Yearly Archives: 2018

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Cue the Applause

  There’s no business like show business, but is it right for everyone?

When you were a child dreaming of what you wanted to be when you grew up, what could have been a better dream than show business? The excitement of a production – the lights, camera, action – whether on the stage, or behind the scenes, there is an energy before the curtain goes up, and when it goes down, there are applause. Who couldn’t love being a part of something like that? […]




By |2018-11-30T17:00:36+00:00November 30th, 2018|Articles|

The David vs Goliath Effect on Live Events

 Is your staging company operated by an owner or a private equity firm?

While the live events industry has evolved in many ways over the last decade, one of the most noticeable changes has been the reduction of companies due to industry consolidation, through a sweep of mergers and acquisitions taking place across the market. The result of this trend has left the industry with fewer players, basically a couple of giant mega-corporations owned by private equity firms, along with a more limited selection of owner-operated firms that are in a constant battle to compete. […]




By |2018-07-30T17:29:00+00:00July 30th, 2018|Articles|

Crossing the Lines

 The lose-lose scenario of blurring the lines between production and technical services

Once upon a time in the world of live events, production companies developed creative ideas that were transmitted into a plan to deliver the message of a show. Then, there was an audiovisual staging company that provided equipment and staffing to execute on that plan and bring the vision of the production team to life. […]




By |2018-05-31T14:02:52+00:00May 31st, 2018|Articles|

Critical Connectivity

Increase of Internet Dependency and Its Effect on Live Events

The information superhighway has taken us on a ride to a new place in the live events industry. Many years ago, when looking at a potential venue for an event, the main environmental concerns for the audience were items such as seating, rigging, power, and staging for the displays to ensure everyone can see and hear the message. At the time, the internet did not play a pivotal role in the decision-making process. Fast forward to the world we live in today, and it’s almost unthinkable to produce an event without considering multiple forms of internet connectivity. […]



By |2018-04-27T18:09:03+00:00April 27th, 2018|Articles, Best Practices|

Risk Vs. Reward

Weighing the pros and cons of using the newest technology on your event.

Live events are in a constant state of evolution. All the basic show elements, such as audio, video, LED, and lighting systems have improved over the years, allowing higher quality and efficiencies for any type of event. All the basic show elements, such as audio, video, LED, and lighting systems have improved over the years, allowing higher quality and efficiencies for any type of event. On top of that, there’s always a new range of bells and whistles coming out that can be applied to events to provide the audience with that “never seen before” experience.  […]


By |2018-03-02T15:07:46+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Articles|