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COVID-19 Event Industry Response - Backstage Pass - Alford Media Podcast

April 24, 2020

How the Events Industry is Reacting to COVID-19

On this episode of Backstage Pass Tom Alford – Executive Vice President of Alford Media, Amber Jenkins – President of Snap! Event Productions and Paul Johnson – Founder of Paul Johnson, Inc. discuss how the events industry is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and how this will impact the industry going forward. READ MORE

A Conversation And Q&A With Tom And Steve Alford

February 17, 2020

A Conversation And Q&A With Tom And Steve Alford

Steve Alford, President, and Tom Alford, Executive Vice President, of Alford Media joined Backstage Pass to talk about the events industry, evolving technology and what makes Alford Media successful. They also answered the burning questions listeners wanted to know. READ MORE

What We Saw At NAMM 2020

January 28, 2020

What We Saw At NAMM 2020

The National Association of Music Merchants Trade Show (NAMM) was recently held in Anaheim, CA, and there were many exciting and innovative products this year. Ben MacKinney, Audio Services Manager at Alford Media, attended the event and recaps what he saw in this episode of Backstage Pass. READ MORE

 

Blake and Aaron LDI Podcast Featured

December 13, 2019

LDI 2019: New Lighting Innovations Are Upending The Event Tech Industry

The event technology industry is bursting with new technologies and innovations. Many new developments debuted at LDI 2019, the leading conference and trade show for live design professionals from all over the world. Blake Taylor and Aaron Walters discuss these new trends. READ MORE

XLIVE Podcast Featured

December 4, 2019

XLIVE 2019: Evoking Response With Purposeful Technology

Alford attended the annual Live Events & Entertainment trade show where tech with a purpose and audience immersion emerged as two themes that loomed large over the three-day conference. Allison McMahan and Dave Pooser of Alford Media discuss the recent Expo. READ MORE

Event Tech Trends Featured

November 4, 2019

Event Tech Trends Changing Attendees Expectations and Experiences

Thanks to new technologies and trends in event tech, corporate meetings and conferences are getting a makeover. Immersive audio and interactive engagement are just a few innovations changing the event industry. READ MORE

 

Blake Taylor Podcast

August 28, 2019

Elevating Corporate Events With The Art of Lighting

One of the often-overlooked aspects of producing largescale business events is lighting design. As brands look to find creative ways to capture tradeshow audiences with content, audio, and visuals, the right lighting can enhance an immersive experience like no other. READ MORE

Melanie and Billy Podcast

July 9, 2019

How RFID Is Transforming Asset Tracking in AV

In the past, event technology specialists at AV companies had to manually scan each item of gear making its way to the warehouse. It’s an antiquated system that takes time, and is prone to human error. Here at Alford Media, that has changed with RFID asset tracking technology. READ MORE

Dan Thompson Podcast

June 10, 2019

The History Of The Burgundy Way

Much has changed in terms of technology since Alford Media was founded in 1984. While much has changed on the back end, the one thing that has not is how Alford treats its employees, a feeling that Dan Thompson said is “one of the best.” READ MORE

 

Eric Hagström

May 13, 2019

The Challenges and Possibilities Behind International Shows

The events industry has many unique challenges, but can also bring an infinite number of exciting possibilities. On this episode of Backstage Pass, we speak to Eric Hagström, Senior Project Manager for Alford Media, to get a better sense of these challenges and best practices for putting together an international event. READ MORE

How to Engage the Modern Active Viewer at Live Events

April 10, 2019

How To Engage The Modern Active Viewer At Live Events

The nature of the end-user experience at live events is changing. On today’s Backstage Pass with Alford Media, we chat with Dan Thompson, Senior Account Manager about Alford Media’s growth into a company that embraces outward trends in a holistic fashion. READ MORE

How Are Digital Audio Networks Transforming AV Today

March 11, 2019

How Are Digital Audio Networks Transforming AV Today?

Running event technology seamlessly is the bare minimum in today’s event technology world. On today’s episode of Backstage Pass with Alford Media, we hear from Operations Manager Matthew Dietzler, and Audio Designer Jonathan Lieurance to break down this dichotomy. READ MORE

 

How Alford Access Is Setting a Standard for Event Tech Communications

February 25, 2019

How Alford Access Is Setting a Standard for Event Tech Communications

Communicating with your event technology team before an event is crucial for success. In this addition of Backstage Pass, we’re joined by Dave Pooser, Director of Product Innovation at Alford Media, to discuss Alford Media’s own collaboration platform and how it can ease the event planning process.  READ MORE

Audio Network Podcast

January 9, 2019

Why Audio Engineers Need to be Network Engineers

The evolution of the AV industry has been fueled by technological advances that have garnered much debate through the years. In this podcast, Matthew Dietzler, Alford Operations Manager, discusses the audio transformation from analog to digital and why all audio engineers should learn to be network engineers as well. READ MORE

Lighting Design with Kurt Wunsch

December 17, 2018

How Lighting Impacts Your Message

Lighting plays an important role in delivering a strong message and fully engaging attendees to create a memorable experience. Kurt Wunsch, Lighting Designer, explains how in this podcast. READ MORE

 

Visual Effects - Feature

November 14, 2018

Visual Effects Technology Advances and Its Impact on the Industry

How is visual effects technology impacting the events industry and how can it be useful for corporate events? Shawn Lunsford, Video Service Technician, answers both of these questions and more in this podcast. READ MORE