We may be a bit biased, but we truly believe that audio visual technology is a critical part of any event. AV can truly create that “wow factor” that your audience will remember for months even after your event is over. The AV team that you hire needs to be reliable, able to work the technology successfully, know the trends in the industry, and give you the effective support that you need. Use our tips below when hiring a new AV staff:
1. Which Company Represents Your Brand The Best?
The AV company that you choose to provide for your event will essentially be one of the faces of your brand. Research the different providers that you are choosing from and get the answers to these questions: What types of events do they specialize in? Who are their clients? What are their customers saying about them? These simple questions can say a lot about a provider and will help you decide if their company is the best one for you. Be sure that you choose a provider that has worked in your industry because they will understand the certain style, expectations and needs of your audience.
2. Choose a Single Source Provider
By ordering from a “one stop shop” may end up saving you a few headaches and a couple hundred dollars. For example, at Reaction AV we offer many different types of services: we can start out with the entire design process with you, and then we consult with you what is the best option for your budget. We also rent out the gear while providing the set up, staging and operation of the equipment. We try to make it the smoothest ride for our clients, so they don’t have to order all of these services from different vendors.
3. Don’t Go With The Lowest Price
Going with a company that is under your budget can be risky. Technology is something that is constantly evolving so if you received multiple bids, and one is too low- you have to be careful because chances are you are not receiving the top of the line equipment. You will never regret investing in a high level of service and quality equipment. You want your provider to undergo a rigorous quality assurance with their inventory since technology changes rapidly.
4. Make Sure They Have 24 Hour Support
Planning an event is stressful; things could go wrong at any hour of the night. Pick an AV team that is truly there for their customer. For example, at Reaction AV we work around the clock. In the past, we have had clients call our account executives at 2am about production emergencies never failing to have them not answer. We provide our clients with the ability to focus on the content of their event, and not stress out about the little details because we make sure to take care of it for them!
Are you interested in having Reaction AV work with you on your event? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to start discussing how we can work together!