How to Select the Best Production Company

    Event Management - Enjoying the Show! 9 of 9

    Tracy Garrity, an outstanding Event Producer, concludes her 9-part series on producing an exceptional corporate event, insight for the marketing and sales leader. - David Haneke


    When I first started in this industry, I had a very wise event producer who told me that by the time a good Event Producer arrives on-site, there is nothing for them to do but sit back and enjoy the show.  “You are the guy who brings the ice to the party,” he told me. “Everything else is

    Event Production: 5 Promises to Expect - 7 of 9

    This is Part 7 in an 9-part series on what to look for in the best event production companies by expert event producer Tracy Garrity. When I buy anything, it is critically important that I understand exactly what I’m buying. I want to know what it’s made of, how long it will last and what maintenance is required, as well as what my experience will be!  -David Haneke


    If it allows for customization, I want to know how much input I have and what are the approval points along the way. I want to understand how much it costs, all inclusive, and when I can have it. The more the item costs, the more due diligence I’m willing to put into the purchasing decision.

    As an informed buyer, it is my responsibility to

    Event Production: Critical Expectations - 6 of 9

    Tracy Garrity, Event Producer for over 30 years, continues Part 6 of an 9-Part Series on how to select the best event production company. - David Haneke

    Processes are imperative in corporate event production. I am a process freak.  They are the walls within which the creative ideas abound, bounce around and then thrive.  Everyone benefits from good processes – the client, the production team and ultimately the event.   Expectations are clear, critical information has been communicated,  budgets have been researched and approved, roles and responsibilities are understood and the timeline is agreed upon.  Everyone is singing from the same hymnal.  Success means the same thing to all of us.

    It is critical to know what will make the corporate event a success in the eyes of our clients.  There may be several right answers to this question, depending upon who is asked.  The crucial element is 

    Event Production: Hand-Picked Team - 5 of 9

    This is Part 5 in an 9-part series on what to look for in the best event production companies, written by Tracy Garrity, an experienced Event Producer who has been producing live events for over 30 years.  -David Haneke

    The success of any corporate event rests upon the shoulders of the team.  Producers are only as creative, experienced, strategic, connected, savvy, and productive as their teams.  We spend our whole lives cultivating

    Event Production: Effective Messaging 3 of 9

    I've asked Susan Tarantino, a seasoned Corporate Event Producer, to continue the Event Production series with Part 3 of 9 on the top three priorities in developing an effective message for the organization leader responsible for corporate and sales meetings.


    Defining the message for your corporate event: it’s not as hard and it’s not as easy as you think!  After all, in this economy, every VP will say the message is increasing sales and/or retaining clients. Then enters that other important influencer: the audience.  They want to know what management wants BUT they also have their own questions. They want to succeed and grow. Below I layed out three ideas for crafting a successful message.

    Event Production Companies: Created Equal? 2 of 9

    I've asked Tracy Garrity, an exceptional Event Producer, to continue Part 2 of a 9-Part Series on selecting the best event production companies, focusing on what you should expect from a trusted event production partner.  

    - David Haneke

     


    When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, the devil is in the details. 

    It’s very important to make sure that you really are comparing apples to apples.  The best way to insure a fair comparison is to start with a detailed bid.  The more information given, the less