Event Planners: 9 Tips for a Stress-Free Event
Event Planners: Keep the Stress Away When Planning Your Live Events If you’re an event planner, you know howRead more.
A Message from the CEO of Wired Production Group, Ron Rausch As we move into 2019, I want toRead more.
Have you ever considered joining the live event production industry? Learn more about careers with event industry leaders. SinceRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | December 2018 | Marcus Soukup
Production Specialist Engineers: Learn What Goes On Behind The Scenes At Live Events We like to show off the hardRead more.
Event Branding | How to Brand Your Events in 2019
Why Is Event Branding Important? Learn What You Need to Know to Brand Your Next Event Whether you’re hosting anRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | November 2018 | Eric Freese
What Does It Take To Be A Video Editor and Videographer? According to IMDB, Eric Dean Freese is known forRead more.
Event Planners: 5 Creative Holiday Party Ideas
Don’t Overdo The Christmas Traditions, Try Something New This Holiday Season The holidays are almost here and it’s time toRead more.
Fundraising Events: Video Production and Event Production at UC Davis
Raising Fundraising Awareness With Video As one of ten campuses at the University of California, UC Davis is homeRead more.
10 Questions to Ask Before Working With An Event Production Company
Are You Planning to Hire An Event Production Company For Your Next Event? Here Are 10 Questions To Ask BeforeRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | October 2018 | Kim Klein
What Does An Event Production Office Manager Do? If you want to meet a rockstar event production office manager, meetRead more.
4 Fun and Easy Fall Party Ideas
Create Memories This Fall With These Party Ideas Everyone is back to school, fall sports are in full swing, andRead more.
Event Planning Checklist
Planning Your Next Event Planning an event is stressful. It involves planning, coordination, project management skills – and aRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | September 2018 | Mike Mennen
Being An Event Production Manager Is Challenging. Find Out How Mike Mennen From Wired Production Group Does It Event productionRead more.
College Admins: How To Prepare for College Graduation Ceremonies
Make Your College’s Graduates’ Big Day Memorable: College Commencement Ceremony AV and Staging Production Tips As college seniors frantically cramRead more.
How Drone Aerial Footage Can Help You Get More Business
Drone Aerial Footage Video Can Help Show Off Your Business And Get More Customers More than 90% of consumersRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | August 2018 | Ian Miller
Making Live Sound a Success at Wired Production Group with Audio Engineer, Ian Miller He’s cool. He’s hip. He’sRead more.
Political Events: How to Put on a Winning Political Event
How to Pull Off Planning and Putting on a Political Event When an election cycle hits, political candidates areRead more.
Outdoor Event Planning: Sights and Sounds of Iowa Irish Fest 2018
Planning for an Outdoor Summer Festival: Iowa Irish Fest 2018 Since 2007, the Cedar Valley Irish Cultural Association hasRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | July 2018 | Aharon Moody
What Does a Stage Lighting Professional Do to Make Live Events a Success? Ask Aharon Moody from Wired Production GroupRead more.
8 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy With Fun Perks
Fun Ways to Make Your Employees Happy With Special Events It’s important to keep employees engaged in their work, butRead more.
Live Streaming: Things To Consider When Streaming Your Live Event
Live Streaming Events: Things to Consider Before You Go Live It’s time to get on board with the hottest trendRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | June 2018 | Doug Netolicky
Doug Netolicky has followed the Wired Production Group company since Ron Rausch began his video production business in 1997. InRead more.
Music Event Production: Staging and Producing America’s River Festival 2018
Live Music Event Production At Its Best Summer is the busiest season for the Wired Production Group team. The hectic scheduleRead more.
Cedar Rapids Flood of 2008: 10 Years Later
Cedar Rapids 2008 Flood: A City Growing Ten years ago the City of Cedar Rapids experienced one of the harshestRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | May 2018 | Alton Perkins
Wired Production Group Team Member Highlight: Alton Perkins The event production industry is often frantic, stressful and full of deadlines.Read more.
Event Planners: Make Your Next Event Shine With These Lighting Tips
Meeting Planners: Lighting Tips for Indoor and Outdoor Events If you’re planning an event, don’t overlook the importance of lighting.Read more.
Employee Highlight Reel | April 2018 | Rob Silver
Wired Production Group Team Member Highlight: Rob Silver Once upon a time in the city of Cedar Rapids, thereRead more.
Event Planners: 3 Tips For Event Planners To Maximize Stage Design
Event Planners: 3 Tips For Event Planners To Maximize Stage Design in Small Spaces Most event planners have toRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | March 2018 | Billy Peifer
Wired Production Group Team Member Highlight: Billy Peifer Billy Peifer has a long history with Wired Production Group. Dedicated, loyal,Read more.
What We’ve Been Up To | Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Annual Meeting
In February 2018, the Wired Production Group team was invited to manage the event production for the the Cedar RapidsRead more.
How to Use Video Marketing At Your Next Event
How to Use Video Marketing at Your Next Event You want to keep up with current marketing trends atRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | February 2018 | Aaron Wells
Wired Production Group Team Member Highlight: Aaron Wells This month, we would like to share a little bit of informationRead more.
7 Cool Technologies You Should Have At Your Next Event, Conference or Tradeshow Booth
7 Cool Technologies You Should Have At Your Next Event, Conference or Tradeshow Booth If you’re an event planner orRead more.
Employee Highlight Reel | January 2018 | Josh Busche
On February 4, 2016, the entire world at Wired Production Group (WPG) changed in one swift motion. Josh Busche cameRead more.
New Year, New Faces
Happy New Year! Cheers to 2018! As you know, after many successful years as partners, Rausch Productions, Inc. and 16th Avenue Music haveRead more.
Are you a fan?
Let’s connect. Have you followed us on Instagram? Have you liked us on Facebook? Have you found us on Twitter?Read more.
New and Exciting Opportunities here at Wired Production Group
By Lauren Schmitz In one of our recent blog posts about event lighting ideas, we briefly mentioned how projection mapping could beRead more.
The Sound of Summer
When summertime rolls around, it means one thing here at Wired Production Group:Concerts. This is one of the busiest timesRead more.
A Warm, Wired Welcome
Recently we updated you all on the physical merger and move in, but we’ve got even more big news! We’dRead more.
Operation: Warehouse Construction and Merger – Complete!
The last year or so has been so busy for both Rausch Productions and 16th Avenue Music. As most ofRead more.
Midwest Video Production for Local Businesses
Wired Production Group is more than just an event production company. One of our many facets is video production andRead more.
Wired in with 2017: Looking Ahead to the New Year
Happy new year friends! It is almost impossible to believe that we are nearly halfway through January already, but hereRead more.
Holiday Event Calendar: 10 Holiday Events in the Eastern Iowa Corridor
Here at Wired Production Group, we make events happen. As we look forward to 2017, we are excited about allRead more.
5 Ideas to Innovatively Light Up Your Next Event
By Mackenzie Moffitt Here at Rausch Productions, we are creative problem solvers and artists. What this means is that whenRead more.
4 Cameras to Instantly Capture Your Next Event
The digital age brought about the fall and revamping of #InstantCameras By Mackenzie Moffitt Planning an event and want toRead more.
Effective Ways Brands are Using VR
A follow-up on some of our recent blog posts By Mackenzie Moffitt Working in the realm of technology definitely hasRead more.
Behind the Spotlights
A Closer Look at New York Fashion Week’s Production Team By Mackenzie Moffitt While it may seem to those ofRead more.
Social Networking for Concert Goers
Tired of being blasted by that one Facebook friend who seems to constantly be going to concerts? Or vice versa,Read more.
Lower Stress with Live Music
Do you ever feel refreshed and re-energized after seeing your favorite bands live? A recent scientific study may have theRead more.
Recording Rio: New Olympics Technology Showcase
By Mackenzie Moffitt We all know the music. When we hear it for the first time every two years, aRead more.
Fairs, Festivals and Fiestas
By Mackenzie Moffitt Holy smokes, are we busy. Our crews have been trekking across the entire state of Iowa, goingRead more.
It’s Not Just Events: Exploring A/V in the Art World
Interactive art exhibits aren’t new, per se, but they are becoming more popular with the rise of social media. EveryoneRead more.
Virtual Reality, Blasting Off at the Speed of Light
By Mackenzie Moffitt Odds are that if you have internet access, you’re not immune to hearing about the current hypeRead more.
Event Planners: How to Know to Hire a Pro
Don’t “DIY” Your Event Into Disaster With the internet exploding with information, one trend that is going strong is DIYRead more.
A New Star in the Video Production Galaxy
With technology progress in hyperdrive these days, more and more new features are added to social media platforms every day.Read more.
For most people, summer is the best time to hit the open road and head out to music festivalsRead more.
Here’s a quick sneak peek of what we’ve been up to this week: No, it’s not a new fad diet…Read more.
Our recent discovery of a website that overviews new and emerging technology resulted in a handful of ideas that wouldRead more.
The Biggest Reward
At the end of the day, if the client is happy, we are happy. A lot of time and effortRead more.
Learning new things is a trend around here, and last week a few of our video gurus dabbled in the art ofRead more.
Event takeaways? Here’s some ideas
What do you want the attendees to take away from your event? A message or a feeling is one thing, butRead more.
February in Florida
3 shows in 2 days in 1 state that’s 1,200 miles away… where do we even start? Last weekend, most of ourRead more.
Team Member Recognized as Leader
As we’ve enhanced our company in the last two months, it only seems fit to use the opportunity to recognizeRead more.
Meet our new creative mind
Rausch welcomed a new member onto our team at the beginning of this month. He’s brought a unique eye for video productionRead more.
Now Hiring – Sales Support Administrator
Rausch Productions, a family-oriented event and video production company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa established its roots 15 years ago asRead more.
Now Hiring – Production Specialist / Event Technician
Rausch Productions would like to add an assertive, self-starter to our team. This “do whatever it takes” kind of individualRead more.
Now Hiring – Live Event Lighting Technician
16th Avenue Music leads the Creative Corridor in live entertainment productions. Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 16th Avenue Music hasRead more.
Now Hiring – Live Audio Engineer
16th Avenue Music leads the Creative Corridor in live entertainment productions. Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 16th Avenue Music hasRead more.
New Year, New Beginnings
Rausch Productions, Inc. and 16th Avenue Music Merge to Create Iowa’s Premiere Full-Service Production and Events Company Tweet it: @RauschProsRead more.
Event Trend: Food Trucks
This past fall we hosted an open house at our new offices to celebrate 15 years of business as RauschRead more.
On the 12th day of Christmas…
On the twelfth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 12 months of fun, 11 Rausch employees, 10 worked-in countries, 9 monthRead more.
On the 11th day of Christmas
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 11 Rausch employees, 10 worked-in countries, a 9 month old shopRead more.
On the 10th day of Christmas
On the tenth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 10 countries visited, a 9 month old shop dog, 8 A.M. powwows,Read more.
On the 9th day of Christmas
On the ninth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… a 9 month old shop dog, Ellie D. 8 A.M. powwows, 7 heavyRead more.
On the 8th day of Christmas
On the eighth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 8 A.M. powwows, 7 heavy haulers, 6 collaboration stations, 5 caffeine cookers,Read more.
On the 7th day of Christmas
On the seventh day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 7 heavy haulers, 6 collaboration stations, 5 caffeine cookers, 4 productionRead more.
On the 6th day of Christmas
On the sixth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 6 collaboration stations, 5 caffeine cookers, 4 production artists, 3 LEDRead more.
On the 5th day of Christmas
On the fifth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 5 caffeine cookers, 4 production artists, 3 LED walls, 2 newRead more.
On the 4th day of Christmas
On the fourth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 4 production artists, 3 LED walls, 2 new conference rooms, andRead more.
On the 3rd day of Christmas
On the third day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 3 LED walls, 2 new conference rooms, and a videoRead more.
On the 2nd day of Christmas
On the second day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 2 new conference rooms, and a video camera in aRead more.
On the 1st Day of Christmas
With the kickoff of December upon us, our minds immediately go to Christmas music, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and theRead more.
Setting The Stage For A Great Presentation
Another great article about what to be mindful of when you are setting the stage for a presentation. It highlightsRead more.
Do I Have To Use In-House AV?
Event Planners Ask: “Do I Have To Use In-House AV?” When you’re in event planning mode, sometimes you come acrossRead more.
When the Dust Settles
October can be a scary and exciting month. Because we are super fans of the Halloween Holiday? No. Because inRead more.
“That’s My Jam!”
Sometimes you just need a good playlist to complete the experience. Sometimes you need that person to exclaim, “That’s myRead more.
Ready, set, WEBSITE!
Our website is finally DONE! Talk about a labor of love. We had no idea the amount of soul-searching andRead more.
A Celebration full of ideas
Last Thursday marked a huge milestone for our company- we celebrated 15 years in the business, showcased our new office andRead more.
Will There Be Video Next?
It looks like videos are becoming the new thing all across the board. The video app Vine was launched early 2013, and Instagram (originallyRead more.
Dog Days of Summer
We’re sorry it took a handful of days, but here it is – a long awaited review of the Rausch racketRead more.
Welcome to the team, Steven!
Recently, we brought Steven on as a new member of our team. At the time, the only position we technicallyRead more.
Best of luck, Jill!
It’s with heavy hearts that we say good-bye to one of our most dedicated interns, Jill. She is leaving usRead more.
Our lesson from Father’s Day
With the passing of Father’s Day, it’s hard not to talk about our boss, Ron. He has, after all, earnedRead more.
Last week recap: Invest In She
One of the benefits of our jobs is the variety of events we execute on a weekly basis, and theRead more.
The Future of Event Design
I was reading BizBash yesterday, one of my favorite event publications, and found an interesting article on the future of eventRead more.
Oh, the places you’ll go!
One of the perks of our job is the travel. If you are the type of person that thrives inRead more.
What’s the Point?
You do the research to find a good stage act- ask industry professionals, read websites, watch demo reels and writeRead more.
Festival Season: Coachella lessons
Would it be fair to say that Coachella kicks off the festival season?! As the second-most- in-demand concert ticket, itRead more.
Event Management: All About the Legwork
Event Planners: “Is it worth doing myself?” When you really boil down to what event management is, it’s all aboutRead more.
Well, it’s been quite some time, hasn’t it? A year and a half has gone by without a trace ofRead more.
Time Lapse Photography | Dustin Farrell | Homeless Vet
From speeding cars and neon lights to setting suns over canyons, time lapse photography is becoming the preferred way toRead more.
As other small business owners probably understand, you can never know what the day will hold or what may comeRead more.
Online Collaboration Tools
We came across this comic the other day and laughed out loud. Seriously, how often do we feel this way?Read more.
Apps for Your Next Road Trip
We love a good road trip just like the next person. Working in live event production has given us theRead more.
Tips to Make Your Business Card a Stand-Out
First impressions are crucial. After leaving that potential client, you hope you’ve clearly communicated who you are and what youRead more.
Reasons Rausch loves RAGBRAI
We are mere days away from another highly anticipated and celebrated bike race across Iowa. RAGBRAI ((Register’s Annual GreatRead more.
Iowa’s Creative Corridor
“Keep being creative! Keep doing things that no one has ever done before…” -Sam Fathallah // the video guyRead more.
1,500 ft high // .25 miles across // 2 inch wide cable // multiple cameras
Nik Wallenda survived another of his daring feats last night. Wallenda crossed a gorge near the Grand Canyon on aRead more.
Whether you know it as a pound key, number sign, or metadata tag, today it is most commonly referred toRead more.
Flood of 2008: Five Years Later
Five years ago today, the Cedar River crested during the Flood of 2008. It was a hard summer in CedarRead more.
Summer Fun: Concert Date or Movie Night?
Summer is one of our favorite seasons here at Rausch. Summer usually means bringing out our LED walls to everythingRead more.
Our LED Wall Looks Good In Packer Colors
It’s always nice to receive positive feedback from clients after their events, that is why we are in the businessRead more.
It started as just video…
The events industry is always changing. But with the introduction of social media in the last few years, the industryRead more.
Pool Parties and Projections
The weather is finally warming up, and in the midwest, our brains quickly switch to short shorts, pool parties andRead more.
Lessons from IWLC
Being onsite for a two-day conference, with setup and strike extending your stay a day or so longer, equates toRead more.
New Site, New Adventure
With the unveiling of our new website, purchasing of new gear, and the (pseudo) beginning of a new year, weRead more.