Are You Planning to Hire An Event Production Company For Your Next Event? Here Are 10 Questions To Ask Before You Hire An Event Management Company
As a professional event production company, our clients (and potential clients) ask us a lot of questions. The questions we’re asked are great ones! So we thought we would put them down so that all event project managers and event planners could use them as they vet event production companies. You’ll also find the answers that pertain to our company, Wired Production Group.
We hope that you’ll find these questions helpful as you search for the right production company to help with your next event.
1. What event production and event planning services do you offer?
Our live event production staff at Wired Production Group is professionally trained to provide live sound, video, lighting, staging, truss and rigging and LED technology services for events all across the country. Our AV production and video production services are available 24/7/365. Our 20,000+ square foot warehouse is full of equipment that is ready to go for your next event.
We are also proud to offer virtual event production services. Since 2016, our team has offered full-service virtual event services for clients of all sizes. From multi-day corporate conferences to half day training classes to fundraising campaign launches, our LiveWired Streaming team can make your virtual event possible.
2. What type of events do you specialize in?
Our list of events is pretty much endless, but we specialize in indoor and outdoor concert production, trade shows, fashion show production, virtual events, corporate conferences, political event production and events hosted by colleges and universities. We have also been a part of local weddings, touring shows, nationwide webcasting, NFL special events and multi-million dollar fundraisers. We take pride in every event that we produce.
3. What brand of equipment do you use?
Wired Production Group takes advantage of only the best industry standard equipment from trusted manufacturers. Some examples include d&b audiotechnik, Shure, Sennheiser, Avid, Midas, Martin, Elation, Clay Paky, MA, Christie, Absen, Desay, Novastar, James Thomas, and Stage Right.
4. How much will my event cost?
Event production pricing is custom to your event needs. Costs typically involve calculating the type of event, where the event is located, staff that will be needed, set up time, event duration, travel expenses, equipment, etc. There is no single price tag for any one event.
5. I’m out of state. Do you travel?
Yes, we travel! We can go anywhere that we are able to safely travel. Our trucks and trailers are always ready to hit the road and our staff is fully prepared to travel anywhere in the world. We’ve produced events next door to multi-day events overseas to traveling shows across America. We go where our clients’ events are.
6. Do you deliver equipment rentals?
Yes, we deliver a variety of equipment that you can rent and use for your next event. Delivery fees apply.
7. When I work with your company, who exactly will I work with?
When you contact our staff, we will connect you with one of our Client Account Managers. They will handle all the details of your event, including working with your technical staff, your logistics team to determine transportation and the schedule, determine your equipment needs and work within your budget. Your Account Manager will be able to answer any questions that you have regarding your event. If they don’t know the answer personally, they will work to find someone who does.
At your event, you will have unlimited access to either your Account Manager or your Technical Production Site Lead from start to finish. Any questions or problems can be directed to them because they will be most involved with the technical staff at your event. No question is a dumb question — so don’t hesitate to ask your best point of contact!
8. How long does the event production process take?
The sooner you start planning for your event, the better. Our staff can definitely work with a short turnaround time, but more time for preparation is paramount to a successful event. The more time that you have to determine the best event logistics, the more time that you have to be worry-free about the little details.
9. How much experience do you have in the event production industry?
With a combination of 30 years experience, Wired Production Group was formed in 2016 by combining two local production companies, Rausch Productions and 16th Avenue Music. Since the early 1990s, the two companies have worked all over the world. Rausch Productions brought years of video production and LED technology practices and combined that experience with the thousands of events produced by 16th Avenue Music’s lighting, audio and staging staff.
With the history of the two companies’ work, Wired Production Group is the one-stop shop for all event and video production needs for our clients.
10. Can I check your references?
Of course! Many of our clients are listed on our website. You can also see photos and videos from our shows, conferences, events, rallies and more on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.