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November 20, 2019

How Is The Events Industry Evolving?

In a recent survey, we asked, “What is your perception regarding the corporate meetings and events industry? Is it… growing, shrinking, stagnant, or evolving?”. The results indicate that the overwhelming majority, 66%, of respondents believe the industry is evolving. READ MORE

Crew working to off-load the flipped trailer

September 9, 2019

Handling Emergencies The Burgundy Way

In the events industry, anything that affects a show negatively is an emergency, and when an emergency happens it can mean doing the impossible to make sure the show goes on. Tom Alford breaks down how Alford Media responds to these situations. READ MORE

AOP Featured

August 21, 2019

Innovation Experience – Art of the Possible

At our latest Innovation Experience, Art of the Possible, we hosted our guests through a tour of art and technology with a focus on immersive environments, interactive technology, and digital scenic. We wanted to inspire our clients with new ideas to create memorable experiences. READ MORE

 

Spec-Ops

July 26, 2019

Shaping The Future Of Event Tech

At Alford Media, we want our team members to strive for greatness in their careers. From team-building exercises to in-depth training of intricate equipment, Spec Ops is a way of helping our people embrace their potential while also emphasizing the importance of each person’s role to the greater vision of the company. READ MORE

SlideMark™

May 31, 2019

Engaging Your Attendees With SlideMark™

Introducing SlideMark™, a web-based app that allows audience members to bookmark and annotate slides from conference presentations. No longer will attendees need to take pictures of the screen on their phones. In addition, producers and meeting planners can receive data on what content is most engaging to the attendees. READ MORE

Participant Experience

May 24, 2019

Alford Brings Participant Experience To The Forefront

We know that audience engagement is a necessary part of any event. We have the products and experience to keep your attendees’ attention on your content and help create a memorable experience to keep them coming back. READ MORE

 

3D Digital Signage

May 10, 2019

How to Make Your Signs Pop with 3D Digital Signage

Bring your 3D signs to life with custom, projected moving-graphics. Use 3D Digital Signage for impressive conference entrance signs, immersive digital signage in attendee space, or a simple way to liven up a 3D logo on stage. READ MORE

LED Wall at Art of The Possible Innovation Event

April 29, 2019

Alford Focuses on Visual Effects

For the past 35 years Alford Media has specialized in video, ever evolving and changing. We’ve identified Visual Effects as a trend that has continued to increase with more requests for special projects and wow factor add-ons at events. This is a new focus for Alford, adding it to our list of services with more innovations to come.  READ MORE

Interactio

April 26, 2019

Interactio – How to Streamline Your Audio Streaming

We are thrilled to introduce the Interactio mobile system. This system fully replaces audio streaming hardware for events, allowing streaming of any audio to listeners’ phones or tablets. READ MORE

 

RetroMorphic Flip Text

April 19, 2019

RetroMorphic™ Flip Text – Bringing a Retro Style to a Modern Audience

If you want a retro look without the premium price tag, Alford has a solution for you. Our custom RetroMorphic Text app lets a computer simulate the look and sound of an old-style split-flap (Solari) display on a digital display, complete with sound effects. READ MORE

Inside Look in Event Tech with Steve and Tom Alford

April 4, 2019

Inside Look into Event Tech with Steve and Tom Alford

We celebrate Alford Media’s 35th anniversary! In honor of this milestone, we sat down with Steve and Tom Alford to learn how and why they founded Alford Media, what’s changed in the industry, and what they’re most excited for going forward. READ MORE

Alford Embraces RFID Technology to Streamline Business Operations

March 21, 2019

Alford Embraces RFID Technology to Streamline Business Operations

Alford is now using RFID technology to improve operational excellence by tagging all gear and cases in order to more efficiently be tracked. Learn more here. READ MORE

 

Astera Titan Pixeltubes

February 27, 2019

Introducing Astera Titan LED Wireless Pixeltube

We are pleased to announce the addition of the Astera Titan LED Wireless Pixeltube to the Alford lighting department. Learn more about them here. READ MORE

Vari-Lite 2600 Series

February 20, 2019

Alford Adds Vari-Lite 2600 Series

We are proud to present the Vari-Lite 2600 Profile and 2600 Wash, two of three luminaires designed as the LED generation update for the popular VL2500 Series. READ MORE

Alford Access

January 30, 2019

Alford Access is Now Live

Alford Media is excited to announce that Alford Access is now live! With Alford Access, you’ll only need to look one place for live, real-time access to your show. Our user-friendly dashboard is available 24/7 and allows for easy, collaborative communication between you and everyone on your event.  READ MORE

 

July 31, 2018

How Alford Access Can Improve Your Event Communication

Through Alford Access, you’ll only need to look one place for live, real-time access to your show. Our user-friendly dashboard is available 24/7 with access to data such as your budget and equipment list, the crew list and contact information, venue information, and any related files. READ MORE

LED Calculator

June 18, 2018

Alford Releases LED Wall Calculator App

Alford is excited to introduce our new LED Wall Calculator app, capable of configuring the panel requirements for numerous types of LED wall options. READ MORE

February 27, 2018

Alford Introduces Shure Axient Digital

Alford has added Shure Axient Digital, a wireless mic system that replaces the UHF-R series, to our inventory. READ MORE

 

December 14, 2017

Alford’s 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Over the years that Alford has hosted the chili cook-off, we’ve seen steady growth in participation, creative new entertainment for the family and a supportive community that continues to get involved. READ MORE

LED

November 30, 2017

Alford Adds Absen LED To The Inventory

Alford has added Absen X2v LED panels to our inventory, offering more in-house options for our clients and more ways for us to realize your vision. READ MORE

Kino-mo Hypervsn

November 29, 2017

Alford Introduces Kino-mo Hypervsn

Alford recently added some of Kino-mo’s Hypervsn LED displays to our graphics presentation arsenal. Learn how you can incorporate these at your next event. READ MORE

 

September 29, 2017

Introducing QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters

Alford has added QolorPoint Wireless LED Uplighters to our lighting inventory. READ MORE

August 30, 2017

Catchbox Comes to Alford

Alford introduces Catchbox! These are soft covered wireless mics that can be thrown and tossed around the audience and only turn on when movement has stopped. In addition, the covers are customizable to incorporate any company name, logo, or color. READ MORE

Barco UDX 4K32 Laser Projector

July 31, 2017

The Future of Projection is Now

The next generation of projection technology has arrived, and it didn’t bring any lamps! READ MORE

 

Riedel-MediorNet

November 30, 2016

Press Release: Riedel MediorNet now at Alford Media

Alford Media is excited to announce the purchase of 4 Riedel MediorNet Modular frame systems. MediorNet is currently used in TV production, and events such as the Red Bull Air Races, Formula 1, and the X-Games. Alford Media is the first company in the live events industry to integrate this technology on show site. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

JBL Upgrade

Alford has upgraded our JBL inventory. We just got in our VTX V20’s and VTX S25’s. READ MORE

October 4, 2015

Alfordgram – Alford Media Expands Its Lighting Inventory

Alford Media’s lighting department has added some serious punch to their arsenal with the addition of three new types of lighting fixtures. READ MORE

 

January 30, 2015

Alfordgram – Change Is Good

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
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April 24, 2014

Celebrating 30 Years

I offer a heartfelt, “thank you and continued success” to our loyal customers (you know who you are), many industry friends (you know who you are), and our dedicated and professional family of employees (and, yes you know who you are). It’s been a great ride, and I can’t wait to see what the next chapters reveal. Amen and Amen! READ MORE

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