Even though Virtual events are certainly picking up momentum, and rising in popularity with attendees, a few questions remain from an event planner’s point of view. As one of the leading event technology companies in Southern Africa, we always strive to provide answers and assistance to the event industry where we can.
This past weekend featured an incredible highlight for us with THAT. FUN. FIT. FEST being held completely online through our mobile app and streamed to more than 2800 people around the world tuning in to be a part of the fitness magic.
THAT. FUN. FIT. FEST is a fitness event that brings together friends and families of all ages every month to have the most epic fitness fun around – the vibe created is incredible, and it was amazing to be a part of translating that into a completely online event, especially in this time when fitness and fun are so needed.
Recently we held an event for a conference that ended up with 3 times (!) the amount of anticipated attendees, all able to retrieve their CPD points after attending! The event managed to connect guests from all over South Africa to listen to top speakers in their field, get up to speed with developments in their industry, and stay at the forefront of their profession. The event was filled with expert information, high engagement and interaction from all guests, with Live Polls, Live Q&A, commentary, speaker ratings and ice breakers.
Virtual Events can either be thought of as a challenge or an opportunity, and to be honest, it has a bit of both - just like physical events do. One of the biggest opportunities (we think) in Virtual Events is the chance to really create a spectacular show for the theatre in your attendee’s minds.
We’ve been doing Online Events through event websites, RSVP management and mobile apps since we started out in 2013, but now we’ve had the chance to really take a deep dive into providing Virtual Event solutions for our event planners, and we are looking forward to pushing the boundaries with our innovative team even further.
With the recent need for Online Events, there have been many questions we thought we’d address here. Please mail us if you have burning questions on Online Events!
The popularity of virtual events has been increasing in the past few months since global lockdowns and the traditional way of searching for venues to host events have changed.
Even when hosting virtual events, spending some time searching for venues is still required to ensure the event is professional and that it provides the look and feel that you as an event planner, are carefully crafting.
Our webinar series has been a huge hit, and one of the firm favourites of the series is the 15 minute session on some tips and tricks to running successful and memorable virtual events, hosted by Calley Hayward.
At Flock, both Mike Lysko and Calley tend to be in the front line of what event planners request for their virtual events, ranging from smaller events to those with hundreds of participants, each with specific needs, so these tips and tricks come from experience of seeing what works, what could work better, and what should be skipped altogether.
Well that was fun!
In our last newsletter we were just about to launch the Knowledge Series, and so far we’ve done two webinars which were filled with insight from our guest speakers and discussions with guests. Our first webinar on 13 May had guest speaker Steve Pinto, CEO of New Reality and the second webinar on 27 May had Co-founder of Still Human, Andy Golding, sharing tips for speakers and maintaining a human connection online.
What do you do when a global corporation wants an on-demand solution for their multi-day event? Add to that requests for high engagement and activity, to keep hundreds of attendees informed and delighted throughout, with high security measures – it’s by no means a simple task.
The Flock team had to create an all-encompassing solution to provide members with event info, enable networking, and gain real-time feedback by engaging in live polls, live discussions, and feedback sessions throughout this Virtual Event.
We’ve done a lot over the last few months and had a ton of variety with the virtual events we are doing. We felt it would be apt to put together a full showcase to show event organisers the capabilities. On the 23rd of September we will hold the first Flock showcase of virtual events where we will skim through the multitude of various productions we’ve been a part of. If you’d like to pre-register to attend, please click HERE.
We’ve loved exploring the virtual event space, and one of the best things to come out of this new chapter has been the creation of a professional studio space where your event hosts can dazzle audiences. We’ve seen some incredible events being brought to our stage, and being transmitted to screens all over the world. Live streamed, pre-recorded, a mix of both – we’ve created them all and have loved being able to push the boundaries of attendees’ expectations.