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New Online Trade Show/ Event Industry Bidding System Vows to Replace Antiquated RFP Process

Exhausted with traditional Trade Show/Event Industry limitations, 4th generation industry veteran creates new online platform to eliminate the costly and tedious "Request For Proposal" procedure

 
April 23, 2012 - PRLog -- North Ridgeville, Ohio, United States of America (Free-Press-Release.com) April 21, 2012 -- Cleveland, Ohio, April 18th 2012 — ThatsSHOWbids.com, the first and only project bidding website specifically for the Trade Show and Corporate Event Industry, has officially launched and is currently connecting companies who had previously relied on an expensive, time consuming, and antiquated RFP process to request multiple project bids, with other companies who specialize in providing the solutions to their needs in a new online platform that is free, quick, and easy to use.

ThatsSHOWbids.com and it's parent company Connecting Concepts LLC Founder Ryan C McKay, himself a 4th generation veteran of the Trade Show Industry, created the company to fill the need of today's increasingly busy marketing and sales managers to find quick solutions to their company's face to face marketing events, while also facing shrinking budgets, and more and more competition for their business. During McKay's years as both an AE and a Digital Marketing Director, he recognized the general dissatisfaction with the way that the industry currently conducts business on this level.

“Honestly, people can shop for almost anything online. You can buy a book, you can buy a car...heck, you can buy a human billboard, but when it's time for your company to start preparing for their next event, the best we can do is crack the phone book and start calling people? What's even worse is that if we want to get multiple bids, we have to spend the time and money to craft a lengthy RFP (Request for Proposal), send it out, wait for responses that may or not come back in, and then cross our fingers that we are getting the best value for our dollar. It's a terribly long and pricey process- many vendor companies even build a cost into their quotes to cover how much time and money they have to spend on bidding an RFP, and people don't want to deal with it anymore...they just haven't had a viable alternative”.

The solution, according to McKay, is in ThatsSHOWbids.com's quick and easy project bidding system, which allows companies looking to fill a specific show related need to post their project for free (and anonymously) on ThatsSHOWbids.com. ThatsSHOWbids.com will then alert the Trade Show and Event Industry users of the site who specialize in fulfilling that particular need, that there is a new project available for them to bid on. As each company submits their best competitive bid, the company who originally posted the project will be able to compare the received bids based on price, experience, feedback, and of course best fit. Once a company selects the winning bid, they can handle the entire transaction- contact, job specs, scheduling, delivery, and payment- through ThatsSHOWbids.com. The site promises to cut costs – both direct (through competitive bids), and indirect (administrative and salary costs),to free up time, to provide better and more relevant options, and to streamline a historically complex process.

“The Trade Show and Event companies we have spoken with have generally given very favorable feedback on the system as well,” says McKay, adding “The fact that it brings them the ability to reach out to a very motivated buyer at the time of purchase, and that it ensures a quick and reliable payment at the end of the project has been a big plus, especially since delays and interruptions in cash flow have plagued the industry so much in recent years”. (ThatsSHOWbids.com is free to use, though the site does collect a fee of 12% from the total winning bid).

ThatsSHOWbids.com is the first online product released by Connecting Concepts LLC, a company formed by Ryan C McKay (Formerly of both Clear Channel Radio and Ohio Displays Inc in Cleveland) in October of 2011 with a focus on providing solutions to old problems through new technology.


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Contact: Ryan C McKay
Company Name: Connecting Concepts LLC (ThatsSHOWbids.com)
Telephone Number:             440-606-6237       Email Address: Ryan@connectingconceptsllc.com   
Web site address: http:// thatsSHOWbids.com

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