As part of our charity work and ongoing support for Hands Across the Water, MM created a silent auction system to run at their fundraising events throughout the year.
The Night of Celebration (held in Auckland, Sydney and Bangkok) is an event which aims to raise money for orphaned Thai children and their communities through a night of socialising, entertainment, and — most importantly — well-needed fundraising.
The silent auction system allowed users to bid on some amazing auction items through their smart phones, both before and during the night. Users navigated the auction site by swiping through the auction items and bidding by inserting their price on products of interest. Once they are out-bid, an alert appears on their phone and encourages them to bid again to secure their item. In addition to the smart phone interface, the silent auction is displayed on projectors and plasma screens at the event with live price updates, to encourage bidding throughout the night. The success of the silent auction system allowed Hands Across the Water to raise much needed funds for at-risk Thai children and their families.
The auction system was first implemented in 2015, and has been used across all fundraising events for HATW ever since. MM continue to evolve the auction system with new ideas to ensure a fantastic and easy user experience.