Sep 25 2022
abhi

Online gaming events and tournaments were a hot commodity during the pandemic. The gaming industry has been growing rapidly with no signs of hitting a pause. In 2021, the global Esports market was valued at just over $1.08 billion U.S. dollars, an almost 50 percent increase from the previous year. Industry projections forecast the Esports …

Event resources that lower planner stress levels

Sep 22 2022
Kristi Casey
8 MIN
The return of in-person events is a welcome change from the cloistered era of pandemic-induced, learn on the fly virtual event planning. But the rebound also added stress to event professionals, who — even before the pandemic — occupied a job that annually topped CareerCast’s list of “Most Stressful Jobs.” Thankfully, Encore offers resources and ...

Benefits of using AR Activations to bring your event to life

Aug 30 2022
abhi
8 MIN
Events, meetings, and conferences are important ways for business people to network and conduct sales. According to a Destination Canada report, more than 2,200 business events were scheduled to be held in 2022 prior to the restrictions made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact was worse than predicted. The Destination Canada report states, “As ...

How do you find the best event platform?

Jun 8 2022
abhi
8 MIN
Hint: It depends on how much time you have to plan. You may not have the luxury of a generous planning window to put together your next hybrid event, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have options to bring people together in exciting new ways. In fact, a wealth of high-quality platform solutions exist to help you expand ...

5 Things to Consider when Choosing an Esports Event Venue

May 25 2022
abhi
8 MIN
In the past decade, competitive online gaming and Esports have experienced a meteoric rise in popular culture and its economic value. Professional esports have long caught up to traditional sports when it comes to prize pools, sponsorships, and production quality, and transitioning your independently run esports events to large-scale competitions can be costly and very ...

How to produce a hybrid event without breaking the bank

Mar 29 2022
nmurphy@psav.com
8 MIN
Producing a hybrid event adds a level of complexity to traditional in-person event planning. Event professionals need to think through two separate event experiences that need to be executed simultaneously: One for the in-person attendee and another for the participants who are attending virtually. But this two-pronged meeting experience doesn’t have to cost you a ...

Global Conventions in a Virtual World

Feb 24 2021
How a Quick Service Restaurant Brand transitioned their series of global annual conventions to successful virtual experiences. By: Christopher Baron, Senior Director, Digital Services Hosting annual conventions for a global audience can be a feat in on itself in-person, let alone in the virtual world. Finding unique ways to engage attendees year after year, while ...

PSAV® Announces Leadership Transition

Aug 24 2020
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]August 23, 2020 | Press Release SCHILLER PARK, Ill. – August 24, 2020 –  PSAV, a leader in global event production, today announced that Ben Erwin has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, and will maintain his current title as President. In his new role, Erwin will be responsible for driving the strategic direction ...

Case Study: Maximizing Virtual Audience Engagement with Production Techniques

Jul 9 2020
Samantha Price
As the events industry starts to return, it’s becoming clear that hybrid events are going to become part of the new normal. While there are countless tutorials, resources and products that are geared towards making the technical transition easier to understand and execute, one challenge that remains is how to maximize remote audience engagement. Founded ...