At the recent Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Industry National Awards Night the red carpet was rolled out for the attendees with a virtual audience cheering on the finalists through a LIVE webcast.
Staging Connections successfully created a branded online portal that allowed an Australian and International audience to view this important event. The webcast was a great platform to promote industry wide excellence and allow acknowledgement from a greater audience than just those attending the physical event.
Introducing the stars of the night were Staging Connections’ Anthony Del Col and Tanya Brown; interviewing finalists, industry professionals, sponsors of the awards and taking 60 seconds with Linda P Gaunt, Chief Executive Officer of MEA as they strutted their way up the red carpet.
The pre-ceremony webcast built the anticipation of the night and the room reveal with attendees feeling the bright lights of a ‘TV’ awards event while the audience watching online got to view the fashion and faces prior to the winner announcements.
The webcast viewers were then transported into the gala dinner to soak up the winning atmosphere, watch the live band, see the indoor fireworks and find out who the lucky award recipients were. Taking to the stage were over 34 different companies all giving short thank you speeches for their awards.
“Webcasting an awards night is becoming an essential part of bringing together stakeholders and crossing over geographical boundaries to build awareness of a brand,” commented Tony Chamberlain, Managing Director of Staging Connections.
In addition to the webcast was a LIVE Twitter feed running through the online portal where the audience at the event and online could engage simultaneously to congratulate the winners. Using #MEAAwards hashtag the chat was all Congratulations and Amazement at what a fabulous event it was.
Staging Connections was also cheering their own teams on with Queensland taking the National Award for the Technical & Creative Production – branch turnover more than $5 million. The Staging Connections’ team, were also winners of the inaugural Education Award.
Staging Connections was a proud sponsor of the MEA National Awards Night and honoured to be able to bring the webcast of the event to the online audience.
If you missed the webcast then never fear, it is now On-Demand to keep the party going long after the event has finished. http://scwebstream.com/MEA_Awards_2011