • Event reminders
  • Christmas initiatives
  • Seek ideas from staff
  • Etc.

Internal communications message cut-through

"I was surprised how quickly and easily a screen saver message could be set up and sent out." Penny St John
Communications Manager
The Quit Group

"Interactive screen saver messaging has helped break down silos and build our internal brand."
Annabel Barbosa
Director Communications
Wintec
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Screensaver Messaging Options

  • Broadcast visual messages - to screensavers, digital signs and mobile devices.
  • Multi-media content - deliver static images, flash and video files.
  • Embedded content options - include intranet and web links, images and scrolling text and/or RSS feeds.
  • Multiple template options - or build your own using a screensaver design tool.
  • Copy, edit and reuse function - for frequently used screensaver designs.
  • Scheduling - corporate screensaver messages can be configured to be delivered to targeted users and groups at specified times.
  • Sequence screensavers - display screensaver messages in any specified order for any duration.
  • Target messages - to specific staff segments based on existing network structures (Active Directory), machine-based targeting and/or user defined preferences.
  • Support for target sets - ability to create message targeting groups using Boolean logic.
  • Support for UTC time - Use Coordinated Universal Time to set an absolute date and time of delivery and expiry (e.g. all users at once) or schedule by local user time zones.
  • Full reporting - on duration of message display and the hyperlinks users have clicked.
  • Configurable administrator rights - multiple administrators can be set up with varied message publishing, moderation and administration rights.
  • Message moderation queues - senior administrators can moderate messages drafted, set up and scheduled by junior administrators.
  • Access from any device - administrators can access the message manager and configure screensaver messages from any internet-enabled device.
  • Content calendar - quick view of all published content by groups or individuals.
  • Easy to install - with MSI installer and by utilizing Active Directory.
  • Silent installation support - if required.
  • Auto-launch and client monitoring - The corporate screensaver software automatically launches at every start up and runs a service to ensure the client is continuously operational.
  • Active Directory integration - with auto-synchronisation.
  • Configurable message poll - Message poll options allow the SnapComms client to check for new screensaver messages as frequently as needed.
  • Terminal server/Citrix clients available.
  • API available - to permit integration with other business systems.

 

Common Concerns / Questions

"IT doesn't have time to implement this"

The hosted version can be tested and deployed by IT in just a few hours. Click here for a typical project implementation plan.

Isn't power save mode better for sustainability?

We recommend using screensavers to communicate for a short period of time before putting computers into power save mode. Why?

Screensavers are an excellent way to promote wider sustainability initiatives such as switching off computers at night, switching off lights, recycling etc. Messages are seen even if power save kicks in after 5 minutes display time.

And just think of all the paper and printing that will no longer be required when interactive screensaver messages are used instead...


 


"For many, understanding of the world is accomplished not through reading words, but by reading images."
Dr. Paul Martin Lester
Professor of Communications
California State University
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