Event Production Inspiration

While 2018 may only be in its infancy, we have already seen some amazing productions take place. The first few months of this year have played host to some of the largest global events in the industry. One trend we here at Decibel Management are...

Experiential marketing. Engagement marketing. On-ground marketing. Event marketing. Whatever you want to call it, can be very successful – if done right. The goal of experiential marketing is to form a memorable connection between the consumer and the brand to make a lasting impression, influence purchase...

As you’re making your last minute game-day dip selections and 60-inch TV purchases, there’s a group of brave people who have been prepping for this Super Bowl Sunday since last year. Spoiler alert: It’s not any member of the Falcons or the Patriots. No, for...

This blog is kinda turning into "Projection Mapping Watch", but oh well. Projection mapping is awesome, and these weird videos of experimental light projects aren't gonna collect themselves. In this segment, we're taking a look at recent projects from Q1 of 2016 that highlight projection...

The popularity of craft beer has skyrocketed over the last five years or so, and we've seen hundreds of amazing brew pubs, tap rooms and public houses open across the United States. Breweries make ideal event venues: the raw brick and industrial metal aesthetics are great, the ceilings are typically high and airy, and oh, yeah, attendees can throw back gallons of delicious made-on-site craft ales. Here are a few of our favorite American breweries available for private party rental.
Designing a good explanatory or exhibitory space is actually a multi-disciplinary pursuit. The spatial design should match and support the content of the exhibition; it has to be created with an eye on usability so that signage is clear and readable; and a bit of wayfinding, allowing people to smoothly navigate the space. We've collected five example of our beautiful exhibition design from around the web.
Decibel did a little review on the 2014 Country Music Awards a few months ago, drawing attention to the LED video wall behind Dierks Bentley during his performance of "Drunk on a Plane". We said it and we meant it: get ready to see a lot more LED-everything, and particularly LED wall backdrops, in 2015 and beyond. We dug up some videos showing some interesting, experimental or just plain pretty approaches to LED walls - get ready to get inspired.
I don't have to tell you that outdoor events can get a little risky, particularly during volatile seasons: can't no man predict the weather. But there's more than one way to keep the rain off a party: Here are a few types of shade and sun protection that might suit your shindig.
December is upon us, and with it, the yearly infusion of last-minute holiday parties, winter fairs, holiday concerts, and all things Christmas. It's pretty easy to track down decor and extras for small-scale get-togethers, but the must-haves for commercial-level shindigs are a whole 'nother deal. Here are Decibel's tips on where to get the best holiday rentals for your end-of-year events.
Did you know there's a whole field of study about how to help people get around? It's called "Wayfinding". There are agencies that specialize in it, and it seems like one of those fields that you've never heard of but when you think about it, of course it exists and of course it's necessary. How do people find their way around buildings and interior commercial spaces? Malls? Subways and airports? What do they need to know to get where they're going? When and where should signage be placed? The several times that we've organized the National Book Festival, attended by over 100,000 people, it was vital that we clearly informed people how to get to the tents they wanted to get to, and we have garnered a special appreciation for nice "You Are Here" maps.
With the season winding to a close, help your guests catch the last tastes of the summer fruit bounty. We selected five simple and unique ways to serve flavorful fruit, all of which are easy to make in large party serving sizes.
Vehicle wrapping is an artform. At its most basic, we're talking printing out a billboard on removable vinyl and cutting it to the shape of your bus, food truck, SUV, etc. Highly customized and creative work involves thinking with the shape and outline of the vehicle and using those shapes to create optical illusions or other attention-grabbing advertisements (Need something done? Give us a shout, we can wrap anything).
If you're familiar with some of our audio-visual work, you'll know Decibel has done some interesting projects in the past on projection / facade mapping, and we frequently draw inspiration from cross-disciplinary visual artists. These five videos are stunning examples of using light and video to create brilliant and artistic spaces. May they inspire you in the creation of a unique visual environment at your next event.
As winter reaches out, American event organizers are heading into the final stretch before the holiday season kicks in. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Kwanzaa are festive musts. And very much like in the fashion industry, holiday trends sweep the events world every year. Our friends at BizBash have done an overview of these very trends so none of your attendees could possibly accuse you of hosting an unfashionable event.
Halloween is a holiday sadly saddled with misconceptions. Often dismissed as being exclusively for children, it is also ridiculed for being a "corporate holiday". Well, what’s wrong with that? Can corporate events not also enjoy a touch of the spooky? We think so.
Fundraising has become a necessity for many companies, and particularly smaller start-ups, and thanks to popular crowd-sourcing websites, asking for money to fund your campaign or project has lost much of the stigma it once had. These unique fundraising ideas make great add-ons to any larger event.
Sorry we have to be the first to break the news, but fall is just around the corner. Labor Day is coming up, after which the little ones will mercifully head back to school, Congress will return from summer recess and campaign event production will whir back into life. And of course, all those leaf-peepers will head for the Blue Ridge, Shenandoah, and New Hampshire. But professional event managers out there will see the turning of the seasons as the chance to unveil some new tricks. Outdoor trestle tables will burst forth with autumn colors as centerpieces and floral arrangements make full use of nature’s most beautiful season.