The World of Virtual Eventing
It is no secret that the 2020 global Coronavirus pandemic threw the events industry into turmoil. Public events and gatherings were prohibited, meaning a slew of cancellations of existing contracts, a hold on pending quotes and enquiries, and the hope of future work being systematically dashed as the reality and longevity of the pandemic became more and more apparent over the months.
This presented an opportunity for growth that Show Works Creative Entertainment grabbed with both hands, and we moved swiftly into the world of virtual eventing.
Over the past year, we have worked on over 120 virtual events – from Zoom webinars, to MSTeamsLive events, Remo conferences, to Youtube and FacebookLive events, as well as producing events on various customisable live streaming platforms such Blue Jeans, Item, Events Live and many others, to produce global conferences and events.
As restrictions lifted, we began hosting a multitude of hybrid events streaming live from studio in both JHB and CPT, and have facilitated business updates, networking client events, TV & product launches, as well as hosted year-end functions, team building exercises, & corporate awards ceremonies.
Some our production services include:
• Virtual Showcalling
• Technical Production & and Hosting
• In – Studio Floor & Stage management
• Event Flow and Agenda formatting
• Content collation & presentation management
• Speaker Management & Speaker training
• Art Direction & Creative Conceptualisation
KEEPING IT REAL:
As we strive to keep real-world engagement alive, and avoid that now infamous ‘online fatigue’ – we have created fun and interactive remote interactions such as The Zoomscapades, created bespoke online quizzes, hosted creative workshops & cook-alongs, and arranged live-streamed entertainment from poets, bands, musical artists, and DJs.
A desk-drop of delicious treats to enjoy during the webinar? A mystery box delivery to use during a remote team interaction? Deliveries of trophies and awards packs sent to prize winners? Themed hostesses that greet and onboard your guests on the virtual platform? We have done it all, and are constantly striving to ensure that the world of virtual eventing can be just as creative, interactive and fun as real-world events!
Some of our creative services include:
• Creative concepts and themes
• Art Direction for video content
• Customized entertainment for virtual events
• Creative interactions & engagement opportunities
• Themed deskdrops, gifting and home deliveries